by ooolie on May 19, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
Bought this car used in 2008 with 61K miles.
Inspection sticker was from 2003; it hadn't been driven that time.
Rusty underneath, but other than that, very fine.
Took it off the road for 6 months due to heavy potholes; cost $700 to repair due to being idle.
Took tough city streets to work and needed a new rack and pinion ($700).
A/C compressor went a year ago, due to
having to constantly use the A/C - even in the winter - to get the windshield and side windows defrosted.
Other than that, this is a great car and still depended on.
You feel the bumps but that's because its a subcompact.
Now at 100k miles.
Gas mileage about 20 local / 30 highway w/ reg gas w/ auto transmission.
by dragonxks on Jan 9, 2013 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Metro 2dr Hatchback
I bought this after my 66' mustang got wrecked
I wanted something that was cheap on gas so I got this lil Metro hatchback.
I got it for $1,900 with 197+ miles. Put new tires on it for 150$ and replaced the EGR valve that was throwing a code and did a basic tune up on it, plugs,wires,filters and sea-foamed it.
I took it on a vacation trip from Reno to Crescent
City ca. I was doing 75 the whole way with my boyfriend and 110 German shepherd and 2 duffel bags of stuff. I was getting 50 mpg when I ran Lucas injector cleaner in the gas tank. Comfy seats surprisingly
by danamarie4 on Apr 4, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
I got into a wreck with my 2000 chevy metro the 6th week I owned her. I was driving down a dirt road and hit a deer going around a corner; my metro spun and hit the deer twice. Once up front, once in the back. I spun again and tilted onto my driver side and slid 50ft into the woods and hit TWO trees. When she stood upright my only damage was on my drivers side (Needed new doors which were fixed for $300) I came out of that wreck alive because of how GOOD the Chevy Metro was built. I would recommend this car to any parents looking for a car of their child. A pretty inexpensive car to fix and buy. (Mine was an automatic not a 5 speed but they dont have that option)
by Robert Huffman on Jul 23, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
For around town perfect car, has new struts, exhaust, paint job, timing belt, AC works great. Car has held up exceptionally well and over 10 years old now. Would not trade it in or sell it for any other car made for what I use it for.
by cairishguy on Apr 21, 2010 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Metro 2dr Hatchback
Bought this car new and have been driving for 10 years. This is the most trouble free car I have ever owned. The only thing that has failed on this car has been the a/c compressor at 80k miles. That is using the a/c every day summer and winter since I bought it. I've done regular maintenance and this thing just drives forever. I get 45 mpg and the insurance is really low. I've got 124,000 miles and still runs great!
by Joe in JT on Sep 10, 2009 Vehicle: 2000 Chevrolet Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
I use my Metro for work throwing newspapers everyday. It's very dependable and gets 32 mpg. The drivers seat springs collapsed and I have to use 3 Sunday newspapers under there so I don't sit on the floor. Also the interior roof liner is sagging, and the cup holder is dangerous as I couldn't put the car into reverse in a quick manner because I had a coffee cup in the holder which blocks the shifter. After I bought the car I had several repairs like a loose spark plug and cv boot and axle. The PNP switch in the trans shifter shorted because previous owner didn't push in the shifter button when changing gears. No problems after that and it has become a reliable car now that I enjoy.