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My 2001 Prizm experience
By howie12021 on 09/19/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Overall a good car with a variety of small faults: 1-upholstery gets holes from cigarette ash too easily. 2-headliner becoming unglued front/back windows. 3-rear cup holder flimsy. 4-dash light between tach/speedometer out very expensive dashboard dis-assembly to replace. 5-all dash lighting is terrible*too faint/hard to read. 6-center storage box*awkward to use. 7-window mechanism: driver's replaced* passenger's sticks [slam door]to un-stick?! 8-interior plastic strip above left rear door slowly shredding pieces. 9-Dashboard arrangement is poor, e.g., have to look to operate radio selections. 10-rear wiper a +. 11-bumper paint if 'touched' flakes off to reveal black undercoat.
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Need more pep? Clean MAF sensor
By fornido on 06/19/10 09:21 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

This car is a great reliable car, however I noticed some hesitation and loss of hp, so I did some research, and after replacing the air filter and cleaning the Mass Airflow sensor with electronic cleaner, I noticed an increase of pickup. I have 122,000 miles on it, so I guess after all that buildup, it slowed it down.
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2 of 3 people found this review helpful
My little car
By rachel on 05/06/10 20:40 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought my prizm in 06 when it was 5 years old. It runs like a champ! The only time it's in the shop is for an oil change or new tires. The only parts giving out are minor and probably due to age. The plastic trim around the windows has become brittle, the door handles on the drivers side have both snapped, cruise control has stopped working and the drivers side window motors have worn out. Low and medium air conditioner are out, but it still cranks cold on high and the heater works great. I've been teasing with the idea of a new car because of the great deals available, but my little car is still driving great and I'm not ready to give it up! I think I'll invest in it instead!
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great vehicle all around!!!
By Ralph on 02/18/10 00:18 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Well its my second one the first Prizm I owned I bought in 97 with 102K miles I finally passed it on to my kid brother in 03 with 230k miles and its still driving today. My 01 Prizm has 255k miles on it and still runs like new, these cars are amazing they don't look like much but they are great. The thing I love the most is with $20 bucks of gas you can run around town all week. They have great power and acceleration,no timing belt, however oil is very important to these cars!
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Not so good.
By jc0187 on 12/06/09 20:38 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Ok, bought this car from my father. I have replaced the O2 sensors. The cadalitic converter is going out, and the a/c no longer works. The back passenger window does not work. I do not like the interior-very uncomfortable.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Mom's Car
By JO on 06/12/09 14:15 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought my Prizm in 2002 with 33,000 on it. Engine light came on once while under warranty. Regular maintenance. Other than some new tires and a couple of brake jobs, no great expense (knock on wood). I drive 22 round trip to work and have driven to DC and back to MA twice a year for past four years. Handles great on the highway and off. Great car.
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weak econobox
By Bob on 03/28/09 10:15 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Base model with a few options. Looking for Totota reliability, but used car dealer can't seem to fix horn/cruise control issue (they don't work, and need a new relay). Low seating. Checked oil after 1 month, 3.5 quarts low! Yikes, that doesn't leave much. After filling oil, a month later it needs 1.5 quarts. Another reviewer noted his mother ran her Prizm 3 times with no oil; maybe because it burns. Someone else said it burns oil at highway speed. Could be. I don't see any drips in the garage. 3- speed auto stinks on the highway, car really doesn't like going over 60. Engine is making lifter noises. If engine holds up, this will be good around-town econobox for my HS kid.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Prizm Cuts Through Clutter
By Andrew on 02/25/09 13:24 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

This is a wonderful automobile because I get 42 mpg highway and a little city combined. The seats are a little uncomfortable, but my car has 113000 miles on it and it drives like a brand new car. Would deff recommend to a friend! I guess you could say i'm one of "the 9/10 ppl who would recommend Prizm to a friend". Prizm definitely "cuts through the clutter". In the mid 1990s I was "getting to know Geo" through the Geo Storm. Well, the Geo, or excuse me Chevrolet Prizm has my vote as one of the top cars of 2001. I hope I never smash my car. I am obsessed with Prizm. Prizm is good. I will buy a first generation Prizm (92 and older) second generation (93-97) Prizm also with my 01 Prizm
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Very good car
By WP on 02/14/09 14:48 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I have had this car for 9 years and it is a very reliable commuter car. Does what I need it to do and does it when I need it to do it. Good car. Excellent reliability.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
A very good little car
By Patrick on 12/23/08 18:00 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought this for $3000 over the summer to replace a Cavalier. Mileage is great, performance is pretty good considering it only has 125 hp. Put some decent tires on it and cornering is really fun. Stereo is not too shabby either. Only drawbacks that I have encountered are fading paint, the interior plastic around the door frame is peeling (that most have come from the GM part of the joint project), and no center armrest. Besides that you can't beat it. Like everyone else has already said, it's just a Toyota with a Chevy emblem on it. A very easy way to save $2000 vs a Corolla, and even more on gas. This thing is bulletproof with proper maintenance. The perfect city car!
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