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1999 Chevrolet Prizm

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 4.5

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Best Economy Car Ever

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Jun 5, 2012 - Updated Jun 6, 2012 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Economical, Easy to drive
Cons: Discontinued
The Bottom Line: Best Economy Car Ever!

Too bad these cars are discontinued... I'd purchase Chevy Prizms exclusively for everyone in my family.  If you're looking for reliability and low maintenance, this must be the best economy car ever made.  I've been through my share of cars, ... read more

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GREAT little car - I just love my prizm!

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Aug 6, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: mileage,price,reliability,durability,reputation
Cons: if i were forced to come up with one,i'd say placement of cupholder
The Bottom Line: I highly recommend it, it's practical and safe enough for the adult in me, playful enough for the kid in me.

HOW WE MET: It was time to get rid of the old(paid for),and finance the new(scary). So, i searched ... read more

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Let me tell you

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Mar 4, 2003 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: gas mileage, style
Cons: not much power, doors freeze open
The Bottom Line: I think this is a great car but you have to be smaller to drive it.

A 1999 Prism your interested in. Well, let me tell you a few things about the 1999 Prism. When i bought mine about two months I thought "Prism why should I get one?"The answer is because there were rated one of the most reliable cars in its ... read more

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Shares With The Corolla

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Dec 8, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Airbags, gas mileage, style, room, simplicity, comfort.
Cons: Tranny Whine when cold

This is my second opinion on this car. I am trying to write better ones. I was new here when I wrote the first one, so I am starting from scratch. This car, I had no problems with, just that it rated a 21 on the insurance safety scale which ... read more

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Prizm is OK

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Nov 17, 2000 - Updated Nov 18, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: gas mileage
Cons: seatbelts lock too soon

I love the 30 miles per gallon with all the city driving I do. The Prizm has decent pick-up for a 4 cylinder, a great stereo and excellent A/C. Being short, I also like the fact that I can tilt the seat all the way up to avoid having the late day or ... read more

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Prism spells LOVE

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Oct 11, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great Gas Mileage
Cons: Tight fitting for taller people

I bought my Chevrolet Prism because I wanted a car with really good gas mileage since I was driving 50 miles one-way to work. Of the 4 models I test drove in this price range it had the smoothest ride. I usually get around 31 miles to the gallon. I ... read more

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The GM card paid off!

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Oct 9, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great price
Cons: defrost is weak

I got my GM Mastercard 8 years ago when they were a fairly new concept. My family and friends were reluctant, but I stuck with it. I soon upgraded to the Gold card, so I could earn more points per year, and keep them for more years. 7 years later, in ... read more

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"Dad, could you hand me the keys once more??? PLEASE!!!"

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Aug 12, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Acceleration, Fuel Mileage, Handling, Ride, Quietness, Looks,
Cons: Daytime running lights plasticy interior

My dad bought this car online for a pretty decent price. I got his old 1986 Chevy Nova when he got this car. It now has almost 14K miles on it. Prizm? The Chevrolet Prizm was known as the Geo Prizm from 1989-1997, then the ... read more

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I adore my Prizm!

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Apr 11, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: handling ability, price, reliability, stereo system!
Cons: not too comfortable on long rides, a little cramped in the back seat

I can't really say enough good things about my 1999 Chevy Prizm. I bought it nearly a year ago and have not had a single problem with it yet (only at 7000 miles, but still...). As a full-time, commuting college student, all I needed was an affordable ... read more

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Never drive a Ford again

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Apr 9, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: safe, roomy, quiet, repairable!!!, great gas mileage
Cons: none... nope... not a single one!

I was driving a trusty little Mercury when I decided it was time to upgrade. After much comparing prices, safety issues, room, extras, and other details, I decided on a brand new Chevy Prism. I did so much research picking out the perfect ... read more

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Excellent Compact Car

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Mar 30, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Long lasting, high fuel efficency, low maintenance
Cons: Insufficient noise barrier

The main reason I bought the prizm is its good price and quality. Knowing that the car is almost identical to a Toyota Corrola, I was sure that the car is of great quality, requiring very low maintenance. The car is very efficient in gas usage -- 37 ... read more

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Chevy has a winner with this one!

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Mar 4, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Roomy,reliable and smooth riding.
Cons: None

I bought a 1999 Chevy Prizm last year. It was slightly used but in excellent condition.Prior to that I owned two vehicles but I was always playing mechanic on the weekend. Since I bought my Prizm, I've only checked the oil. I love everything about this ... read more

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One Hot Prizm

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Feb 27, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: Economical/ enough horse power for the freeway/easily parked/good transmission (auto)
Cons: Easily buffeted by the wind

My Prizm was a rental car from Enterprise. I had the car for two days - long enough to see if I would consider buying one. My concerns are: 1. With fewer that 1,900 miles, it was over running hot - it was not pegged out but ... read more

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Prizm

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Feb 4, 2000 (Not Yet Rated)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: quality,gas mailage uis EXCELLENT!!!! and room
Cons: trunk space and back seat,value

the prizm i think is just a little lower in class than its cousin the Corrolla its doenst offer as good as quality and refinments as corrolla but they do have the same realible satndards which made me outite impressed but it doenst look as pretty as the ... read more

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better than Civic

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Jan 26, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: great driving position, visibility, peppy engine, nice steering
Cons: just-ok seats, Corolla has better resale value

We were shopping for a subcompact sedan, and after test-driving the cars, I can say that the Chevy Prizm is the best subcompact out there. Yes, I know it's actually a Corolla with minor differences, but I personally prefer the Chevrolet version because ... read more

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My Prizm Kicks @$$

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Jan 24, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Price, mileage and durability
Cons: Cup holder

We bought this car because we needed a cheap, reliable, family vehicle. We got exactly that. Being a big guy, I needed a lot of leg room, and I hate it when my hat hits the ceiling(you guys know what I am talking about). Our 99 Prizm has held up well to ... read more

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A family of Prizms

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Jan 13, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Safety, gas mileage, exterior body design
Cons: windshield wipers

I come from a family of Prizms.... I own a 1999 Chevrolet Prizm, and despite my initial grumbles about buying anything other than a sports car, I am completely satisfied with my purchase. I bought the car in June of 99 and have been driving it ... read more

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It will get you there, but you won't be excited

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Dec 22, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: Low price, good dependability
Cons: Great second car. Make sure your spouse has to drive it, though.

We bought a Prizm because we needed an affordable ride to work and we needed it right then. It has been a good car. It gets us to work. Other than that, though don't expect much. Comfort: Terrible The seats are hard and ... read more

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Good Little Car

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Dec 13, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: price, reliability, economy
Cons: small size

At the end of 1998 I needed to make a decision about buying a new car. My beloved Mustang had over 100,000 miles and had gone through several teenagers...or rather, the teenagers had gone through it. And it showed. My nearly grown children now had ... read more

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