The car has been generally reliable.
The brakes are terrible, but I think all Novas are like that.
The rear washer no longer works, the hose inside the tailgate seems to have disintegrated!
It has started to rust quite badly, especially where it is dented although that's my fault.
The exhaust kept scraping on the back axle, especially after the car was lowered. I fitted a sports exhaust-this was stolen, so I had to have a standard exhaust modified to clear the axle. The middle pipe soon fell down again though.
The bulbs on the dashboard have a mind of their own! They stop working for weeks and then they become fine again. The speakers also seem to have dodgy connections.
The bootlid doesn't fit properly it's not straight. This means the seal cannot seal the car and on cold wet nights the car literally fills with moist air. In the mornings it is literally dripping off the inside of the windscreen, or worse it's frozen on the inside!
The tyres wear very unevenly.
The MOT was almost fine, but both rubber CV joints had to be replaced.
The worst point is the inner front wheelarches-they were so rusty I was driving along the other day and the drivers side one literally fell out. It was made of pure rust and disintegrated all over the road. Now I have no inside wheelarch, I will have to have a new one made I think. Novas don't have plastic wheelarch liners like most cars so they rust very badly in this area.