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By oceansunset79
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car for only $2,600 at a reputable local dealership. It's not new, the check engine light is on, but it runs/drives good. However, it seems to be getting poor gas mileage, and I still have to figure out why (has gone through almost 1/2 a tank of gas while only having gone 130 miles). I do mostly highway driving so this was quite surprising as I was expecting the rated 30 MPG city/40 MPG hwy as it has the 4-speed auto. I was impressed with the near-perfect reliability rating from consumer reports for this year/model. The only problem I've had besides fuel economy is that when the A/C is running the engine sometimes idles erratically, not sure why.


Best Features

Even with 215,000 miles ALL of the options- power windows, power locks, factory CD/speakers, cruise, A/C, Int. Wipers, Keyless Entry all work great.


Worst Features

Gauges not lighted adequately for night driving (maybe a few dash lights burned out?), 4-speed auto tranny shifts fairly rough, may be due to the high miles (tranny fluid is perfect color/smell though). Not able to find the spark plugs/wires/PCV Valve/fuel filter- not an easy car to work on.


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Great Value
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By currycook
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This is a great car for reliability and fuel economy. We have had no problems with it and have only changed the oil on a regular basis. It's not a fancy car but for pure value its a great great car.


Best Features

I really enjoy the five speed.


Worst Features

To be able to see some controls better.


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Very good first car
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By cjeanine
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I've only had this car for about a year, and it was my first car. and I think for it being my first, I did pretty darn good. It's good on gas, and very easy to drive. The headlights turn themselves on at night, then off when the car is turned off, so I never have to worry about forgetting and leaving them on. The only annoying thing I can think of is that it doesn't always accelerate as fast as I want it to. Overall, a great, cheap, reliable car.


Best Features

Automatic headlights


Worst Features

More power


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Shift Lover
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By Alan
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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The reason I traded my 2002 Impala in was that my wife and I were done travelling. We just needed economical, reliable city transportation. The Prizm is exactly what we needed except now wish I had a manual transmission.


Best Features

Air, door locks, ABS, and side air bags.


Worst Features

Have 8-way seat adjustment.


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My little Prizm
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By Mr500CM
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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Not a bad car for the price... its zippy, handles well and its good on gas. In over a year, no real problems, the biggest one was that I needed to replace two bulbs. It runs and handles well all year long.


Best Features

Its a Corolla at a cheaper price!


Worst Features

GM should crank it out again, its a heck of a value.


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