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1996 Chevrolet Corsa GLS 1.6 MPFI from Colombia

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

Summary:

A very reliable, economical city car

Faults:

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.

1996 Chevrolet Corsa Wind 1.0 EFI petrol from Brazil

Year of manufacture1996
Engine and transmission 1.0 EFI petrol
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Some parts failed during the warranty period, and the dealer replaced them without cost. None of those parts were vital to keep the car running (or stopping it :).

General Comments:

GREAT car. Of course, you can't ask for performance from a 1.0 engine. I sold it after 60000km, and it was as good as when I got it from the dealer. Running cost is near zero. I think I'm gonna miss it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 1999

12th Apr 2001, 13:06

I don't really think you'll publish this message, but anyway, it's something that really happened to me and I would like the possible buyers to know about it.

I bought a Chevrolet Corsa 2001 (which is called "Chevy pop" here in México) last October 3rd 2000, I work as a teacher in a community which is located at 72.4 kilometers from my home, so I travel an average of 200 kms a day when I use it here in the city (Morelia Michoacán).

Last month, 16/03/01 I was driving back home, when all of the sudden, the car stopped, I started it again and then I noticed, there was no water, it was all too hot, so I parked in the nearest place I could, and called the insurance company, they sent a crane for me and took the car to the agency.

That was just the beginning. after that I had to call long distance several times to Mexico City, Monterrey, Leon, because it seemed like the agency wasn't going to replace the motor, I had to discuss on the phone with several persons and at the agency with most of the people who work there, a salesman even yelled at us (my wife was always with me) and I was absolutely disappointed that only for a few persons, the prestige of a trademark would go to hell.

Finally, after several discussions, they changed the motor, they asked me about it, why did it happen? It's so weird that it happens it never has, I'm absolutely sure it wasn't my fault, a day before it stopped I went to the gas station to fill the tank, and I was there when the clerk checked the oil level and the water level, it shouldn't have failed like that, it was a new car, hardly 19,330 kilometers old.

Now I'm seriously thinking about creating a web page to tell my story to all possible buyers who consult the net, so they can think twice what they are about to buy.

In the meantime I'll send you my regards and I say goodbye, feel free to drop me a line, my current e mail address is juliocesar_8760@terra.com.mx.

p.s. I had to grab my guts in order to avoid the very well deserved insults for a few people.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 8 reviews