Now You Can Own Ron Paul's Lime Green 1979 Chevrolet Chevette

In a development that seems timely in light of the federal government shutdown, you can now own a car that belonged to a politician who was never a fan of the federal government: the 1979 Chevrolet Chevette owned by former Texas Congressman and ex-presidential candidate Ron Paul. » 10/01/13 1:21pm 10/01/13 1:21pm

The Time I Watched A Man Eat Coca In A Colombian Mountain Taxi

Santa Marta, Colombia — Cars are pretty expensive to buy in Colombia, so a lot of people take cabs and buses. As a friend of mine always told me, wheels beats heels, and by that logic catching a ride in someone else's car works for me. » 1/01/13 3:00pm 1/01/13 3:00pm

GM's Long Downward Spiral, Part XXVII: 1986 Chevrolet Chevette

After the semi-high-tech Vega turned out to be such a headache for The General, the Chevette was just the ticket: crude, simple, and cheap to build. Already obsolete when it debuted in 1975, the Chevette was a fossil by 1986. » 5/30/10 11:00am 5/30/10 11:00am

It's About Time... For The 1976 Chevette?

Was the new-for-1976 Chevette really a "new kind of American car," as claimed in this ad? With rear-wheel drive, anemic pushrod engine, and abysmal build quality, it was more like a new kind of unconditional surrender to the Honda Civic. » 1/09/10 1:00pm 1/09/10 1:00pm

It's 1979, And You Must Choose Between The Chevette And The AMC Spirit

That's sort of how the mid-Malaise Era went; you could opt to swap your rapidly-eroding dollars for the already obsolete Chevrolet Chevette, or for a much larger car made by an obviously doomed manufacturer. » 9/06/09 12:00pm 9/06/09 12:00pm

200 Chevettes For Sale Right Now! Imagine That!

You Chicago-area folks might remember Timmy of Long Chevrolet in Elmhurst, in which case you've already been inoculated against the effects of this stunning combo of Malaise Era machinery, bad suits, brain-scouringly bad UHF production values, and Timmy's shouts. Chevettes Chevettes Chevettes! » 4/21/08 10:40am 4/21/08 10:40am