by booter2009 on Sep 11, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan
my Little prizm is great. Have never had any trouble with it beside that i had a little bit of arching in the main battery terminal. I bought it with about 140000 last year. This year i have just under 180000. The owner said that everything was original beside the Cads. It is just no in need of a throw out bearing for the transmission. Still a fun little car and cant wait to get it to 300000.
by flamingoes on Dec 16, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan
I love my little prism.
This was the first car I bought in 2002 with 59,000 miles on it.
I have not had too many problems.
Like most ppl on here i have replaced all my door handles inside and out, ac, the clear coat has chipped, and i have replaced some front end parts.
Other than this my prism currently has 261,000! i keep thinking its almost done and it keeps me moving... never has she left me stranded and just when i think of getting a new one i think of all the fun i have had in her... haven't been able to part yet...
i would definitely recommend this car!
by smac3 on Apr 22, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan
And it's easily the best car I've ever owned. It has just under 60,000 miles on it, and based on most of these reviews on here, I've a long way to go before I experience any of the more serious (but routine) issues. I'm looking forward to owning this car a very long time. And the gas mileage, MY GOD! It's phenomenal!
by prizm4life on Apr 10, 2011 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan
I purchased my 98 Prizm LSI used in August of 1999.
It was probably the best car purchase I ever made.
It now has 102,000 miles on it and has never let me down.
I've replaced a couple of door handles and some front suspension parts due to wear, but nothing out of the ordinary.
I replaced the headliner but the rest of the interior still looks great.
Chevy/Toyota really got it right on this one.
I plan to continue driving it for a long time.
by Mommybug on Oct 25, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan
We are approaching the 200,000 mile mark and this car has been very reliable at getting us around, even when the Denver winters hit. Our air conditioner just went out for the 2nd time (1st was under warranty), and we've had to replace several of the original parts as they just get old, but nothing unexpected with a car this age. I wish the clear coat on the paint had lasted longer as it doesn't look as nice anymore. The fabric on the seats has held up well, but the interior roof fabric has not. I also agree that the car handles have shown a bit of weakness, though we've only had to replace the driver side once. Power window fixed once, too.
by Shawn on Oct 21, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan
This is a completely honest review of my 1998 Prizm. The bad: -boring look -less than expected 4 cylinder pep -awful body roll on corners -a lot of rattles on bumpy road at 170,000 -way to loud at any speed over 70 mph the good: -unbelievable reliability -quality parts-quality -comfortable ride at 65 mph -Superior gas mileage -not a bad size overall inside -easy dash layout my Prizm refuses to die. I bought it with 150,000 miles currently has 170,000. I have done nothing but change plugs and fluid, air filter. I Punch this car at every stop, it shifts smooth every time. Engine is not bad at all performance wise for its mileage. Don't be afraid to buy one with high miles! Commuters<----buy!
Chevy replaces the Geo badge with its own on the completely redesigned Prizm. Among the improvements are a larger standard engine, optional side airbags, an optional handling package for LSi models and new colors inside and out. Front airbags are of the depowered variety.