Nothing major as went wrong with this car. Simple things like brakes, tires, bulbs those kind of things. The trim on the inside of the doors is peeling off on all four doors.
I have owned Prizms since 1990 when they first came onto the market, my first Prizm lasted 195,000 until the transmission gave out it was a wonderful small car, then I moved onto a 1997 Prizm LSi I love this car and still have it, however I ran a lot of miles up very quickly and in 2001 I decided to purchase another Prizm this one however no longer carried the Geo logo, but a Chevy one. I can say this the quality seemed to drop, it just doesn't seem put together as well or nearly as quiet as my 97 Geo Prizm, its almost like the 97 should have been the newest one and the 01 should have been the second generation instead of the third. Also the Chevrolet model seems more bland, however all three of my Prizm's have been very reliable. It's a shame that they quit making the Prizm, I mean I know its just a cheaper twin of the Corolla, but the Prizm offered a great deal. Another thing I guess I can mention the 1990 Prizm seemed quicker than the 97 or the 01. The 97 had a 4-speed auto transmission while the 1990 and 2001 both have 3-speed automatics.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th December, 2004