No More Chevy in Europe – Would You Miss It Here?

2007 Chevrolet Kalos

There’s probably not a lot of mourning happening right now across Europe after Chevrolet announced the demise of the brand there.

How do I know this?

It’s an assumption, of course, but one based on experience.

I was in Europe back in 2009 and drove a Chevy Kalos for 10 days through monsoon rains and puddles that were only slightly smaller than the Atlantic Ocean.

Had I been in an American Chevy, like maybe a Silverado or even a Malibu, the puddles might have looked like nothing more than a small collection of raindrops. The Kalos, though, couldn’t navigate through the waters, and my trip’s itinerary changed dramatically as a result.

Aside from having the steering wheel on the wrong side of the car and shifting through the gears with my left hand, the little Kalos struggled through the hillsides and slowly churned and whirred its way through the winding Irish countryside.

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