1994 Chevrolet Corsica from North America - Comments

15th Dec 2006, 00:38

To the original reviewer: Most of the points in your list is related to the same problem, blown head gasket and consequent coolant leakage and expansion tank overflow since the engine is pressurizing the cooling system with exhaust fumes. You've got all the signs. It's strange that you did not put it into a garage right away, they would have told you this right away (CO2 in the cooling water). To fix it would not have cost a fortune either. If you are not willing to fix cars yourself, or don't have the skills and you don't want expensive repair bills: Keep away from used cars. If you cannot afford a new car, borrow a car from your family or take the bus if you live in a city. But don't complain about a blown head gasket in an old car, this happens to any model.

5th Apr 2007, 20:56

"To the original reviewer: Most of the points in your list is related to the same problem, blown head gasket and consequent coolant leakage and expansion tank overflow since the engine is pressurizing the cooling system with exhaust fumes. You've got all the signs. It's strange that you did not put it into a garage right away, they would have told you this right away (CO2 in the cooling water)."

True.

"To fix it would not have cost a fortune either."

If you want to fix it reliably, it is a bit pricy. If you get it done cheaply, don't expect good, long-lasting results.

"If you are not willing to fix cars yourself, or don't have the skills and you don't want expensive repair bills: Keep away from used cars."

With new cars, you are paying the repair bills before the car breaks. And depending on the warranty, you may pay more if anything actually DOES break.

"If you cannot afford a new car, borrow a car from your family or take the bus if you live in a city."

And if you don't come from a rich family and you live in a rural area, then what do you do?

"But don't complain about a blown head gasket in an old car, this happens to any model."

While technically true, I have only had it happen in two vehicles... of of them being a 1994 Corsica.

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