1977 Chevrolet Nova 250 straight 6 from North America
Perfect First Car
Transmission went at 150,000.
Bumpers rusted out.
Small rust whole under driver side door.
Heater core needed replacing at about 165,000.
Great looking 2dr hatchback.
The car never left me stranded despite loosing all the forward gears. I just drove the five miles home in reverse.
The engine was very strong for a six cylinder. The speedometer only went to 80, but I got the needle all the way to the R for reverse (estimate that to be about 120) and she was still gaining. Best passing car I have owned despite owning two cars with V8 power.
Positraction made it reliable in the winter. I was following a plow truck that went off the road and I just kept on going. Just had to get a little speed going to make it up the steeper hills. Studded tires all the way around also helped.
Got 21 mpg.
Big enough back end to sleep in, and I did just that on one occasion.
I wish I hadn't sold it, but didn't have the money to fix it up after two accidents kept the body from passing inspection.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th November, 2005