by Mike Nomura on May 7, 2002 Vehicle: 1999 Chevrolet Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
For a small car, the ride, handling,
paint finish, and interior are
liveable. Equipt with a A/C, the car
has one whole engine cylinder of four
devoted just to turn the compressor. I
had to turn off the unit when
anticipating a hill on the freeway.
Further more, when decending down the
same hill required me the press the
accelerator down one-forth down just to
overcome the high gear ratio that
engine brakes.Also the A/C temperature,
never got cold. When climbing up the
hill without the A/C, the car has more
than enough power. The only warranty
service done was to replace a leaking
A/C compressor shaft seal. Still the
A/C preformed the same as above. It
averaged only forty MPG.
After getting a makeover last year to mark its move from the old Geo nameplate to the Chevrolet model family, the Metro is a carryover product for 1999, save for the addition of two new exterior colors: Dark Green Metallic and Silver Metallic.