CC Outtake: Chevrolet Sprint

Once upon a time, the humble Sprint was the roach of the road for much of Canada. They were everywhere, in the era when it was not necessary to have a 2500 kg car to drive the kids to hockey practice.

I spotted this little Sprint in Richmond, British Columbia, where Bagel the Wonderdog and I like to walk. It is parked outside a retirement complex and is still in daily use.

I have no idea of the numbers produced or how many g-forces it made, but these cars were so popular that GM teamed up with Suzuki to produce them in Canada.

The Sprint and its Canada only Pontiac Firefly were practically legends in Canada. They were famed for going long distances with stellar fuel economy. These little cars were as tough as nails and rarely left their owners stranded. Luxury? Well, not the Sprint!