1989 Chevrolet Corsica Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1989 Chevrolet Corsica 4 dr Sedan 2.0L 4 cylinder. from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0L 4 cylinder. Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired112500 miles
Most recent distance113900 miles

Summary:

A 100% true P.O.S

Faults:

The first day I got it the ignition module went out.

1 1/2 months later my water pump and thermostat went out and caused it to overheat.

The overheating caused me to have a cracked head.

Had a bad muffler when I bought it.

General Comments:

I replaced the spark plugs, spark plugs wires, ignition coils, had and oil change, tranny fluid exchanged, and a new air filter put on all within the first 7 days of me buying it to get it running.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2002

2nd Mar 2003, 17:00

The problem here is, it is a 4 cylinder. If you would have got a Corsica with a 2.8 6 cylinder, you would be very happy!!!

2nd Aug 2006, 23:26

I got a 2.8 6cyl 4 door sedan.

I'm happy - $700.

Runs great. I give it a lot of TLC. It's my first car, got it when I was 18. Was kinda of regretting the purchase at first, but after how much the car has carried me and helped me, the 2 times it broke down on me doesn't compare.

I love this car. I'm turning 21 this year. The car's getting to 300,000. It's still running great since the break downs (it runs even smoother after the repairs than when I first got it)

1989 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles

Summary:

A bargain for what it can do

Faults:

New exhaust system at 85,000.

General Comments:

This car is great. I bought it for $250 dollars from an old lady. It was my first car. It doesn't have a spot of rust, or any dents.

I have never washed or waxed it, and it doesn't seem to rust. I have done many things with it like push hay bails and other stupid things. This car is definitely a cheap reliable car. I have not had any major problems with it, besides general mat.

This car for me is about as reliable as they come. It was a great cheap first car for me, and is still running. It takes a licking and keeps on ticking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th February, 2002

1989 Chevrolet Corsica LTZ 2.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 kilometres
Most recent distance176000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

Strong and reliable, but fuel greedy

Faults:

The muffler had to be replaced.

The radio and two speakers had to be changed.

The radiator had to be replaced.

General Comments:

The 2.8 is pretty strong and reliable, but it is a real fuel guzzler.

This car needs a lot of fuel for nothing.

The interior is well comfortable, but the instruments are cheap and not very well located.

The exterior is strong and well protected for winters (expecially those in Quebec).

I recommend this car in general, but be prepare to tank often this pig.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2002

1989 Chevrolet Corsica CL 2.8 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired21 kilometres
Most recent distance117000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Rabbit

Summary:

Awful piece of unsafe junk

Faults:

Fuel gauge failure.

Persistant surge and stall from year 2.

Interior fell apart.

Seatbelts fell apart.

Cruise buttons fell off.

Indicator lights stick on.

Tape deck failed.

Transmission repaired 9 times.

Etc etc etc.

General Comments:

This car is completely useless. It's absolutely horrible. I wish I knew then what I know now, so I could drive it off a cliff and save myself the trouble. Avoid at all cost.

Reprehensible dealer 'service'. From delivery of a 4cyl fastback when we bought a 6cyl hatch to charging for a brake job that was never done, the service at the 3 local Chevy dealers bordered on criminal. Disgusting.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th March, 2001

24th Apr 2001, 17:02

I feel I need to stand up for Chevy's Corsica. I happen to own a 1989 Corsica, my parents bought it at 20,000 k's and I inherited it at 360,000k's. I'm 22 and I'm proud of my little car. It is great on fuel it's comfortable, it holds the road and darn it, for an older car it looks pretty good!

The only trouble I have had is with the ignition coils a few times and I think my parents changed the muffler and alternator. I will never have one bad thing to say about my good old "golden girl", as I speak she's sitting in her spot, ready to go with over 420,000 k's under her belt!

I think the Corsica is a true gem and Chevy stopped making them because they are just too good and Chevy was losing money on repairs and new sales... so there!

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 14 reviews