A corsica is an L-Body car designed and sold by Chevrolet from 1988 to 1996. It originally came with a 2.0L i4 engine. Then a 2.8V6 option was offered. Then in 1990, the 2.0i4 was changed to a 2.2i4 and the 2.8V6 to a 3.1V6. Then in 1994 the 3.1V6 was changed to the 3100V6. Same displacement, but different technologies. It offered more power, but what it made in power, it lost in a redesigned transmission. Also that year, the manual tranny was dropped. Trims offered were the XT (with leather interior, and a body kit), the LTZ (different sits, grill and 2.8/3.1), and the LT. The base model was replaced with the LT sometimes in the early 90's. These cars are reliable and strong. But like all cars, have their lemons. At one time, they became the #1 GM car in China. Performance(3.1, 3100, and 1996's 2.2) is good. Better than many more popular cars like the Honda Civic.
Pontiac rebadge it and sold it in Canada as the Tempest. And there was another L-body made. A two door, Chevrolet Beretta. All parts are basically identical, except external body panels. The beretta also offered one engine package that wasn't offered in the corsica. The 2.3 (later on 2.4 but with less power) HO Quad4.
One problem many of the early ones shared along with many early 90's GM cars, they tend to "shed" their paint.
My corsica's paint is peeling.
My corsica look like a grandma car to you, but I think it's sexy, classy AND it can smoke your car.