by pyewakat on May 28, 2009 Vehicle: 1991 Geo Metro
Bought this car from a used car dealer in 1992, and still runs great to this day. Only Major repairs were the fuel filter, cat converter, and fuel jet. Ok the water pump too. Most of those repairs were 10 yrs after purchase. The water pump and fuel jet were within the last year. Still gets 30+ miles to the gallon and purrs like a kitten. Best $7000 investment ever!
I love this car. Second car I bought and only car I will need again. I get 50 mpg if I'm gentle. I have beaten on the vehicle a lot and does not want to break. Only magor issue was the rear main seal and it was a ok fix. I have put 30,000 miles on it since I bought it with and done only oil change and main seal. If I could only car I would drive. Vehicle handles better then my Jeep in the winter. The car gets a lot of laughs but when the gas prices reached $4 a gallon I was laughing and people started buying metros for $4000. I will have to say it is not the greatest car by a long shot. But compared to what I put in and got out. I'm very happy. Perfect college car
by GeoownerinTexas on Jul 20, 2007 Vehicle: 1991 Geo Metro
This is a red 1991 Geo Metro 4 door hatchback 1.0L 3 cyl 5 speed (with a/c). It starts everytime. Parts are CHEAP! It costs VERY little to maintain. It's not a looker, I won't lie, but if you have a long commute, and can live without airbags, and ABS, I would recommend it. I do not feel super safe in this, but with extra caution, I've learned to absorb that fear! I do not reccommend this vehicle for more than 60 miles each way, or more than an hour drive with no traffic each way. It's not the most comfortable and it's very low to the ground. But with an average of 40-44 mpg, you can't go wrong. Shocks are poor. Overall build quality for a car this old is very good. Has 157000 miles.
Great gas mileage, good performance, reliable, cheap to own, can park in small spaces, U-turn in 30 ft. Had problems with fixtures like window crank, radio volume control, minor stuff. Engine and powertrain very reliable, little maintenance. Accelerates quickly, but a bit underpowered on long steep hills.
by datastat on Mar 21, 2003 Vehicle: 1991 Geo Metro
We purchased this as a car to put a lot
of miles on. It had 69,000 when we
bought it and now has 115,000. We
learned to drive a manual transmission
on this car and it hasn't even needed a
new clutch. The only things we've had
to have done (besides general
maintenance) is a new exhaust system,
the hood release lever replaced, and
the hood latch welded. We also had to
have it rust protected as it was
by BryanEddie on Feb 22, 2003 Vehicle: 1991 Geo Metro
I owned this car for over 12yrs with no
problems. It is a work horse, being in
field service i travel a lot. During
the yrs went thru 3 sets of brakes, 4
sets of tires and exhaust, and battery
just went after 12yrs. Paid $6,000 new.
And great on gas mileage.
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