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1990 Geo Prizm Review
vs1990 Volkswagen Golf
1990 Geo Prizm winning categories:
Front Seats Ranked 1990 Volkswagen Golf worse.
"Theres more leg room which is a major factor for comfort for me, even with slightly less headroom, the front seats are better."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1990 Volkswagen Golf better.
"It being a hatchback, its almost obvious that its gonna have more storage room than a sedan."
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1990 Geo Prizm 4 Dr STD SedanReview
The Cheapest Cheap Car That Never Fails. — This just a Toyota Corolla with Geo badges slapped on it. It actually seems to be a stripped down version of a Corolla. So it's an economy economy car. I've already owned two Toyota Corollas of this same generation and I've loved them. No part made by Toyota itself has ever failed. As long as the battery will hold a charge and the tires will hold air, this car will never fail to start. Slow, but not as slow as my Metro. Another example of great asian car econo-car quality.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
Pros: Excellent gas mileage. around 30 mpg
Cons: Awful paint, barest of bare bones accomodations. Windows won't roll up easily and are off track.
1990 Geo Prizm 4 Dr STD HatchbackReview
1990 Geo Prizm — I just love it inside and out. The car is VERY fun to drive! It gets excellent gas mileage. The build quality is just great. The appearence is good enough for me anyway. It is a car that requires little maintenance. The Geo Prizm will, if kept up with regular maintenance, last you a VERY, VERY long time! :) :)
Pros: Everything about the car is a positive aspect about it! :)
Cons: I honestly can't really think of anything negative about it!
1990 Geo Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
Just to keep it short and sweet, This was the best, most reliable automobile that I ever owned. Period. I had over 165,000 miles on it and it was almost 10 years old when a delivery truck backed into it and compacted my trunk to half its length and smashed all my tail lights into little bits of plastic. Even so, I still drove it to work every day and around town on weekends for 8 months. I drove it until I got tired of the police pulling me over for not having working rear signal lights. If not for that truck, I would have had that car for another 10 years. Even at that age and with that mileage, the Prizm worked and drove like new. It always turned over on the first crank and was always ready to go. For what it was, (a cheap ride) it looked and handled great. It was also a fun car to drive. I never once had an engine or transmission problem or even a major repair. Except for routine maintenance, that car never saw a mechanics wrench. Besides scheduled maintenance, all my Prizm needed was oil, gas and a destination and wed be good to go. I frickin loved that car.
vs1990 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback
1990 Geo Prizm 4 Dr STD Sedan winning categories:
Power Ranked 1990 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback worse.
"The superior and more powerful Toyota Corolla engine."
Handling Ranked 1990 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback worse.
"Im sure I dont know, but it certainly felt like it had superior handling to me."
Looks/Style Ranked 1990 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback worse.
"I would guess that is a subjective question, that requires a subjective answer. My answer is that I thought the Prizm looked better."
Front Seats Ranked 1990 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback worse.
"One word, legroom."
Back Seats Ranked 1990 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback worse.
"All of my back seat passengers thought that the rear headroom was impressive for a car the size of the Prizm. They always expressed surprise about that. Aside from that, they all thought the rear seats were comfortable as well. I dont think I ever sat in the rear seats of my car."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 1990 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback worse.
"Truthfully, I dont know if the Prizm does or doesnt have more cargo capacity."
Family Car Ranked 1990 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback worse.
"Reliability and rear seat comfort and room. Everything else is probably a draw."
Value Ranked 1990 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback worse.
"With similar features, size, operation, and price, I suppose it, once again, it comes down to reliability and longevity."
Would Buy Ranked 1990 Ford Escort 4 Dr LX Hatchback worse.
"As I said, the 1990 Geo Prizm was the best car I ever owned."
Displaying all 4 1990 Geo Prizm reviews.
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The Most Ba Car U Can Get
i bought this car for 450 dollars and it needed brake work but i fixed it and ive been drivin it ever since. the brush guard i put on works good for pushin big round bales lol but now i put foglights ... Read More
Reliable economy car that can also be fun. Performance is about average for an early 90's econobox, but the manual trans is smooth shifting and the engine loves to rev, making this car reasonably fun ... Read More
Its A Great Car For A Family.
ok where to start how about with the performance. theirs not much to it i mean its a geo. but my prizm lsi has the 105 hp 1.6 the only other motor that came with this was the 130 hp 1.8 but sadly i go... Read More