Chevy Vega

Often when we are traveling around different countries I fantasize about having my own satellite vehicle to transport my stuff. How great would it be to have a little mini truck where you can just toss everything in the back and hit the road? Well, in actuality, I think it would be pretty horrible. You’d go deaf just listening to the whining motor, wind flowing freely through every joint in one of these little trucks and you passing out from exhaustion. Some of them are electric, which is great, but they also mostly have a top speed of 30 mph. Ok, sure, i can’t walk that fast, especially with 300 lbs of musical equipment on my back, but that hardly seems like a viable solution. On the other hand, a car that gets 10,382 mpg (4,896.1 km/l) is not too shabby. Nice going, Team Polyjoule! Can you make us a van that goes more than 30km/hr and that can carry more than .5 kilos? Somewhere in this mess there’s a solution waiting to be discovered-a small, efficient, quiet transportation device. Or you could toss all your stuff into the big plastic ocean and call it a day.
Anyway, à propos to nothing, I thought I would mention the Chevy Vega. This car was not one of the finest cars made and at the time it was released I thought it looked pretty terrible. I think the look of some of the models have aged pretty well, though. That’s more than can be said for the mechanics or weather resistance. I think it’s fair to say that the car could go at least 100 miles before it broke down and that the fine paint schemes were what really held all that rust in one place. It was apparently more of a focus group management designed car so it suffered from some serious drawbacks, namely being a piece of garbage. When they shipped it on trains, it was loaded into the cars vertically and flipped out like a panel upon delivery. Now, that’s pretty classy even if it maybe meant that the oil and gas could all pool in the trunk. So, here’s to you, Chevy Vega – you are gone and almost forgotten.

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2 Responses so far.

  1. Robert Spinello says:

    not quite forgotten, Chevy made two million. To many of those it was a first car. Nobody forgets their first car.

    • chief says:

      True-fond memories for many, I’m sure. I think it looks pretty great now, especially with the smaller chrome bumpers. Interesting history too – with Bill Mitchell and John DeLorean involved.

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