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Old 10-12-2005, 08:48 AM   #41
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Re: Taking a paper loss - a different take

Yeah, the Prizm was a rebadged Corolla, and was built at the NUMMI plant in CA. Before the Prizm, Chevy had a Corolla clone called the Nova, which was sold from 1985-1988. I think they build Corollas, Matrixes, and Vibes at that NUMMI plant now.

Before the NUMMI venture, I think they either built Camaros or C/K pickups at that plant.

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Re: Taking a paper loss - a different take
Old 10-15-2005, 10:50 AM   #42
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Re: Taking a paper loss - a different take

Yes, Prizm=Corolla. That is why I bought it. Corolla was supposed to be the most reliable car in America and the Prizm is a cheaper Corolla (on the used-car market, at least). I shopped up and down I-5 in two states using to check out Prizms. In the end, I bought one from the Enterprise used car lot in north Seattle, got exactly what I wanted for a price lower than any I had looked at before and got a good maintenance history, too. We have bought two vehicles from this same place and are very happy with them. I understand that Enterprise sells their cherries and sends the others to auction. When we bought a Windstar there, I bought a factory drive train warrantee and am glad I did. When the tranny blew, the price of the warrantee was less than half what a tranny would have cost me. The next time we lost a tranny (we travel a LOT), I had it repaired in Canada, for about the same savings.

I am generally happy with Enterprise, too, which is why we were dealing with them. "Your milage may vary." Enterprise has started selling their vehicles in Canada, too (Sarnia and Endmonton, that I know of). No experience with them up here except renting (good weekend deals in Calgary!).


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