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.
Its reliability is unmatched compared to any other vehicle I have owned. Good mid-size and not bad looking. Great value for the money.
Reinforcment or stronger hinge for gas cover and need for something to deter rust around the trunk key hole. Both of mine had issues there and so does my daughter's 1995 Corsica. Also, better rotors