1994 Geo Metro Reviews from North America - Page 8 of 15

1994 Geo Metro LSi 1.0

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.0 Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carMitsubishi Mirage

Summary:

This is the best car I've ever owned

Faults:

Driver side door never shut tight enough to turn off the dome light. Other than that, nothing but the maintenance and expected wear -- batteries, brakes, tires.

General Comments:

Tires for those 12 inch wheels are getting pretty scarce -- took me three days to find a dealer who could even order them!

Still gets 40 mpg (it's an automatic) at 100,000+ miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2004

27th Jul 2004, 20:00

Here in Canada, Walmart stocks 2 types of 12 inch tire, Canadian Tire has 1. Prices go from 24.95 to 31.99 for the 12's.

20th Sep 2006, 04:10

Yes Walmart does stock 12 inch tires. just bought 4 at a Walmart in Colorado for $26 per tire.

1994 Geo Metro XFi 1.0L 3-cylinder

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.0L 3-cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance93 miles
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

Greatest combination of economy and versatility

Faults:

Original headlamps burned out after only 3 1/2 years; I have not replaced the lamps since.

Exterior trim at the base of both door windows have de-laminated.

Buzzes and rattles started developing within 25,000 miles.

General Comments:

This car is so low-maintenance that I have just replaced the battery and exhaust pipe for the first time after owning the car almost 10 years.

Mileage is low for its age (93k) but still on original brakes.

Fuel economy is nothing short of phenomenal: 57 mpg in combined urban driving. Ability to carry people or stuff belies its size.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2004

1994 Geo Metro Xfi gasoline

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission gasoline Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

A dynasty of a car for a little bitty price!!!

Faults:

The only things that have been replaced on this car are the alternator and battery. I have gone through a couple sets of tires, but I live where there is only dirt roads. The alternator went out at about 75000 miles. I have replaced the battery twice due to leaving the lights on and just draining it too many times.

The radio went out on me at about 100000 miles. Since then I have replaced the head unit and speakers. sounds Great!

General Comments:

This car is extremely dependable. I have never had anything so reliable.

The car has had three teenagers learn to drive a manual transmission and the clutch is still working.

Driving it in the summer is somewhat undesirable due to not having air conditioning.

I will buy my kids a Geo when they are old enough.

Not the most comfortable car in the world, but great gas saver. 56 miles per gallon.

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

Review Date: 19th May, 2004

1994 Geo Metro

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired120800 miles
Most recent distance123720 miles

Summary:

A little car with a big attitude!

Faults:

For some reason, the battery is drained if the door is slightly ajar when the car is turned off. I assumed my battery was bad and had to buy a new one, only to have it die as well. It was tough finding the problem.

There is an annoying screechy buzzing when you first turn on the car, telling you to fasten your seat belts.

The hatchback has a tendency to fall on your head in cold or wet weather.

In speeds of over about 70 mph, it's a bit hard to steer, and it's so light the wind whips it about.

A spark plug has jumped out of place twice.

Last month a headlamp burned out.

It is not very suitable for very large people, my friend is 6'4 and he has to slump over when riding in it.

The pedals are so tiny, sometimes you can lose the gas pedal when you take your foot off of it to put on the brake.

General Comments:

It's a tough little car. It's very durable. I have a dog and a little brother and it's interior has withstood both of them.

It gets very good gas mileage, a must in the times of ever-growing gas prices. I drove it from Ohio to Alabama without having to stop for gas once!

It is very reliable and has never failed to start. And it has never left me stranded by the road either!

It is more spacious on the inside than you would think. Once you sit down in it, you can't believe it looks so small from the outside.

Long distance trips are great in it, it flies down the highway with enthusiasm, passing up much larger cars. And you hardly ever need to stop for gas.

It has a lot of power for tiny a 3-cylinder engine, and if you need to make repairs, everything under the hood is very accessible.

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

Review Date: 7th May, 2004

13th May 2009, 02:41

I bought a 1994 Geo Metro hatchback from my girlfriends son for $300 bucks. It has 130.000 miles on it and is running just fine. The only things wrong with it is that the drivers side fender and the hood needs to be replaced. I've been going through and replacing little things like the air filter, alternator belt, PCV valve, light bulbs, spark plugs, changing oil and all that. It has the 3-speed automatic and gets 32 MPG. I use it to drive to work and putt around town, and drive my other car (a 2006 Ford Taurus) for longer trips. I love this car. Its fun to drive. And I can whip into the smallest sized parking spots!

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