by Marvelous Marv on Oct 13, 2010 Vehicle: 1996 Geo Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
I drive to work, all freeway speeds and on the "flat". ONE WAY, BUMPER TO BUMPER. No need to pass. Zero acceleration at this speed, but more than need acceleration in town.Have air conditioning, is adequate with tinted windows to keep comfortable at 100 degrees after 10-15 minutes of cooling. Will not stay cool at idling--needs 1500-200 rpm to cool. Adequately. Added cruise control-- millage increased from 42 mpg to 45.6 mpg at 50-60 mph with this change. Nothing breaks, excellent car but VERY NOISY--have double insulated doors with Dynomat sound insulation, it helped ---now I can tell the noise is coming from the floor-- 95-98 db--OSHA action time for this amount of noise is 15 minutes.
by D66M6D on Oct 3, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Geo Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
I've had my Metro for about 5 years, with 3 years of consecutive driving. I moved from a relatively flat area to the alpine mountains, trumped by Subarus and Heavy Duty Diesels. The Geo is great! The winter conditions forced me to learn how to control my FWD car without 4WD. Fuel economy is outstanding; about 35mpg. I can put $20 in my tank and run about 2 weeks, or about 280 miles.
by pfrey71 on May 14, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Geo Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
I had my Geo Metro 4 door (4 cyl) from 1996 through 1999. I loved that car! The only money I had to put into it other than regular maintenance items was a fuel pump relay ($5 part, $50 tow). I had 136,000 miles on it when it was involved in a multi-car pile up and was totalled due to it's high mileage (two days after I mailed in my final payment- UGH!). I wish I could have kept it until it died. As for safety, it was impacted four times in that accident...once by a tractor trailer, twice by an Audi, and then it hit the wall and of all six cars involved in the accident mine was the only car that was able to be driven away from the scene and I suffered no injuries. Fabulous car!
by Metroman on Jan 14, 2006 Vehicle: 1996 Geo Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
I purchased this little jewel with 90000 on the odometer. It runs great and gets great gas mileage. It is low priced and long lasting. With the high cost of fuel nowadays, the Suzuki Corp and GM should rejoin forces to produce such a wonderful little car. The Car is approaching 115,000 miles a running strong, not bad for $1,500.00 investment.
by Susannah Brighton on Jun 21, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Geo Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
Got the car brand new in 1996 and drove
it for 8 years and 78,000 VERY hard
city miles. I could have driven the car
into the ground but the AC went out and
it cost more to fix than the car was
worth. (Someone who didn't need AC
could have driven the car for five more
years at a minimum.) It was a great
little city car but as other vehicles
got larger and larger it didn't feel as
safe as it should have been. But you
could park it anywhere, repair work was
reasonably priced, and nobody would
ever, ever want to steal it.
by cailoisa on Dec 3, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Geo Metro LSi 4dr Sedan
I bought my Geo with 40,000 miles on
it. I have put 20,000 more on it since.
It has required nothing but standard
maintenance. All part replacements are
remarkably cheap. No matter what kind
of driving I am in, I always get AT
LEAST 32 miles per gallon, but I
usually get more. It's so easy to
drive, and a snap to park and make
sharp turns such as u-turns.
I recently purchased a 1996 Geo Metro with 51,000 mi. One of the only problems I have with the car has to do with the window regulators.It requires alot of force to roll either window up or down. It f...
The GEO METRO hatchback was the ultimate 90's loser-mobile. 3 cylinder (lack of) power, a true death trap, and styling that made minivans look cool. I can totally see Napolean Dynamite (Do the chick...
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