1999 Chevrolet Prizm User Reviews

1999 Chevrolet Prizm Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars2.6 out of 5 stars 2.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"small power" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Genevieve writes:
1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr LSi Sedan Review
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Cost, handling

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Lack of pizzazz

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Prizm Is A Dream — Great gas mileage. Small car, big performance -- handles well, accelerates nicely for a small engine, brakes well. Clean appearance, nothing fancy. Cheap to maintain; no repairs yet at 110,000 mi. Lsi is nice trip, a few bells, not too many whistles; family car. This is my 3rd Prizm in a row -- I'd buy again if they still produced them!

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DaBriRo writes:
1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr LSi Sedan Review
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3

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Cheap on gas, reliable, low maintenance costs

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Slow as molasses

DaBriRo
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Practical, Reliable And Economical — This is a Toyota Corolla by another name. You get Toyota reliability at half the price when you buy used since the Chevrolet brand don't hold it's value as Toyota does. It's comfortable, enought space for 4 adults. Maintenance is cheap and parts are easy to find anywhere.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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GMCMan19 writes:
1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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4

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Great little car, next to no problems and what do arise are small. Gets great gas millage.

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Mine is a automatic and i wish I had a standard. The handles suck! there plastic and love to break.

GMCMan19
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The Do All — I would recommend this car for any one, who wants a efficient car with minimal problems and run's forever. I think the major thing I had to do was replace the belt tightener pulley and the door handles absolutely suck I wish they offered handles that were not plastic. All together its a neat little car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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tiredofprizm writes:
1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr LSi Sedan Review
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3

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It was cheap

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It sucks

tiredofprizm
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Throw Away — I don't care much for the car it has giving me a lot of head aches but I for to say this it keeps on ggoing it cost a lot to keep it going the only reason I still have it o refuse yo sell a lemon.

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Ryan writes:
1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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My reason for driving this car is that there was no other decent car on the lot I was buying from

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Terrible Acceleration

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A Reliable Daily Driver, But No Fun — Terrible acceleration; decent braking; decent handling. Reliable, but build quality is terrible! Appearance is mediocre. Cost of owndership is low. This car is definitely not "fun" to drive. If you want your Grandma's car, drive this. If you want a fun youthful car STAY AWAY!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Crystal writes:
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cheap on  gas

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everything lmao!!

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Eeehhhh It Drives And The Moters Good Thats All That Matters Even Thought It Looks Like Crap — uuuuuhhh ttl pos but hey it gets me from point a to point b and its really cheap on gas!! $20 and that thing can go forever!! so i guess thats good in this crappy economy... and thats about it... lol

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Devin writes:
1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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great gas mileage and reliability

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mundane and common as they get

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Good For A Small Budget — I like my little prism but it isn't too powerful or cool. It has decent power for a small four-banger with 1.8 lt displacement and 125,000 on it though. I like her because she is good to me, not because she is the sweetest ride on the street.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andfriend writes:
1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr LSi Sedan Review
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great gas

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dont make it anymore

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The Ultimate School Car — Gets great gas, many chips on hood from highway use, excellent school car. Has never had work done on it. All that was needed is a oil change every 5000 miles runs great. Better then a corrola for that year. Car has a pretty good stereo for stock. I love this car.

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Jonathan writes:
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Build Quality, Reliability, Gas Mileage

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Front seat arch support on the lower legs, Low Driving-Excitement Factor, Boring Styling

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Awesome Chevy Prizm — This 1999 Chevy Prizm is by far the best car I've ever owned. The quality and durability is second to none. The car currently has 127,000 miles and starts with no problems whether it is -30 or 100 degrees. The exterior and interior design is dramatically boring and really has very little style to it. I guess I had to sacrifice looks for quality in this case. The gas mileage is about 40 mpg with a mix of city and highway driving. My car has a 5-speed manual, so no doubt that helps the number go up. Performance is okay. I've never needed more power then the car offers, but it would be nice to have that little extra power in order to increase the fun factor. I love how the car handles the dreadful Wisconsin winters. The car plows through the deep snow and has never left me with a problem. The biggest complain is the front leg comfort. Some more arch support for the legs in the front seats would be greatly helpful. And it would be nice if the back seat folded down. Other than that, it is an excellent basic transportation car that is cheap to own and maintain.

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Patrick writes:
1999 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr LSi Sedan Review
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Pays For Itself — Its a fun car and it couldn't be beat for what I payed for it. While it is still just a Toyota 1.8L engine it is well powered and still holds down about 35 MPG. Owned it for 3 months and haven't had any major mechanical issues yet. I'm not incredibly enthusiastic about the styling but it was built to be an econobox.

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A Good First Car Or A Car For A Person With Simple Needs. Great On Gas Mileage. By Patrick

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Reviews

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2000 Chevrolet Prizm Reviews

I Love This Car. By Gwbarz

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1998 Chevrolet Prizm Reviews

Toyota Reliability, Engineering, Quality Plus Chevy Value Equals One Great Car For The Money By Brett

What i like best is the fact thats its a 5-spd, which makes the car zippy in the city and for accelerating. Its no corvette but above average for small cars. The worst mpg i have got was 31 mpg du... Read More

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