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I know we have all heard that in Spanish Nova means "no go". Turns out it is legend that will not die that springs from two spanish words "no" and "va", Which indeed means "no go". Nova the single word in spanish means "new".

See the below link and help put this to rest.

http://spanish.about.com/cs/culture/a/chevy_nova.htm

Vince
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More useless information below.

Chevrolet Nova
Oldsmobile Omega
Pontiac Ventura
Buick Apollo

Note the first letters of the vehicles names spell NOVA.
 

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Nova is, literally "No go" but it is never used in that form- so it is not the marketing disaster it is made out to be, and you never say it as one word either -and "new" is Neauvo.
 

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Awight,

new=nuevo (spanish)
new=nova (italian)
no go=no va (notice they're not spelled together) (spanish)
nova=a natural phenomenon that occurs in space








Mike
 
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