Geo Metro Review from Japan

1992 Geo Metro LSi 1.0L 3 cylinder

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0L 3 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles


A very affordable, high powered BEAST!


The ONLY thing that ever went wrong with my great Geo was that when we got it from the Texan that owned it was a cracked, faded and blurred back convertible window that was just obliterated by the Texas sun.

General Comments:

My seats are in real nice shape (and for what little is there they're pretty comfortable), the clutch is relatively strong and the paint is all, but faded - I bet its just as pearly white as the day it was bought. It shifts nice through all 5 gears and it'll give a few compacts a run for their money.

The top takes one person about 45 seconds to take down or about a minute to put up; although I would suggest and advise using 2 people because it's a little easier. On my first tank of gas I got 39 mpg and that wasn't very accurate because there was still about a gallon left in the tank. This little monster will hold a good 65 on the highway or 15 through a parking lot. There's probably nothing any easier to drive except maybe a tricycle, and nothing could be easier to park in a crowded parking lot. Although not so great for passing; this car loves to cruise in that 5th gear overdrive right at 65 and my aftermarket cruise barely gets used because its just so much FUN to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2003

Average review marks: 9.5 / 10, based on 1 review