2000 Chevrolet Metro Consumer Review: Worthwhile

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2000 Chevrolet Metro LSi 4dr Sedan


Bought this car used in 2008 with 61K miles.
Inspection sticker was from 2003; it hadn't been driven that time.
Rusty underneath, but other than that, very fine.
Took it off the road for 6 months due to heavy potholes; cost $700 to repair due to being idle
(needed brake pads and rotors - I think all 4 wheels).
Took tough city streets to work and needed a new rack and pinion ($700).
A/C compressor went a year ago, due to
having to constantly use the A/C - even in the winter - to get the windshield and side windows defrosted.
Other than that, this is a great car and still depended on.
You feel the bumps but that's because its a subcompact.
Now at 100k miles.
Gas mileage about 20 local / 30 highway w/ reg gas w/ auto transmission.
Ultimately sent car to junkyard after another 5,000 miles or so because
it was summertime and couldn't handle not having a/c. But few years later
(in May 2015) bought another one (with 73K miles) -a '98 which has been terrific so far,
and was sold in early 2017. That car had an a/c problem but a concerned
mechanic replaced this compressor and the whole job was only $400.
The '98 actually got about 36 mpg on the highway. The paint was badly
faded when I got it. It had been a rental car the first two years and 32K miles,
and then driven by an older women in Connecticut for all the intervening years
whom had the dealer regularly service it. Sold it because it made me too daring
cutting in and out of slow moving traffic. Very good engine. Just bought a
Chevy Prizm - same type of car but a little bigger.

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