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Chevrolet Prizm, Geo Prizm, Sedan
#145 of 1448 Fogged up Windows
Apr 04, 2000 (5:50 pm)
I have owned my 1994 Geo Prizm for 2 years now and I absolutely love it! The only problem that I have had is that the windows fog up constantly. Either the heater or the air conditioner have to be running all the time or else you just can't see. I have a rear defogger and that's always going as well. Has anyone else experienced this problem? What have you done to fix it??
#146 of 1448 a/c vents
Apr 05, 2000 (7:50 pm)
The a/c vents on my 96 Prizm do not hold position.
They when trying to adjust the vertical position
of them (either up or down), they just move back
to the furthest up position. Apparently whatever
grip it used to use to sustain its position is
gone. This happened at about 35K miles. I was
wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem
and, if so, how to fix it. I live in TX and would
like the a/c to flow directly on me, so this problem is aggravating at times.
Apr 07, 2000 (2:42 am)
new 99 bought April 1, 1999
-ZERO defects / problems. NOT ONE THING. NOT ONE ASSEMBLY flaw. NOT ONE. nada
-33 mpg in town (5 sp.)
-a blast to drive
-stock tires suck
-100 percent satisfied but wouldn't mind stiffer suspension and better tires.
-the engine still seems to be breaking in and seems to be even more rev happy and zippy (580 miles)
Admittedly, if I was buying today I would buy a Focus or Protege, but I have no remorse about getting the Prizm.
My only remorse is not having a VVTi engine available or a having a wagon available.
fence-sitters....DO IT. You will be satisfied if you buy this car.
Oh year, still a little whining noise, but nothing that can't be covered up by the stereo at high volume.
I'm usually only this happy when I buy stereo equipment.
Apr 07, 2000 (2:46 am)
I was driving with a friend today in the Prizm. I was accelerating onto the interstate and was full-throttling it in third. ZOOM.
Later, we were talking cars and my friend said he was impressed with the acceleration on the Prizm. He said it surprised him and it seemed like the car had b*lls.
Nice complement coming from a guy who owns a small block Camaro and a Regal T-type turbo.
Apr 07, 2000 (2:49 am)
I am sure I would still lose big to Ruski's Grand Prix.
#150 of 1448 Relatively new prism owner
Apr 11, 2000 (4:14 am)
Hi, I just bought a new black 2000 Prism about 1.2 months ago. I love the car! Wonderful color but watch out for scratches! They're a pain to polish out on a black car, if at all! Nice suspension, nice ride, nice A/C (blows like wind tunnel when put on "hi" but cools really nicely : ). I wonder about the tires, though. I've only had the car a month so I can't gripe about them. I like the fact that the lights come on automatically at night and at low light (and they shut selves off so that takes care of another problem). I keep forgetting so it's a nifty feature : ) Nice turning radius on the car. I don't have much experience with compacts (had a 1980 caddy before) but it turns pretty tight. I am pleased with the CD player although it vibrates when put on high (though I have no intentention of damaging my ears anyway). My biggest problem with the car is this ... I keep mistaking it for somebody else's new corrola! If I didn't know any better, I'd swear it's a Corrola clone.
Apr 11, 2000 (12:35 pm)
Surprise! The Toyota Corolla and Chevy Prizm are manufactured by a joint venture between Toyota and GM. They call it NUMMI - New United Motor Manufacturing Inc. with a factory in Fremont, CA.
Check under your hood...you should see some parts labeled Toyota...The Prizm is essentially a Toyota Corolla with slightly different styling...
You didn't think that GM was producing that sophisticated 1.8L VVTi engine, did you??
Apr 11, 2000 (10:17 pm)
GM seldom even produces overhead cams, much less variable valve timing.
The lesson is...
If you don't want to p*ss off your "buy American" friends by driving a foreign car, just buy the 'Chevy' Prizm and know you are driving a well built 'Toyota' and nobody can accuse you of being UN-AH-MEHR-KIHN
Apr 17, 2000 (6:24 pm)
Just bought a 99 Prizm, auto, air, 11,600 mi. for $9500. Does this sound like a fair price? I couldn't find one similar elsewhere on the internet for close to that. They wouldn't negotiate at all. Everyone seems to be right about the tires. They're pretty bad! Lot's of road noise and some traction loss in wet weather. Engine's pretty powerful. Someone mentioned Michelin tires, so I'll probably give them a try. Here's a weird question...anyone know where I can get a brochure for a 99 Prizm???? I haven't found a Chevy dealer yet that still has any left!
Apr 17, 2000 (10:30 pm)
there are some places that sell auto literature on the net. I will try to find some links for you. Also, do a search on yahoo, altavista, etc. to find some places.