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1998 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Chevrolet Prizm Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 120 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 27/34 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1998 Chevrolet Prizm

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Toyota reliability but made in the U.S.A. Optional side airbags a first in the compact class. Powerful new engine turns Prizm into stealthy sports sedan. Optional integrated child seat.

  • Cons

    New styling not as crisp and clean as old model. No aggressive sport suspension to complement the new motor.

  • What's New for 1998

    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.

Full 1998 Chevrolet Prizm Review

What's New for 1998

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Very good mileage, reliability. however...

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan

I've owned a well used '98 Prizm for for over six years now and at 166K it still runs and does not give me headaches. The mileage is great, I can go almost a whole month without refilling the tank. Heater and AC are strong and quick to action. However it handles poorly, becomes shaky, and burns huge amounts of oil at high speeds, so avoid the interstate. May get water into engine if roads are wet enough to puddle. Interior is very cheap, with some parts snapping or peeling with age. Door handles WILL eventually bust. Steering wheel module and shifter unfortunately made of very soft materials that easily scratch & collect dirt or hand gunk. I have had to replace rear shocks, power steering.



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eneth
eneth
02-09-2001
Not all Toyotas use belts. The 1.8L engine in the Corolla and Prizm (1998 to present) use a chain-driven camshaft, not a belt. It does not require routine replacement as a belt does....


willscary
willscary
11-12-2005
I had seriously considered a Camry. My last car was a Chevy Prizm (Corolla twin), and I liked the Toyota motor. The Camry is a great car with a price much better than the Accord. Honda also screws ...


By the same token, GM has a manufacturing/engineering partnership with Toyota Motor Co. The NUMMI Freemont California plant is a GM/Toyota venture. They produce there the Toyota Corolla, Chevy Prizm, ...



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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 27
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  • 34
  • highway
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