1987 Chevrolet Nova 4-Cylinder 1.3 litre from North America
Worth far more than what I paid for it
One of the rear seat belts doesn't work.
Only three of the rear window defogger coils work.
When I bought it, the front brake lines and both rear wheel cylinders were shot, had to replace those.
New master cylinder after about 3 months.
Tie rods are damaged.
Some exhaust problems, had the muffler replaced and now need to replace the exhaust pipe coming from the engine.
Warped front driver's side brake rotor... my own fault because I let the pad wear right down and it warped the rotor.
Some rust problems around the wheel wells.
This is my first car, and it has been absolutely amazing. I bought it for $300 with 220,000 km on it in March 2005, and have since brought it up to 265,000 km, with very little repairs... other than basic maintenance (fluid changes, air filter, fuel filter, etc) I've only had to put about $600 into it... not bad at all.
It's a definite plus that this car is made by Toyota, both the body and engine (it's basically an 87 Toyota Corolla), but that also means it's prone to the wheel well rust that seems common on Toyota's, but even that isn't very bad.
I'd definitely recommend this as a first car to anyone.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th January, 2006