Essentially a rebadged Toyota Corolla, the Geo Prizm was designed as an affordable and reliable product sold under the Geo sub-brand. Now, we have the opportunity to purchase this well-kept 1990 Geo Prizm, as one dealer from Oklahoma currently has it listed for sale.
As a 1990 model-year vehicle, this particular Geo Prizm is in exceptional condition considering its age. Configured as a sedan and featuring a front-wheel drivetrain with an automatic transmission, this Oklahoma dealer has this Prizm listed for $7,900. With 78,680 miles on the odometer, and equipped with a naturally aspirated 1.6L four-cylinder gasoline engine, this Prizm gets up to 28 mpg on the highway, according to EPA ratings.
This isn’t the first well-kept Geo Prizm GM Authority has covered before. Previously, we reported on a rare 1991 Geo Prizm GSi that was up for sale on eBay Motors. That particular unit was a hatchback, and equipped with the coveted Toyota Twin Cam 1.6L 4AGTE four-cylinder engine. As a GSi unit, that Prizm was intended as a sporty alternative, and featured items like four-wheel disc brakes, 14-inch alloy wheels, lowered sport suspension with front and rear sway bars, body-colored side moldings, a tachometer, a rear spoiler and GSi badges and upholstery. In total. General Motors built roughly 7,000 GSi units.
For those who may be unaware, the Geo Prizm was the result of a joint project between General Motors and Toyota. Based off the Toyota Sprinter, the Prizm was sold exclusively in the U.S. as the successor to the fifth-generation Chevy Nova. Following the 1997 model year, the Prizm was sold under the Chevy brand, as Geo was discontinued during that time.
Production of the Prizm took place at the NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing Inc) manufacturing plant in San Francisco, California. Notably, this facility was also the result of a joint venture between The General and Toyota. The Prizm lasted until the 2002 model year, where it was indirectly succeeded by the Chevy Cobalt and Pontiac Vibe.