1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT from North America

Summary:

Reliable, solid, comfortable, and just retired to the junkyard

Faults:

Over the course of eighteen (18) years, I replaced the alternator twice, the exhaust system twice, front passenger ball joints and tie rods.

Every several years the front brake rotors and rear brake drums had to be cut when brakes were redone. Front rotors replaced once. A couple hoses.

A/C only had to be charged twice during the entire time I owned the car.

General Comments:

Was a reliable, comfortable car. Sad to see it go, but the weather and road salt in PA finally won. She still runs like a champ, but my mechanic said the car's underbody won't pass another annual inspection.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2015

1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2 from Netherlands

Summary:

This car rocks

Faults:

Nothing much; alternator replaced, serpentine belt and battery.

Regular maintenance; oil and filters.

General Comments:

Outside the car it looks like it was designed by a blind man.

But it's the most reliable car you can think of.

It always starts.. great fuel economy (better than some euro japanese crap that weighs much less..!!).

The suspension is great.. I like the American way, not the firm suspension in euro cars, where when you drive over a bump, your kidneys are in your mouth..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th January, 2008

1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT V6 from North America

Summary:

The best cheap car you can buy

Faults:

I had no major problems with this car, other than the normal little things like busted hoses and replacing a starter, and even those were near the end of my driving it.

The compressor liked to go out, leaving me without an air conditioner, but as long as I just rolled the windows down and didn't run air conditioning, I could keep an operational compressor in it no problem. Running heat didn't seem to bother it.

General Comments:

This car was a WARHORSE. It was my first car, and not really respecting it much, I abused it sadistically. I was a stupid kid, and ran it out of oil on more than one occasion, hit a speed bump going 40mph (which tore a hole in the oil pan and knocked off some engine mounts from the transmission's bell housing, but it still ran!), and got it stuck FOUR-WHEELING (a foolish thing to try in a two wheel drive), having to pull it out backwards with a chain. I also hooked that same chain to my rear axle, and pulled someone out of a ditch once.

All in all, this was the best possible car I could have stumbled across at that time, and I would drive a new one today.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2006

1993 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1 V6 from North America

Summary:

A very solid car, especially the 3.1 V6

Faults:

I only had the car for a short time, but liked it. The torque converter locked up, but fixed it with a toggle switch that manually locked it in/out. leaked oil bad, but car did have 240,000+ miles on it.

General Comments:

The car is a good, reliable, cheap one. I would recommend it. Especially the 3.1 liter V6, had surprisingly lots of power and was virtually bulletproof. The car is also easy to maintain. The paint/finish is another story. peely and weathered, rusted. but a great runner with balls.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th December, 2005

1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 2.2 litre from Netherlands

Faults:

Nothing. I never had any serious problems since I bought it about a year ago. I changed the oil, got new tires, nothing special, just regular maintenance.

General Comments:

I have never had such a reliable car in my whole Life. I first met this car when I was a student in the U.S. back in '95. I rented a Corsica for two weeks to cruise the mid west. I had a reliable impression of this car and somehow I had never forgotten about it. Nine 9 years later when I switched jobs and had to return my company car I bought a 94 Corsica. Only negative thing I could think of is the weak suspension, too American, not very comfortable at high speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2005

24th Jul 2005, 18:33

You should get a bigger rear sway bar, and wider alluminum wheels, it makes the ride much softer and sportier.