Car reviews - Holden - Nova - 5-dr hatch
9 May 2003
NISSAN N14 PULSAR 5D HATCHBACK (1991-1993)
A WORTHY rival to the Nova with good performance, economy and finish. The 1.5-litre, twin cam, multi-point fuel-injected engine drives the front wheels through a five-speed manual or four-speed auto transmission. A well balanced car.
MAZDA 323 5D HATCHBACK (1989-1994)
THE Astina offers a larger capacity engine at 1840cc, fuel- injected with a 16-valve head. It is front-wheel drive with five- speed manual or four-speed auto. Better equipped, with power steering, central locking standard. Well finished and smart.
MITSUBISHI CC LANCER 5D HATCHBACK (1992-1996)
SOUNDLY engineered, the Lancer has a 1.6-litre, multi-point fuel- injected, 16-valve engine with the usual five-speed manual or four-speed auto driving the front wheels. Radio/cassette is the only creature comfort.
FORD KH LASER 5D HATCHBACK (1992-1994)
ANOTHER clone, this time of the Mazda 323, but with local Ford engineering and styling input. The 16-valve, 1.6-litre carburettor engine mates to a three-speed auto or five-speed manual transmission driving the front wheels. Power steering - always useful on front-wheel drive - and a radio/cassette are standard.
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