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1996 Geo Prizm

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 26/Hwy 32/Comb 28 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1996 Geo Prizm Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
9.1
Out of 10

Based on 295 Ratings for the 1993 - 1997 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.4/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.5/10
    Performance
    8.9/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

best car I ever owned or will ever own

By on Thursday, July 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 257,650

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"owned for 21 years; hate to part with it but family insists we need a new car; still gets 32-34 in the city; engine will still be great after the end times."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Reliable, Great little car!

By on Monday, July 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 209,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Reliability, Great Fuel Economy, Easy to Repair"

Cons: "Paint job peeling, fading"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great car that is very reliable. I have the LSi model and we drive it all over without any issues. Still runs very nicely and sips gas. We get 35-36 mpg consistently. All Prizms seem to have the paint peeling off and fading, but otherwise I wouldn't get rid of it. I plan to drive this car till it can't go any further! 1.8 liter Engine has good power for its size and does use a little oil (old age, high miles). Transmission shifts well and survived a radiator leak. (Coolant leaking into transmission). We caught it in time and flushed it (replaced radiator) and it still shifts perfectly to this day. Things to note about interior and its aging over the years: Air duct vents are too loose now and cannot be aimed anymore, they just flop where they want to go. Headliner fabric has separated from ceiling and had to be pushpinned back into place. (Not interior) Headlights are not as well aimed as they could be and visibility is low at night. Otherwise everything else is holding up. GREAT CAR!"

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

I love this car

By on Thursday, June 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Everything"

Cons: "Little things have broken- door handles, knobs."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I wish they still made these. This was my first car and 13 years later, it is still running great. I am never selling it (and not just because it isn't worth anything!),"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Love this car!

By on Saturday, February 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 110,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "No major issues. Required maintenance."

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I got this car as a repo in 1997 with 9300 miles on it. It was a loaded LSi, and it served me well. Everything still worked, including the cassette player and cd player. It was beautiful! Shiny black with tan leather, which I kept covered. Due to a medical condition, it was totaled, but, the car did exactly what it was supposed to do and took the hit. I didn't have one scratch or bump on me! It still had a lot of of life to it. I am going through severe withdrawal. I lost it on December 28, 2014. :( Very safe, very reliable car! The best!"

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

geo prizm 94

By on Tuesday, February 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great gas saver, comfortable vehicle , great speed"

Cons: "changing clutch every 2 or 3 years is neccessary"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

geo prizm 94

"car is in a good condition it only needs a couple replacement, but engine and manual transmission in a good condition, i drove it from ny to Illinois as you can see it may need some painting and some light mechanic work (service maintenance basically) including clutch needs to be change already. price is negotiable."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

geo prizm 94

Exceptionally reliable car

By on Monday, November 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought my 1997 Geo Prizm new off the lot. I've made only 2 repairs on the car since 1997. My only regret is I wish I had bought 2 of them. I still would be waiting to drive the second one."

6 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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