1996 Chevrolet Corsica Sedan 2.2L from North America
Although I've seen many other Corsica's on the road which seem to run great, I feel I bought a lemon
From the first time it rained, after buying it we realized there was a leak somewhere on the passenger side. I got into it one morning to find a pool of water on the front passenger floorboard.
In addition to the normal maintenance, like oil changes, spark plugs and the such, I have had to replace the alternator twice.
Just in the last year I've had to replace the following:
Valve Cover Gasket.
Map censor, twice due to a short in the electrical system.
The Fuel Injector.
Upper and Bottom Radiator Hoses.
The Serpentine Belt.
This week I was informed that the loud knocking noise coming from the engine compartment is the tensioner.
And if that wasn't enough, my air conditioning stopped blowing this morning. It is as if the fans isn't running or something.
Other than the water leak I actually loved this car when I first bought it. It fit into my budget just fine, but here in the past year or so I've spent well over $1500. A bit too steep for a single mom.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd October, 2002
3rd Oct 2002, 13:44
I wouldn't recommend buying the Corsica with the 4 cyl. engine. Get the one with the 3.1L V6. It might use more gas, but it is a better motor. The best choice would have been the 1987-94? Corsica's with the indestructible 2.8L V6 I have personally seen those cars with over 350,000 miles & still running strong. About the A/C not working. It could just be a loose or blown fuse for the blower (fan) motor. It would be simple & inexpensive to fix.