The 1983 Citation suffered from defects and multiple recalls.
The lineup again consisted of a two-door coupe (resurrected in mid-1982), three-door hatchback, and five-door hatchback. Base models came fairly stripped to keep prices down, so cars without one of the optional interior dress-up packages looked like a taxicab inside.
The X-11 sport equipment package returned at a much lower cost ($998 versus $1,744 in 1982) and would be offered on the two-door coupe in addition to the three-door hatchback at midyear. The X-11's 135-horsepower High Output 2.8-liter V-6 engine could now be ordered on any Citation for $300. All powertrains remained unchanged.
Prices went up by only about $50, yet production dropped again, from better than 165,000 to just over 92,000. But price wasn't the Citation's problem. GM's X-cars continued to amass an unsettling number of recalls -- despite being in their fourth year on the market -- and many owners weren't happy.
The 1983 Citation looked handsome
in five-door hatchback guise.
1983 Chevrolet Citation Facts
| Model|| Weight range (lbs.)|| Price range (new)|| Number built|
| Citation|| 2,471-2,566|| $6,333-$7,084||92,184|
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