Chevrolet Corsa Review from Venezuela

1996 Chevrolet Corsa 1.6

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance154300 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity


Good, but perfectible car


Probably due on those uneven peaks loads produced by operation start-stop of air conditioner compressor clutch engage, the sintered belt pulley and damper wheel key slot deforms and eventually breaks the groove & key at the front crankcase end. As this last one can't be welded o repaired because heat would lead it to loose of temple and, consequentially, of specified hardness, I had to replace the whole crankcase which means a major mechanical job (and, of course huge shop bill). Well, the history is worst yet: I had to do it twice and the shop showed me a rather long list of absolutely similar cases.

General Comments:

I wonder how General Motors or Opel has not fixed down this flaw in a rather wonderful car. It's not easy to withdraw a complete week salary just to pay a shop bill.

Stable, quiet and balanced cost-benefit vehicle

I'd buy another one for sure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2003

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review