1986 Chevrolet Nova Base 1.6 from North America
I can't' believe this thing's durability/reliability!
CV boots cracked open, rear brake shoes wore out, battery needed replacing, and alternator brushes need replacing, tires are now worn out.
I can't believe this car is still running! I had bought it with intentions of it only lasting me until I bought my next 325is E30, but it hasn't died yet! I get unbelievable gas mileage, especially on the highway (400-550km per tank).
I had bought this car from my mechanic who had purchased it from the Kidney foundation. It was originally a donation car.
The only complaint that I have, is that the car has rusted out terribly. The front fenders have rusted through, and the rust is now attacking the rear quarter panels. I believe that this is because the previous owners did not wash it (elderly couple)
When I had bought this car, friends of mine made fun of me, saying that I was only a margin away from taking the bus to school. 2 years later and they still can't' believe that the car is running, especially in sub -20C temperatures!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th August, 2004
After wearing out the tires, replacing a battery that was just too old, and letter her slowly rust away, the car has yet to die. I dunno what keeps these things going, but I've attempted to replace the car with a 94 Ford Aspire. What a terrible mistake this was, as the Ford may be better on gas, but it lacks the upper end power that the Nova had.
I think I'm gonna sell the Aspire, and go back to my Nova and invest a good 500 CAD in her body and get her up to snuff.