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.
Fun to drive, 5 speed stick, comfortable interior, good sounding stereo, fits in small spaces, excellent fuel economy, unkillable toyota in disguise.
Cup holder does block the radio, the body dings and dents easily, boring styling.