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.