1977 Vauxhall Chevette L 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland


Cheap and reliable


Tailgate catch broke at 40,000 miles.

Brake pads needed replacing at 43,000 miles.

Head gasket blew at 48,000 miles.

Spark plugs needed replacing at 51,000 miles.

Driver's side window crank broke at 52,000 miles.

General Comments:

Blown head gasket was the only mechanical fault which occurred in the space of two years and 16,000 miles.

Interior trim and fittings felt very flimsy and were breakable.

Engine performance was nothing special and neither was handling.

Quite spacious and comfortable for a small hatchback.

A good buy at £1,100 for a four year old small hatchback.

Depreciated at an alarming rate and just two years later was worth £600.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2006