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.

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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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