2001 Chevrolet Prizm LSi 1.8L Gasoline from North America

Summary:

A very reliable economy car bargain

Faults:

Tires. Goodyear Integrity. What a lousy tire! At about 18,000 miles a belt broke and the things thumped. Took to the local Goodyear and they said the tires were out of balance. Charged me $40 to balance. 200 miles later, the things were thumping again. Chevy dealer told me to bring it in to them if I did not get satisfaction with Goodyear. I did not realize the tires were covered by the 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. At 28,000 miles I decided to buy a set of Michelin X radials. I will never buy another Goodyear tire.

Other than the tires, I can't really think of anything that has gone wrong.

General Comments:

We have the 4 speed automatic. Much, much smoother than the 3 speed. Go for the 4 speed if you want the automatic.

Good visibility all around.

Good gas mileage. We get 30+ around town and 34-35 on trips with the AC running.

Does not hold resale value very well. This makes for an excellent choice in a low mileage 2001 or 2002 used car. Same as a Toyota Corolla, but much less expensive.

Too bad Chevrolet quit making these cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st September, 2003

2nd Jan 2008, 19:39

I agree, definitely go for the 4-speed automatic. Better performance, driveability, and fuel economy. Win-win and as a used car, it's not quite as much more expensive, just harder to find the LSi models with the 4-speed automatic. It's definitely worth looking for.

Also, tires are not normally covered under warranty. The Goodyear shop took you for a ride. Chevrolet was very kind to help out. I agree, the Invicta line is a poor choice of tire even on a lightweight car such as the Prizm. I'm partial to Yokohama Avid Touring tires myself on lightweight small cars. They last forever and wear evenly. Heavier cars aren't so nice on tires, though.

2001 Chevrolet Prizm Sedan Standard 4 cylinder from North America

Summary:

A great-on-gas-go-all-the-time-old-person-young-person-great-college-car-never-stops Great Car!!!

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with my Prizm as yet, except that the windshield cracked because of a truck kicking up a stone at me. Everything is extremely quiet. The air conditioning works very well, it has a great stereo.

General Comments:

Like I said, the car is a dream. It is my first car, and as a college student who spends tons of time on the road to and from work and class, I love the gas mileage and the comfort on the highway. I drive about 70 miles a day, which isn't far unless you have an uncomfortable seat. The Prizm is awesome. I am never uncomfortable. I wish the Sedan had tilt wheel though...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2001