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rhonda
Dec 17, 2010 at 7:14 am
cool
 
 
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TerryO
Dec 14, 2010 at 6:47 pm
Interesting little economic beater.
 
 
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CorvairJim
Dec 11, 2010 at 9:17 pm
The classic disposable winter beater/driver. My mom bought an automatic-equipped '86 NUMMI Nova new and gave it to my daughter when she was done with it. She drove it for about about another year until it fell apart. My mom's current car is another NUMMI product, a '2000 Chevy Prizm.
 
 

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Challenges W: 7 L: 5

 

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Dominique

2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue

Owner: Domonster

  • Dominique: 15 pts (loss)
  • 88NUMMI: 30 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 9
  • Ended: Dec 11, 2012
 
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92 thunderbird

1992 Ford Thunderbird

Owner: jtc52087

  • 92 thunderbird: 20 pts (loss)
  • 88NUMMI: 30 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 10
  • Ended: Jan 16, 2012
 
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wifes SUV

2007 Suzuki XL-7

Owner: jtc52087

  • wifes SUV: 16 pts (loss)
  • 88NUMMI: 39 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 11
  • Ended: Jan 16, 2012
 

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1988 Chevrolet Nova (88NUMMI)

Trophies: 7 Give a trophy Last updated Jan 8, 2014  

Photo of a 1988 Chevrolet Nova (88NUMMI)

About

1988 CHEVROLET NOVA SEDAN
Dark Blue - Blue interior

1.6 Liter OHC Inline-4
5-Speed Manual w/Overdrive

Purchaced Dec. 2010 with 109k miles for a daily driver - reliable, comfortable, 30-35 mpg. I've had trouble-free experiences using these cars as daily drivers.
update Jan. 2014 - 157k miles.

The 1985-'88 Chevy Nova was the first vehicle built by New United Motors Manufacturing (NUMMI) formed by GM and Toyota. The NUMMI factory was rated the highest quality US assembly plant; '85-'88 Chevy Nova was rated higher quality than its '89 Geo Prism replacement.
Powertrain Assembly - Toyota in Japan
Final Assembly - NUMMI in California, USA

Specs

Dimensions - Capacities:
Length: 166.3 in
Width: 64.4 in
Height: 52.7 in
Wheelbase: 95.7 in
Front track: 56.1 in
Rear track: 55.3 in
Oil capacity w/filter 4 US Qt
Fuel capacity: 13.2 US Gal
The value of a drag coefficient, estimated by a-c, is Cd = 0.4 .
Curb Weight: 2211 lbs

Powertrain:
Cast-Iron Cylinder Block / Aluminum Cylinder Head
Engine manufacturer: Toyota
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Cylinders alignment: Line 4
Valves per cylinder: 2
Additional Features: Aisan 2-barrel
Displacement: 1587 cm3 / 96.9 cui
Bore: 81 mm / 3.19 in
Stroke: 77 mm / 3.03 in
Compression ratio: 9 : 1
Power net: 74 hp / 5200
Torque: 86 ft-lb / 2800

Drivetrain:
Traction: FWD (front-wheel drive)
Gearbox: Toyota
Transmission type: manual
Number of gears: 5
Gear ratios (overall):
I 3.545 (13.19)
II 1.904 (7.09)
III 1.233 (4.59)
IV 0.885 (3.29)
V 0.725 (2.7)
Final drive ratio std: 3.722
Standard tires:P 155/80 R 13

Performance:
Top Speed: 101 mph
0-60 mph (s): 13.3
0- 1/4 mile (s): 19.2
speed at 1/4mile: 71 mph
Fuel consumption:
extra-urban / city / highway / average combined:
33-40 / 22-27 / 33-39 / 29.8

Factory Options

Standard
Power Brakes

Base Option Package
Transmission: 5-Speed Manual (4th & 5th Gear Overdrive)
Tires: P155/80R13 BSW
Radio: Electronically Tuned AM/FM Stereo and Clock
Tinted Glass
Rear Window Defogger

Mods

none

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