Chevy is 112 Years Old Today!

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On November 3, 1911, the world was introduced to the Chevrolet Motor Company which was founded by William Durant and Louis Chevrolet. Though they didn’t release their first vehicle until the following year, many great ideas and constructions were in the works. Like the first Chevrolet Flint.

The Flint was released in 1912 and sold for $2,500, which was a considerable amount of money at the time. If we calculate the inflation rate of $2,500 to 2023, the vehicle’s price would be the equivalent of $79, 130. Most vehicles these days don’t come close to the price.

In 1914, Chevrolet released the Royal Mail Roadster on the market for a much more reasonable price of just $750. It was then that sales of the world’s first Chevrolets began to truly take off.

This was after Louis Chevrolet had a disagreement about what kind of vehicles he and William Durant should produce. He ended up selling his part of the company and returned to racing instead.

Chevrolet Becomes Part of General Motors

A little less than 7 years after the Chevrolet Motor Company was founded, the company then became a part of the General Motors Company. And although the merger was to be a great one, it didn’t start out so easily.

Before joining GM again (yes, again) William Durant had actually founded the company 10 years earlier. Although he was the founder, his wild spending habits and poor money management skills resulted in the other board members firing him from the company.


Although Durant was fired from General Motors, he would later go on to become president of the company in 1916 by purchasing a controlling share of the business. It was then that he merged Chevrolet into General Motors as its own division.

Most Common Problems with Chevrolet Cars, Trucks, & SUVs

While Chevrolet has been one of the longest running car brands in history, much like anything, it doesn’t come flawlessly. Even the best car designers and engineers in the world still produce vehicles that have problems.

This is mainly because you don’t know how well something works until it has stood the test of time and everyday use. Also, when you mass produce anything, quality usually takes a bit of a hit.

That’s why companies like Chevrolet issue recalls when they are alerted to repeated vehicle issues through public consumer reports. Here are some of the most common problems with Chevrolet vehicles to watch out for.

  • Air conditioning problems
  • Rough shifting and slipping gears
  • Ignition key that sticks
  • Fuel pump failure
  • Fast oil consumption/burning
  • Surges and jerks from transmission issues
  • Sudden low beam headlight failure
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These are just a few of the issues known to happen to the Chevrolet brand of vehicles on the whole. But there are many, many more that have been reported. Check your VIN # to see if there are any current recalls that you have not yet been notified about.

Which Chevy Vehicles Have the Most Problems?


When you’re searching for a new car, the first thing we often consider is the price. Second, the fuel economy. However, one of the biggest factors many of us fail to consider is what kind of proven history of problems that they may have.

When you own a car, you spend a lot of money and time maintaining it, repairing it when needed, fueling it up, and even on car insurance. The last thing you want is to buy a lemon and have to shell out much more money than you originally were counting on.

That’s why we’ve composed a list of the Chevrolet vehicles that have the most problems reported per model.

1. Chevrolet Cruze

While this fun little sedan took off with great sales after a few years of not so many, it’s fame was short lived. This is because the Chevy Cruze was reported to have a whole host of issues, as well as recalls right along with it.


In fact, thousands of models were recalled due to an immense fire risk, as well as reported fires.

The Chevy Cruze had one of the worst safety ratings any Chevrolet has ever had due in part to the fire risk it posed on consumers.

2.Chevrolet Volt

If there is one vehicle we highly suggest avoiding, it’s the Chevrolet Volt. We see so many of these come in as scrap cars because they have major electrical issues and much like the Cruze, a very low reliability rating.

After word got out about how unreliable these vehicles were, sales dropped drastically. That’s probably why Chevrolet discontinued the car shortly after its release.

If you own a Chevy Volt that has had transmission issues, electrical problems, or anything else, and want to sell it, talk to our team today. We offer MORE cash for scrap cars than any other scrap car removal companies in the Lower Mainland.

