Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say about a car based on an ad. Obviously rough-looking due to a rattle-can primer paint job, this 1990 sedan is located in Madison, Wisconsin – which in itself is a big red flag. These cars, after all, are not known for robust rust resistance. But, the seller says that the car spent most of its life in Southern California. So there’s that.
Perhaps people are starting to recognize the Geo Prizm GSi as a legitimate and valued collector car. Or maybe Google is beginning to pick up these very pages in their search algorithm. Whichever it is, prices on the last couple of GSi available on Craigslist have certainly spiked over previous ads.
Scrolling back through the posts on this blog, you will notice a pattern – you can have a Prizm GSi in any color you like, as long as it’s red, white or black. Sure there were a few outliers – a silver, a subtle champagne color, as well as a nice dark blue. But for the most part, it was one of the big three listed above.
Thin. Not the paint on a GSi bumper. Not my hair, well not in this context at least. Thin, as in the GSi sure is thin on the ground these days.
You may have noticed it’s been a while since a post on this page – the blame lays squarely on the marketplace, which has provided precious few cars for sale, and not on your humble author, who has done diddly squat for the past few weeks.
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