Nothing to break
By mridgwaycan on
1994 Geo Tracker 2dr SUV w/Soft Top
Zero options beyond both hard and soft top. Added CD, hood shield, vent-visors and fog lights later. Paid $12,500 Cdn (about $8000 US at the time.) Great runabout. Easy to park. Still factory exhaust, suspension and rear brakes after 10 years / 200,000 miles. Uses 1 cup oil / 3000 miles. Not a lot of power, but will slowly get up to about 90 mph if necessary. Hauls a surprising weight without bottoming out. Handles like a big go-cart (no p/s). In snow or muck the front goes up and the back digs in. Incredibly easy to do own maintenance. Nearly all parts are cheap and readily accessible. Can lift transmission without a jack!
Boy, did they screw up a good thing by changing this design to rounded and then discontinuing it to become the Chevy Equinox for more than twice the price. Closest vehicle now is Kia Sportage.
Excellent first vehicle. Looks funky for kids. Buying is OK with parents because low power. Great visibility and fuel economy. Incredibly reliable in the base model. Unbreakable drive train on-road. Fantastic bright metallic green. Made in Canada.