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 GSiContinue reading “Period Correct Mix Tapes – 1990 Model”
Author Archives: Hatchtopia
Know Your NUMMI
If you’ve got an hour of free time, you owe it to yourself to check out this episode of This American Life – it provides a fascinating insight into the creation of the joint venture that formed the NUMMI factory where the Prizm GSi was built.
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 theContinue reading “Changes Afoot”
It All Started With The One Spot
While the prizmgsi.com Prizm GSi is in pretty good shape – it’s been described as a “peach” – there are definitely some cosmetic issues that need to be addressed.
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.Continue reading “Convince Me This is(n’t) a Bad Idea”
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 earlyContinue reading “Buyer Beware”
Shine-ish Parts 2 through 4
Obviously, the prizmgsi.com Prizm GSi wouldn’t be rolling around for long with one presentable aluminum wheel and three dilapidated messes. No more than a few weeks at least…
Well, they can’t all be winners, can they? After the stunning success and almost frightening ease in which the headlight project all came together, one can’t expect that every check box on the list would be completed with such aplomb.
To See and Be Seen
Having ridden a motorcycle for a while now, the concept always rattling around in my brain has been, “drivers can’t see you.” Magazines, training programs and a rider’s general experiences all reinforce that idea – motorists, while not intentionally trying to kill you, are intentionally trying to kill you. So the rider always tries toContinue reading “To See and Be Seen”