1981 Chevrolet Chevette Review

1981 Chevrolet Chevette 1.8 4 Cylinder from North America

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.8 4 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Chevette


Its very nice!


My master cylinder went out.

My fuel pump bolts came out.

My back tires rub.

General Comments:

I own a white four door 1.8 Liter 4 Cylinder chevette. I own 4 and we demolition derby all of them except for my daily driver, "white lightening." First off, I took this car through the woods on a fourwheeler trail and got stuck once. This car is awesome and will take a beating. I drive it back and forth to school everyday and I watched it get 29 miles to the gallon...it's an '81. not much has went wrong and I don't keep it very well maintained. I've drove it into about 3 ditches and a field... i tried to push it out of the snow and cracked both tail lights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2007

16th Apr 2007, 16:13

How odd I remember them sitting on Chevrolet lots shiny and new kind of like the Aveo... now they are go carts for kids to play with in the woods.. I guess we know where the Aveo is heading.

16th Apr 2007, 16:30

You need to stop driving until you learn how to take better care of a car. Running into ditches is not smart, or safe. And quit demo derbying Chevettes. These poor, cute little cars are getting hard to find. Leave them alone and use a more common and ugly Ford Tempo for derbies.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review