1993 Geo Prizm LSI 1.8 liter
Wonderful car, as far as I'm concerned
Clutches burned, muffler came unbolted, maintenance issues, needed body work after a real fender bender (car had a bent fender and busted light), oil burner at high mileage.
Our little Peppermint Patti was the best car we had. She was completely reliable her whole life, excluding when she had burned clutches or an old battery. I think she was with us about 20 years. From the day we bought her, she was our compact workhorse and our everything car for just over 8.5 years, until we got another Prizm. Just a Polynesian Green purr machine to the end. I was 3 the day we met our little Patti, so I don't remember when the Valiant, Escort (LEMON) and (except for the final months) Aspen that were our previous family cars were on the road. Somehow, I remember my parents talking about the Prizm's color in winter '92-'93, so I remember it all. Though my memories of her early days are vague, I can say she taught me about sentiment regarding cars, and along with the other Prizms we've had, instilled Prizm love in me.
BTW, I know her name sounds like candy or a Peanuts cartoon character, but it wasn't anything to with those, just that she was green and my dad didn't think Peppermint was enough name. Since we live in NYS, she died of cancer (rust) and brake rotor issues. She was beautiful when young, but she didn't look nice when older and full of rust. When I was a preschooler, my class made "me books" and a picture of our car at the time's (year old Patti, if the picture was purpose taken) in it. We also have some pictures of my dad with new Patti. Once when she was old, my dad got her up to 100 (we live in a rural area).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th November, 2017
28th Nov 2017, 16:41
I rated the '93 slightly lower on comfort because Prizms with the 1.8 liter engine were a little stiffer, almost like a little sport sedan (Dad said they had an extra stabilizer bar). They also seemed to have a high compression engine, he said, due to taking the high test gas (a term we've used for premium fuel). Little, but powerful.