1997 Geo Prizm Reviews - Page 6 of 6

1997 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2500 miles
Most recent distance42775 miles
Previous carGeo Prizm

Summary:

Geo flagship and I can see why it's the best out of the group

Faults:

Nothing except a flat tire if that counts?

General Comments:

Great car, smooth ride, excellent sound system.

Great on gas. Lots of highway pep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd August, 2000

1997 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance31548 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

Mini Lexus with a Geo tag!

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This is one of the best cars produced I believe. This is my second Prizm, I also have a 90 model with 189,000 miles that is still going strong as ever. I had a Geo Metro that I traded for the 97 Prizm, it wasn't as refined as the Prizm but it was still a great reliable little car.

The 97 Prizm rides so smooth you would never guess this car was meant to be an economy car. The interstate travel is also terrific, you can cruise at speeds of 75-85 and not even tell, the engine is so quiet. There isn't much body lean when you turn sharp corners either. The A/C and heater are both excellent. Acceleration with the 1.8 is also quite good. All this and you still get great gas mileage!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2000

3rd Feb 2007, 20:57

Hey, I feel the same. Mine is 1996 with 248k miles with it already. Still drives excellent. I also joke with my wife - this is my little lexus!

Well, for the noise part you may have overblown it. I do feel that the wind noise is its drawback. Mine is 1.6l though. But I always wear noise isolation (Etymotic) earphone when I commute every day for about 120 miles.

This thing just never breaks. Oh, you want to hear it when at idle, it is so relax as if no strain! At one time, it was stuck in the slow and ran idle for over 30 minutes, and it just ran quite and smooth as if nothing was going on.

1997 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.8
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong. Heater and A/C vent on dash board is loose

General Comments:

The car's A/C sucks. Even brand new it still doesn't cool good, the worst part about that whole thing is that with the a/c on the car is powerless. Overall though the car is great, I have really enjoyed it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 1999

5th Oct 2004, 02:04

Personally my car will freeze a snowman... I LOVE the A/C unit in my car... did you ever have your car checked of leaks or recharged?

1997 Geo Prizm LSi 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 1.8
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car, which already has 23,000 miles has run perfectly. I could not have asked for a better car. We now own two Geo Prizm Lsi's and could not be happier.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 27 reviews