What a complete and total disaster that chevy turned out bearing the name Chevette. What was the Horsepower rating on those things? 2,3, maybe 5??? In the rolling hills of the pedmont on a fairly shallow hill you have to floor it before you get to the hill keep flooring it up hill and even than you would only have 29 mph. My Huskee riding mower can do better than that!?! Taking those things out on the highway is bad too. You better like going 45 mph, becausemuch over that and you are trying to keep the thing in the lane, because the steering wanders so bad. I beleive the only role in which the Chevette would be an acceptable car would be in the city in stop and go traffic. If that was the case Chevy should have emphasized that and not tried to sell it to all sections of the country. I beleive Chevy has improved on that over the years with cars like the Aveo, and the Cobalt, but Back in the '80s, compacts weren't worth the lot they were sitting on.
Yawll, never tell you're girlfreind your gonna pick her up in a 'Vett and show up in a Chevette. Don't ask me how I know. All i can say is that you'll be single again soon.