Chevrolet Corsa Review from Colombia

1996 Chevrolet Corsa GLS 1.6 MPFI

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 MPFI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carRenault RENAULT ETOILE


A very reliable, economical city car


Nothing of importance, I had to replace the ventilator fan, but was for an incidental liquid spilling. No more has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

It is a reliable and very commercial car, is safe, it is not much comfortable as other cars, but is reliable, economical, the 1.3i engine is very powerful and has a good acceleration, it accelerates 0 - 100km/h in 8 seconds. Going up to the hills the car has a good performance. The corsa is a durable car, well-built, in Colombia was the more representative car in dealer's sales in 2001.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2002

15th Jan 2003, 23:38

The 0 to 100 km per hour times are a lie, it takes about 12 seconds to do that, unless you made some serious modifications to this car.

2nd Jun 2006, 22:07

0 to 100 in 8 with a 1300 engine?, I don't believe it, I have a 1600, 92 Hp, and it took more than 10 seconds. (I've never done the acceleration test, but I'm pretty sure about it). Maybe a 16-valve 1.3i engine could do it, but I believe that there are not 16v engines for the Corsa.

14th Jul 2010, 01:51

My Corsica can do that, but my motor has been rebuilt and has a turbocharger and a performance chip. So unless it has 187 horsepower like mine, I seriously don't believe it.

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review