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“Can't beat a Vauxhall Nova for cheapnesss - get one,...”

Written on: 24/09/2008 by griffinpower (1 review written)

Can't beat a Vauxhall Nova for cheapnesss - get one, add Astra gte brakes fit 2.0 8v on twin 40 carbs add a kent cam and lower it and get ready for some cheap thrills might not be able to have a thousand brake like other motors but I know people that hav gone to Vauxhalls because they're cheap to buy… Read Full Review

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“The Vauxhall Nova just the best, you can't get better....”

Written on: 15/03/2006 by kelly2006 (1 review written)

The Vauxhall Nova just the best, you can't get better. They're cheap, also cheap to run and so cool to rag round the bendy roads. I love Novas… Read Full Review

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“Well my mate had a Vauxhall Nova 1.6 GTE before I evan...”

Written on: 24/05/2005 by spliff1star (18 reviews written)

Well my mate had a Vauxhall Nova 1.6 GTE before I evan had my first car. He bought the car 6 years ago when he was 18 for about £800 quid which was cheap at that time. The car had no rust and the engine was fine, it had been in a little knock at the front as the bonet was slightly out of alighnment. He keeped telling me how fast his nova gte was. I never had a car at the time. He took me for a drive in the gte and it was very quick, it was standerd but at that time I had never been in a small… Read Full Review

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“Vauxhall Nova 1.6 GTE's are good cars, mine used to be...”

Written on: 07/11/2004 by jayg1415 (1 review written)

Vauxhall Nova 1.6 GTE's are good cars, mine used to be a 1.2 shed that I bought of my mate for £30! Now its got full bodykit, MG ZR yellow respay and a 1.6 gte lump. Get a nova for a first car, do it up, drive it like a nutter then sell it!… Read Full Review

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“Recipe for fun: add 16v brakes from an astra GTE,...”

Written on: 21/12/2003 by gunzi (1 review written)

Recipe for fun: add 16v brakes from an astra GTE, upgrade suspension, skim the head, add a cam and exhaust manifold + full system + panel filter = 125bhp / 845kgs * 1000 = 148bhp per ton. = 0-60 7.1, 1/4 mile 15.4secs. This what I have done to my baby 1.6, and she flies. The times are confirmed 0-60 @ TRAX 2003 and 1/4 mile at Santa Pod… Read Full Review

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“Im on my second nova now the first being a 92 j 1.2...”

Written on: 06/04/2003 by col. (1 review written)

Im on my second nova now the first being a 92 j 1.2 flar. That was my first car and had great times in it. I sold that 1 with 129000 miles on the clock and it never let me down. I now own a j 92 gsi thats is in great condition for its year, its been loved by the other people thats owned it and its getting the same from me. Yes the rides a bit hard unless u get better springs and its not going to win many beauty contests, but its a great car to drive, handles good, and its a lot of fun for the… Read Full Review

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Fredy T.'s Response to 86622_col.'s Review

Written on: 20/06/2003

This is more of a question for help then a review. I have just purchased an f reg nova, and i would like to know what wheel and tyre dimensions i could fit on this car without adjusting the bodywork. I am only 16 and cannot afford to have the wheel arches done yet. Will lowering it have any effect? Any help in the slightest will be gladly appreciated. Thankyou.

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111939_Col.'s Response to 86622_col.'s Review

Written on: 30/06/2003

You can stick 15s on with no trouble as long as you stay with a 49 mil off set any bigger and they will scrub ive got 195 45 15s with a 42 mil off set so i had to get the rear or the arches done they cost about 30 quid each side as for lowering 35 is ok the lower you go the ride gets hard dont forget to cut the bump stops or you will bottom ive not long had some koni shocks on front and rear they really do a good job worth every penny my e-mail is col@brainkebab.com if you have any tronble give us a bell

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“nova = a granny pop down the road to tesco shopper. if...”

Written on: 25/03/2003 by Deca. (1 review written)

nova = a granny pop down the road to tesco shopper. if u want decent handling and performance from a 70s/80s car theres so much better - Golfs, 205GTIs, any ford (especially rear wheel drive - handbrake turns are rubbish, powersliding is so much more fun :P ;)

10/10 for practicability - easy to get shopping bags in.

