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    Default ex-nova owners, what did you move on to?

    It's been a few years since I've had a Nova, the last being a GTE track car.
    I was always attracted to Novas for their bang to buck, but now they are fetching big money, I doubt I will have another.
    Purely out of interest/fun, if you have moved on from Novas, what did you move onto?
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    Having owned Novas for over 30 years (eek) I've moved on a few times, but still have one in my life.

    The most memorable departures were a Lotus Esprit Turbo and a selection of Escort Cosworths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by novarally View Post
    Having owned Novas for over 30 years (eek) I've moved on a few times, but still have one in my life.

    The most memorable departures were a Lotus Esprit Turbo and a selection of Escort Cosworths.
    Very nice choice, maybe I can pickup another to have a play with.
    I have a couple of 172 cups, which are as close as a modern day nova I could find, that's cheap and throwaway.
    Great little cars, especially on track. I've now had a Lotus Elise for the past few years, which is awesome, but I am missing owning something retro.

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    My last daily nova was my silver GSI then moved onto something with a turbo and 4wd was the goal, used my S3 daily for 14 years now into a A4 TDI

    I?ve always had a nova in one for or the other since 1995 though just not daily drivers now

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    Haven't had one as a daily since 2016 i think, have a corsa b zlet i use daily and a mk3 astra. Did buy an alpina to use daily but then realised it was worth too much to ruin so thats another motor that never gets used like the nova

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    Still have both Novas I bought in 1991 and 1998, both in storage in a somewhat sorry state. Need more time/space!

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    Sold my first two novas to get the GT4 in 2005 - which I've still got now.
    Sold the blue v6 in 2015 (feels like a lifetime ago!) to make room for the Super Bee - which at the moment is considerably less together than the picture below.




    And currently use this as a daily




    I tend to buy cars and keep them, aside from the Novas!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bazil View Post
    My last daily nova was my silver GSI then moved onto something with a turbo and 4wd was the goal, used my S3 daily for 14 years now into a A4 TDI

    I?ve always had a nova in one for or the other since 1995 though just not daily drivers now

    Love those yellow S3's, hard to come by nowadays

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    Quote Originally Posted by millworm View Post
    Haven't had one as a daily since 2016 i think, have a corsa b zlet i use daily and a mk3 astra. Did buy an alpina to use daily but then realised it was worth too much to ruin so thats another motor that never gets used like the nova
    Yeah to some of the purists I've ruined mine, but I have no intentions of selling so just do what I want with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova_niek View Post
    Still have both Novas I bought in 1991 and 1998, both in storage in a somewhat sorry state. Need more time/space!

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