The same car seen by Ben in 2011?http://www.oldparkedcars.com/2011/11/1986-chevrolet-citation-2-ii-5-door.html
the similarities are eerie, but there are enough differences that i'm sure it's a different car.
My aunt sharon hauled around catfood in one of these.
Crustacean! (knew I spelled it wrong!)
I'm so happy this is getting as many comments as the other posts. Those poochin' bumper trim panels are hilarious. And when they fall off, it's a sad day for us Citation fans.
Ack. My first car was an '81 Citation, two-tone silver over blue. Died with all four of those stupid trim panels intact.
Jeez, it seems like every one of these is missing the plastic bumper fillings.
If they ever make a movie reminiscing about the 1980s, I hope they put one of these X body General Motors cars in it.
These cars always remind me of that scene in "The Junkman", where (spoiler alert?) H.B. Halicki hit a brand new Citation with a Corvette and broke it in two, and the lady briefly chased him down the street with the front half of her Citation.
We were the proud owners of a 1980 Citation hatchback. Served the family well from day 1 until December 1988. Dad traded it in with 99,998 on the odometer.The first year Citations were great: so long as you kept very good tires on them and paid careful attention to your brake pads. Otherwise, you'd end up doing 360s across 4 lanes of traffic. But that IronDuke engine was great on gas. Best recorded was 41 MPG on a cross country trip on I-40. I loved that car.
Didn't think any of these rust-buckets survived--they are NEVER seen in here in Road Salt Country, ie the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic
It's interesting that Chevrolet sold so many of these cars when they came out yet I don't think I've seen one in recent memory, and I live in Southern California where any survivors would be (apart from Portland, or course). This was a truly awful car.
i know they were some of the most heavily recalled cars of all time...
They sure were! My wife and I carried over 516 Sunday newspapers in one. Ours was a Canadian model with one of those bulletproof V-6's in it. We drove that thingtil the inside driveshaft yoke broke. We had the engine and tranny swapped into a better body. We sold it a few months later.
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