I love this little thing. Only had 25000 miles on it when I found it. Gets a staggering 53 miles to the gallon around town, and 47 at 65 on the freeway. No A/C crank windows and plunge locks. Great A to B.
The fuel economy, and reliability
They oughta get Suzuki to build some more of them.
I bought this 99 Metro from a private with 69,000 one-owner documented miles. I have been driving about 3000 miles, and very impress with the car performance and gas mileage. It is very decent acceleration for 1.0 3 cyl, and I get an average of 46 MPG mostly highway miles (65-70 MPH). So far, I'm very happy with it.
I have had pretty good luck with this car. In the beginning, I had some problems with a faulty engine control computer module that was then replaced by the dealer under warranty and with the air conditioning system a couple of times during the last 7 years, but haven't had any significant problems since.
Great little car to run around town in. It is easy to drive and parking is a breeze. It is very economical to drive and maintain.
The manufacturer decided to save a buck by not installing a passenger door switch to turn on the dome light when that door is opened. That is really my only pet pieve.
I just purchased a 1999 Chevy Metro LSi 2-dr hatchback, it had 97400 miles on it at purchase. I got it because I needed a car that gets good gas mileage. So far, I am averaging 32.5 mpg. I have had to put in some work into it (i.e. tune up). For the mileage it has on it, the body & interior are in good shape; no rust & a few dings. I got what I expected to buy for $3000 USD. I will keep track and update this site.
Hey, I have air conditioning! For the last 5 years, I have been driving a vehicle in Virginia without AC.
The automatic transmission that was placed in the '99 model should have had overdrive, then it would have had mpg comparitable to the models with standard transmissions.