Period Correct Mix Tapes – 1990 Model

Every once in a while, I plan to delve into a topic not entirely GSi-centric.  There will be a GSi tie-in, but it may be a bit tenuous.  So bear with me as we take a detour…

One of the key considerations for the various fixes and improvements I’ve planned and begun for the GSi has been whether to maintain factory-correct specification, go for a slightly updated “resto-mod” (as much as I hate that term), or go full-bore into a cone-eating weekend autocross warrior.

At this point, that decision is still up in the air, so the early-2000s aftermarket CD player still resides in its seemingly subterranean spot way down low in the center console. With elderly technology comes compromise and opportunity.

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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.

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