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Old 02-05-2012, 05:59 PM
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SOME of us DO have a direct line into the auto manufacturers !
If the request comes from a big enough customer I engineer custom non-production features for one of them...
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:29 PM
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Yes yes, but I am a nobody, a peon, yet I can tug at John Boren's leg and suggest things Can't do that to a billion dollar manufacture

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I say bring back the Chevette!!
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:47 PM
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I say bring back the Chevette!!
The only good thing that can be said about that tu*d is that it made us forget about the Vega.

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Old 02-05-2012, 07:50 PM
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Now come on Doug. You would really want one if it came with a vinyl roof anf fake wood grain side panels!!
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Old 02-05-2012, 07:57 PM
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Now come on Doug. You would really want one if it came with a vinyl roof anf fake wood grain side panels!!
Chevy has done well leveraging CHEV - eg, Chevelle - and VETTE - eg, Corvette. But when they put the two together to make Chevette, it was a marriage made in Hades.

I had a colleague in St Louis who told tales of woe about his Chevette. He said it had a hard time making highway speeds - and this was back in the days of 55mph speed limits He referred to it as the Shove-it. He said that was about the only way to get it going quickly - shove it

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Old 02-05-2012, 08:10 PM
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Chevy has done well leveraging CHEV - eg, Chevelle - and VETTE - eg, Corvette. But when they put the two together to make Chevette, it was a marriage made in Hades.

I had a colleague in St Louis who told tales of woe about his Chevette. He said it had a hard time making highway speeds - and this was back in the days of 55mph speed limits He referred to it as the Shove-it. He said that was about the only way to get it going quickly - shove it

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My friend had one. Your assessment is dead on!
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Old 02-05-2012, 09:14 PM
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THEE ONLY car built by Chevrolet that was worse than the Chevette was the 3-cylinder 1.0L Chevy Sprint/Geo Metro.
All three were total POS turds that were good for nuthin' but running off cliffs ala Wile E. Coyote style. Total embarassment to the Chevy name.
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THEE ONLY car built by Chevrolet that was worse than the Chevette was the 3-cylinder 1.0L Chevy Sprint/Geo Metro.

I saw a dog catch one of those and bury it. I had always wondered what dogs would do if they actually caught a car. <insert Steven Wright face>
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My friend had one. Your assessment is dead on!


My dad bought a used one one time and got SO disgusted with it he took it back to the dealer and threw the keys on the desk and walked out...

Went and bought a Ford Fiesta... TERRIFIC cars! (the GERMAN Ford Fiesta back in the early 80's).

Later! OL JR

PS. The Chevette was their answer to the equally if not surpassingly lousy Ford Pinto... and mom had a Plymouth Horizon, which was ALMOST as lousy as the Chevette by the end...

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