SANTA BARBARA, CA – President Ronald Reagan fired the air traffic controllers, MTV began broadcasting and moviegoers flocked to theaters to see Raiders of the Lost Ark. The year was 1981. I was a fifth grader playing Pacman at the local video arcade the last time Chevy introduced an all-new small car. Chevrolet Cobalt For more than 20 years, the auto maker has fought it out in the compact-car segment with the Cavalier. But that battle-weary soldier finally is retiring and being ...

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