Chevrolet Corsa Reviews

2003 Chevrolet Corsa Comfort 1.6 from Mexico

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance53000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Nice car but not recommended. Unreliable

Faults:

Clutch failure at about 30000 km without warning, very expensive repair, about 650 U. S dollars.

Alternator burnout at 36000 and 10 days of delay for repair at the dealer.

Low quality badges, logos and accessories, made with cheap plastic, prone to crack very soon.

General Comments:

Responsive car, smooth ride, nice interior, good design.

Comfortable seats, roomy trunk.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 26th December, 2009

2004 Chevrolet Corsa Sedan (saloon) 1.8 from Mexico

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

Not bad if you are on a budget when buying a new car

Faults:

Clutch burnt out at 55,000Km; that stinks, and I don't drive like a F1 driver.

Original tires are pretty poor quality Pirelli P6000's, changed at only 50,000Km.

General Comments:

The Chevrolet dealers in Mexico charge twice as much as the other car dealers for making a diagnosis, and you must sign to agree for the work to be done by them, thus you can't go and get a cheaper quote from another independent workshop. If you don't sign and get other quotes and return to the Chevrolet dealer later, the diagnosis is null and void and they charge you again. I'll never buy a Chevrolet car again for the reason stated above.

Changed the tires Pirelli P6000 for a set of Kumho Solus SR21, which are far superior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd August, 2007

1991 Chevrolet Corsa LT 3.1 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres

Summary:

Loved it from day one... still going strong

Faults:

Water pump failed.

I replaced the alternator x2 times.

Had some gas leaks 3 places patched with rubber hoses.

The oxygen sensor 1 fell apart, most likely not used for several years.

Sad day when the air-conditioning evaporator went south. Too $ to fix.

The crank angle sensor was replaced at 200000kms. Won't run if this is broken. My advice to you is replace it at 100,000 miles.

Horns x3.

General Comments:

I have owned this car since it was in the showroom. It is a very reliable and comfortable car. It has amazing power and agility.

Minor repairs and adjustments over the years have kept it running like new.

It runs pretty much the same as the day I bought it. The engine is very sound.

It is the V6 3.1. Original exhaust system except for the muffler which I installed with a clamp so it is repairable every few years. The exhaust is stainless steel which all cars should have.

The car is a good size for a communter highway car. Good on gas and comfortable. Original sound system is above average.

It's a very solid car still. I fixed only a few holes on the under side with fiberglass Bond and black paint.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th April, 2005

2001 Chevrolet Corsa swing 1.6 mpfi from Brazil

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 mpfi Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance47000 kilometres
Previous carSuzuki Maruti

Summary:

The precise mixture of a quality car, a very low price and a 100% leadership

Faults:

When I just got the car, it had an electrical problem, which was fixed at no cost by GM.

General Comments:

Excellent car with the most suitable price; a really great car, I totally recommend it for anyone to buy it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th April, 2004

5th Aug 2004, 18:00

Can you e-mail me a picture of the Chevrolet Swing? Is the same also known as Chevy Joy?

Francisco_orta@decoma.com.

1995 Chevrolet Corsa GL 1.4 from Brazil

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.4 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance136650 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Chevette

Summary:

A very well thought city car

Faults:

The wheel cylinders had to be changed at 90.000km.

The step motor had to be changed at 50.000km and 110.000km.

Nothing more, but the regular maintenance.

General Comments:

The motor fits exactly to the purpose of the car, that is being a city car. It has only 60cv, but the torque is very adequate for intense city traffic, you don't have to change gears every second.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2004

1996 Chevrolet Corsa 1.6 from Venezuela

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

Summary:

Good, but perfectible car

Faults:

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: 7.3 / 10, based on 8 reviews