1977 Chevrolet Vega Reviews

1977 Chevrolet Vega Station Wagon 140 ci 4 cylinder. bored .030" from North America

Model year1977
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership1989
Engine and transmission 140 ci 4 cylinder. bored .030" Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo


A great first car that I provided lots of fun.


Rust around taillights.

General Comments:

I installed a.030 steel sleeved motor with a 4 spee-d from a 1973 Vega. The cat. converter was punched out with a Turbo muffler installed on the exhaust. I installed rims from a Vega GT with 195/70R13 tires. The car was repainted with the original Firethorn Red in Imron paint. The car was slow to take off due to the 2.92 rear end, but would fly on the top end. It would run 50 mph in first gear, with top end around 110 mph. The 1977 engines has hydraulic lifters and they floated about 5600 rpm. All that while getting 23-25 mpg on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th February, 2006

20th Feb 2006, 14:39

Does sound a little over geared if it could do 50 in first. Out of interest where did it max out in second and third?

1977 Chevrolet Vega GT Chevy 350 sb from North America

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Chevy 350 sb Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance282 miles


A car with much potential


Rattling and squeaking coming from the interior.

Rust coming back thought the rear quarter panel.

The 350 at about 375 hp you can really feel it.

Iv'e gone through Dunlaps like butter.

General Comments:

The car is really fast!!

Turns a lot of heads and just has it's own unique look.

The interior is very comfortable however spacious for the small car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st August, 2002

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews