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

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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.

The Spirit was built on the aging Gremlin chassis, and you could even get a not-so-quick AMX version. Still, we'd have taken the Spirit over the Chevette, if only for the possibility of getting a 304 V8 with a 4-speed.

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I wish they still offered cars without radio's in them, because Mine is hardly ever on. When I was traveling for my job, I never turned it on, nor did I pack any CD's to listen to. You see, once I hear a CD, I never listen to it again. (Music never interested me)

Yes, I am one of those people who doesn't own an iPod, Portable Cd player, or even a generic MP3 player.

On another topic, there are collectors on the look out for radio delete cars, so I must not be the only one.