1986 Chevrolet Chevette Coupe 1.6 from North America
Was a tough car that never gave me any trouble
I never had any problems. The Chevette ran and was the most reliable Chevrolet I ever had.
I bought a Chevrolet Chevette in 1985. It was my first car, and it was extremely reliable. In fact it was the best Chevrolet I ever had. I regret to this day that I sold it in 1996 to a friend of mine. Ever since then, every Chevrolet I bought has not held up as well, and was not as reliable as the Chevette.
I bought the Chevette with 5 miles on the odometer off the showroom floor, and drove it for 225,000 miles. I took really good care of the car. The oil was changed every 3,000 miles. The coolant and transmission fluid was serviced every 30,000 miles. All of the belts were also changed every 30,000 miles. I also had the timing belt serviced at 30,000 mile intervals. This car never let me down. In our family, we called the Chevette Betsy.
Since selling the Chevette, I bought a Corsica, which blew a head gasket at 41,000 miles. I sold the Corsica and bought a 1999 Malibu, which had problems with the hydraulic braking system, and ABS control module at 16,000 miles. The Malibu was traded in for a Impala LS. The Impala is a piece of junk. Chevrolet never should have retired the Chevette, since it was a really good car that held up well. I sold the Chevette to a friend of mine who sold it in 2003. That car was still running when he sold it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 29th September, 2010