Vintage R&T Review: 1976 Chevette – Technical Analysis and Driving Impressions

(first posted 5/30/2017)      Road and Track was a champion for small and efficient cars from way back. So it may not be surprising to see them calling the Chevette “An impressive new small car from Chevrolet”. Obviously, there’s a tendency for journalists to be optimistic and positive regarding new car introductions, and it can be hard to properly gauge one in lieu of more seat time and comparisons. And realistically, for late 1975, the Chevette, although no VW Rabbit in terms of its technical ambitions, was pretty much representative of many small cars at the time, excepting the more ambitious European ones.