3.Chevrolet Trailblazer


What started out as an SUV that many of us wanted to own, soon turned into one to avoid. The Chevrolet Trailblazer was based off a truck model and Chevy tried to combine a truck with an SUV. This caused a less than comfortable ride, particularly while driving it off-road, which is what the name suggests it was made for.

Released originally in 2002, the Trailblazer spent 7 years in the automotive market and was discontinued in 2009 due to poor sales, and a long list of consumer reports of a variety of mechanical problems.

4.Chevrolet Aveo

If you’re in the market for a compact sedan that has more reported transmission problems than any other of its class, you’ve come to the right place with the Chevy Aveo.

Your mechanic will probably love you if you buy a used Aveo, but it will be bittersweet. He will probably love the business you’ll bring him with all the repeated trips to the shop.

However, he will probably also dread seeing it come in again because the majority of Chevy Aveo’s that go into the shop hardly ever actually get fixed. Plus, even when one problem is resolved, another one usually presents itself.

Instead of shelling out an arm and a leg on your Chevy Aveo, sell it to More Cash For Scrap. We provide same day scrap car removal, free junk car towing, and MORE cash for scrap cars than any other scrap car buyer in Metro Vancouver or the Fraser Valley will offer you.

And after your mechanic’s bill, you’ll want to get the most cash you can for your car.

5.Chevrolet Colorado

Colorado was Chevrolet’s answer to rising gas prices and consumers still wanting to drive trucks. Although the Colorado started out strong with decent fuel economy, reasonable handling, and a compact size for what felt like a larger truck, it soon flopped.

That’s because it had a weak engine with lots of reported transmission issues, which combined with a poor towing capacity and other frequent mechanical problems, made this truck more of a headache than a blessing.

Fortunately, we buy MORE than just scrap cars for cash in the Lower Mainland. We also buy scrap trucks, vans, and SUVs. So, if you want to sell your Chevy Colorado due to the mechanical problems you’re experiencing, sell it to More Cash For Scrap. We always pay MORE!

Chevrolet Scrap Car Removal


If you own an old Chevrolet vehicle and are wondering what to do with it when it doesn’t drive anymore, sell it to More Cash For Scrap. We always pay MORE cash for scrap cars than any other scrap car buyers in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

We Buy Vehicles in ANY Condition, Including:

  • Damaged cars
  • Vehicles with rust, mould, or mildew
  • Vehicles with collision damage
  • ICBC write-offs
  • Vehicles with or without the catalytic converter
  • Cars that have been sitting too long
  • Vehicles with REALLY high kilometres
  • Vehicles with electrical problems

Whatever vehicle you have, whatever the reason you have for wanting to sell it, we can help. We buy MORE junk cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans in BC that any other scrap car removal company. Which is why we can always offer MORE cash for scrap cars than the other guys!

How Can I Sell a Scrap Car in Vancouver?

Simple; you call More Cash For Scrap. We make the process of scrapping a car for cash quick, easy, and completely painless. Plus, we always offer the most cash for cars no matter what condition they are in.

Give us the make, model, year, and condition of your vehicle. If you can still retrieve the number of kilometres on it, that’d be great as well. Then, let us know the vehicle’s pick-up location (we provide free towing).

We’ll make you an instant cash offer right over the phone based off of the information that you’ve given us. And unlike when you try to sell a car to some scrap car buyers, our offer doesn’t change after we’ve made it.

Vancouver Scrap Car Removal Services


Don’t waste any more time deciding about whether or not to scrap your car for cash. The longer it sits, the more value and money you’re losing on it.

It’s easy to see why so many people sit on their junk vehicles for much longer than they should. You keep hoping to find the right buyer, but no one really wants to buy a scrap car… But we do!

Give us a call, shoot us a text, or send us an email to get the ball rolling. Our offers are instant, our scrap car removal can be done the same day, and we always pay MORE cash for scrap cars than any of our competitors!

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