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By shanesmith0922
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1996 Geo Tracker SUV LSi 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top


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I bought this car at around 120,000 miles and immediately took a road trip from Salt Lake to Mesa, Arizona. It handled it like a champ. I have also taken it four wheeling several times and this car can climb! It has been a year with minor repairs. I had a tune up, belts replaced, and so on. (the previous owner did not seem to ever do this) I hope I can have this fun car for many more years.


Favorite Features

convertable, 4X4


Suggested Improvements

Space is a problem. No trunk and very little space behind the back seat. to resolve this I bought an ammo box from the army navy supply and spray painted it, attached some bolts to the rear spare tire and put the ammo box on the back. It looks cool and is able to store the essentials like oil, jumper cables, bungee cords, exe. The entire setup cost me a total of $35


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Geo Tracker
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Dave
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1996 Geo Tracker SUV 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top


Review

Personally I wanted to buy a truck with good gas mileage but 4wd to have sum fun on the trails on weekends. When I had bought this one I had driven one before, so it wasn't a surprise but this thing really goes any where


Favorite Features

Hands down the drop drop is my favorite feature, even though I have ac I never use it


Suggested Improvements

The first thing I did was swap the 205 75 15 tires to 235 75 15 and it makes it really feel like a truck and gets rid of some of the bumps, and the wind pushing on the highway


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Too much fun
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By Colkoch
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1996 Geo Tracker SUV 2dr SUV 4WD w/Soft Top


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I bought this vehicle used with a hard top. I have had so much fun with this vehicle I sold it and then bought it back. I have put Jeeps to shame with the ability of this Tracker in 4WD. You can park it in a dumpster, it's so small and agile. Due to it's center of gravity I would not recommend this for new drivers, but experienced off road drivers will have a fun economical time with it. In a 117K miles I have had to replace the battery, other than that it's been maintenance free, and it has very few computer chips, which is an asset as far as I'm concerned. This is perfect for someone who wants to tow a vehicle behind an RV and doesn't need room for more than two.


Favorite Features

Fun to drive, easy to maintain


Suggested Improvements

Long drives become very long drives, but that's not it's purpose.


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things wrong
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By forest
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1996 Geo Tracker SUV 4dr SUV 4WD


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My brother owns a mechanic shop and when I put my tracker on the lift I heard crunching upon looking further into this noise I took off the lower molding and found major body rot. The power Windows are loose on the tracks the rear end sways real bad I think the rear sway bars are bad not sure, sometimes rain leaks in thru the tops of the doors the locking hubs don't work so no fwd the differential work but not the hubs I want to do work to this but I cant find any replacement parts do they still make body parts for my model or do you know of some fixes that I can do one last item sometimes the radio wont adjust and all the speakers are blown


Favorite Features

i like the smallness of the car i sort of like the ride sometimes a little rough


Suggested Improvements

make replacement body parts lower rockers under doors have a web site dedicated just to older trackers


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Inexpensive car but has problems
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By SW
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1996 Geo Tracker SUV LSi 4dr SUV 4WD


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I have owned this car since 1999 and bought it used at 38,000 miles. I now have 85,000 miles which was done mainly in a small (60,000 people) town. It gets around 20 mpg in town, and about 24 mpg on the highway at 70 to 75 mph. As a city car it does just fine, on the highway watch out. This car is light and is blown around in strong crosswinds. I have had a transmission problem since I bought it which has persisted even after being repaired three times. I have a EGR problem that was diagnosed to be a computer problem, but that did not go away when I bought a used computer module. Other than those two problems the car has been reliable although it is now burning oil on startup though.


Favorite Features

This is a nice plain no frills vehicle that is reliable and, except for the above mentioned problems, low maintenance.


Suggested Improvements

A little better mileage and a little more power would have been nice.


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