1994 Geo Metro Reviews from North America - Page 3 of 15

1994 Geo Metro 1.0 3 cylinder

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.0 3 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carFord Windstar

Summary:

Love it to death

Faults:

Alternator/belt went at 108000.

Driver's side window won't roll up or down.

Right front axle replaced at 112000.

Driver's door won't open from outside, can't find part...

Check engine light? Don't know. Don't want to know.

Water pump at 108100.

Rear brake pads.

General Comments:

I call it put-put. That's exactly what it does. At 40+MPG I can't complain. Perfect for delivering pizzas in.

This little car can take one heck of a beating. Even when the temp was as high as the gauge goes, it still made it to the mechanic.

Unfortunately, I need to get rid of it because I need a larger car. Good luck finding 12" tires anywhere.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2008

1994 Geo Metro metro 1 liter 3 cylinder

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1 liter 3 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance230548 miles
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Greatest Transportation value on 4 wheels

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car rides like a Buick, handles like an English sports car, quite peppy for 1 liter, and has no vices.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st February, 2008

1994 Geo Metro 2 door hatchback 1.0 3 cylinder

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.0 3 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles

Summary:

CHEAP, fun to drive, built tough, cost effective

Faults:

Had a rough idle (well, it IS a 3 cylinder!), but I did some throttle and other adjustments to make it much tolerable.

The 12 inch tires need to be wider so handling is limited, but you quickly get used to it. Due to the limitations of the tread designs of a narrow tire, the lowness of the car and its light weight, this car does so-so with heavy snow, but does well with up to 5 inches of snow. If you are stuck, then good luck.

Radiator had punctured from the A/C condenser coming off from its poor design of its holders popping off. I tied down the condenser after wards. Finding the right fit radiator is also a challenge so be CAREFUL!

A/C compressor broke off the block, cannot be welded back on, the screws broke off of it.

The hatch lock and the prop is moody.

The doors are VERY hard to open from the inside, the door seals are "too strong" and creates a vacuum in the car to open the doors easily. The seatbelts are a pain, too.

General Comments:

A great car that should be offered again in THIS country. I rarely drive my Grand Caravan V6 anymore and since I commute, I need to save on gas costs. I often get 52-55 mpg's and sometimes more, even when driven hard. Often, I will put the car in neutral and this car easily coasts for MILES, saving me $$$. They STILL make this car in China (Chang'an) and in INDIA (Maruti).

This car seems to be built tough, VERY reliable, very cheap to drive and fun, too. This car has no rust and I intend to keep this car till it blows up, perhaps in 7-8 years. The suspension is tuned to be soft to compensate for its short wheelbase so it might wallow if fully loaded, making it even more fun to drive. My kids like this car, it makes people smile and they wish they STILL had their Metro. Its smallness puts a smile on my face everyday.

Also, I highly recommend only the manual if you want to commute with this car and easily keep up with traffic. I drive 75-80 miles per hour everyday with it, 80 miles per day, 6 days weekly and it feels just fine.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 26th November, 2007

1994 Geo Metro 2 door sedan 1.0 3 Cylinder

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.0 3 Cylinder Automatic
Distance when acquired97000 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

Mileage maker!

General Comments:

Gas has gone completely out of sight as you know, so I went in search of a Geo Metro. I didn't really no much about them, except the got better mileage than my 98 Suzuki X-90. The Suzuki is tough as nails, but it's also 800 pounds heavier than a Geo, and gets around 30 mpg. That's not bad, but it's also not 50 mpg. After searching the Internet for awhile, I finally found one local. It's a 1994, two door hatchback with the 3 speed automatic, and 97K. My X-90 is a 3 speed automatic with a switch on the underside of the stick to take the overdrive on and off, so I'm used to it. I wish this car had that feature. Anyway, I took this car for a test drive, and was surprised at how quick it was compared to my X-90. I took it on a couple hills, and it did surprisingly well. I'll be picking it up in a couple days, and in few weeks, I'll let you know how it does on my commute, which is 72 miles one way. I hope that the 3 Cylinder Geo Metro will eventually be brought back to the Chevy line. From what little I've read about it, it's a Suzuki sold by Chevy, so I expect it to be around a long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd August, 2007

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 54 reviews