4. Chevrolet Nova
This is not about the classic late ’60s Nova that’s a well-known, popular model. This is about the 1985 to 1988 Chevrolet Nova, which is a forgotten and obscure model. So, if you think you have seen this car before, you are probably right. You did see it, but with a Toyota badge on the grille.
The reason is that they built this Nova in California, in a plant Toyota and Chevrolet shared. In fact, the Nova was just Chevrolet’s version of the Toyota Corolla. And in fact, it was a clever plan. In an effort to fight those import cars, Chevrolet imported an import, selling it as their own model. However, despite the good initial sales and highly praised Twin Cam version, the market simply forgot about the Nova.