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The undead Geo "Gus" by SupaFlyJedi from Utah on 04/23/2011. Trim: 1997 Geo Prizm LSi, Owned 10 years.
Pros: IT WILL NOT DIE! I bought this car used in 2001 and had 27k on the odometer, since then it has been run over a ditch, hit a Subaru (the insurance totalled it but we got it back to working order), rear ended by a Chevy van, had sometimes 6,000 miles between oil changes (synthetic) I have put well over 100k miles on this car (odo broke at 135k), had a 40 oz diet Coke dumped on the gearshift, overloaded it (ski rack with ladder, and loaded down with satellite receivers and related equipment). Does really well in the snow with studded snow tires and even all terrain tires. After all the abuse it still gets an average of 31-34 mpg combined freeway and city.
Cons: Very minor, mostly annoying things. The A/C knobs all broke off, so we're down to one, the cd player won't play cd's for some reason, very rarely has trouble starting with extreme temp changes (really cold at night, real hot in the morning) which only necessitates another try and it's up and running. Seems to eat brake pads faster than other cars, but at $50/pair it's a cheap fix. Same with windshields, but at $150 a piece, still won't break the bank. Would've liked ABS.
Overall review: A very good small family and commuter car, most maintenance can be done yourself (oil, battery changes, etc) and parts should be around for a long time. Would recommend to anyone who's on a budget or looking for a run around car.
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