1991 Chevrolet Corsica Reviews - Page 5 of 7

1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired141000 kilometres
Most recent distance201046 kilometres

Summary:

Very solid car -- highly recommended!!

Faults:

This car of mine will not run when wet. This means a lot of washing by hand and praying during rainstorms.

Brakes replaced three times.

Struts and shocks at 160,000 km.

Replaced muffler.

MAJOR electrical problems - this is my "poltergeist car". Sometimes, but not lately, if you turn on the right signal, the digital clock flashes too. If you put on the e-brake, the clock goes out. The clock will only lite up during daylight hours. I swear, I go in underground parking (during the day) and the clock goes out!! Drive back out in the sun and it turns back on!

Dash bulbs burnt out.

Sway bar kit replaced.

Lots of squeaky noises when going over bumpy roads, very squeaky in the winter.

Minor paint chips, but the clear coat is peeling badly on the hood.

General Comments:

Overall, I adore this car! It is very comfortable and has put up with a lot of abuse and km since I have owned it. It has never left me stranded. It has an awesome stereo system, being an old factory one. Lots of room, the interior is still immaculate and I love all the cup holders! Lots of good usable truck space too.

Only very recently has the transmission started geting jumpy around 55 km/hr, probably on it's way out, but I just took it on a long trip to the mountains and it performed beautifully.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2003

5th May 2003, 06:13

Hah! This review is certainly unique and funny!! I almost wet my pants! (not really)

1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.6 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.6 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres

Summary:

An affordable car and a real fast four-door

Faults:

Master Cylinder had to be replaced (Leaked Severely)

Replaced Heater Core (didn't have to because... see below)

Replaced pipe going to heater (Broken)

Replaced Speedometer/gage lights (Twice, bulbs keep blowing)

Wiper Fluid hoses had to be replaced (cracked)

Drivers seat has been ripped since I've owned it.

General Comments:

This car has some good pickup. When you step on the gas, you feel it.

It was a really cheap, good find. ($2500 Canadian)

Everything that has gone wrong has been fairly inexpensive to fix.

Although, when I replaced the heater core, it was a pain in the butt. The way it's designed, you will have a sore back, scraped knees and a head ache when you are done replacing it.

All in all this car was such a good deal. I love her and I wouldn't get rid of her for anything.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2002

1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1 Multi-Port FI from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1 Multi-Port FI Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles

Summary:

Beautiful

Faults:

Suspension Problem Unfix-able After.

Accident (Extremely Negative Camber)

3 Bad Alternators.

Seat back tearing from excessive sun exposure.

General Comments:

This is my favorite car in the world... many people ask me why I have this car... I tell them its because it is unique... unlike any other car.

More powerful than any other 4-door sedan that I know of... (even BRAND NEW cars)... I Also own a 2002 35th Anniversary SS Camaro, so you can see why people question me owning this car. I highly recommend this car to anyone looking for a good car to get them around... as long as it is from 1991 - 1996 This is an excellent Car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2002

3rd Mar 2003, 19:48

I beg to differ about the 1991 to 1996 Corsica's because I have a 1989 Corsica with 125,000 miles, and it is A lot better than any Corsica they have made, not to mention it has the best motor, a 2.8 multi-port engine (which is a 6 cylinder) and it will stomp the hell out of any of the 4 cylinders and the 3.1 6 cylinder engines! Trust me, I have raced many many 4 cylinders and 3.1's, neither have yet even came close to beating the mighty 2.8!!

17th Jun 2003, 20:53

I own a 1991 with the 3.1 and I would beg to differ with you it will flat out put a 2.8 to shame done and been there.

23rd Jan 2004, 12:53

Guys...the 2.8 V-6 and the 3.1 V-6 are the same engine... a 3.1 is simply a larger 2.8. As such, a 3.1 will usually be stronger than a 2.8; by about 15-28 horsepower (the 3.1 has 140 hp; whereas a 2.8 has anywhere from 112 to 125 horsepower). You're arguing about the same engine!

18th Sep 2004, 17:12

The 2.8 and 3.1 are the same engine, they are both 60 degree V6 engines, the 3.1 will outperform the 2.8, no questions about that. I had an 88 2.8 and now have a 90 3.1, I've put $5,000 into the 2.8 and it would roast the tires, should I now put $5,000 into the 3.1 it will roast a bit better. The three things that you need to have more of to win a race is: More TORQUE (not H.P.), more traction and more cubic inches. The 3.1 has the most torque and more cubic inches, sorry 2.8's it's physics!

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