1993 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8 Liter
Try to find a bad review of it!
Alternator replaced at 123000 miles.
Ignition switch replaced at 178000 miles.
Interior light will only work when turned on (not when the door opens).
I can't help but praise this little car. I have put many miles in a relatively short time on this car, much of it on long trips.
My only gripes are its lack of low-end torque, the down-shifts are very sluggish, but it will accelerate adequately if pressed and forced to downshift.
The sound system could be better, with the controls being unreliable.
Cup holder stupidly placed in position to block of any access to the radio.
Aside from that, everything else seems bulletproof. Great mileage, and reliability is unreal.
Comfort is surprising for the price, with good lateral support, and surprisingly roomy for a compact. Good shocks will make a huge difference in the ride. Tight handling and surprisingly fun to drive.
Very cold air, and a more than adequate heater.
Paid $3000 for it three years ago while on a very tight budget, loved it, every one of the 75,000 miles since.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd January, 2002
3rd Dec 2002, 02:05
I have a 1993 Geo Prism and I need to replace the ignition switch. I've been told this part has been discontinued by the manufacture. Do you have another source where this item can be purchased?
12th Sep 2005, 13:13
Nice to hear about GEO Prisms. I have one sentence to say about my GEO Prism: The most reliable car I have ever had.
Everything you described is right on target. My alternator required replacement at around 135k and my ignition switch crapped out on me at around 165k. I presently have a little over 192k, and I have yet to replace any of the exhaust! I was going to donate the car to a local charity when I bought my gas guzzling SUV, but boy am I glad I did not. I continue to drive my 93 Prism on a daily basis and only touch my SUV when I have family outings. My only gripe about my Prism, other than some of the small comfort things, has been my brakes.