1990 Chevrolet Corsica Reviews - Page 3 of 5

1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1 Multi-port Fuel Injection from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1 Multi-port Fuel Injection Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired200 kilometres
Most recent distance212000 kilometres

Summary:

Sport car-like performance from an economy car!

Faults:

Currently on the third or fourth alternator

The manufacturer paint is faulty and is peeling off all over the place

The right rear shock makes a lot of noise

Oil pressure gage is malfunctioning. Power locks stick, driver power window switck sticks.

Air Conditioning compressor seized up, all fren has leaked out, air conditioning a write-off.

High beam/low beam selector stuck, so no high beams.

Air vents are semi-clogged, not a lot of air flow.

Power steering slightly out of alignment.

General Comments:

Despite all the problems listed above, there is nothing majorly wrong with the body or engine, and it runs great.

The 3.1L MFI has plenty of power, still has great acceleration when cruising over 100KPH.

The interior is in relatively good condition for a car of it's age, however it was not a charmer to begin with!

I was the first owner of the car, even though it is a 1990 bought in 1991. It was on the dealer lot for almost a year, because of all the extra features, no one wanted the extras.

All of the problems listed above are nothing major, and once fixed to not alter the operation of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2004

1990 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

Reliable with little extra maintenance needed

Faults:

I have had to replace the thermostat twice within the past year.

Currently have a mysterious problem with the low coolant light coming on, while there is plenty of coolant in the reservoir, and it is not leaking on the ground.

Cruise control quit working.

General Comments:

The V6 offers the get up and go needed.

Overall reliable car, not flashy, but gets you where you need to go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th June, 2004

14th Jul 2004, 19:44

The car is from 1990, so it's probably not that strange that the cruise control and various things are giving out. My 1990 Corsica has no A/C, the power locks are not the best, and there are other various things, so rest assured that your car is not the only one with things going wrong!!!

1990 Chevrolet Corsica from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.3 / 10
Distance when acquired50155 miles
Most recent distance54000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

Average vehicle

Faults:

Heater coolant pipe leaked, Turn signal switch failed, Alternator failed, suspension bushings broke and the final failure was the rear gas lines ruptured above the muffler. At the recommendation of my mechanic I donated it to charity.

General Comments:

Would not recommend this car to anyone who lives in an area where salt is used to clean the roads. Out of the cars I've owned, this was the most unreliable and most repaired.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th July, 2003

1990 Chevrolet Corsica from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carCadillac Fleetwood

Summary:

Economic little trooper

Faults:

Cracked head gasket at 130,000 miles.

General Comments:

Another Chevy for my family that has been worth it's weight in gold.

Still going strong after 13 years on the road!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th March, 2003

1990 Chevrolet Corsica LTZ 3.1 MPFI from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1 MPFI Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired159000 miles
Most recent distance161000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

I would advise any one to buy this car, but qualify it with what I was told, avoid all 4 cy engines

Faults:

Problems so far have been minor. There are several cheesy plastic bits that have broken.

The paint is in quite good shape for a dark colored GM product of the vintage. It may have been repainted as part of a recall though.

The only work pending is a broken spring and fixing the hand brake. Not bad for 160K+ miles.

General Comments:

To be honest I have never trusted American Cars. This 1990 LTZ has changed my mind though.

The Corsica is quite a powerful car for its size, a little too powerful at times. It is quite easy to day dream your way to 65 or 70 MPH. John Bull does not care for such things so I do my best to be aware of my speed.

Handling for an American car is quite good, not up to some German cars I have driven, but not the pig on roller skates that I expected from a GM product. The LTZ package did have a slightly more performance oriented package though. It is a pleasure to drive and even fun on twisting roads as long as you respect its' limits.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2002

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