10/10 value for money - change from a fiver? not bad, you can always turn it into scrap metal… Read Full Review

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99921_Dave.'s Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 21/05/2003

Your an aXX!! Novas are ledgends!!

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Ruffriderz's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 10/09/2005

Nova's are just as powerful if not more, and about 50 times more reliable buy an RST and you will be spending so much money down the garage you wont be able to drive the thing!

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Samm's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 11/03/2004

Im sorry but having test driven a standard Nova Gte I thought it was rubbish, it certainly doesn\'t handle well, acceleration is average.
<br>If we are just talking about stock cars, there are so many old school cars that will beat a Nova, my 205 1.9 will. Ive driven both, as will an rst or crx or golf mk 2 16v or r5 gtt.
<br>The only thing I like about this car is that it is cheap and very moddable like the other cars I mentioned.

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Dexx's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 03/03/2004

lol, thought it might. That RST was done by a guy called squint I think, built a rear engined 106 too.

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Turbojoe's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 02/03/2004

ok that shut me up. there has been a twin engined escort (green, two rst lumps, converted to a pickup!) but that only developed a \"puny\" 450-odd bhp.

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Dexx's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 16/02/2004

I know the fiesta your on about, blue in colour with big white alloys and wide arch kit. I know a nova that would beat it ;) Twin engined Regal/EDS motorsport Nova making about 686bhp I think :P 0-60 in 2.83secs? SQM 11.14? Beat that ford boy :D But as standard there ain't a great deal in difference between an RST and a GTE (0-60 8.3 vs 9.1) sayin that there is a 36bhp difference in the Fords favour.

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Turbojoe's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 15/02/2004

The fist time "nova" and "class" have been used in the same sentence. im talking about standard cars kiddo, not cars with 2.0 turbo lumps shoehorned in. a beast, by all means, but only for the suicidal. there has been a mk3 fiesta with a 330bhp cossie engine (a REAL cossie engine, not just the head) and saff 4x4 running gear that would obliterate any nova, but obviusly thats stupid money.

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Stevesri's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 02/12/2003

sorry ford boyz but these guys are right, their novas have class and yes the 2.0 turbo will kick your butt!!!

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Dexx's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 24/11/2003

I do drive a turbo, and its in my nova ;) 2L 16V turbo power, not 1.6 8v CVH rubbish :P Get yourself a zetec bottom end conversion or in fact, scrap the CVH all together and fit a turbo'ed zetec. Much better :)

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Turbojoe's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 23/11/2003

To all nova GTE lovers, get rid of it get yourself an RST once you've driven a turbo you wont want nothin else

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Revanlow's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 22/09/2003

you should be shot for saying that.i bet you crashed one cuz u couldnt handle the power.go back to you fiat panda,looser

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Dexx's Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 08/08/2003

Yeah, standard Novas are old ladies shopping trolleys, but i aint seen an old lady doing her shopping in a GTE. By the way, 205 GTIs aint that quick, I test drove one and was less than impressed when i compared it to the GTE i had at the time. Steering is too twitchy, panel work is way too thin, and rev limiter cuts in too early (I found that out when trying to get it to 7k). Performance was similar, but not quite as good. Whats the point in having 8k on the rev gauge if it cant go anywhere near it? It was a 1.6GTI i test drove btw. And no it wasnt a knackered example either b4 u say.
<br>I managed to keep up with my mates VR6 in my GTE when he put his foot down, he never got any further away from me. Mine was making close to 120bhp tho.

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104287_Dave.'s Response to Deca.'s Review

Written on: 04/06/2003

You're talking rubbish! When was the last time you saw a granny doing 130mph in a GTE!!!

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“A fun little car to drive, which is fun to chuck...”

Written on: 06/03/2003 by DeXx. (1 review written)

A fun little car to drive, which is fun to chuck around the twisty roads. Dont expect to beat many cars in it tho in standard form. Needs a couple of extra BHP to keep up with modern day equivalents. With the mods i had plus cam, head work, performance manifold and tailored chip to mods, might see around 150bhp… Read Full Review

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