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1988 Chevrolet Nova


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Photo of: 1988 Chevrolet Nova

No longer owned


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About “Dominique”

This was my grandmother's car that I acquired in 2008. She didn't really take care of it but it was garage kept, so it stayed away from any hard deterioration. I take care of it to the best of my ability, keeping it shiny and intact. I hit a deer in 2010 and paid $2,000 to have most of the front replaced by a local company that knew my family. She also had a factory defect involving the camshaft that caused her to break down twice, but that has since been resolved (to my knowledge). And as of May 2013, I have a freshly rebuilt transmission!

About “88NUMMI”

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 June 2014 - 170k miles
On Sat. June 28, 2014 the car was totaled in a (low-speed) head-on collision with a flat-bed truck..

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 for “Dominique”

3.5 L LX5 DOHC V6, automatic trans, 26 miles per gallon, slow to accelerate but swift when she gets going.

Specs for “88NUMMI”

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

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

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

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 for “Dominique”

Two-tone "Pewter" interior, traction control, power windows, etc. Used to have great speakers, but one blew out.

Factory Options for “88NUMMI”

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 for “Dominique”

Black and silver pin-striping on the hood, and a small chrome angel wing on lower driver's side door.

Mods for “88NUMMI”



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