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”
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. Continue reading “It All Started With The One Spot”
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”
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 … Continue reading Black ’91 Hatchback
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.
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?