2001 Chevrolet Prizm Base 1.8L VVT-i from North America
This car should never wear a Chevy badge because it's clearly a Toyota all the way
A/C has stopped working.
Front tires worn out (my fault due to driving habits)
This car is absolutely amazing. I ran into this car after my 97 Dodge Neon died on the interstate on the way home from work on Christmas Eve '07.
I was intentionally seeking a Toyota product, specifically a Corolla. After having priced several Corollas, I came across this car and knew it was meant to be mine.
I have no problems with the car. Sure it's not as powerful as my Neon, which was only SOHC, but it sips gas and if you throw a cherry bomb exhaust on it, it's just as fierce as any Civic of that year.
The interior is so simple and plain; I love it.
This car does exactly what I want to do; nothing more and nothing less. It's definitely not luxurious, but it's just what I expected from a product of Toyota. (I ripped the Chevy badging off the front and back, so the only indication that it's a Prizm is the steering wheel.)
My only complaints are that yes, the car does burn oil, badly, and the AC is gone and I have put on getting it fixed because I'm lazy. But other than that, it's abilities are more than sufficient for me, and I look forward to having this till I'm 25, and way afterwards (by then my insurance will go down, and I can get a coupe!)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 5th July, 2008
I love my Chevrolet Prizm. I'm on my second prizm. However.
The air conditioning is a problem spot on these cars. I spent $900 getting mine fixed this year because the AC was leaking out of the compressor. That's no small fix.
However, after 5 years of driving Prizms, I knew I was fixing to have a problem.