2002 Chevrolet Prizm User Reviews

2002 Chevrolet Prizm Review Ratings

  • Review your car

Average Ratings from 4 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying all 4 2002 Chevrolet Prizm reviews.

Patrick writes:
2002 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Fuel-effiecient, reliable, good power for it's class

Cons

small, noisy at speed, unremarkable in the appearence and performance areas

55

A Good First Car Or A Car For A Person With Simple Needs. Great On Gas Mileage. — Despite being an unimaginative re-badging of a Toyota Corolla, the Prizm is a reliable little car with tight steering and an apparent dislike for frequent stops at the pump. The rear seats are tiny, almost unusable, but they are there for those that may need to transport two more people comfortably. The vehicle, being a economy car, puts out around 120 hp, probably 90 of which makes it to the wheels. This is more than most cars in it's class, and it's tuned intake helps with acceleration, though the A/C sucks a more than noticeable amount of power from the pedal. Overall, a good affordable car with great gas mileage, but not enough room for more than 3 people to use effectively.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Prizm
Looking for a Used Prizm in your area?
CarGurus has 214 nationwide Prizm listings starting at $1,695.
ZIP:
migrator writes:
2002 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
Appearance:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Performance:
Price:
Power:
Quality:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Extremely cheap and reliable

Cons

Looks, one squeak

migrator
55

100k Miles Updated Review — Bought new in '02, now have almost 70,000 miles on it. So far no repairs, just needed tires. I get the oil changed every 3-4 k miles. The acceleration and braking are above average for a 4-cyl. The looks are ok, paint is holding up well. It has a squeak in the dashboard area when the weather is cold, but it goes away after the interior of the car warms up. That is the worst thing about this car. My husband has a '00 same model also no problems so far. UPDATE: The car is about to turn over 100,000 miles after 12 years and has had one unscheduled repair the entire 12 years. The Serpentine Belt Tensioner replacement was done a few months ago. I decided to keep the car for another 100 K and put in an upgraded stereo system on the 12th anniversary of purchasing the vehicle to celebrate having such a trouble-free car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Bethie writes:
2002 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
3

Pros

Thirty-nine miles per gallon, baby!

Cons

This is a boring car. It's a rebadged Carolla and looks like a host of other cars from the same period.

55

The 2002 Prizm Is Reliable And Gets Great Fuel Economy. — My 2002 Prizm and I have been through a lot. For the first two-years of its life it traveled 500+ miles a week up and down the worst freeway in Southern California -- the 605. It survived any manner of rubbish flying around the freeway and was able to safely avoid many accidents. This car takes a licking and keeps on ticking. And although it may not be the most beautiful car in the lot, it probably gets better gas mileage than anything else out there (save the Prius).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
woodsplit writes:
2002 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
Overall:
4
woodsplit
35

Troubling Engine Problem At 57000 — Great mileage and reliability. Couldn't beat the price with $3000 rebate, $3500 GMCard, and negotiating to invoice. Got the thing darn near 1/2 off MSRP!! Very soft in the turns and poor handling balance toward understeer. Fixed it with some aftermarket stabilizer bars. Now it is quite neutral and very stiff making it fun to drive.

Owner for 4 years, 0 months

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No

Displaying all 4 2002 Chevrolet Prizm reviews.

Review your car

Reviews From Other Years

2001 Chevrolet Prizm Reviews

2001 Prizm Lsi Reliable, Econimical Transportation By Pam06268

Bought this car car in May of 2004 with only 25K on it. It's a typical 4 door sedan, identical to the Toyota Corolla, but with a lower sticker price. The LSi package came with keyless entry, power lo... Read More

2001 Chevy Prizm Review. By Steven

This has been a very reliable and excellent economy mode of transportation. In the 11 years that I have had the car I an count the mechanical issues on one hand. Even the recommended maintenance for o... Read More

Read all 8 2001 Chevrolet Prizm reviews

2000 Chevrolet Prizm Reviews

I Love This Car. By Gwbarz

It is a stick and that makes all the difference. Very spirited any not at all sluggish like the automatics. Gas mileage is spectacular. I have never gotten less than 33 mpg on a tank and regularly get... Read More

Very Impressed; Previous Owner Took Great Care Of It By hawkspiral

The car was in immaculate condition, never had an accident, received all recommended maintainance. I've had three Toyotas in the past and I loved them all. Two greatest selling points was a Corolla ... Read More

Read all 6 2000 Chevrolet Prizm reviews

1999 Chevrolet Prizm Reviews

Throw Away By tiredofprizm

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. Read More

Practical, Reliable And Economical By DaBriRo

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... Read More

Read all 11 1999 Chevrolet Prizm reviews

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

My Car By Logan

this car is a one of kind it has custom rims, 2 10inch mtx jackhammer subs, custom dual exhaust, and 4 9inch LED green neon inside.I love this car and will probably drive this car until i graduate fro... Read More

Read all 3 1998 Chevrolet Prizm reviews

People researching a 2002 Chevrolet Prizm contacted a dealer about

Toyota Corolla
20% of the time
Picture of 2002 Chevrolet Prizm 4 Dr LSi Sedan, exterior
Chevrolet Prizm
12% of the time
Honda Civic
10% of the time
Toyota Camry
9% of the time