Test Drive 1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT
In this video I give a short tour and test drive of a 1993 Chevrolet Corsica LT. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I show the car idling as well as take it on a thorough test drive through the city and highway on various surfaces. A thorough drive of this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
1993 Chevy Corsica Jump
This is the first jump we did with the car. The car hit the ramp at between 60-70 km per hour with 3 people in it.
Just jumping some free cars that i got! I forgot to unhook the airbag in the Corsica and it blew up in my face. that is the first time i have ever encountered an airbag. i removed the driver side airbag from the van but not the passenger side and it did indeed go off. i didn't think that little jump with the van was enough to set off an airbag either. AIRBAGS ARE DANGEROUS HA. if you are ever going to jump a car make sure you disable the airbag! the jump with the Corsica was defiantly the farthest i have jumped with a vehicle. i would like to thank my camera men Seth Pust and Bradly Denson for recording. I would also like to thank my girlfriend Stephanie Wood for helping me get the cars ready for this day. recorded on 3/31/10
95 Chevy Corsica, Electric Vehicle - EV (fully electric car)
Ive been working on this project for almost 1 year and spend a lot of time and money with it I was planning to add another 6 batteries in the trunk, however, I am really short on money right now and cant afford it. But the vehicle has a lot of trunk space and would be very install the batteries to increase your range.
The 6 batteries located in the engine compartment are new; I bought 6 Dual purpose Deep cycle marine batteries from AutoZone. The batteries are in VERY GOOD CONDITION, LIKE NEW and should last many years.
I drove this EV and was able to get it up to 55 MP/H (or 88 KM/H). It drives very nice and smooth without any problems. When this car was in its early development stages, I had to make a decision between performance and range, so I tried to balance it. This 72V system was designed to work with 12V batteries (six in the front and six in the back) but I havent added the 6 in the back.
Most people choose manual transmission for their EVssince I didnt have a donor car with manual transmission I designed everything to accommodate that. I kept the original torque converter in the transmission, but the new owner can pick new torque converter that requires less spin of the motor to lock it making the acceleration better. But for me it drives fine as it is. This is only optional.
I am sorry, but I dont have any other information on the motor. I measured about 7 inches diameter and about 14 inches long. (Not counting the shaft) Its an Advanced DC Series Wound Motor.
I havent driven this car until the batteries are drained so I really cant tell how far it will go. I got about 15 miles and the 72V bank was reading 72.1 Volts. I started with the reading of 78.3 volts. The batteries are not broken in yet, it will increase overtime. There is only 6 batteries right now, once the new battery bank is set in the trunk, range should increase dramatically. (the battery bank in the back should be connected in parallel with the front battery bank, increasing the amperage capacity, but keeping it at 72V)
Charging Time: 2-6 hours (depending how much you drove before charging) the battery bank is small, and if you drive down a few miles only, it charges up in about 1 hour or so.
Top Speed: 55 MHP (on straight road) Ive had this EV as high as 55 MHP, but I live in the city and only drive around 30-35MPH
All the electrical parts, such as headlights, blinkers, stop light, reverse light, high beams, etc are working properly.
The instrument cluster was completely re-done to fit this EV. I wanted to give a factory look so I kept everything as factory as possible. When you look at the car and even when you get in You wont notice the difference until you start driving it.
Ive added 2 digital meters to monitor the two 12V batteries and 72V battery bank. I custom made the new dash to incorporate the words System Engaged when the vehicle is turned ON and also put a charging indicator in blue letters (lit when plugged) so you dont drive away when the car is plugged in) they are very visible even in daylight.
The interior is very nice and clean (but please, expect normal wear and tear), the mats and seat covers are new. The back seat could use a seat cover as well, but its not bad.
I never drove it with more than the driver and one passenger. But I am sure it can take 2 passengers in the back.
I drove this EV for more than 100 miles so far, it drives really nice, but there is a little difference while driving an EV. For example when you stop, the electric motor stops as well, so if you are on some type of incline, you have to either keep the motor running at low speed (which is not recommended at all, waists energy!!!) or press the breaks while you accelerate a bit so the car wont start moving back. But you get used to it after a few miles.
The tires on the EV are ok, with about half life on them.
The body of the car is in very good shape for a 1995 car. There are some fading in the rear bumper, a ding in the passenger side door and a dent on the drivers side door right by the mirror. The drivers side door mirror is off, looks a little bent, I dont want to pop in place because I dont want to break the plastic around it. Its working just fine and you can adjust without problems.
I added two 12V fans on top of the controller to keep it cool during driving. Both fans come on and off as the car is turned ON and OFF.
Loading Up The The New Car
Loading the 1993 Chevy Corsica 3.1lv6 we bought for $100, everything runs perfectly and it has virtually no rust.
1993 Chevy Corsica
I'm selling my 1993 Chevy Corsica and I'm just using this video to help sell it.