Wonderful car for the money
This car is by far the best car I've owned. Great mpg, starts right up everytime. Aside from basic preventive maintenance, there's absolutely no issues with this car. I purchased it with 253k miles on it and it's still going strong with the 20,000+ miles I've already put on it. With the right care, this car will just keep going and going and going...
For the age Of the car it drives really well. I think my next concern will be the tires. Everything works great and will continue to as long as I keep up the maintenance.
My first car : I can it my a bird in a golden cage
The car has got everything a first car user would need. I bought mine used at 145000 mileage but has been using it greatly. It runs very well ...only did few works on it... The engine is great with good automatic transmission. The air-conditioning is super . When I get tired of this , I will go for another . The body is very strong.... Infact, if you don't want automobile headache, look for this machine...
Not out to impress. Only need a car to get me from a-b reliably! This is the answer to my prayers. I LOVE this car. 150.000 miles on it and I think that is just the beginning. What an awesome car for a young person. No whistles/ no bells,just a reliable rock star of a vehicle that u can count on! Wow, they don't make cars like this anymore. If you are lucky enough to have one,treat it like gold,and consider yourself very fortunate.
Looking for another one to buy!!!
Bought car with 80,000 miles on it! Just turned over 355,000 carefree miles. Truly want another one!
Junky but reliable
This car always got me where I needed to go except for when it was cold out, then it took a while to start. I didn't get a new car until a newer one just became available for cheap, by that point the geo was at about 260,000 miles and still running. Loved it and even lived out of it for a while, had a surprising amount of space for how small it was.
Pretty good car
The Geo Prizm was my first car and for a first car, it was really good. It was a hand me down from my aunt and we fixed it up after being in a garage for 14 years. The only problem I have with the car is the power steering pump. We replaced the power steering pump and found out that the problem was the seal, which you can no longer buy ANYHWHERE. So the car leaked power steering fluid and I had to refill it every 2 weeks. The only other problem is the cup holders. You cannot fit a bottle of soda in them. You can barely fit a small cup from McDonalds. And at that, they are not very sturdy and just overall poor design as they pop out from under the stereo.
Very reliable, great for getting around!
I got mine 3 years ago with 79,000 miles on it and I have had no problems at all! It now has 108,782 and it just keeps ticking! I highly recommend this car, it is great for low cost of maintenance and MPG. It starts up every time!
Bought a GEO
I bought a 1995 GEO Prizm with 51,980 miles on it. This car was very easy to fix and to run. Sure, it wasn't the fastest car i've owned, but who cares. Now the Prizm has 193,000 miles. I had to replace the blower motor and the spark plugs, other than that, this GEO Prizm sedan has been a joy to have. Even though the EPA rates it at 34 MPG highway, I averaged 39 on a drive to Reno, how weird is that?
I recently purchased a 95 Geo Prizm LSi with 178000 miles on it. I paid $1650 and it has a few problems, rear power windows faulty, driver power mirror broken, cracked windshield. The transmission (automatic) is quirky with not much low end power. The positive points of this car is that it starts every time (even in freezing temps) gets great mileage, has a surprisingly roomy trunk for such a small car, handles great with sharp turns and because it's small it's easy to park. The LSi model also has some good options for the price. The cons are as follows: as a 6'5" guy, I find the driver seat cramped and uncomfortable. The cruise control lever jabs my leg every time I turn right. The factory audio system is poor and the controls hard to operate while driving. It's not a sporty car either with slow acceleration (could be due to mileage on my car). The interior is all plastic and everything feels lightweight and cheap, including the doors which have to be shut hard to seat themselves properly. Also, having been driving a car with automatic headlights, it's a pain to remember to turn all the lights on and off. In conclusion, if you're on a strict budget and want a reliable vehicle with good fuel economy, or looking to get your first car, give this model a look. If you're looking for high performance or a roomy, comfortable interior though, look elsewhere.