1989 Geo Prizm Review from North America

1989 Geo Prizm LSi 1.6

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance203000 miles
Previous carDodge Omni




I don't know that much that has went wrong with the car, the things that have happened have been so far spread out that its hard to remember. Recently last month I had to replace the water pump. I think a few years ago I had to replace the cv axles. Several alternators have went out since I got the car, but its very easy to replace I can do it myself.

General Comments:

This car runs the same way it did the day I bought it, it has truly been the best car I have ever had. The paints a little faded, some of the interior pieces have broke off long ago, but the a/c is still ice cold and the car runs great, it has never failed to crank for me. The little car has lots of spunk it picks up speed really quickly, I love to drive my car on the highway cause I can go 75-80mph easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th April, 2003

Average review marks: 9.0 / 10, based on 1 review