I was surprised when I first drove this car. For a 1.8L 120hp this thing sure has some pep to it. It is fun to drive, economical and super reliable! The dealership said they repaired the driver's side door handle once and it just broke again, so the door handles are super cheap. The A/C is cold and cools the car fast. It handles well, and is highly recommeded to all! Too bad they stopped making it!
Toyota enine, fuel conomy, relibability
A little better interior quality. The door handles are junk
I needed a car to get me from point A to point B. My Prizm has a nice design, and is pretty quick with a Japanese engine and drivetrain. I thank Chevy for the decision. Best idea ever--no problems. Only changing oil was enough.
This car is absolutely the best. Reliable, with enough quickness and a nice design (better than his sister Corolla). For a mid-size sedan, it gives what you expect. There are some small design details, but they don't matter. I think Corolla saw that market is going to Prizm, than decided not to give the engine and drivetrain to Chevy. And they stopped the line after '02. How sad.
Nice colors, Comfy seats, I am 6'4" and I fit:) Reliability
I have owned two Chevy Prizms. One
was a 1998 automatic and the one I own
now is the 1999 5 speed LSI. I liked
both cars, but I found that the
automatic only averaged about 30 MPG
while the stickshift averaged about
32.5 miles per gallon. Both cars were
very reliable for me. I
would suggest either version for a
budget tight driver. The Prizm
was also built on the same line as the
Toyota Corolla and they are basically
the same car.
The MPG this car achieves makes is well
worth the price. Also, as I said
before, it is the same car as the
Toyota Corolla - which sells for about
$1000 more for the exact same car!
Not really room for improvement. This
is the car for the buyer that wants a
very reliable car that gets great gas
mileage. My only complaint is that
they no longer make new versions of
this car. I think 2002 was it's last
This is my 2nd Prism. My first lasted 10 years
with no major problems. This Prism is now 4
years old and makes noises the last one didn't.
I have also had it into my mechanic oftener for
wobbles at higher speeds, a problem which
has never been completely solved. Car just
dosen't seem as well made as my first
one. Thanks for this site to air opinions.
Lights automatically change from running
lights to driving lights when it gets dark
The cigarette lighter where I plug in my cell
cannot be used on trips if two people have
drinks, because its placed directly under drink
holder. There are no drink holders in back
seat, like no one is supposed to sit there.