1999 Geo Prizm Review

1999 Geo Prizm from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles

Summary:

Engine is very reliable. Electronics & body parts not very good.

Faults:

Air bag indicator light always blinks from the time I purchased.

The clock and the electrical display of the radio does not work from the time I purchased.

Hand Break Light always stays on at 45,000miles.

The handle to open door on the driver side broke at 50,000 miles.

The radio, and the 12V power supply stopped working after I used it for a car seat massager at 52,000 miles.

General Comments:

The engine is quite good. Never did any maintenance except oil change. Gives me a 29 mpg in city and 32 mpg in highways. The car is quite reliable. Noise level of the car is somewhat high.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th November, 2005

2nd Jan 2006, 16:40

The Geo brand name was removed after 1997 so your Prizm is a chevrolet.

30th Jan 2008, 12:27

I agree with the below comment. to reduce noise level, vibrating I suggest that you get a wheel alignment and get all 4 wheels balanced and rotated. it worked on my 1992 geo metro. now it runs very smoothly.

25th Nov 2009, 11:31

"The Geo brand name was removed after 1997 so your Prizm is a chevrolet."

Yes Geo was discontinued, but the Prizm was and always will be a Toyota Corolla with a different badge on it.

25th Dec 2009, 22:32

Radio and lighter are on the same circuit, replace the fuse you blew when you used the seat warmer.

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review