I inherited my prizm for my high school graduation 5 years ago. It now has 230K miles on it and still runs great! I think the frame of the car will fall apart before it stops running - It has lots of rust from being outside, I've gone through 3 door handles, and the radio is questionable - but the engine is still in great shape! The low miles are great and it is truly a dependable car!
I just sold my "baby." This Geo was a very dependable car and very comfortable. The main problem I had with it was the door handles would break. I replaced the front door handle twice and one back door handle. I've had this car since 1995 and just sold it because I purchased a 2009 Toyota Corolla. My Geo had 70,000 miles and is still in good condition. Sold it to my brother-in- law who wanted a vehicle that was easy on gas. He has two SUVs that are gas guzzlers. I hope he has as good luck as I've had with my Geo.
Small size. I just felt really comfortable in this vehicle.
A wonderful little car. If you're
looking for power, look elsewhere.
This is a fun, economical little car.
The toyota seats are snug. I'll try to
drive mine until it rusts apart. The
only semi-complaint is with the body.
One door has a baseball-size spot
rusted through. The 5 spd manual is
peppy and fun to drive; however,
reverse is sometimes hard to find. An
excellent economy car.
Economy. Fun to drive. Easy to park.
A better antenna. A 60-40 split
folding rear seat. A better horn
(might fix by myself).
This car has been unbelieveable. I
purchased it for $800 in 2/03 with
127k. It now has 144k and runs like a
top. I have to add oil every now and
then and the high fan speed is not
working but besides that this car has
been a money saver. I want to
purchase so many new cars but with no
monthly payment and such low insurance
I think I may run it till it dies.
This is the only reliable car we have
ever owned. We survived owning 2
Chevettes, a Jetta, a Lumina, a
Cavalier, a Plymouth Voyager and
currently a Ford Windstar. Every one
of them had some major defect or
annoyance that cost a ton of money to
repair. This Prizm owes us nothing.
It has plenty of zip and it is fun to
drive. It is small and simple to park!