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Cracking Little Car — top car 4 ragging about in. performance good down hill or once 30mins has passed on a straight flat road, build quality not too bad, interia, normally dirty but really good fun to drive, 1.2l 3 door 4 speed bonb about hedge louper

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

Pros: little rag about

Cons: manual choke

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Iconic 80's Supermini — I hate the sunroof squeak, it makes the build quality seem worse than a Saxo. The heating is poor. My final drive in the gearbox is too high, making motorways a chore. I actually find it hard to park & the spacial awareness is poor for a car so small.

Pros: Fun handling, Quattroesque looks  in an affordable package.

Cons: Rusty prone, cramped interior, harsh ride quality

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Probally One Of The Fastest Cars On The Road — the car performance wise was unreal running a 2.0l 16v turbo charged engine an only weighing a ton it would do the quarter mile in 13 seconds an was faster than most cars on the road as for the ride it wasnt great but it really didnt matter WICKED CAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pros: fast

Cons: the comfort

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Vauxhall Nova - Cheap Rat — I've started to "rat" my nova and it's looking mean!! Rusted bonnet, satin black paint, lots of stickers..... It's only a 1.2 so performance is pretty bad but with 12 points on my licence I can't upgrade the engine.....yet! The car is easy to work on, parts are cheap and easily available and there are plenty of mods out there, so it's easy to make a nova different on a budget. only downside to these cars as far as I can see... I've had two and blown the head on both, and I don't thrash 'em either.

Pros: cheap to buy, fix and insure

Cons: weak engines

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None — liked the performance of the car, the styling wasn't bad either.. if felt that the car had more character than you would find in more modern cars. But the car was that unreliable that it was dangerous! It outweighed all the problems by being the quickest i've ever owned and made me feel like a kid again.. which cant be bad!!

Pros: Was very quick

Cons: The brakes didn't work sometimes

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Best Handling Car, Ive Ever Driven. — A good hatchback for its class, with amazing handling, will take a lot of abuse, and with the back seats down could hold a fair ammount of stuff, though limited space when the seats were up. Only let down by a slightly awkward driving position, and chavvy boy racer image.

Pros: Great handling, cheap to run and good visibility.

Cons: Awkward driving position, small boot for car of this type.

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Reviews From Other Years

1993 Vauxhall Nova Reviews

Nova Gte By Christian

acceleration abit slow but not bad for a small engine handling is ok but if its droped 60 mm than it is so much better but the gte is a better all round car an not alot of diffenents to gsi nova. Read More

1992 Vauxhall Nova Reviews

i love it <3 and it was bare cheep its a 1.2 so its quite nippy for a little car and it will look sick wen its slamed 60mm just perfect for townie laps =] peace out my car friends x Read More

Vauxhall Nova By Kyle

I Think there brilliant little cars. There built to last and if you look after them properly, will go on for years. Performance aint too bad, with the SRi good for about 120mph, I had the 1.2i Luxe Pl... Read More

1991 Vauxhall Nova Reviews

1991 Vauxhaul Nova 1.2 By Jill

Performance - not much horsepower and would shake quite a lot if you tried to go faster than 85mph. Build - not very protective in a crash (not that I would try). Apperance - was white and I actually... Read More

Good Cheap Motoring By Scott

nice little neally first motor cheap to run repair and insure cant fault it really Read More

1989 Vauxhall Nova Reviews

Pocket Rocket Power For Cheap Money By Simon

great starting point for modifying, ease of parts, but finding a good one nowadays is rare. seriously fun in standard form but to get the full potential from this car spend money and get the 2 litre 1... Read More

Vauxhall Nova Sting By David

Handled exceptionally well, very light-weight but felt like sitting in a tin can. The fact that it was a sports edition probably helped. Build quatlity not excellent, but fine for the type of car. ... Read More

1988 Vauxhall Nova Reviews

Nova's Taking Over By Gary

I like my car cos its sweet and nice size. I'm going to change the engine from 1.2 ltr to 2.0 ltr. It's joy ride. I'm going to convert the body look to the one of the GTE and re-spray it. Read More

Nove 1.3 Sr, It Great Beginner. By Gareth

The Nova was the wifes first car. Although it was quite old it still ran great. A little underpowered compared to what we have owned but never the less it was a great first car. Read More

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