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Vega Jim — Great little car, want to upgrade the drive train this year. This one was a 1 owner california car, very little rust, it was not registered since 1980 Original blue california plates, have the original build sheet, manuals, etc. Want to upgrade the drive train to a v6, or v8 6 speed manual.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Great little car

Cons: bad engine, early cars rusted easy

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And Now For Something Completely Different! — My very first and favorite car, it just looked fast standing still. I bought it not knowing how to drive a standard, but I learned on the test drive, true story. I rented a storage garage so as not to show my parents...they thought v8's weren't necessary. I must have put it together and taken it apart several times, upgrading after each breakage, to get it right. In hindsight it screamed "look at me" but, at the time I just loved to drive the hell out of it! I once launched so hard that the passenger seat complete with occupant ended up jambed in the hatch area. Too much fun.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: 13 sec 1/4 mile, 150 mph top speed, and out cornered a stock Camero

Cons: Police magnet. License suspended...more than once.

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Vega Gt Wagon W/factory Racing Stripes And Alloy Wheels — Never buy a GM car in the first model year. The engine block went in less than 50,000 miles, but it handled great for the times.

Pros: Looked good, handled well, lots of room to haul stuff around.

Cons: I was a regular at the Jim Reed Chevrolet service department.

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1976 Chevrolet Vega Reviews

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1975 Chevrolet Vega Reviews

Try It . By unclbro

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1974 Chevrolet Vega Reviews

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1973 Chevrolet Vega Reviews

Wished They Still Made Something Like It. By Littlefooler

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1972 Chevrolet Vega Reviews

Vega V8 Swap By Steve

Twice as many cylinders as it originally came with helps it to perform much better. No rust, and by far the most fun vehicle I own. I have no idea, and don't care what kind of mileage it gets...as l... Read More

V-8 Vega By Arizona

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