Changes Afoot

Sometimes, things just work out perfectly.  Like the simple and effective condensation repair undertaken a while back, the transition from the prizmgsi.com Prizm GSi to a new prizmgsi.com Prizm GSi was impressively smooth.  (Unlike that sentence – Ed.)

“Say what?” you ask.

Quite simply, the red GSi notchback that graced these very pages over the last few months has been sold down the river.  No honor among thieves and no loyalty among car owners.  The reason?  The opportunity to get my grubby mitts on a true unicorn – a rare and quite well-preserved hatchback. Continue reading “Changes Afoot”

Black ’91 Hatchback

Here we see the sad end of one of two-hundred and thirty-seven hatchbacks from the 1991 model year in a junkyard in Oakland, California.  From the very close-up shot, we can see that the rear hatch glass is missing – which may very well be the reason the car was junked.  At some point, sourcing such a replacement item is the final straw.  Vaya con Geos, amigo.

Parts available now – via Row52.com

Red ’90

For some reason, this GSi didn’t come up in a Craigslist search when I used the term “Prizm GSi,” but instead popped up in a simple “Prizm” match with the years set between 1989 and 1992.

Which brings us to an important point for those of us looking for a particular car on Craigslist or other online sources – don’t just use one search term.  Try a few, utilize the “full search” functions to include years of manufacture, drop-down menus for make and model, etc.  And perhaps most of all, for those searching for a Prizm GSi, do a search under “Prism.”

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Convince Me This is(n’t) a Bad Idea

 

We’ve previous established the relative rarity of the various incarnations of the Prizm GSi – comparitively, the sedan is a dime-a-dozen model, while the hatchback would command, well at least a couple of dimes per dozen. Yeah, they are rare, but as a friend once pointed out, that doesn’t necessarily make them desirable or valuable.

So what if a guy wanted to do something crazy like cut a giant hole in the roof? Is there really that much to lose, other than a capable, but relatively innocuous subcompact unknown by a vast majority of the population?

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Buyer Beware

Just a quick note to get a couple of things out of the way – we are under no delusion that the Geo Prizm GSi is some sort of ultra-desirable status symbol that is a prime example of rampant car fakery. It’s not a rare muscle car, a one-of-a-handful brass-era machine – it’s an early 90’s subcompact that happens to be built in relatively few numbers.

That said, there is still opportunity for people to take advantage of an uneducated public. In a quest to make this site the central place for Prizm GSi knowledge, we present the following.

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