Chevrolet Fleetline Review

1950 Chevrolet Fleetline Deluxe 216ci Straight Six from North America

Year of manufacture1950
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 216ci Straight Six Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Lumina

Summary:

The best built post war Chevrolet

Faults:

Timing gear broke at 80,000.

A little rust in the trunk.

General Comments:

The car handles like a truck and is slow on the freeway, but it was never built for freeway. This car was designed for 2 lane roads, paved and otherwise.

This car flies on dirt roads; you don't even feel bumps on the soft bench seat. The gearing is low, so it is kind of quick off the line, for the first second or two.

It is made of solid steel, the nose is plain, and the rear end design is beautiful. I drove this car on a daily while in college and it never let me down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2006

11th May 2008, 22:45

Someone in my area has a Fleetline that they don't seem to use much, and I was considering attempting to buy it. Any suggestions?

25th Feb 2009, 22:16

Gee Jan 7, aren't you being a little unfair? Yeah they have some problems like my grandfathers. All it needs is a new filler neck and the engine overhauled, but they're really great cars, if you can get one go for it! They may not be top of the line, but they'll outlast most of the other cars. Like it hasn't already.

Average review marks: 5.5 / 10, based on 1 review