Have you driven a 1978 Chevrolet Nova?  

User Reviews

Displaying 11 - 12 of 1978 Chevrolet Nova 12 reviews.

1978 Chevrolet NovaReview
KHOP11 writes:

It's What You Make Out Of It. I Drive It Everyday. It's Not A Trailer Queen. — What I like about this car is that it started out as nothing and my dad and I have built it up to something special. I am always looking to improve it; not make it a hot-rod (there's always somebody with more money and most horse power) but not many people drive a classic for their everyday car. But I do. The appearance is great now that it's been restored. But I haven't seen an original 75-79 Nova that looked very good. They are good to remake. It's not expensive to drive this car. Most parts are easy to find GM stuff, but what is hard to find is cosmetic parts for the 75-79 Novas; but it makes it more rare. The performance is good. It's quick and mean. The top speed is about 120mph and it gets there fast. The gear ratio makes it fun to drive and especially quick in 2nd gear; it jumps from 20-60 very quickly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Sentimental value:  my first car that I've been building for over a decade.

Cons: Cosmetic parts are tough to find.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
1978 Chevrolet NovaReview
Josh writes:

Its A Great Project Car — my first car its a bit of a beater but considering what is been through. interior um.. really bad shape exterior few dents and serface rust but over all its good . lol drive quality it drives like a boat and it brakes like a boat and gots guts for a 260 L6

Pros: its fun to drive

Cons: lol its crap but its my crap

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 11 - 12 of 1978 Chevrolet Nova 12 reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

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


Looking for a Used Nova in your area?

CarGurus has 130 nationwide Nova listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

Have you driven a 1978 Chevrolet Nova?