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1997 Geo Prizm Sedan

 
 

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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 100 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 26/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Geo Prizm

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Bulletproof reliability, suave sheetmetal

  • Cons

    Lousy value, lame standard equipment list, flaccid handling

  • What's New for 1997

    The Prizm is essentially carried over for 1997, sporting new door trim panels, standard power steering, new exterior colors, and…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (26 total reviews)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Positive+

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Vehicle: 1997 Geo Prizm 4dr Sedan

This is the best car I've ever owned by a long shot. It has almost 194,000 miles on it, and I bought it used in '98 with a little over 5,000. These are some hard earned NJ miles with generally bad road conditions and extremes in weather. I love its reliability! In fact I'm replacing the timing belt this week -- overdue, I know -- with intentions of taking it as far as I can. But a word of advice: if you have an automatic, get the differential oil checked as well as the transmission. I've learned very little about cars since I've had this Prizm, but that was one big expensive lesson.



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Reliable till the end

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Vehicle: 1997 Geo Prizm 4dr Sedan

I have to give this car a 10 on reliability because it is at 173,000 miles and i have not had to make many repairs. I have driven this car from NY to FL twice and NY to Chicago round- trip. It hits its max at 175,000, but what car that you have can you say the same. If you find it in low mileage, buy immediately because it will last a long time. It's too bad they discontinued the brand because I would have definitely bought another one.



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Has there ever been a

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Vehicle: 1997 Geo Prizm 4dr Sedan

I bought this car new late in the model year (12 years ago). I have spent a max of $1000 in this time period on minor repairs. It still gets 38 mpg+ with the 5-speed manual transmission. So given this is a 13- year old car, why aren't new cars much better? So far I can't think of any reason for getting a new car.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 26
  • cty
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  • 31
  • highway
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Full 1997 Geo Prizm Review

What's New for 1997

The Prizm is essentially carried over for 1997, sporting new door trim panels, standard power steering, new exterior colors, and strengthened side-impact protection.

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