by dmd747 on Feb 27, 2014 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan
So I just purchased this car used with just a little over 96,000 miles. Gotta say great choice. We've been having a hellish winter here -20's not uncommon followed by 6-12 inches of snow when it warms up. This car has never even hesitated. Mine is the 5 speed and I love the gas mileage. Awesome heat!!! A/C works too. Mine had the usual door handle break off, but the previous owner fixed it. I can't believe I actually enjoy driving this car. I wish the new Corolla wasn't cvt then I'd buy one next year.
by pteixeira on Sep 29, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan
I bought this car new, ordered it in fact, down to every feature. It was my very first new car.
Fast forward 12 years and my baby has 120,000 miles on her and has never let me down.
I replaced the tires a few times, the compressor on the air conditioner and a few minor things, but this car has never left me stranded at the roadside.
I still get 35-40mpg. I will drive this car till the wheels fall off.
I expect to put on another 100,000 easily.
by Ess Bee on May 20, 2010 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan
I bought this car from a family member, with 14,000 mi. on it. I've followed the maintenance manual and have had NO problems! I've had to replace the tires, oil, spark plugs, serpentine belt and battery; the normal maintenance stuff. I had to have the A/C charged a few times - but that only $20. It now has 115,000 miles and has NEVER broken down. It's been a fabulous car! I was informed that it is really a TOYOTA COROLLA with a Chevy name plate on it. Chevrolet and Toyota entered into a Joint Venture and produced this wonderful, dependable car - I wouldn't have purchased it otherwise. And it's great on gas.
by miles on Jun 16, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan
I just stepped up into my '99 prizm from a '97 ranger. The name Prizm doesnt inspire anything good, but this car far surpasses my expectations. It is a 5 speed stick and insanely fast for a 1.8 4 cyl, it is fun to drive and gets excellent gas mileage. I am a mechanic and I know a good car when I see one, this is by far the best car for the money, being a corolla, with unbeatable reliability. A great car.
by Jusamazed on Feb 3, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan
Bought it because it's actually a Toyota Corolla, minimally re-skinned, but all Toyota mechanicals. I drove it until 2005, then gave it to my son, who still has it. Fluid changes, tires, one battery, one fairly recent set of rear brake pads, that's it, and it's 10 year old this month, and still running like a top. It's still on it's first muffler, for goodness sakes.
by tdhicks on Jan 16, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan
I bought this car in 2000, and was using it to deliver papers about 400 of them daily. On Sunday this car would carry 2000 plus pounds of paper up and down hills, through snow, rain etc. All I did was change the oil, breaks and tires. After completley beating this car up, a paper route will tell you if your car is worth anything. I tell you this has too be the best car ever. The door handle inside finally brooke off, but that's opening and closing it 200 times a day. The transmision and engine are still in great shape. After 7 years of using it on paper routes I just spent 600 dollars to completely redo the suspension and bearings. The car is like brand new. Chevy needs to make this car
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