For $5,900, This Mirage Is A Vision

If you've ever dreamt of owning a Vega with Ferrari styling and plastic fender flares, then today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Chevy has got you written all over it. Actually, it has Mirage Monza written on it, but is it priced to get someone to write a check? » 3/10/14 8:00am 3/10/14 8:00am

For $4,500, Rock The Best-Looking Bowtie Ever

Chevrolet’s Monza was so handsome that most people totally forgot it was based on the vilified Vega. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 2+2 is still a total looker, but is it priced to make buyers keep on looking? » 10/28/13 8:00am 10/28/13 8:00am

Here's Why GM Must Call Its New Sport Compact The "Vega"

By all accounts, GM is really thinking about building a rear-wheel-drive sport compact car. That car will slot in below the Camaro in Chevy's lineup, giving the brand an entry-level coupe to pit against the Toyobaru on fan forums. Good news, right? But what to name the thing? » 5/13/13 10:02am 5/13/13 10:02am

The Joke Behind Mad Men's New Secret Chevy Account

Mad Men, aside from being a fascinating look at how booze-soaked office jobs used to be, also frequently provides some compelling views into automotive history, as seen through the lens of advertising. This week's episode referenced a new Chevy project called the XP-887 project. We know it as the Vega. » 5/06/13 10:02am 5/06/13 10:02am

Chevrolet Asks "Who Wants Just Another Little Car?"

How do you like the new for 1972 Vega? Actually it wasn't the new Vega, it was a special display model with pieces cut out and a graphic on the door to represent "steel beams"—which apparently was also convenient for golf club storage. » 5/05/12 4:00pm 5/05/12 4:00pm

Take an inside look at the development of the 1970 Chevy Vega

Although the small car trend was still fairly new in 1970 as Car and Track host Bud Lindemann explained, manufacturers had already had small cars on the drawing boards for a while by then. » 10/23/11 11:00am 10/23/11 11:00am

For $16,500, Vita-Meata-Vegamino

The failure of Chevy's Vega was possibly not just due to its reputation for horrific durability, but also - with only two-door sedan, hatchback coupe, and wagon offerings - for its dearth of body style choice. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Vegamino, with it's mid-mounted V8 fixes that problem, but is its price… » 9/15/11 8:00am 9/15/11 8:00am

Or You Could Drive The Spirit Of America '74 Vega

Taking a more literal interpretation of the slogan "these colors don't run," the 1974 Spirit of America Chevrolet Vega made up in patriotism what it lacked in build quality. » 7/04/10 4:20pm 7/04/10 4:20pm

What If The Chevy Vega Had Been A Good Car?

A pretty good case could be made for the Chevrolet Vega as The Worst Car GM Ever Made. The maddening thing? The Vega could have been a Toyota-killer, just when The General most needed one. » 1/31/10 8:00am 1/31/10 8:00am

1976 Cosworth Vega For A Block-Splitting $3,000!

Vega is the brightest star in the constellation Lyra, 25 light years from Earth. With an equatorial rotational speed of 274 km/s, it's a good namesake for today's high-revving Nice Price or Crack Pipe contender. » 7/21/09 7:00am 7/21/09 7:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: 70-Mile 1977 Chevrolet Vega GT For $13,500?

We've had four Nice Price verdicts in a row, with yesterday's 49 grand R63 AMG Benz being the latest. Can a ridiculously low-mile example of GM Malaise keep the run going? » 1/26/09 8:00am 1/26/09 8:00am

March Madness Narrowed To Sweet 16, Round 2 Of Voting Today

Well here we are, Round 2 of Jalopnik-style madness. After the first round of voting, we've eliminated half of the 32-car field. And there sure were some upsets; Parnelli Jones' Big Oly Bronco losing to some white Italian car being perhaps the most shocking. We even had a last minute buzzer-beater, with "Billy"… » 3/28/08 1:00pm 3/28/08 1:00pm

March Madness Begins, First Round Of Voting

Yesterday, we gave you the brackets. Today, the voting begins and Jalopnik-style March Madness ensues. If you haven't finalized your own bracket for the office pool just yet, hurry up! The field of 32 cars from the original 1974 film Gone In 60 Seconds is about to get narrowed down by your votes. At the end this… » 3/27/08 1:00pm 3/27/08 1:00pm

March Madness, Jalopnik Style

Interested in all the March madness tournament bracketry, but not really into college hoops? Maybe you're looking for a way to redeem yourself after penciling-in Duke to go all the way? Whatever the case, we've decided to throw our own Jalopnik-style bracket-madness party! Instead of basketball, we've got cars! And… » 3/26/08 1:30pm 3/26/08 1:30pm

Malaise Era Fun With GM H-Bodies!

There's no better way to start off the work week than with a stiff shot of Detroit Malaise badge-engineering hijinks! UDMan ran across a website jam-packed with all manner of H-body info, and he was kind enough to send in some highlights. Be sure to make the jump for a massive gallery of Starfires, Sunbirds, Firenzas,… » 2/25/08 11:00am 2/25/08 11:00am

Commenter of the Day: Vega Venison Edition

Y'all hunt? Not me, but my brother does. He's a dog man. Likes to shoot at ducks and pheasants. Hates deer hunting. Hates it. Who wants to spend the whole day sitting in a tree stand, waiting for your elusive quarry to meander into rifle-range? Of course, this is all rendered hassle-free if you a.) are a rally racer… » 1/31/08 5:30pm 1/31/08 5:30pm

Heads Up! Mid-Engined Vegamino Alert!

Putting a truck bed on a Chevrolet Vega has been done many times, so spotting a Vegamino for sale is something of a ho-hum event. However, when we see a Vegamino with a Chevy 350 mounted just behind the cab (thanks to Corvair components and a "Saginol" 4-speed transmission), it gets our attention. Thanks to Junkman » 11/23/07 10:30am 11/23/07 10:30am