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1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired48004 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles

Summary:

A wallet bearing ride!

Faults:

When I first got the car I had to put in a new alternator.

The front brake pads aren't durable enough.

I have had to put in new spark plugs and wires, as they were sparking.

The air conditioning system has quit working.

A gasket is leaking transmission fluid.

It gets iled up too rapidly.

I have had a sensor problem... which totally cut off my car as I was driving on the road.

I have had to change the thermostat.

My thermometer gauge broke.

Currently, my CV joint needs replacing.

General Comments:

When it is running well, I love this car.

The car has a very laid back style as it rides smoothly and with ease.

The seats are uncomfortable at times.

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

Review Date: 7th January, 2003

1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT Sedan 3.1 Liter Manual from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1 Liter Manual Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance112495 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

A great reliable car for a decent price

Faults:

Where do we start? I purchased the car and everything was fine, until I went to turn in my driveway coming home from the dealer. It stopped, turns out it was the TCC sensor overheating. No biggie, I replaced it. Ran fine for a couple weeks, and started to get a power steering leak. Being familier with this motor, (3.1 60 degree V6) I figured something like this would happen. I fixed it. I was leaving school a week later and I started her up, and the service engine soon light came on, and began flashing. I immediately got mad and went straight to auto zone to have it tested, as I pulled in and began to park, the car shut off and overheated. I went to open the hood and was badly burned. After getting the hood open the car went up in flames. The fire department decided to take their time and there was only the rear of the car left. It had to be a short in some place or another. Hard telling.

General Comments:

For the 495 miles I was able to drive the car, it was excellent. The car was great and ran fine. The car was fast (Anything with the 3.1 V6 is a fast car), that was my whole reason for wanting it. If I had the chance and the money, I would defiantly buy another one, it just turned out the first one I bought had a problem that you couldn't just look at and tell. Handles excellent in rain and stops well. Overall, I loved the car and miss it dearly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2002

19th Feb 2004, 12:15

I feel REALLY bad for you. What a crappy thing to happen to a person! Did the dealership do anything about it?

1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT Sedan 3.1L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carDodge Spirit

Summary:

A waste of money

Faults:

My alternator started acting up on me while I was at school, at approximately 69000 miles. This was not an easy change, based on the horrible placement of everything under the hood.

There is a leak somewhere- possibly in the firewall of the car- and it leaks into the driver side floor every time it rains. It would be easier to fix if there were a little more room under the hood.

On multiple occasions, the steering column has started smoking for unknown reasons.

Starting at about 71000 miles I developed an oil leak.

General Comments:

I will never own another Chevy product. My dad used to be an only-Chevy guy, and he swears to never buy another one. This car has been one of the most frustrating pieces of metal to ever grace our driveway.

The car is not very comfortable and definitely not meant to carry people in the back seat.

The body on this car is rather inferior.

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

Review Date: 25th May, 2002

1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

Good car when preventive maintenance is regular

Faults:

The ceiling liner started to come loose around 75,000 miles.

Persistent oil leak took many trips to the shop and a lot of money to finally pinpoint.

The idle auto-relearn techniques do not work. When the battery is removed or unplugged for any reason I must take the car to the shop to manually reprogram the computer chip.

Will not hold a wheel alignment for more than 2 months before it starts to pull to the right again. I just replaced the front struts and tie rod as per the shop saying it was loose with about an inch worth of play keeping the alignment from holding. We'll see if this works.

General Comments:

The car has done well for the whole. I believe if I had bought it new and known what it had gone through as it aged I could have kept it up better than it is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2002

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