1979 Chevrolet Nova Review

1979 Chevrolet Nova 5.0L 350 from North America

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.0L 350 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired270000 miles
Most recent distance300000 miles
Previous carFord Tempo


I like it more than my mother and wife combined


Minor hoses in my vehicle have needed replacements due to dry-rot along with the regular tune-ups.

General Comments:

This car has become an extention of myself. It's classic look gives it character, allowing my vehicle to become an exhibit for others to enjoy. I love the amazing 350 feeling, driving at outrageous speeds that make the police stand in awe. When in neighborhoods or driving at lower speeds I can hear my beast chugging at the gas tank. Recently, I was able to change the timing making it not only affordable for me to be a pizza delivery boy, but fun.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2001

12th Apr 2004, 23:15

Yea, I'll bet the police stand in awe of your beater nova alright.

Awed that it still runs.

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review