Why do you bother? nova's are poor cars. don't you want to be just a tad different. If you don't drive like a fool and wear a baseball cap then, by law, you are not allowed to drive a nova.
Take advice from someone who knows it. keep away from novas and get yourself a excellent allround car like a crx/ civic.
I agree that I would certainly recommend a Honda Civic over a Vauxhall Nova anytime, having owned both of them. The Civic is more reliable, comfortable and attractive (of course, this is subjective).
The above comment is not very useful, as you're not comparing like for like. Whilst we would all like an infinite amount to spend on our cars, it unfortunately doesn't work like that.
The Civic is a bigger car. It's also much more expensive to buy, run, insure and service. The Nova is considerably more affordable and, if you do your own servicing, much easier to work in.
I was quite happy with my Nova, and I guarantee that I never owned a baseball cap. We can do without such comments in this world.
Novas are brilliant. They are the hottest hatchback around. I have had mine for nearly 2 years and its never gave me any hassle. I am a nova girl racer. Come on the novas!!!
Why would your mate think the GTE would be faster than the GSI? they are 99% the same car. And also they both have nigh on the same performance as an AX GT, maybe a bit better. I had a GSI a few years ago, and their wern't any AX GT's or GTI's getting in front. Nova GSI's are pretty quick.
Sorry, that was my mistake, I forgot to mention that the GTE was slightly tuned, so that's why he thought it was faster. The Nova GTE GSI is only slightly slower in real life compared to the AX GT, but the AX GT certainly handles better, and they are better looking, rare cars.