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2001 Chevrolet Prizm

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Not so good.
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By jc0187
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Ok, I would have to say gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

Hmm, I would say better quality components would make this car a keeper.


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Mom's Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By JO
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Trunk big enough to haul a college student's stuff. Comfortable. Love map lights on rearview mirror.


Suggested Improvements

Need more leg room in back seat.


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weak econobox
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By Bob
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Favorite Features

Small, good gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

3-speed auto is bad idea.


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Prizm Cuts Through Clutter
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Andrew
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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


Favorite Features

Prizm drives like a much larger car yet it gets 42 mpg mostly highway!


Suggested Improvements

I love the gas mileage and the drive train capabilities of the ancient Prizm and the Egyptian color of Metallic Cashmere Taupe!


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Very good car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By WP
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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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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Reliability.


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