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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan

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Prizm is a Great Value
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By Virgoman0
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my Prizm in Nov of 2001. I really have enjoyed this car a lot. It has given me excellent fuel economy and the handling has been very good. I have had no mechanical problems of any kind. As far a dependable transportation goes this car is it. Period!!


Best Features

CD system, great stereo.


Worst Features

A little more leg room for the driver


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Great Deal
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By kansasdriver
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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We have had no trouble with this car. It was a one-owner lease, bought by the dealer for sale. The price was quite competitive. We are very pleased with all aspects of the car.


Best Features

Reliability, gas mileage, performance


Worst Features

Look for one with standard ABS and side airbags for safety, and fold-down rear seats for more trunk capacity.


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Good Car
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By oceansunset79
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan LSi 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car for only $2,600 at a reputable local dealership. It's not new, the check engine light is on, but it runs/drives good. However, it seems to be getting poor gas mileage, and I still have to figure out why (has gone through almost 1/2 a tank of gas while only having gone 130 miles). I do mostly highway driving so this was quite surprising as I was expecting the rated 30 MPG city/40 MPG hwy as it has the 4-speed auto. I was impressed with the near-perfect reliability rating from consumer reports for this year/model. The only problem I've had besides fuel economy is that when the A/C is running the engine sometimes idles erratically, not sure why.


Best Features

Even with 215,000 miles ALL of the options- power windows, power locks, factory CD/speakers, cruise, A/C, Int. Wipers, Keyless Entry all work great.


Worst Features

Gauges not lighted adequately for night driving (maybe a few dash lights burned out?), 4-speed auto tranny shifts fairly rough, may be due to the high miles (tranny fluid is perfect color/smell though). Not able to find the spark plugs/wires/PCV Valve/fuel filter- not an easy car to work on.


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Great Value
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By currycook
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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This is a great car for reliability and fuel economy. We have had no problems with it and have only changed the oil on a regular basis. It's not a fancy car but for pure value its a great great car.


Best Features

I really enjoy the five speed.


Worst Features

To be able to see some controls better.


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Very good first car
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By cjeanine
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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl 5M)


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I've only had this car for about a year, and it was my first car. and I think for it being my first, I did pretty darn good. It's good on gas, and very easy to drive. The headlights turn themselves on at night, then off when the car is turned off, so I never have to worry about forgetting and leaving them on. The only annoying thing I can think of is that it doesn't always accelerate as fast as I want it to. Overall, a great, cheap, reliable car.


Best Features

Automatic headlights


Worst Features

More power


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