1997 Geo Prizm Consumer Reviews

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1997 Geo Prizm
4.4
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Almost Perfect

by from Santa Barbara, CA on October 20, 2006

I LOVED my Geo Prizm. I got 250,000 miles on it before I sold it. It got 33 mpg. It didn't need new front rods until 175,000 mi., and the transmission lasted until 240,000 mi. It was also a great deal...
I LOVED my Geo Prizm. I got 250,000 miles on it before I sold it. It got 33 mpg. It didn't need new front rods until 175,000 mi., and the transmission lasted until 240,000 mi. It was also a great deal because it didn't have a lot of bells and whistles to drive up the initial price; and, being generic-looking and non-sporty, the insurance companies also liked it, so I didn't have to hold two jobs just to pay insurance. I also had an 80's Chevy Nova hatchback (another Toyota Corolla in disguise) that was fabulous. I wish they would bring back a Geo/Chevy Prizm hatchback. That would be the BEST: safe, excellent mileage, lots of room, and nobody wants to steal it! I hope the car manufacturers are listening.....
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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good starter car

by from seaside nj on May 5, 2008

i have a red geo prizm and its great. good on gas and i average about 31 per gallon. i have 161150 miles on it since i got it when it was 145000. As long u keep serviceing it the car should 250000 tho...
i have a red geo prizm and its great. good on gas and i average about 31 per gallon. i have 161150 miles on it since i got it when it was 145000. As long u keep serviceing it the car should 250000 thousand miles
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Best Car Ever

by from Charlotte, NC on July 29, 2012

Ive owned my Prizm for ten years and its never left me stranded or gave me any major problems. I dread the day when I have to replaced it. I actually have a loaded LSi with the leather package, power ...
Ive owned my Prizm for ten years and its never left me stranded or gave me any major problems. I dread the day when I have to replaced it. I actually have a loaded LSi with the leather package, power everything including sunroof and the upscale sound system with cd and cassette players. Its been a wonderful car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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my little trooper

by from nashvrille, tn on December 25, 2015

As my first and only car my little geo was my best friend lol. At roughly 267000 miles of pure love, my geo had saved my life twice now. They are super sturdy little cars. They may not be flashy or ha...
As my first and only car my little geo was my best friend lol. At roughly 267000 miles of pure love, my geo had saved my life twice now. They are super sturdy little cars. They may not be flashy or have all the gadgets and shinies but they will serve you well if you take care of them.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Cannot be beat!

by from Roanoke, VA on February 18, 2012

Anyone who rates this car less than 5 stars in all catogories is not rating the car fairly. Compared to any other car in its class it beats them all hands down! Is it as comfortable or quiet as a luxu...
Anyone who rates this car less than 5 stars in all catogories is not rating the car fairly. Compared to any other car in its class it beats them all hands down! Is it as comfortable or quiet as a luxury car? No, because its not supposed to be. Does it have the power of a V8? Again, no because... But, this car is indestructible and gets PREMIUM gas mileage, which is NOT common in very many newer cars. I average 29-31 mpg city and 32-35 mpg hwy with 374k miles on the motor and the motor still runs PERFECTLY with the motor oil coming out at each oil change (every 5k miles) just as clear as when it went in. And with insurance less than $300 per year? There is not a better car on the road!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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VERY RELIABLE CAR!

by from DUNDEE MI on June 30, 2011

BEST CAR EVER MAKE BY GEO/ CHEVY . THEY SHOULD OF NEVER STOP MAKING THEM. SORRY TO SAY MINE GOT HIT. LOOKING FOR ANOTHER 1.
BEST CAR EVER MAKE BY GEO/ CHEVY . THEY SHOULD OF NEVER STOP MAKING THEM. SORRY TO SAY MINE GOT HIT. LOOKING FOR ANOTHER 1.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Extremely Reliable, practical, and cheap

by from Maine on January 24, 2007

This is a great dependable basic car. It is nothing fancy, but has never let me down. If you need a cheap car that you can count on but don't care about power windows or having any creature comforts (...
This is a great dependable basic car. It is nothing fancy, but has never let me down. If you need a cheap car that you can count on but don't care about power windows or having any creature comforts (at all) this is the best car around. Good gas milate too.
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good car for the money

by from nj on June 14, 2011

i've had this car for 5 years now and it keeps on truckin. i brought it 1500 bucks with 143000 miles on it and it has 208000 miles on it today. its a good car but horrible inside.
i've had this car for 5 years now and it keeps on truckin. i brought it 1500 bucks with 143000 miles on it and it has 208000 miles on it today. its a good car but horrible inside.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Extremely Reliable

by from Maine on November 1, 2006

It's reliable to the extreme, but it's nothing fancy. If you're looking for a cheap reliable car, it's the best option. It's a toyota corolla, but sells for cheaper because a lot of people don't know ...
It's reliable to the extreme, but it's nothing fancy. If you're looking for a cheap reliable car, it's the best option. It's a toyota corolla, but sells for cheaper because a lot of people don't know that, and because people laugh at you when you tell them you have a geo. But you get to laugh at them when their ford or whatever breaks down and your geo never does. Nor does anything break.
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Soul-less automobile

by from Wichita KS on May 28, 2008

The Geo Prizm isn't a bad car. If you are looking for a cheap and reliable way to get around town while getting decent gas milage, its perfect. For someone who doesn't care about what kind of car they...
The Geo Prizm isn't a bad car. If you are looking for a cheap and reliable way to get around town while getting decent gas milage, its perfect. For someone who doesn't care about what kind of car they drive, its perfect. Where the Prizm falls short is everything else. This car is NOT comfortable to ride in. The seats are hard on the back after an hour or two, and the cheap plastic parts rattle and buzz. On the highway, the interior noise is unbelievable, and the weak inline 4 makes acceleration a chore even on flat roads. The exterior is the classic 90's jellybean that every other cheap import had. In a dark parking lot, this car looks JUST like every other car. Pros: *Decent fuel economy, but nothing special by todays standards *Reliable: this car has ALWAYS started right up and required little maint. *Comfortable for SHORT drives *Inexpensive to buy Cons: *Cheap interior parts *VERY LITTLE comfort features (PW, PL, Cruise,) *Generic/boring design *Severely underpowered *Just a boring car to drive.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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