Prizm is a good, reliable, cheap ride.
Bought it new as a stripper, commuter
car. No options except a rear window
defogger, an AM-FM radio, and a
tachometer. Good highway gas mileage
(30 mpg in winter and 37 in summer).
Around town mileage could be better (24
mpg winter and 28 summer). Had very
few repairs. Fairly easy to change oil
and oil filter. Has 81K miles now.
Intend to keep it till it dies,
hopefully when it reaches 200K. Peppy
acceleration for a 4 cylinder. Teenage
daughter has been trying to claim the
car for her own. She has begun driving
it to school.
Reliable. Good acceleration.
Generally economical. Kinda fun to
drive for a car designed to be an
econobox. Excellent choice for
reliable commuter car or for a
Rear seat is quite cramped. Could use
a scoche more leg room in the front.
Gets a little uncomfortable to drive on
trips longer than four hours.