Honda has sold the Civic since 1972, but in that time Chevrolet changed the name of their compact car from the Nova to Citation to Cavalier to Cobalt to Cruze and now Bolt. Changing the model name was (is?) a feeble attempt to wash the taste from the last pile of junk out of your mouth, but this next car is different. This Citation is one of the few that survives and has only 19,000 miles on the odometer. But….best of the breed, is still a dog. Find this 1980 Chevrolet Citation offered for $6,500 in Parker, SD via ebay.
This next tip comes from Erik202 who writes: Back when i was in high school this one kid’s dad claimed that when he was young him and his buddies V8 swapped a Citation. I’m not sure I believe that story because I think a V8 swapped Citation would be such a death trap of a handling disaster that nobody would survive to tell it’s tales. This one has what looks like the perfect mix of modifications (looks like a 4.3l V6 to me) to get you to the afterlife a little faster than if you were driving a stock Citation. The carb fed V6 under the hood and the multiple nitrous bottles in trunk are interesting…but the price all money and then some for a Citation (sorry Citation Club of North America..please don’t spam the site!). Find this 1980 Chevrolet Citation offered for $20,000 CAD ($14,729 USD) in Sayward, BC via Kijiji.net.
Supernova remnants are the pieces left over from the destruction of a star…in this case that star happens to be Chevrolet’s well loved Nova. After producing umpteen versions of the Nova over 17 years, Chevrolet finally wired up a detonating plunger and the resulting implosion gave us this mess of debris. Find this 1981 Chevrolet […]
If you don’t remember the Citation, let me say that you didn’t miss much, and if you do remember the Citation…then I’m sorry about that. When GM renames its compact offerings (like it does every 5 years or so) it is a feeble attempt to wash the taste from the last pile of junk out […]
by Kevin — GM’s X bodies launched with much fanfare, including a Car of the Year award. However, they quickly gained notoriety for, um, not being very good. This 1981 Chevrolet Citation X-11 offered for $5,500 in Rochester, NY via craigslist may be one of the nicest remaining. The paint is in good condition for […]
The Citation was a 1958 model year only flop that was the first salvo in the total failure of branding known as Edsel. It was a shame that Edsel become the punchline to many jokes because the rolling dome speedo and teletouch steering wheel mounted transmission selector are some of the coolest features you’ll ever […]
General Motors ramped up its steady front-wheel-drive-ization of its product lineup in 1980 with the introduction of the X-platform. The X-body was GM’s attempt to compete with Toyota/Honda and included the Buick Skylark, Chevrolet Citation, Oldsmobile Omega, and Pontiac Phoenix. They were totally forgettable cars, but if you shove a Cadillac V8 up front, it […]
Having plumbed the depths of the K-Car and now nearing the end of the alphabet its only appropriate that we head straight for the nadir of the auto industry. The 1980’s X cars from GM. X is for xactly what the doctor didn’t order, which is what the X-Body cars of the 1980’s were from […]