I bought my GEO new back in 1995. My GEO has NEVER seen the inside of a mechanic's shop. This car is very easy to maintain. I've replaced the alternator in 2007, clutch cable in 2007, my water pump in 2008,I've also replaced my hubs and rear shocks. All of which I didn't mind doing myself. Parts are very inexpensive and this engine / car is very easy to work on yourself. I currently have over 120k on it and it still runs very strong. I'm still averaging 30+ MPG. With gas being so high I'm gonna hold on to my GEO as long as I can...
Convertible top before most of the stitching came out of it. 4WD have yet to get it stuck in the winter time. Easy to work on, inexpensive parts.
MORE HORSEPOWER 96 just is NOT enough. Little more weight over the rear tires. Nicer interior, bigger gas tank