1992 Vauxhall Nova Expression 1.2i from UK and Ireland
Great and full of character
I don't know why, but it wouldn't start on some mornings. A mechanic friend of mine told me that there was no compression, that the tappets had drained. Whatever it was, it fixed itself!
The drivers seat is starting to look a bit mucky, and the previous owner has had a prang that was not fixed properly. Other than that, I can't fault it!
I have changed a whole heap of parts such as the dizzy cap, leads, plugs, oil & filter as well as a rotor arm.
The exhaust knocks on the firewall when giving it the beans.
Not the most powerful car on the road, but ya know what, it doesn't matter! There is still plenty of beans to give her, and doing 35mph in 1st is still a laugh to me!
However the only major bad point is the gear box! Very clunky and only got 4 there, which means the tiny 65bhp 1.2 needs to be revving like mad on motorway :( Going to get a 5 speed put into it as well as change a few more bits!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th February, 2008