Following a new partnership with Toyota, General Motors offered the first-generation Prizm as a badge-engineered Corolla. Based on the E90 Corolla, the Prizm was available in two body styles for a discount price against the 'Yota. This is already more information than you thought you needed to know about a Geo, but it's necessary to understand why you could walk into a Chevy dealership in 1990 and buy a car with the sex appeal of a manila envelope that used the same engine as the white and black car that would soon become famous in that show that the kids like. Toyota stuck the 4AGE in the MR2 and a variety of Corollas, but never a sedan destined for the States. GM did, and from 1990-1992 offered its Prizm with the red top 16-valve 4AGE 1.6-liter, worth 130 horsepower. The GSi package also boasted four-wheel disc brakes, aluminum wheels, and ABS, because those were things to boast about in 1990.
You won't see these in this condition much longer, but that isn't the injustice you think it is. Here's why: it's a 25-year-old Geo. You know, the automotive equivalent of an ear wax removal kit; beyond not wanting one, you don't even want to hear about its existence. Congratulations on even making it this far into this insufferable learning experience. You're either a hopeless 4AGE fan, or a car enthusiast mildly interested in a simple, lightweight, five-speed hatchback with a high-revving twin-cam engine for the price of a college girl's annual frappe budget.
PhiLOL actually likes the tuna here, but abhors structural rust. Save the manuals.