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i am a 15 year old boy learning to be a mechanic i have been so for the last year and a bit and i have came a cross a Vauhall Nova 1.2 needing some work witch i could do like - welding, major service fornt end new lights etc my uncle is also going to repaint it the origanal color white. i like it but what do you think ? it is costing me £200 for the car and it has a brand new exhast so ?… Read Full Review
My first brand new car bought for $4700 in 1985. Never had a minute's trouble with it and was always impressed by the size of the boot considering it was a small car. For some reason never fitted it with a radio in 7 years motoring. Fondest memories… Read Full Review
Written on: by leepuddifoot (5 reviews written)
Excellent little car for new and old drivers alike - the Nova was one of my first cars and I still drive one to the day.
Amazing what you can squeeze into one of these little babies - a whole weeks camping equipment - 2 bikes on the back plus 3 passengers.
Economical and quite fast at pulling away.
Cheap to maintain, easy DIY, quite a rare car now - some nice modified and standard examples still around.
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Written on: by novaboy124 (1 review written)
i have had my Vauxhall Nova 1.2 Merit for 3 month now, when i first got it it looked like a shed i must admit but now it will really turn peoples head, with some nice 16" 5 spoke chrome alloyes, lowerd 20mm, nice spoiler, baby blue, blue rear tinted windows, inside is all blue to match, twin borla exaust, k+n air filter enduction kit, not had 1 problem with this car yet and very good in economical terms, and great off the line 0-60 est 5.7 secs… Read Full Review
Written on: by neesoon (1 review written)
Excellent car for a young person starting to drive in life, economic easy to handle and if he/she some has some with about her a challenge to learn about mechanical engines obviously with some Guidance I wish a long time ago I could have had the oppertunity to take on the challenge and really learn something in my earl years . I came very close with working on an Old Ford 8 under the guidance of the 18 year old owner, a good friend. The Nova is my wifes car and she has owned it over ten years… Read Full Review
I love the kit on this car. I have one of these and they are so lovely and people underestimate these cars too much… Read Full Review
Written on: by benjii (1 review written)
I've had my Vauxhall Nova 1.2 Merit for a month now and had a 1.8i16v turbo dohc and it flies! I've beaten Subaru's and almost anything on the road. I've modded it all, new spray job to Ferrari Red and new wheels. I love this car!… Read Full Review
Written on: by igmeaster (1 review written)
i have had my Nova 1.2I for 3 months and it is now a wicked car. It has 15'' alloys, mint seat covers for the whole car, new gear knob, wheel cover, flame pedals, new floor mats,and neon tube on the dashboard.
This car is class and it's my first car and I am not going to get rid of it either… Read Full Review
Written on: by J A Morris (1 review written)
The Vauxhall Nova 1.2 Merit is my first car, I have only driven it for about two months and I am very happy with it. I had to leave it standing for about a year and a half before I could drive it and it started up each time I went out to it. It also sailed through the M.O.T. because it is light the acceleration is decent… Read Full Review
Written on: by Big Chap (1 review written)
I can't believe any of you guys took him seriously! I actually have a Nova GSI and it does have a 2ltr from an Astra GSI (red top) and all the gear, coilovers, digi dash, full asw strengthening kit etc but I didn't build it, it'd have cost me a fortune, its got between 150 and 170 bhp and is definitely fast enough! the looks on the faces of people with supposedly "faster" cars than the GSI is worth the price I paid for 2 or 3 fold! real wolf in sheeps clothing!… Read Full Review
Written on: by Ian FRST. (1 review written)
I have 12" three-spoke alloys and Max Power stickers on the doors of my car. I have also invested in a blue exhaust extension and some green neons for under the car. I think the car looks mint and so does my girlfriend Debs. We are the envy of the local youth firm!… Read Full Review
Written on: by ANDREW BROOKE. (1 review written)
WORST CAR EVER MADE. HORRIABLE, HORRIFIC. MY DAD SAID TO GET ONE WHEN I PASSED AND I NEARLY PASSED OUT. I BOUGHT A RENAULT 5 GT TURBO WHICH ALWAYS BUY. BETTER LOOKS, PERFORMANCE, STYLING, HANDLING… Read Full Review
Written on: by grant and jess. (1 review written)
It is a vauxhall nove merit 1.2 it does 30mph in 1st it sounds really good want to get a better radio it's green no rust d reg im trying to do it up… Read Full Review
Written on: by ekul (luke). (1 review written)
Vauxhall Novas are easy to work on, reliable and cheap… Read Full Review
Written on: by Jim. (1 review written)
The Vauxhall Nova 1.2 Merit is cheap to run, easy for spares and very reliable. Does anyone know of an easy way to remove pins inside hinges on doors? Have just bought another Nova for spares and i am replacing all four doors before respray… Read Full Review
Written on: by Fat Dan. (1 review written)
I've got a 2.5ltr V6 twin turbo Nova. The engine was from a Astra GSI, pushing 480bhp....0-60 in 4.77sec.....0-100 in 11.56sec.It has a top speed of 180mph+ Ive got 18" wheels on with arch work done.To get 18" it should cost no more than £150. I've also got £5000 of ICE in the boot so there is a lot of room. I bought the Nova for £300 it started out as a 1.2 star......now it's a 2.5ltr V6 twin turbo worth over £9000. At MAX POWER live this year (2001) it came 2nd fastest super mini there!!! But… Read Full Review
Written on: by Ian. (1 review written)
I got a Vauxhall Nova 1.2 Merit about a year ago and put a cavalier 1.8L 16v engine in and a nova dose kit with astra clocks.
Very fast car but need new brakes 0 to 60 6secs est.
Top speed 140… Read Full Review
Written on: by macko. (1 review written)
A Nova might not be the most glamourous of cars when they are bog standard but once you slap a bodykit and some nice alloys you can make even a blind mans head turn. The trouble with novas are a lot of people have then which carries the disadvantage of finding original things to do to them. I have found a £300 front bumper which will bring other nova drivers to their knees! All Nova drivers in need of help modifying their motor should check out either www.Roybacer.co.uk or www.novaload.net… Read Full Review
Written on: by lynniloo. (1 review written)
When i bought this Vauxhall Nova Merit 1.2 it was a bit run down and just needed a bit of TLC and a couple of trips to the garage to to turn it into the nippy little number it is today. If you're gonna buy one remember they are prone to rust a little so get over it and get it sorted coz it's easy to fix. I love my car and i would recommend a nova to everyone… Read Full Review
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