Geo Prizm

Consumer Reviews

Excellent value, reliable vehicle

By on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Good fuel mileage, low price, comfortable ride"

Cons: "transmission design"

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

"I've owned this car for 3 years and over 40,00 miles, it is an excellent vehicle. I am a mechanic and would rank this as above average reliability (better than Honda) and performance, and it is much easier to work on than the majority of cars in it's era. The vehicle is manufactured by Toyota so it is nearly identical to a Toyota Corolla (engines and many parts are interchangeable). The worst flaw this vehicle has is that the some models that had the 1.6L engine have a separate differential oil compartment from the transmission (which most technicians are not aware of) so differential failures are more frequent from lack of service, which unfortunately requires transmission replacement. If the differential oil level is checked periodically then this failure will not occur. Overall this car gets good fuel mileage, has a powerful engine, handles good, and rides very nice. Cost of ownership is very low. It is a very solid car for its size and is a safe car. I have been impressed with its reliability."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

best car ever

By on Sunday, August 14, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 234,000

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
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "the best car I have every owned"

Cons: "loud at high speeds. no long trips"

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

"A very simple dependable car that is essentially bulletproof. If you get one ,buy one with a 4spd automatic or standard transmission."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great little car

By on Thursday, December 11, 2008

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

"Excellent little car. The engine on my '96 was still made in Japan. That may be probably why is being a superb automobile in terms of quality and performance. I have had absolutely no troubles whatsoever with the engine. Some minor mechanical details but after 10 years!!!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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