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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
89,798 miles
Total Complaints:
83 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (40 reports)
  2. add oil when needed (17 reports)
  3. replace engine (7 reports)
  4. sell the piece of @#%t (5 reports)
  5. just add oil every 1500 miles (4 reports)
  6. replace the rings and complete head job (3 reports)
2001 Chevrolet Prizm engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Chevrolet Prizm Owner Comments (Page 5 of 5)

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problem #3

Jul 032006

(reported on)


  • 64,000 miles


I am burning oil at an approximate rate of 1 quart per 300 miles. One mechanic suggested it may cost $3,000 to fix. I plan on getting a second or third opinion from other mechanics.

- , Berkley, MI, USA

problem #2

Jan 132005

(reported on)

Prizm 1.8L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles

Inbetween every oil change I have to add a quart of oil. The car has no leaks and no smoke out of the tail pipe.

- , Middletown, OH, USA

problem #1

Oct 242004

(reported on)


  • 75,000 miles

i am tring to figure out why my car eats up so much engine oil. one time the engine light didnt even turn on and when i checked the dipstick there was no oil in it. i checked it because the car was making a horrible ticking sound. why? if i always changed the oil every three thousand miles. what could be the problem?

- , Beltsville, MD, USA

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