1993 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1L from North America

Summary:

A reliable ride

Faults:

Not too many problems with this car other than general maintenance items. Front and rear brakes were replaced. Rear shocks were rotted out. Fuel pump and filter were replaced, but not needed. I owned two other Corsica's that needed fuel pumps at or around 125000 miles.

General Comments:

I owned two other Corsica's in the past. One was a 1988 and the other was a 1989 hatchback model.

Out of all the used cars I have owned, the Corsica was the most reliable. If general maintenance is performed, these cars are good for over 200,000 miles easily. One of my Corsicas had 343,000 miles on it until I rolled it over in an accident. Maintain it and will last! Most Corsica's had bad paint from the factory though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th March, 2004

1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT Sedan 3.1L V6 from North America

Summary:

Not worth your time or money.

Faults:

The heater hose blew not even a month after I had the car. The brakes never work and when I take them to have them checked out, no one can find anything wrong with them. When I first crank the car up to leave, and put on the brakes, the rear end of my car sinks to the ground. No one has ever been able to find out what's wrong with that either. After it has rained I will acquire a 2 inch deep puddle of water in the passenger side floor-board. I never can tell where the water seeps in from. Since about 95,000 miles, the car wants to die out at red lights. There has been an overheating problem since day 1.

General Comments:

The car does have some get up and go, I will give it that.

The interior of the car is comfortable.

But with all the other problems, I have to say that it is not worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st September, 2003

30th Dec 2003, 21:45

Sounds just like my 93 Corsica same problems with the brakes and that dang pool of water lol good review.

9th Sep 2005, 06:35

Had the same problem both passenger side and driver side, and the problem was the same: The seal between the door and a-post (the window frame) was slightly loose. Just pushed it firmly back in place. In both instances this was somewhat difficult to detect, since the seal was just slightly loose, but loose enough to allow water dripping behind the seal.

GJ

6th Apr 2006, 23:02

I have a 1993 Corsica with 180,000 miles and it runs like a dream. Except for the brakes, it does do the sinking thing, but otherwise I believe that was a poor review.

20th Sep 2006, 01:22

Hey, you did not buy a new car here, but a 13 year old used car. So, what did you expect? BTW, have you gotten the car checked out at a garage? The brake is probably normal wear and the water leak a loose door sealing. Try to pull the seal gently and check if it comes off. If it does, fix it with epoxy glue or similar and it will never leak again.

20th Aug 2007, 07:49

Water in the compartment = loose door seal. Happens to every old Corsica.

Your brake problems = probably malfunctioning brake pressure regulator/distributor, which make your car brake too much on the rear brakes, hence it "sits" on its rear wheels when braking.

Both problems should be easy to fix for any proficient GM mechanics.

30th Mar 2008, 20:57

I can't bring myself to call this car bad. But coming from driving an Accord it was quite a shock. The steering was so disconnected you didn't know if you were driving a car on a highway or piloting a boat in 6 feet of water.

The seats were like sitting on a lazy-boy recliner, and the thing would bounce up and down when you took certain kind of bumps.

The engine had plenty of power with the V6, especially down low.