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1978 Chevrolet Nova Review
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Good Basic Tranportation — When gas was cheap and I was young(er) I bought my Grandmother's Nova to replace the Nissan I totaled within six months of getting my license... Ah, to be young, indestructible, and know everything. While the Nova wasn't young and didn't know anything, but it was pretty indestructible.

Pros: Straight I-6 with enough room to work on the engine, cheap

Cons: Cheap, had to work on the engine

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Reliable Transportation; No Frills — Proverbial "little old lady" car with low mileage and regular maintenance. Base model, no extras. Full size spare tire. Needs new battery, maybe a tune-up. Body in good condition -- might be one or two little dings, but nothing major. No rust.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: low mileage

Cons: needs a battery

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78 Rally Nova — i built the car in about 5 mos new suspension front and back new motor trans and rear..it has a 98 350 roller motor edelbrock rpm roller cam 539-548 lift,gear drive,ceramic coated headers, t56 six speed trans,8.5 4.11 posi,full autometer dash

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: i built it

Cons: never finished

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Fast But Not Needs Work — this is my hot rod it has a vette motor pushing about 400 hp just a two seater now very fast fun to drive has the auto 3 speed needs the motor rebuilt this summer so i can super charge it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its mine

Cons: hard to work on

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Ideas?? — i like the fact that is an old car and it runs good. when i got it it needed very little work and its almost ready to run. im stuck between the decision of fully restoring it or fully customizing it to make it my own,20in rims,custom paint job,454....etc. the interior in the back(seats and floor) are almost perfect. the front seat need a little work, and the carpet totaly needs replacing,def will b using floor mats until that job gets done it has a 250cu/in inline 6 engine and is very good on gas...it has a 21 gallon gas tank that takes less than $50 to fill...this is known as chevy's best engine..next is the 502 crate,which im working on getting as soon as i find a 2 door nova

Pros: nice,durable ride

Cons: needs a litttle work

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But Excelent Car — Is fun to drive because is a classic muscle car is blue and have strip racing. the engine is tune up have a 350 engine, B&M transmition, magna flow exhaust sistem, custom pistons and cams, semi drag transmition and chrome rims with sport tires

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: the interior is very confortable

Cons: the gas mileage

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My First Car. — The first car I bought when I got my license. I purchased it from my grandmother with 150K miles. It was a basic car, with only two options. A rear window defogger and a 305 V8 small block. From the factory the car had a 2 barrel carb, which I changed to a 4 barrel quadrajet. This car had rear leaf springs, and didn't handle very well however it was durable. When I sold the car it has 250K miles on it. Because of my driving habits it drank fuel. We all have fond memories of our first car, I loved this one.

Pros: Durable, reliable, cheap to maintain

Cons: Poor handling, loved gas

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Nova Ain't A No-go — Car is great. Right now its running on 7 cylinders instead on 8 because its got a busted cam but its still got a lot of balls since its a small block 305. Me and my old man are hoping to upgrade it to a 350 or a 454 in the near future and maybe even taking it to some drags after that. Always get "positive" comments about it.

Pros: great car, good acceleration, real head turner

Cons: spedometer only goes up to 80 (what happens if you go faster than that?), stalls out if you only give it a wee bit of gas from a dead stop. Is it bad if a kid says his grandma had a car like this before?

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Late 70 Muscle Cars Are Coming Around To Be Cool — i got this car when i was 13 i have put a turbofire 350cid 375hourse small block in it with a RV cam holly contender intack 650cfm edelbrock carb 3.08:1 gears mallary 6A ignistion box Mr. Gasket promatic shifter headman headers and some other stuff im in the prosses of building a big block 454 for it going to be sweet

Pros: not many of then around always find it in a parking lot

Cons: hard to find parts for but i see there are more coming on the market

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It Was A Beast — It was my first car...when I bought it in 1996 it only had 72,000 miles on it. It was in fairly good shape with the exception of being driven in New England and the salt from the roads eating out the trunk and the wheel wells! One of my favorite memories in it was when i crashed into a telephone truck doing about 5mph in Millbury center. The accident bent the hood just enough that if I did more than 50mph after that, the hood would fly open!

Pros: It had an inline six engine and was easy to work on.

Cons: I didn't know how to work on cars back then.

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1988 Chevrolet Nova Reviews

Four Banger For Ur Buck By Eric

previous owner said they got a couch inside. i got 2 seats from a mini van in it plus bench.... didnt cost much for repairs very fun little buggy got up to 75 mph in it not bad for 4 cyl Read More

Make One! By John

It tops out at 112mph, rides ok, and gets 30mpg, overall it's a good first car. Could use some mods but the way it is it rides like it's on the ground while still having good clearance. The 88' model ... Read More

1987 Chevrolet Nova Reviews

Good Car But You Know Newer.car By Jose

-kinda slow acceleration good brakes great handling. needed some work on carburator because flooded but works better now. Just needs the basic tune here and there. Drips oils somewhat. kinda bad inter... Read More

This Is A Great Car For Me By SuperNova87

I am the Second Owner of this 87' Nova, it is currently Tan and Grey, but we plan on Painting it. It has 150,000 miles on it. It gets very good gas Mileage, close to 40 M.P.G. It is 4-Cylinder, front ... Read More

1986 Chevrolet Nova Reviews

Chevy Nova By cishr

First car and wow was it reliable. Got it for under $1000 and wasted less than $200 in 2 years of owning it, even though the car was over 240k miles. Always starts up fine and gets me to the location.... Read More

I Loved This Car! By Warren

The 1986 Chevy Nova is a rebadged Toyota Corolla and is the car that made me fall in love with Toyota 4 cylinder engines. This car always got me and everyone else home without fail. You always have a ... Read More

1985 Chevrolet Nova Reviews

Awesome Car For Free By Abe

short stout little car that gets really good gas mileage. i got it for practically nothing, i worked on cleaning up a friends place. 5-speed manual. the car gets up to speed real quick like a jack ... Read More

1979 Chevrolet Nova Reviews

Very Clean And When Its Started. Wow Listen To Her Roar. By mattwinomie

Everything about this car is clean smooth and old school. None of the new age stuff. Power- lots, looks- gorgeous , room- plenty, Gas mileage- not so great. So what it boils down to is if you like the... Read More

1979 Chevy Nova By Yanick

The engine i had was the V8 305 cu in. It was a 2 door with lots of room in the trunk. It was also a RWD, cost of fuel was not too bad, i bought the car in 1989, paid $400.00, drove it around for 6 m... Read More

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