1990 Chevrolet Corsica Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1990 Chevrolet Corsica LTZ 3.1L V6 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance47500 miles
Previous carToyota Celica

Summary:

An American car that I can admit that I like to drive

Faults:

Shocks were bad all around. Replaced front shocks myself Auto-zone $120.

Vacuum lines popped off or corroded. Replaced myself.

Alternator went bad. Replaced myself $67 Autozone.

Replaced accessory belt myself $25 Autozone.

Power door lock on driver door broke.

Read left door panel pealing at top.

Paint on hood beginning to come off. Bad manufacturing paint job.

General Comments:

Car has good performance.

Front brakes not great, but work.

Handling is good, but not a sports car.

Seats are comfortable.

Easy viewing of gauges.

No cup holder.

Paid $800 for a car with only 36,000 miles.

Owned by a little old lady from Granada Hills, Ca.

I'm the second owner.

Great family car, if I had a family.

Average about 280 miles/16 gallons of gas using Air conditioner constantly.

Air conditioner is very cold. High switch doesn't work, but still gets very cold.

Lots of head & leg room. Trunk is big. Rear seats fold down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2007

1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 1.6L from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired85750 miles
Most recent distance101923 miles
Previous carGMC Envoy

Summary:

Not pretty, but it's a good car nonetheless!

Faults:

The headliner came out, all brakes had to be replaced as well as the housing units on the front. Seats are in fair shape except for the rear seat, and the paint is chipping badly.

General Comments:

My wife and I bought this car last year when we forced to sell our 2004 Envoy because of gas prices. I hated this car at first because it was almost 16 yrs old, and because I was bitter about losing my Envoy. But I stand behind GM products. My wife had a corsica when we first met and loved it, so when we bought this one for 1000 dollars (us) she thought we were getting a deal. We did get a really good deal, after I had Carfaxed the vehicle to make sure the miles and everything were right we bought it. It has truly lived up to previous GM performance. At 100k miles we had top replace a lot of things, but that's because we live in a cold climate and it had come from a warmer climate. Overall the car has been a good one and if it's anything like my wifes old one we still have around 150k miiles to go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th September, 2006

1990 Chevrolet Corsica LTZ 3.1 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Distance when acquired123000 miles
Most recent distance189000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Best car ever

Faults:

All little things- Had to put a junk yard steering column in it due to previous owners abuse. New brakes, shocks, visors (because they where missing), fuel door hinge, fuel filter, plugs & wires, exuast, radio(old one kept shutting off when I would hit a bump).

General Comments:

I originally bought this car as a temporary driver while I put a transmission in my unreliable 96 grand am, I buddy of mine had it sitting at his place for about 6 months because of a broken steering column due to his fist and a fight with his GF. I gave him 75dollars for it and have had it every since. I have put about 65000 miles on it and maybe have $500 in it all together At 189,000 miles I wouldn't hesitate to drive it anywhere. This by far is the most reliable car I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2006

1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2 from North America

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

This is the best car I've ever owned

Faults:

Thermostat went bad at 160000 miles.

Alternator stopped taking its charge at 150000 miles.

Small cracks in dash.

Ignition gear busted in steering wheel.

General Comments:

This car is the most comfortable ride, inside and out. It's driving and handling ability are excellent. The interior is exceptionally comfortable and very spacious.

Repairs and general maintenance is very easy. there is plenty of room underneath the hood to do whatever kind of work needs to be done.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th October, 2004

1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired270600 kilometres
Most recent distance301000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen GTI

Summary:

I thank God for this car

Faults:

Heater Core was plugged when I got it.

Fuel sender line leaked.

Flywheel got damaged by a wrongly installed starter

Seats are worn.

General Comments:

Generally this is a very dependable and robust car. Maintenance and repairs are easy and not too expensive. The 2.2 liter engine is a bit sluggish and noisy at low gears, but this thing has so much power and speed on the highway. It's very stable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th August, 2004

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 20 reviews