1993 Chevrolet Corsica Reviews - Page 3 of 5

1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired79200 miles
Most recent distance80570 miles

Summary:

Very fast reliable car

Faults:

Tires needed replacing when I bought it.

At 80,000 miles my parking brake light started staying on constantly, even when brake lever was down.

General Comments:

This car is a very good car and I would recommend it to anyone who is needing a first car.

Just put in a new CD player, Very easy job, took less than one hour.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd September, 2003

1993 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired340000 kilometres
Most recent distance380000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A great car for anyone!

Faults:

-Slight leakage of water into the car.

-Air vents (heat/cooling) plugged up (debris)

-Minor repairs (Example- rad hoses)

General Comments:

This car is an awesome car. It has racked up a whopping 380,000Km on it!

In the middle of the winter it was a great surprise to find that, while everyone else was trying desperately to start their cars, that the good old Corsica would start with no hesitation what-so-ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th July, 2003

1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1 from Norway

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired50500 kilometres
Most recent distance57000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

Good cruiser, shame about the quality

Faults:

LHD mirror adjusting mechanism, adjusting arm assembly loose

Main beam function on head-light, if engaged for an extended period of time it automatically shut itself off

LHD electric window stopped working

Cracked head-light (low beam)

Loose LHD blinker

Minor oil leak from seal between oil-filter assembly and engine block

Minor leak from transmission (affects more or less every vehicle with this trans. I'm told)

Weak front dampers, damper on LHD side leaks slightly

Air condition, weak operation (not fixed)

Minor cooling water leak (has not been able to locate this one, must add 0.5 ltr every second month)

Central locking does not work when freezing temperature.

General Comments:

A very good cruiser, but the quality could be a lot better.

When I bought this one last autumn, it had a 10 point repair and service list from an independent inspector. Most of the points was not that serious (the 4 repair points are listed above). But the last 5 months of regular use in harsh winter conditions have not done this car any good. So far the repair list is growing by the week.

The reason that I bought this car in the first place was that this was a one owner (old man) 50000 km (about 30000 miles), had almost complete service history and was totally rust free. I also liked the ride very much, I've driven cars costing twice as much that has a worse ride. It seemed such a bargain at first, so quiet, good straight line ride, a strong V6 and a lot of standard equipment.

This car is a 1993 model, but was first put on the road 1994.

There are also several things that irritates me as I have driven this car on a regular basis, namely rattles and squeaks when driving on poor surface, it simply does not seem to be as well built as most European and Japanese cars.

The reason that I don't give this car 1 point on "Reliability marks" is that the basic construction of this car seem to be very sound, it does not rust, it always starts (even at -20 deg. Celcius when half of my neighbours are standing with their head down in the engine bay) and the transmission shifts sweetly. Shame about the rest of this car...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th February, 2003

1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT V6 3.1L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 3.1L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Faults:

Rust in the door pillars.

I bought 2 Corsicas for my sons... same year. Touching up rust.

General Comments:

Seems to be a good running vehicle... the two 1993's have normal maintenance... one has A/C problems. It involves the condenser. Judging by the miles... they are good cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th January, 2003

1993 Chevrolet Corsica Base 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 miles
Most recent distance91545 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

Very good on gas

Faults:

Not too many things have have gone wrong, but I haven't had the car very long. The only things that have gone wrong is the seat won't move back and forth (the cord is snapped)

General Comments:

The car over all is OK for the price. The only thing I don't like is the car has a very low console and for as much as I drive I have no place to rest me arm.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th January, 2003

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 21 reviews