1994 Chevrolet Corsica Reviews - Page 4 of 5

1994 Chevrolet Corsica 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired1000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Dependable, economical vehicle

Faults:

The only problems I ever had with this car was the starter went on it two times, and the alternator went three times. These problems began happening after 90,000 miles. I only changed the oil every 15,000 miles, tune-up every 60,000. I replaced my first hose at 120,000. So since I don't have good maintenance habits, the lack of mechanical problems were surprising.

General Comments:

One of the best cars I ever owned. Great fuel economy, excellent reliability, drives well in snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2004

1994 Chevrolet Corsica from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired22 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

HORRIBLE

Faults:

Belt broke at 1000 miles.

At 3 years approximately 20,000 miles air conditioner started acting up.

Brakes need replaced constantly.

At 35,000 miles water started leaking into car.

Seats started getting saggy at 40,000 miles.

Cracks occurred in the dashboard at 40,000 miles and cracks in trim on door.

Window on passenger side started acting up and did not want to roll up after 45,000 miles.

Power steering leak at 50,000 miles.

Squeaks and groans of car at 20,000 miles.

Car went on fire at 60,000 miles with no warning, but a problem with power steering the day before.

General Comments:

This car is a safety hazard. I truly believe that there is a defect that causes the fire in the car. I have read a few reviews where people have similar problems and then lose their car to fire (everything, but the trunk goes up!) What has Chevrolet been hiding? The car is cheap and just will suck the money out of you. Very disappointed in how things just went very quickly in this car. I had this car serviced at regular intervals and treated it great, but it was one problem after another. NEVER WOULD I BUY FROM CHEVROLET AGAIN. I ALMOST LOST MY DAUGHTER TO A FIRE CAUSED BY THEIR CAR!! BUYER BEWARE!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 25th August, 2003

19th Apr 2010, 20:23

My Mother use to have a 1994 Chevy Corsica V6 and hated it. She had problem after problem with that car. A 1993 Toyota Corolla replaced it, but now I drive the 1993 Corolla and she has a 2007 Toyota Corolla, and she LOVES it.

1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance170000 miles

Summary:

Takes all the abuse you can give it

Faults:

The alternator went bad at about 30,000 miles, but I've had no problems with the new one.

I replaced the transmission at approximately 120,000 miles.

The paint started peeling at 90,000 miles. I have since had it repainted.

General Comments:

This car has a lot of pep! It has always been easy to accelerate hard in order to merge onto freeways or pass slower vehicles. I never have to worry about it bogging down.

I have driven it very hard over the years and I'm amazed at how little has gone wrong with it.

The only thing I would have done differently would have been to install the optional anti-sway bars. This car dives while cornering which causes tire wear and doesn't produce the best handling in the world.

So far I haven't been able to drive the wheels off of this thing -- and believe me, I've tried.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th March, 2003

1994 Chevrolet Corsica from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance156000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

The most reliable car I've ever owned

Faults:

Nothing serious has ever gone wrong with this car besides general maintenance items such as brake pads.

General Comments:

By far, this is the most reliable car I've ever owned, almost every part on the car is still original, even down to the alternator. Believe it or not, this car has never even seen the inside of a garage, except for tires. Anything that ever went wrong with it was so minor I could fix it myself (such as brakes, blown headlight, etc).

I would buy another Corsica without hesitation. This car is a "10 out of 10".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2003

1994 Chevrolet Corsica 3.1 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.1 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired66000 miles
Most recent distance152000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

Wonderful Car, I wish I still had it

Faults:

I had to replace the rotors and brake pads often, I was told that his was because I was to hard on the car. But I would believe it.

General Comments:

I have to say only good things about my poor Corsica, it took a lot of beating in the 4 years I had it. I loved that car, and I wish that I didn't trade it in. I found out when I got rid of it that the owner before me had turned the odometer back, I was surprised, that only means that the car was that much more reliable. I had 152,000 miles on it when I got rid of it, or so it said, I will never know how many miles it really had on it. I only know that getting rid of it was the worst mistake I ever made, and there ought to be more cars like it out there. God bless my dear Corsica, where ever it is. I love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2002

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 19 reviews