1983 Chevrolet Citation

The Citation was produced from 1980 through 1985 and was originally going to be called the 'Condor.' These were front engined, front wheel drive cars and were rather popular, with a total of 1,642,587 units produced during their life span.

Chevrolet produced 92,184 Citations in 1983, in coupe, hatchback coupe, and hatchback sedan form. The most popular was the hatchback sedan which saw 71,405 units produced. The base engine was a four-cylinder 2.5-liter that offered 92 horsepower and 134 foot-pounds of torque. A high-output V-6 engine was available, which offered 135 horsepower. There were few changes for 1983. Most of the changes were to the interior of the car, with a restyled instrument panel and upgraded seats in the front with adjustable head rests. Maroon and dark brown were new colors.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2010

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1983 Citation
$7,000-$162,500
1983 Chevrolet Citation Price Range: $6,300 - $7,000

$5,999 - $10,995
$8,000 - $10,335

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Chevrolet
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)1,236,316
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)1,384,214
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)1,368,837
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)1,418,098
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)1,655,151
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)1,175,200
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)1,297,357
1981Chevrolet (1,673,093)Renault (1,295,713)Toyota (1,068,321)1,673,093
1980Chevrolet (2,288,745)Renault (1,492,339)Ford (1,162,275)2,288,745
1979Chevrolet (2,284,749)Ford (1,835,937)Renault (1,405,330)2,284,749
1978Chevrolet (2,375,436)Ford (1,923,655)Renault (1,240,941)2,375,436

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