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1990 Geo Prizm

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Geo Prizm Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.6 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 130 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/29 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1990

    Sporty GSi models added to lineup, powered by a 115-horsepower version of standard DOHC 1.6-liter engine. GSi trim adds body-color bumpers, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes and a tachometer.

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (6 total reviews)


The best car purchase ever!

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Vehicle: 1990 Geo Prizm GSi 4dr Sedan

When I first bought it I was grateful that my drivers' door worked and that my car has AC, and 3 years later and real minor work done, it is still going strong and I thank GOD for that. Fuel Economy is really good and I have replaced the tires once and the windshield once and need to do it again. Utah debris on the roads is horrible. The AC still going strong, radio could be better, my car is an automatic, wish I had a stick, but oh well. My car now has 93,500 miles or so. I try to take good care of her. She gets me to work and home and not to forget from Oregon to Utah and maybe back again.




Great car!

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Vehicle: 1990 Geo Prizm GSi 4dr Sedan

This car has been the best investment i've ever made! It has 263,500 mi and still running strong, doesn't burn oil, starts right up, even spins the tires pretty good, all while getting great gas millage! I've only replaced the exhaust manifold (cracked), and the starter. Everything else (as far as I can tell) is still straight from the factory.




One of my better used

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Vehicle: 1990 Geo Prizm GSi 4dr Sedan

This car has been very relable over the years. The only problems were a mysterious hole in the radiator one month after purchase and the substandard brake system. The brake system was changed in the next year's model so that was taken care of. I had to have the entire brake system overhauled twice and replace the booster once over ten years use. But I have been a little rough on it too.(I found out it can go over 100 MPH)




Great first car

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Vehicle: 1990 Geo Prizm GSi 4dr Sedan

I agree with the other comments here. This has been a very reliable car, I am never concerned. The only problem I've had with it is the rusting exhaust system. I live in the Midwest and I've replaced the muffler twice in the past four years. My car has 120K miles on it and I would drive it for another 3 years if I wasn't tired of it already.




Just won't quit

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Vehicle: 1990 Geo Prizm GSi 4dr Sedan

I bought my Geo Prizm used with 114000 miles on it in 1994. It now has 188,000 miles and keeps on going. I live in the upper midwest where we have lots of snow and salt so there is moderate rusting, but this car has been extremely reliable. It heats up on cold days almost immediately and has good handling for such a light car. Great gas mileage and the engine feels like it's going to last forever.




Good car

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Vehicle: 1990 Geo Prizm GSi 4dr Sedan

This has been a very good starter car car for me. Anyone that is looking for a cheep, reliable car for their high school child needs to look at this one...unless they have really long legs!



Full 1990 Geo Prizm Review

What's New for 1990

Sporty GSi models added to lineup, powered by a 115-horsepower version of standard DOHC 1.6-liter engine. GSi trim adds body-color bumpers, power steering, four-wheel disc brakes and a tachometer.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
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  • 29
  • highway
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