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Good deal
By Tyler on 08/02/06 20:10 PM (PDT)

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 4dr Sedan

Review

My '96 Corsica is my first car as I'm only 16 years old. I was looking for a good, reliable car with relatively low miles for a fair price. I bought my Corsica on May 2, 2006 with only 87,000 miles for only $1,950. 3,000 miles later and I've only had one problem-- The 'Service Engine Soon' light came on and my mechanic found nothing wrong with the car. He reset the computer and it has not since turned on again. Very comfortable car that doesn't break my tight budget for gas. I consistently get about 27-30 MPG. Stock speakers are amazing, especially for being 10 years old! I would recommend this car to any teenager or anyone on a budget or just someone looking for a good, inexpensive commuter!
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Love my Corsica
By nancy110339 on 07/10/06 14:12 PM (PDT)

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 4dr Sedan

Review

I love my Corsica. I previously owned a 1990 Corsica and searched high and low for a 1996 knowing it was the last year Chevy made them. I wanted another because the first was so reliable and went almost 200K miles before I sold it. The body was giving out, not the engine. And the buyer drove it another 2 years before he sold it. I have not been disappointed with the 1996 either. Very few repairs. Just normal routine maintenance. Still an issue with rotors and with head gaskets as the 1990, but if the job is done right, it will go for thousands of miles after. Almost no mechanical issues. The body holds up well. Only the gas cover and the area around the keyhole for the truck are rust issues.
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Top Performer even as a 4 Cylinder!
By CatInMyLap on 06/19/06 16:51 PM (PDT)

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 4dr Sedan

Review

Car was bought used for $1450 [base price] with 65,000 miles. Now have over 91,000 on her. She's been a real jewel. Formerly a rental car for 2 years then a private owner had her until myself. Only first problem 2 yrs. ago, was that one plug was stuck when I went for a tuneup. Mechanics couldn't get loose. Used "Deep Creep" sprayed on it while it was off but hot. Got plug out carefully not stripping threads in engine head. Today, long overdue, changed plugs again stuck but got loose....purrs like a kitten...35- 40 miles to the gallon still....absolutely love her as much as I loved my first car 68 Plymouth Barricuda. Chipping paint obviously manufacturers flaw.
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Like a lemon
By dean on 05/05/05 04:10 AM (PDT)

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 4dr Sedan

Review

Owned the car for 8 years and had nothing but trouble from the start, replaced everything in car but the engine. it was in a shop for repairs every month and I went through 2 alternaters and 2 transmissions and the engine leaks coolent to list a couple things. The interior is very plain and it has poor gas mileage compaired to other cars I own. I have always taken care of the car and did everything the mechanics recemended so I thought I would have a car that would last a while. the only good thing about this car is that it is cheap and doesnt rust. The AC was the first thing to go in it but I noticed that happens a lot in other GM cars also. I would strongly recomend not buying this car.
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She's Been Good To Me
By dougelser on 12/05/03 00:00 AM (PST)

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 4dr Sedan

Review

For what it is -- a very inexpensive family vehicle -- this car has been great to me. Bought it in 97 with 24K and have put 120K more on it myself. NEVER have had any drivetrain trouble at all. The 3.1 V6 is a solid motor. Only had to replace alternator and radiator. However, the braking system is weak and I have had to put a LOT of sets of brake pads on. To be fair, though, I have driven the heck out of this thing. I drive hard and fast about everywhere I go (except in school zones and neighborhoods!!) and she's been right there with me.
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Money pit!!
By lb505 on 07/31/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 4dr Sedan

Review

This car has been one expense after another. Three fuel injectors have gone (at different times), the transmission needed to be rebuilt at 6 years old, various other engine fixes that seem to cost me at least $500 a fix. I was averaging over $200 a month for repair bills. Paint has peeled off in huge pieces.
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solid car
By speed400m on 07/17/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 4dr Sedan

Review

my car has been in the dich, stolen. electrical system is fried power locks dont work and status lights in dash are all usless, ABS only works when it wants too. the thing rusts and rusts, it needs painted every year. its now rusted all over and was just painted.
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My Corsica
By naa0001 on 04/30/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 4dr Sedan

Review

It was a solid car - took it through hell and back and its still kicking at nearly 200K miles. Not expensive, not much to look at but it will get you to where you need to go.
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happy owner
By jpa on 03/22/03 00:00 AM (PST)

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 4dr Sedan

Review

128000 miles, so far. just regular maintanance. Over all nice car.
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Great car!
By Angelkitty on 02/13/03 00:00 AM (PST)

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1996 Chevrolet Corsica 4dr Sedan

Review

I now have 74,000 miles on this car, and it's been wonderful! Never had a problem in 3 years besides the mandatory oil changes/brakes and things like that...I love the acceleration. It is the best car I've ever driven!
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