Nova Kit Car Review from North America

1992 Nova Kit Car SE

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance131000 miles
Previous carNissan Maxima


Easy fix for VTC ticking noise


Ticking noise from the VTC (Valve timing control) belt, but I fixed that and so can you.

Clock doesn't work.

Hood doesn't stay open for that long. The hydraulic like things that hold the engine hood open wear and in time soon cannot hold the weight of the hood.

General Comments:

I figured out how to fix the VTC "ticking" noise. Just add 20w-30 motor oil into the car and also add a mobile one oil filter (or any car oil filter that is more than a few bucks. 8 dollars or more) I just added those changes to my car and the ticking noise that is common with the 92 maximas pretty much stopped. It made the ticking noise for the first 5 or 10 seconds once I turned on the car but then it stopped completly. I hope this helps most of you. This may be more expensive oil and filter, but I believe that it will help in the long run

Remember: 20w-30 motor oil (CASTROL GTX) and a High quality oil filter.

I hope this helps.

Overall the maxima is a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2004

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review