I DD'd my Nova for 3 years. But It had a six banger in it for 2 of those three years. Gas was only 1.50 a gallon too. It was fun and reliable. I wouldn't want to daily mine again until I upgrade the brakes, 4 wheel drum's doesn't stop to well. If you have a short commute and don't care about gas prices go for it. But like other people said 3 speed auto's with 373's or 411's suck.