1991 Chevrolet Corsica Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1 Liter 189-CID Multi Port from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.1 Liter 189-CID Multi Port Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired266115 miles
Most recent distance269537 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Ciera

Summary:

A high performance family car

Faults:

When I bought this car it needed a service, flat out service, not a major service, but things you do to your everyday car Ex. plugs, wires, fuel filter, air filter, brakes etc...

Got into an accident 21 days after I had purchased it for a mere $250.00.

General Comments:

This car hauls major ass! For 140 horsepower and a 180 lbs. ft. of torque this car kept up with 5.0's.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2002

1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carPontiac pheonix

Summary:

Economical car!!

Faults:

The alternator had to be changed shortly after we got the car (covered by the 30 day warranty).

Other than that, most of the repairs were routine: brakes, muffler, battery etc.

General Comments:

This car has taken a beating and is still ticking.

The paint has been flaking off.

Rust seems attracted to the doors. Where the door opens at the hinges rust has eaten away at the corners.

Not a very roomy car. Especially for anyone around the 6 foot mark. Very little leg room in the back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2001

1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.1L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles

Summary:

Inexpensive, sporty, great car with minor TLC

Faults:

2 Alternators have failed (the original and a re-manufactured one)

The original 3 speed auto failed.

The rear-defrost has failed (seems to be a trend in these cars)

The paint (in my opinion) failed.

General Comments:

This car was purchased as a program car by my parents, and has driven like a champ for 10 years.

Performance from the 3.1L is potent and builds quickly from just off idle. While not what I would consider 'smooth', the throttle is fairly linear and is easy for around town and freeway driving.

The suspension could use a little tweaking. It seems vague on the freeway and the power steering is 'pronounced' in the parking lot. Upgrading the stock tires and wheels to a larger diameter and width is advised.

Ergonomics are not bad, although the HVAC controls are set a bit low in my opinion. I've heard complaints of the headlight and wiper controls being a little cheesy, but I don't mind them.

The car is quite roomy inside, especially considering its relatively small actual size. Cup holders are plentiful, as is glove box size. Seat and carpet fabric has held up quite well in this car, as has the finish on plastic pieces.

The seats are supportive, if not perhaps a tad thin on padding. Bolsters are big enough and hold you in place during heavy-cornering.

The electrical system in this car seems to be sub-par. 2 alternators in 10 years seems excessive to me. Not to mention that with the wipers, headlights, and rear defrost all on, the turn signal barely blinks... especially at idle. Recently the rear defroster began malfunctioning, causing its circuit breaker to overheat and trip. Unfortunately, the breaker is shared with the power door locks, so when it trips, the locks only work manually.

My only other complaint is regarding the paint: bad. GM refuses to take blame for the thousands of its cars that have obviously defective paint, but rather than dwell on it, I just had it repainted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th July, 2001

1991 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1 V-6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.1 V-6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance171000 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

Good cheap car, but buy one with low miles

Faults:

Catalytic convertor broke.

Water pump replaced.

Fuel gauge isn't reliable.

Dashlight out.

Some leaks in the coolant system.

Heater core leaked.

General Comments:

The seats are uncomfortable but the leg room is ample and all of the controls are easy to get to.

The V6 provides power, but the transmission is a little jumpy.

Though it's high in mileage, I haven't had to spend much on repairs.

If you buy one and the heater core needs to be replaced, roll it over a cliff. It's terrible to get to and a mechanic will charge you an arm and a leg to do it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th January, 2001

14th Jul 2001, 21:33

I have a 91 LT too, I've had all the same problems you did + the brakes go out every 4 to 6 months on mine.

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