1993 Vauxhall Nova SRi 1.4 from UK and Ireland
The most fun you will have on four wheels at a reasonable price
The fuel pump seized.
The car is seriously underestimated, it's fast, cheap and reliable. What more could anyone want?
I have been a Nova fan for five years and in that time I have had three...yes there that good!
My only dream is that Vauxhall would reproduce the Nova. As this is never going to happen you have to get out there and buy one now as they are now a bit long in the tooth and are beggining to show there age.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st May, 2003
27th Apr 2006, 09:58
The corsa is the revised nova.
28th Apr 2006, 11:06
Yes the Corsa B is realy a Nova in a modern shell, same underpinings, and the Nova was called a Corsa in Europe, that's why when we got our first Corsa it was called Corsa B. The Corsa had 16v engines too, so you could say there is a 16v Nova!
12th Jul 2006, 18:24
The Vauxhall Nova 1.4 SRi. This is THE 1.4 to have. Good performance for an 8v, central locking, electric windows, very cheap to insure, etc.
The sound with a K&N makes my hair stand on end when you boot it. Yet this 13 year old 8v motor is destroying my friends 05 Corsa Exclusiv 1.4 "twinport" in every gear, and Saxo VTRs don't stand a chance neither. What a brilliant all rounder for your first car.
This is without question better than a Corsa, Vauxhall should have continued developing this car instead of the Corsa.
These cars are also getting very rare, so grab a good one whilst you can before some boy racer wants 2k for his SRi with blacked out windows. Nova's Rule.
15th Jul 2006, 06:05
I own a Nova SRi. Ultimate first car or collecters item. I got mine clean, never been boyraced and this is how it stays, but when you need a bit of power, its all there!!!
17th Oct 2006, 13:17
Its true, the nova SRI is probably the rarest out of the nova hot hatch's. I would like to own one now. Great 1.4i 82 BHP motor.
8th Feb 2007, 04:47
Novas are brilliant. My Dad has had one and my boyfriend; you can't get a more reliable car! They look really smart and you can do anything to them. I would recommend a GSI if you can find one. They are rare and cheap, but like gold dust x.
27th Feb 2007, 12:49
I would rather have the 205 XS as it also has a 1.4 engine, cheap insurance and due to it being lighter than its GTi brother's could reach 60 in 9 seconds.That's only 3 tenths of the 1.6 GTi, but about 4 groups insurance less.
That's the best choice personally.