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Old but still going
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By Lynch68
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased this car in 2001 as a back up car & it's still going strong. No major issues & very reliable for the price


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very old car, but very cheap and minor repairs .
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By Chuck Dulin
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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cheap and effective. This car will be the train that just keeps on going.


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Wouldn't Encourage Anyone to buy this car
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By hockeyplr12
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car used about a year ago, and its been nothing but a headache. I got the car at 141k miles and the ac compressor was shot, fuel pump was shot, struts are bad already, 3 broken door handles already (even if your gentle they're very weak. The worst part is this car burns oil like no tomorrow. The motor has a weak start, i can rely on it to start, but im not sure how far it just might go.. the only really positive thing i can say is that its decent on gas, but its a very tiny car. Im 6 foot and i hate getting in and out of it, it feels like your pressed against the steering wheel. I wouldnt get this car unless your 4 foot 2 and like to put more in oil then you do in gas.SeriouslY


Best Features

The Stock stereo sounded pretty good believe it or not, but it had to be replaced with a system to make it better.


Worst Features

Needs better door handles, if you have friends you want to take somewhere, i suggest either stack them in the front seat, or tell them to simply just walk. Unless they're in a car seat i dont see anyone fitting back there, and im being honest my friends all complain about theres no room, and if i move my seat up i cant drive because the seat doesnt go far back at all, and my foot gets stuck sometimes by the gas pedal. In all seriousness, if your atleast 5'8 i wouldnt get this car, if your looking for something a little more reliable get a newer model, 98-02 have the crappy motors that are notorious for eating oil. if anything get a 03 corolla and up if you like this car


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My 2001 Prizm experience
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By howie12021
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 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.


Best Features

Reliable + economical + nice body design. UNFEATURES: 1-costly A/C repair @ 65,000!* not repairable, must replace! 2-car noisy. 3-driver's seat poor comfort/bad seating angle. 4-dome light works/doesn't dealer could not fix! Wheels collect dirt/hard to clean*smooth surfaces better.


Worst Features

NOTE ABOVE COMMENTS FROM A DESIGN ENGINEER. also: ash tray/lighter*take eyes off road to use. A/C unit works well. Bought used with 35,000 K miles. Plastics/interior not as good as mechanical. Solid construction* better than Aveo [a poor] car. Paint peel after 9 years in sun. heavy hood*use Au?


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Need more pep? Clean MAF sensor
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By fornido
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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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