1968 Chevrolet Nova Review

1968 Chevrolet Nova Base Model 396 V8 from North America

Model year1968
Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 396 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance119000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Chevelle


Still ahead of its time!


Replaced water pump @ 101,000 miles.

General Comments:

They don't make them like this anymore. Compare this compact to current compact cars like the Corolla and Civic, and you will see the great value of the Nova. The Nova offers seating for six adults versus seating for four in the Corolla and Civic. My Nova has the optional 396 cubic inch, 375 HP V8. A V8 (or a six cylinder for that matter) isn't even available as an option in the Corolla or Civic.

Parts for the Nova are cheap and readily available. It has been a reliable, fun to drive vehicle, and is the envy of all my friends who own Japanese cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2008

20th Nov 2008, 18:12

Ya know, this is quite funny. Someone will review a V8 powered car and compare it with the Civic or Corolla.

This is the 21st century. Cars are either 4 cyl or 6 cyl. Gas is too expensive to be driving a V8. People who say things like "The Civic or Toyota isn't even offered in an V8" are obviously blatantly millionaires, or something. You must have a lot of money to go on about things like that. Then again, you didn't even mention gas mileage. That tells me a lot - you're like an advertiser who failed to say that hey there, man. This car rocks. It's fast. But it only gets 10 miles to the gallon!

I wish people would really think before posting reviews.

Average review marks: 9.8 / 10, based on 1 review