I bought this Geo Metro new, and I have 210,000 miles on it. It uses no oil between 3,000 mile changes. The only repairs I've had are 3 timing belts (the old ones looked like new) I did this myself, one starter after 195,000 miles, one distributer sensor. My first timing belt cost $9.97, last one cost $19.97, -no other repairs. My gasoline mileage is tops 61 MPG, low 41 mpg (town only). I have a new Nissan 6 cyl Nissan Altima, but I will never sell my Geo Metro, as I use it 90% of the time.
Gas mileage, usually about 57 MPG, looks, tire wear lasts so long, Speed 70 to 85 MPH on interstate (usually 75 MPH), very low repair.
I have no improvements suggested on this car at the price I paid for it.