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CorvairJim
Feb 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm
I saw one of these several years ago with the vanity plate "ROLRSK8". One of the most apt plates I've ever seen!
 
 

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1986 Chevrolet Sprint (86Sprint)

Last updated Jun 6, 2012  

Photo of a 1986 Chevrolet Sprint (86Sprint)

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1986 Chevrolet Sprint 3-Door Hatchback
Gold Metallic - Tan interior

1.0 Liter Inline-3
5 Speed Manual Transmission

I bought the Sprint in 2002 with 45k miles, 45-50 mpg. Used it as a daily driver until I hit a deer. It still ran but the front end sheet-metal/hood was badly damaged..was sorry to see it go.

The '85-'88 Sprint was the Suzuki Cultus marketed in the US by Chevrolet to replace the Chevette ($5,000 price point)
According to Popular Mechanics, the Sprint is the Best Non-Hybrid of the "Best Fuel Sippers of the Past 34 Years"
LINK: http://www.po...onomy/4288444

Specs

Dimensions - Capacities:
Length:141.1 in
Width: 60.3 in
Height: 53.1 in
Wheelbase: 88.4 in
Front track: 52.6 in
Rear track: 51.2 in
Fuel capacity: 8.2 U.S. gal
Curb weight (without a driver): 1488 lbs

Powertrain:
Engine manufacturer: SUZUKI
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Fuel system: carburetor
Charge system: naturally aspirated
Valves per cylinder: 2
Additional features: hemispherical head design, 2- barrel
Cylinders alignment: Line 3
Displacement: 993 cm3 / 60.5 cui
Bore: 74 mm / 2.91 in
Stroke: 77 mm / 3.03 in
Compression ratio: 9.5 : 1
Power net: 48 hp (SAE net) / 5100
Torque: 57 ft-lb / 3200

Drivetrain:
Traction: FWD (front-wheel drive)
Gearbox: SUZUKI
Transmission type: manual
Number of gears: 5
Gear ratios (overall):
I 3.416 (14.02)
II 1.894 (7.77)
III 1.28 (5.25)
IV 0.914 (3.75)
V 0.757 (3.11)
Final drive ratio std: 4.105
Standard tires: P 145/80 R 12

Performance:
Top Speed: 92 mph
0-60 mph (s): 13.9 (factory claim 14.5)
0- 1/4mile (s): 19.4
speed at 1/4mile: 68 mph
Fuel consumption:
extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:
42-53 / 30-37 / 34-43 / 40.5
EPA city/highway (combined):
47 / 53 (50) mpg

Factory Options

none

Mods

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