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Autorader Find: Well-Kept 1984 Chevrolet Chevette with 70,000 Miles


This Autotrader Find is a 1984 Chevrolet Chevette. When’s the last time you’ve seen one of these on the road?  The last I can recall is when my neighbor had one… back in 1995.  Needless to say, the Chevette isn’t very common today, but that doesn’t mean it’s without its place in American automotive lore.

The Chevette was sold from the 1976 to 1987 model years and held the title of best-selling small car here in the US for 1979 and 1980. It utilized GM’s T platform, which underpinned a slew of rear-wheel drive subcompact cars across the globe.  Here in the US, other T platform applications consisted of the Pontiac T1000, Opel Kadett, Opel Isuzu, Isuzu I-Mark, and Isuzu Impulse.

Like most old General Motors economy cars, the Chevette is looked back on with a certain degree of scorn today, but it was actually pretty well received during its heyday.  Like most small cars to come out of the 1970s, the Chevette was developed in response to the oil crisis, and was revealed shortly after the federal government rolled out its Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards, better known as ‘CAFE’ regulations.  Built at GM’s plant in Lakewood, GA just outside of Atlanta, and later at the company’s Wilmington, DE assembly plant, the Chevette was offered in both three- and five-door hatchback bodystyles.  A pair of simple, underpowered four-cylinder engines were offered, along with a diesel.  

This Chevette is likely among the nicest left in existence.  A higher-end CS model, it comes with black wheels and color-matched bumpers front and rear.  Inside you’ll find a 3-speed GM ‘Hydramatic’ automatic transmission, roll up windows, and cloth seats in great condition.  In fact, the whole vehicle looks to be in great shape, which can be attributed to its odometer reading of just under 70,000 miles.  If you’re interested in owning a well-preserved part of GM history, this 1984 Chevette is offered by a dealer in Harland, KY with an asking price of $7,500. Find a Chevrolet Chevette for sale

Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill is an author specializing in competitive analysis, consumer recommendations, and adventure-driven enthusiast content. A lifelong car enthusiast, he worked in the auto industry for a bit, helping Germans design cars for Americans, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He runs an Instagram account, @MountainWestCarSpotter, which in his own words is "actually pretty good", and has a... Read More about Chris O'Neill

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