diesel chevette

Post here about...well...anything!
User avatar
Nordical25
Top Notch Member
Posts: 324
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2022 11:49 pm
My tercel:: 1x86, 2x87
Location: Finland

Re: diesel chevette

Post by Nordical25 »

That Isuzu looks also very nice. Old Japanese pickups and vans from 1980s were a common sight 20 years ago but not anymore. However, there are still some of them luckily left.

We never had a Sentra 4wd here so that would be a bit more challenging one too spot for me. However there are other cool 80's Japanese 4wd cars, which would be possible to spot here: Mazda 323 4wd, Mitsubishi Lander 4wd station wagon, Nissan Sunny 4wd and Honda Civic/Shuttle 4wd. Especially the Civic/Shuttle one has something in common with Tercel 4wd if you look the picture attached. Unfortunately, I have seen lately only one Mazda 323 4wd rally car in museum.

Tercel 4wd was the most popular 80's 4wd Japanese car of my list as I have understood. So that is why the Tercel 4wd spare part situation should be much better than rest of these cars.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Ace
Top Notch Member
Posts: 125
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:57 am
My tercel:: '83 DLX 4WD Tercel wagon 3AC

Re: diesel chevette

Post by Ace »

The subject brings back some old random memories.

A friend of mine used to have a secondhand diesel Chevette, original factory version I believe. Older car, friend told me stories about working on it, car needed various TLC to keep it running. It eventually got passed to a son in another state and probably long since retired.

Another friend had a 1980 Chevette with standard gasoline engine and four-speed manual, bought new. I drove it some miles. It used oil, drove like a truck, steering wheel was noticeably off-center relative to the driver's seat. Not a great car, makes my '83 Tercel seem very refined by comparison.
Post Reply