Geo Prizm Review from Poland

1990 Geo Prizm Base 1.6 16v

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 16v Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired136000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles


Fantastic value, fantastic car


Exhaust system wasn't made of stainless steel - had to replace for $400 around (just like the 1990 Toyota Corolla).

Hand-brake is not working at present.

Front doors are eaten by stain - will replace them soon.

Handling is really poor.

A/C is not working - the gas had escaped.

General Comments:

It's a great car. It's been in my family for six years without any break-up.

Now I'm the owner and just had to remove that silly Delco radio, install a new Sony with CD reader. I'll also have to replace the front doors and repaint my car.

However, this car drives very smoothly and firmly. I feel really safe... and, not to mention, it runs at about 160 kilometers per hour.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th June, 2001

9th Jun 2001, 19:09

Those Delco Radios aren't silly, they are some of the best out there.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review