2000 Chevrolet Prizm Base 1.8 from North America
Starter has failed.
Weather stripping around door on inside is peeling.
Paint on rear bumper is cracked.
Seems to wear tires quickly.
Front shocks are about shot.
Brakes squeal even after brakes have been changed.
Wheel covers have cracked and Chevy logo has worn off.
Hesitation on start off.
This car is reliable and pretty good on gas. That's about it though, this thing is boring and very generic. It blends in with everything on the road I don't think this model has any personality at all. The previous models seems to have a little, but this one lost everything. It doesn't have a quick take off and thanks to the 3-speed transmission the gas mileage isn't that great on the interstate. I'm not really complaining the car does what its suppose to do with no problems it just boring compared to a lot of the new cars that are coming out now.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th March, 2006
18th Mar 2006, 20:23
Actually it is a 3-speed have a look online. The Prizm had three options 5-speed, 3-speed auto and 4-speed auto do your research before making comments please-
14th May 2006, 15:20
How did you solve the hesitation on start off?
25th Aug 2006, 19:19
I have not solved this problem it slowly continues to get worse I've noticed that gas treatment tends to help sometimes.
15th Jan 2007, 17:08
Hello: Most Prizm hesitation problems can be traced to a dirty or defective mass airflow sensor. My Prizm ran badly when cold. I cleaned the sensor, and it runs great.