40 mpg city without air on. Air drags 3 cyl 5 spd down to 30mpg. Don't expect to get on the freeway unless you turn everything off and downshift to third to get up speed. I'm always the last from a light. 50 mph the car runs fantastic, at 70 on freeway it is wound up so tight in 5th gear it is hurting. Repairs have been minor except for a constant unrepairable airconditioning compressor leak. On the 3rd compressor and no air with only 59,000 miles on the car. Cheap cost, great low driving and repair cost - but get what you pay for.
Great gas mileage, low maintenance cost, low purchase cost. Great city commuter car.
Cheap plastic buttons that hold the car together and break all the time. Make them out of better material. Make air so it doesn't drag the engine down so bad.
Ok, I admit it; Im cheap. We bought the Metro in 1997 for under $8,000 (including taxes and license). With the wind, it gets around 50 mpg and has never done less than 35. If you are a cheapskate, don't believe the lies about the Metro. The professional review is really misleading and lacks historical perspective. Compared to my other car, a highly- rated 2002 Subaru Outback, it was a heck of a buy. Oh yeah, more comfortable, reliable and fun to drive too.
It has been remarkably reliable with only one $150 repair at 31,000 miles. Now its almost nine years old with around 150,000 miles and still going strong. I live in northern North Dakota where the weather can be nasty. It starts every morning (even at minus 47 F, thats not wind-chill Chucko)
Indeed, we have been 100% very pleased over the years with the automatic version, comfort and cargo space offered by this stylish Chevy Metro /Suzuki Swift, having Japanese quality & reliability so obvious, this car will not let you down, and you can really smile at the gas station with these new gas prices and still rising! We truly love this car who saved us thousands of dollars over the years!
Fantastic, stylish gas saver!
Sure they should have installed a Voice Navigation System and Laser Guidance on it, but with this Fuel Miser Absolutely Champion we already asked for too much!
I bought this car solely due to its low
price back in 1998. Since that time I
have put on 82000miles & have had no
problems, I love my car. I have been
in 2 accidents once in the front and
once in the rear and both left no
damage on myself or my car. The gas
mileage is amazing even with the A/C
running. I find I often shock those
next to me at lights because I am not
the last one out. You would think this
3 cyl engine would drag, but I have
never experienced this. I hate to have
to get rid of this car, but it is not
compatable to car seats going in and
out. ohh Have I mentioned I love my
car. It is the most under rated car
that has ever been sold.
Fun to drive, cheap gas, dependable
I wish I had bought a 4dr. They need to
make them agian.
This is my second Metro. I got this
1998 2 dr used and have been a bit
disappointed at the lower mpg as
compared to my 4 dr 93 GEO. Still,
with winter cold starts and a commute
of only 7 miles city driving to work, I
got over 36 mpg. Hope to get 40 mpg
with the warmer weather. Wonderful car
around town. Fun to drive. Easy to
maintain. Resale value is about 100%
Economy, nimbleness, easy to park, fits
in the garage great.