1991 Chevrolet Corsica Reviews - Page 2 of 7

1991 Chevrolet Corsica Hatchback from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.8 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 miles
Most recent distance126500 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

This car looks cool, but drives like crap!

Faults:

We have had to replace the alternater in this car twice already. The battery light constantly goes on when you move the turn signal switch. The paint is worn badley. Being a hatchback, the back door does not stay open, it has to be held up with a pole. The car vibrates badley, and has made the right outside mirror loose. Very very loud!!

General Comments:

I really don't think that I will keep this thing for much longer. I'm dreading the day when I go to start it and it dies halfway to work (again!)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th December, 2005

11th Jun 2007, 11:19

Your car was obviously not maintained, probably by the previous owner, besides just changing parts troy to also look for a bigger or different problem that may be causing your alternator problems. I have owned many Chevorlet vehicles and have never had any major problems with them, because they were maintained; especially with my old Corsica, which ran to 259 thousand miles before the engine finally gave out, besides that, these cars are usually fairly cheap.

21st Sep 2009, 01:37

Two problems here are easy and cheap. Number one: the mirror. Just pop the backing plate off and screw it back on. Pop the backing plate on. Easy.

Number two: the sagging hatch. People complain about these all the time. It's just the hydraulic support rams that have worn out. Replace them. It's the best 5 minutes you can spend in the back of the car, and dead easy, as well as cheap. Just fix these minor problems.

The third problem isn't cheap, but only if you send it into a mechanic. The electricals. Just open up your doors and take off the door panels. Trace the wiring and find that voltage loss with a multimeter. This isn't rocket science, it's car repair.

It's not hard to maintain your car. You can't get out of maintaining your car. Fix these problems, and you'll like this car. I guarantee it.

21st Sep 2009, 10:58

01:37 - I would be surprised if the reviewer still owned the Corsica, since the review was originally posted nearly 4 years ago (and the car was a 1991 model).

If the reviewer still has the car, then I guess it wasn't as bad as he/she thought.

These GM cars from the 80's & 90's really are a very good example of both how far automotive technology has come in a short time, and also of why GM went bankrupt. At a time when the Japanese were transitioning from building disposable cars to building very good cars, the domestic automakers were building mediocre cars such as the Corsica and Ford Tempo (just a couple of examples).

1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance235000 miles

Summary:

This car is cheap to maintain and reliable

Faults:

The head gasket blew around 205,000 miles.

New alternator at 220,000 miles.

New oil pressure sensor.

New anti-freeze lines.

Fuel line sprung a leak.

Both front wheel bearings replaced.

New exhaust system.

Starter replaced twice.

Serepentine belt replaced 3 times.

General Comments:

For a car that my parents bought for $250 this car has been through a lot and kept going. The 2.2 liter engine is bullet proof. On the highway it's been up to 120 miles per hour. Down snow mobile trails in the middle of the winter. Through multiple snow banks, through fields. For being a compact sedan this car handles like any Cavalier or Accord of it's day, with plenty of power off the line. living in the mountains creates a little more wear and tear on the car. passing other cars is not a problem from 40 to 70 miles an hour easy with plenty of power behind it. This car has seen me trough high school and about to get me trough college.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th September, 2004

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 23 reviews