Parish priest in Elk Grove circa 1980s, had a new small chevy every other year. Donated by the local Chevy dealer who also took him to the London car show every year, where the priest would hop on a flight and go to Ireland to visit his family.
Good guy and good deal.
When I worked for the state in south Sac, I had many occasions to check a car out of the car pool. Usually had a choice pinto or chevette. On a hot day I had to shut off the air to make it up most onramps and merge into traffic without being killed. I’m sure they bought 4 cylinders which came with 2.
That is a safety issue; I really cannot stand underpowered cars! If you want small with decent gas mileage get an old Miata; they typically still have the horsepower to move out of the way.