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1998 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan

 
 

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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,…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (11 total reviews)


You cannot kill my prizm

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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!




Great 1st car

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan

My little car has 160,000 miles & it's going strong. A few things have gone awry such as I had to replace the starter shortly after I bought it (it had 105k miles when I got it in 2006), the front passenger door handle broke and so did the AC but it's been a great first car. No engine problems at all. It does eat oil fast which is annoying to refill so often. I get anywhere from 31-34 mpg. I've taken it on many long distance trips and it's always a joy to drive.




This is my 3rd one!

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Vehicle: 1998 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan

This is the 3rd Prism I've bought new. I used to buy a new one every 2 -3 yrs with an 84/day commute. Since I done have the drive anymore, I am driving this one til it dies. I have 130k and have never had anything serious to repair. A new battery, tires and just today a new starter. I had to repair 2 of the doors and one of the electric locks doesn't work. I would definitely buy another Prism!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 27
  • cty
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  • 34
  • highway
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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.

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