by willard5 on Feb 16, 2014 Vehicle: 1994 Geo Metro 4dr Hatchback
I bought it used in 1998 with around 65,000 miles on it.
Traded it off in 2006 with 200,000 miles.
In all that time, I think I replaced an alternator and had a tune up.
Worth twice the price.
And the darned thing got 52 mpg on the highway!
I live in Denver and I took several road trips to Las Vegas in that car that cost all of about $60.00 in fuel (at the time).
This car spoiled me for other cars.
Every car I've had since then has been a lemon in my eyes because they need repairs occasionally, and need to be re-fueled now and then.
by sdor on Jun 23, 2012 Vehicle: 1994 Geo Metro XFi 2dr Hatchback
I absolutely love my '94 Geo Metro XFi. My grandparents bought it used around '94; I acquired it in '05. After 18 years of life, it might finally be time for me to say goodbye to this car, due to some substantial subframe damage lately. But even now, the only issue with the car is rust; the engine, the transmission, etc. are all perfectly fine. After 18 years, and a low 74,000 miles, the only major repairs were replacing the MAP sensor (around 65-70K), replacing the exhaust and muffler, and replacing front CV joints and control arms (this year and last year). This car is amazingly reliable. I've driven it in every harsh condition, as well as across the country. surprising cargo capacity too.
by yuba4 on Mar 14, 2011 Vehicle: 1994 Geo Metro 2dr Hatchback
94 2-door hatchback, bought new.
Used for commuting from '94-'96.
Excellent commuter car (after stereo upgrade).
Averaged 45 mpg.
From 0-5 mph, as fast as anything!
Then the flywheel momentum was conferred.
I actually loved this car, but unfortunately its not for a young single man.
People just don't want to understand why someone would drive this.
It was a good car, but nearly impossible to sell during the boom years of the mid-90's.
Later drove a '96 for another two years - same comments
by Tony on Mar 25, 2010 Vehicle: 1994 Geo Metro 2dr Hatchback
I purchased this Canadian built Geo, in Sept 1994. I has served my family well! in fact, we bought two other cars trying to retire "Max"(as the kids call it) and they are no longer on the road. The reliability of this car has been phenomenal! It has taken its share of lickings and keeps on ticking along. regular oil changes, timing belt replacement every 65,000 miles (just because) alternator replaced at 100k!, Valve job @155k (California mandated) and just discovered I need to replace cv joints at 168k! Can you believe it? It's true!! The best part is yet to come, 65 mpg when the vehicle was new! After moving to California, the mileage dropped to 49-50 mpg!
by joc C on Dec 13, 2009 Vehicle: 1994 Geo Metro 2dr Hatchback
Why did Gm stop making this car???? Best Idea of the eighties. Good reliable transportation. I called the hatchback my mini pick-up. I moved alot in that cargo space. Why couldn't they have improved on its design. It could have broken the 70MPG barrier.
by Franklin on Nov 29, 2009 Vehicle: 1994 Geo Metro 2dr Hatchback
I had this car from 1995.I rebuild wrecked cars for my own use.This is one of those cars with amileage of 20.000 at the time I bougt this car.I repaired the front end wreckage and stored the. Started using the car since the gas price went to $1.80; I think around 1998. I rebuilt the Motor and 5 speed transmission at 120000 Miles.It is 3 years since the motor is rebuilt and right now the Mileage is 176000. Use Mobil one with a K&N reusable air cleaner. I had to get the 3 rd set of tires and I have put 4 14" Mag alloy wheels from a 1990 dodge colt from Canada and 14" tires.Speedometer reads 35 m/hr when it is 37 M/hr. at 60 m/hr it shows 55/hr. One of the best;reliable car I had.Does 53mpg.
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