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Chevrolet sells an impressively wide range of vehicles, from subcompact hatchbacks to huge vans and SUVs. If you're looking for a reasonably priced vehicle, odds are that Chevy will have something to fit your needs.

Chevrolet got its start in 1911. After William C. Durant had been ousted from General Motors, he joined forces with Swiss-born racecar driver Louis Chevrolet to found the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. The company's first offering was the Classic Six. Introduced in 1912, this five-passenger touring sedan could top 65 mph, fast for the time. Chevrolet's storied bowtie logo -- reportedly inspired by the wallpaper of a Paris hotel room that Durant stayed at -- made its first appearance in 1914.

By 1918, Chevrolet's profitability allowed Durant to purchase enough shares in GM to regain control. Chevrolet became another division of GM, and was its largest volume division by the mid-1920s. By 1927, Chevrolet outsold rival Ford, with sales in excess of 1 million units.

In the mid-1930s Chevrolet introduced independent front suspension, which provided a smoother ride over the rough roads of the day. The 1940s saw continued success with affordable coupes, sedans and pickup trucks catering to American families, farmers and businessmen.

By the mid-1950s, Chevrolet, GM's entry-level division, had added a V8 engine, power steering and brakes, power windows and air-conditioning to its list of available features, allowing luxury for those on a tighter budget. Around this time the iconic Bel Air model -- available in coupe, sedan, convertible and wagon body styles -- proved very popular. The company introduced its alluring Corvette in 1953; the vehicle was the first mass-produced car with a fiberglass body.

The 1960s saw the unveiling of the popular, air-cooled Corvair compact, which held the distinction of being the first domestic production car with all-around independent suspension. That decade also witnessed the launch of the compact Nova, the midsize Chevelle and the sporty Camaro, the latter Chevrolet's answer to the wildly successful Ford Mustang. The Camaro proved an instant hit, comprising 10 percent of Chevrolet's total sales in 1967, its first year of production.

In the 1970s, Chevy responded to changing preferences by introducing small cars like the Vega and the Chevette, and by downsizing larger models such as the Caprice and Malibu. The company combated the market domination of foreign nameplates in the 1980s by rolling out the Cavalier. By the end of that decade, trucks and SUVs had started to become increasingly popular with the general consumer, and the brand's mid- and full-size models continue to this day to be some of the most popular on the road.

The '90s and the early 2000s saw the company raising the performance bar with its Corvette (notably the Z06 and, later, ZR1 variants) and reincarnated Impala SS. Chevrolet's Silverado pickup truck and Tahoe/Suburban SUVs continued to be hits as well. By 2010, the Camaro had returned to the lineup after a seven-year hiatus.

Modern times have seen Chevrolet make significant improvements in its small and midsize car models and introduce the Volt plug-in hybrid. The latter provides a nearly 40-mile range on electric power alone, and adds to the company's already well-rounded lineup of cars, trucks and SUVs. Though today's marketplace is very demanding, Chevrolet seems poised to remain a power player through its affordable and innovative vehicles.

User Reviews:

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  • Unknown - 2018 Chevrolet Malibu
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    These are beautiful cars, comfortable, great mileage, colors are great! (especially the tan/gold! Sorry I sold mine! But bought another! So far its doing great, just not as fancy 2018! Why is Chevy not making them anymore?? I don't understand.

  • Good - 2022 Chevrolet Blazer
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    I love it

  • Best car I ever had. - 2014 Chevrolet Traverse
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    We love ours & are in the market for a new one. Never had any problem with it at all.

  • Owner - 2021 Chevrolet Colorado
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    Love the truck. Have 14000 miles on it. The Crush color gets a lot of (I like that truck).

  • 200 Chevy Cavalier - 2000 Chevrolet Cavalier
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    My fiancé bought me my cavalier over 3 years ago or more and this car runs strong. I never owned 1 before , but I can tell you this car is awesome.Had a little rust spot which fiancé got fixed promptly and under carriage no rust what so ever. Now my Cavalier came from Texas and I am only the 3rd owner of this car and I love it.If anyone gets the chance to pick up a Good Cavalier like I did trust me , you won’t be sorry

  • The worth car I buy it - 2016 Chevrolet V20 Suburban
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    Too many problems from Chevy suburban 2016 LTZ transmission problem after three years AC air condition change two times check engine always on

  • Maxx - 2003 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx
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    Coolant system sucks

  • Ok at first - 2020 Chevrolet Traverse
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    We bought a 2020 Traverse LT new. It was great at first, but then a loud ticking noise starting while the car was idling. Two different dealers said it was normal. The sound became louder and overpowered the interior. During an oil change they discovered an oil leak. Which they fixed almost three weeks later. The 2nd row captains chair rocks back and forth, the dealer said that is normal also. All these problems with only 14,000 miles. I traded the vehicle in because I could sense it was falling apart quickly. I think the exterior looks great but is cheaply made.

  • Best out of 100 vehicles - 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier
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    Magnolia has been with me for a decade, possibly 200,000 glorious miles. She gets me into mountain passes other small cars wouldn't dare to travel as well as through mid city interstates. We've learned a lot together, and when she needs some care, I give it to her. it's easy to tell what's wrong with her and fairly cheap and easy to fix. Just be mindful to shut the hood carefully because the radiators are flimsy. Everything decorative is flimsy. But it can all be easily rebuilt. We hit 313K last week and the only thing falling apart is the dashboard and the seats; they fell fast this summer (a 10K mile summer :D). The distance she can get per gallon is delightful! We sleep often in the car. Four or 5 of "us" is not uncommon. She loves the deserts and high deserts. We don't bother her when the snow is very high and she would rather pull over in torrential rain. I drive her a lot at night because any car is taxed in too much summer heat the distances we drive. Shes been my Solid all these years and now that we have to give her up, its very scary to imagine buying a car that's truly a hassle. The only reason we are giving her up instead of putting that steady $150/yr into her is that my youngest child really doesn't even fit in her without their legs up on the dashboard. The car is small; but my daughter and I are fairly small framed peoples and never noticed much. I will say that it's just 1/2 inch to short for me to sit up all the way yoga tall in there, tho, but most people don't sit straight up as they drive and try to do yoga, anyway. Best vehicle I've ever had, and I've owned many including a sailboat. I will be sad to move away from her, even my child who doesn't fit is sad to see her go so that we can welcome in something that fits a taller human comfortably.

  • Yes - 2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
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    I have a 2002 Avalanche Z71. Bought it in 2004. I have put 474,000 miles on it. At 225,000 miles I put another motor in it. I can't say enough about the one I bought. Good job Chevy.

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