1998 Chevrolet Prizm Consumer Review: Super Reliable

1998 Chevrolet Prizm - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (1.8L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Super Reliable
By Michael MacLeod on


1998 Chevrolet Prizm 4dr Sedan


Purchased 2 months ago with 186K (one owner) on it, but you'd never know it. Body replaced head cover gasket, rear brakes & p.s. hoses. It runs great, gets 24-27 city. No trips yet but expect 35+. I'm 6'-3" and 270#, so it's a bit cramped to get in (wish it was higher off ground) but comfortable once inside. Plenty of head and leg room - I can actually stretch my left leg (bad knee) all the way out!! (No can do on 80% of other cars.) Radio speaker blocked by my leg. Plenty of pickup for my needs, GEO Prizms have 1.6L not 1.8L, you can really tell the difference, and with better MPG! (29-36 EPA) Auto trans. shifts very smoothly. Only thing not working is dome light - I must do manually

Best Features

Gas mileage and pickup. Looks good. Head and leg room. Huge trunk. Truck release & light nice. Very quiet engine (after 45 second warmup). Clear view of road and instruments. Auto lights daytime. Easy handling and easy to park. Good size gas tank. Nice hub cap design.

Worst Features

Higher off ground. Speaker placement. Arm rest. I prefer GEO velour type seats.
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