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My 2001 Prizm experience
By howie12021 on
2001 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)
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.
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.
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?