1995 Geo Prizm Reviews - Page 6 of 10

1995 Geo Prizm esi 1.8L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8L Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 miles
Most recent distance190000 miles
Previous carGeo Prizm

Summary:

This is a excellent inexpensive car to have

Faults:

There has nothing that has gone wrong with this car.

General Comments:

For the engine size it accelerates and handles well. The car because of the color is faded, but still looks descent. The inside is in mint. Car will go to 42 in second gear with out pushing the hammer to hard. Road noise is very quiet and is not a problem. Head lights could be a little brighter. Car shakes a little when going at speeds over 67.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2005

24th Aug 2006, 11:35

There never was an "ESi"-the first-generation Prizm (1990-1992) was available as a GSi and an LSi, but your car must be an LSi-the GSi was discontinued with the 1993 redesign.

1995 Geo Prizm LSI 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

The ultimate in basic transportation

Faults:

Starter went out at 130,000.

General Comments:

The beauty of the Prism is in its reliability and durability.

After 10 years and 160,000 miles of use, it still runs and looks great.

Everything still works including the AC. The only repair needed has been a starter.

Power is adequate unless there are more than two adults inside.

Fuel economy is another bright spot at 30-36 miles per gallon of regular.

Its negatives are skimpy shoulder and leg room and a somewhat jittery ride at highway speed.

I would not want to be in an accident in this auto as there is not a great deal of metal for protection.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st October, 2005

1995 Geo Prizm Base 1.6 DOHC from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired94000 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Good Geo!!

Faults:

Nothing besides simple routine items that wear down with time.

General Comments:

This is a very well made car. In its time it was one of the better small cars on the market, however today its rather lacking compared to the newer cars on the road for instance the 1.6 four cylinder engine is very underpowered with its 105 horse power, its very hard to keep up with traffic, you have to floor the pedal constantly to keep up with everyone else. The most noticable flaw of this car has to be the automatic three speed transmission, it makes highway driving very tiresome, the engine drums loudly at speeds above 60mph. Paint is holding up well for a lower priced car. Interior is still in excellent condition. Overall good car for its age and mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th June, 2005

1995 Geo Prizm LSI 1.6L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance219000 miles
Previous carGeo Prizm

Summary:

Great and very reliable car!

Faults:

Replaced the alternator at 120K miles.

Replaced the starter at 150K miles.

General Comments:

I put 219K miles in ten years (1995-2005), without a single problem. I do plan to do 500K in my Geo.

Paint is still the same, after ten years. No corrosion in any spot.

No wonder GM is having a lot of problems. They discontinued their most reliable line of cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2005

1995 Geo Prizm 1.6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance84476 miles

Summary:

A perfect car for someone who needs to get to school and work

Faults:

We had to replace the fuel pump at 80,000 miles.

We had to replace the starter switch when the car had about 30,000 miles.

Nothing other than that.

General Comments:

Having a car go to the shop for repair twice in ten years is pretty good if you ask me.

This car is reliable. Great for students or someone needing transportation to their job.

Gas mileage is good sure, but nothing like what other people have been claiming. I get around 22, on the street.

This car has never failed to start, or stall for no apparent reason.

It still runs like it did when it was new.

The acceleration is impressive for such a small engine yes, but nothing like a 6 cylinder.

The car handles tightly and is very responsive over-all. Acceleration breaking and transmission shifting have never been a problem.

This car feels very safe and sturdy; it was very well put together. It has held up good considering it has been driven every consecutive day we've owned it.

My Prizm is so stripped down it isn't even funny. But it's easy to forget that you don't have power-windows (or any options really) when your car treats you so well.

The engine runs quieter than my Dad's 2002 Volkswagen Jetta. Going 65-70 MPH, this car's engine runs suprisingly smooth, with little or no road noise.

If people try to poke fun at this car, you can simply point out that it was built and designed by Toyota.

My car has lots of use left in it, and I'm confident it will last me through college and beyond. This vehicle is highly reccomended for kids who are low on cash and need a decent set of wheels.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd February, 2005

23rd Feb 2005, 20:57

Correct me if I'm wrong, or refrain from spazzing at me if you disagree, but wasn't Geo basically Suzuki? The Geo Metro was also known as the Suzuki Swift, and the Tracker as the Suzuki Sidekick, whereas there were no Toyota vehicles released that held any resemblance to a Geo. I think a lot of people get Suzuki and Toyota confused. They're all little Japanese cars, right? Same difference!

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 40 reviews