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 “Changes Afoot”
Still for sale in Southern California, the Red 1990 Sedan from this earlier post is still available – now marked down to $1300. Despite the fact that this is the ninth time an ad featuring this car has been posted on Craigslist, neither a single clear shot of the driver’s side of the car nor a mileage figure has been provided. Continue reading “Update – 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.”
Just when you think they’re all gone, a super-rare hatchback pops up for sale in the deep south. It’s been a while since any GSi have shown up for sale online, and this one escaped our notice for a few weeks due to Google search algorithms and bad luck.
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.
Hatchback alert! And oh, how your editors wish it were better than this. Despite the horrible photography, it’s pretty easy to surmise that this ride is destined for the scrapheap very soon indeed. Without even seeing what sins that blue spray paint may hide, the Craigslist location in Ohio will certainly give a hint. There’s rust visible even in the dark photos and I would assume, in many, many other places as well. It’s rare, yes, but also quite done. Continue reading “White ’90 Hatchback”
Joy to those who live in the Inland Northwest – while Seattle and Portland seem to have their share of interesting old cars that have escaped the tin worm due to un-salted winter roads and mild sunshine that doesn’t bake interior plastics – just over a mountain or two are the somewhat forgetten hinterlands of eastern Washington, home of similar, but even cheaper cars. Continue reading “Red ’92”