1996 Geo Tracker


Well built, great car


At 53000 the clutch went out. Had a friend put one in for $200. No problem since, that was 100,000 miles ago. The AC isn't quite as cold as it used to be; serviced once about 3 years ago. That's it. I changed out the timing belt once at 76K, repacked wheel bearings, flushed radiator 3 times, oil/filter every 3000, air filter twice. Still getting 29 miles to the gallon. The belts are starting to slip though, so I will be replacing this month, and looking at replacing timing belt next month. What else could you ask for?

General Comments:

Handles great. I'm passing it down to my son going to college.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2005

1996 Geo Tracker 2 door 4x4 1.6ltr


This is one of the best vehicles I have ever owned


The heat shield rattles a little bit because it has rusted away from the bolts.

There are four tiny rust spots under the paint on the windshield.

General Comments:

The wind blows the truck around a little bit.

It is very economical; especially with the rising cost of fuel.

I can park it in the tightest of spaces.

The rack and pinion steering makes u-turns easier than I ever thought possible.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2005

1996 Geo Tracker LSI


I got more than my money's worth


At 100,000 the tail pipe rotted away, but it was a cheap and easy fix.

I also had the heater coil replaced at 125,000, because it seemed to take a long time to heat up in the winter, but that fixed the problem.

General Comments:

This car has exceeded my expectations. I love my car.

I have had no major problems.

It gets tossed a bit in the wind.

Handles great in the snow.

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

Review Date: 7th March, 2005

22nd Apr 2005, 09:20

I love my tracker also, it is a 1996 but I have one small problem. My service engine light keeps coming on, it reads EGR problem. I replacd the EGR valve, but approximately 3 days later the light came on again. The only way to get it off is to pull the main fuse under the hood (or the computer machine) but within a few days its on again, has anyone else had this problem? If so please help!!!



28th Aug 2005, 22:21

If your engine light comes on with an EGR code it doesn't necesseraly mean your EGR valve is bad. There is piping and fittings involved in the EGR system as well and sometimes these can become clogged with carbon. Replacing the EGR valve doesn't affect the state of these things at all. You need to find the EGR tube on your engine, remove it, clean the inside of it with a top engine cleaner or other carbon remover, clean out the port where the EGR tube enters the engine, and then re-assemble the EGR system. This will almost definitely get rid of your EGR problem.

1996 Geo Tracker 4 door


Horrible car, I will never drive another one in my life


My radiator got a horrible leak and over heated until I fixed it, which was slightly costly.

The seat belt plastic covers came off.

Lining on edge of doors came out.

General Comments:

Ugly, box-y design.

Uncomfortable seats.

No leg room.

Tire on back window makes a large blind spot. I accidentally backed over my friends because I could not see them, I am serious.

Car spins easily.

Car does not go fast at all. I never got it over 87.

Easy to flip. I totaled mine because I hit a pole (caused by spinning when you use brakes) and rolled into a field.

Seat belts work well.

Airbags don't deploy so easily.

Cheap plastic trim comes off easily.

Handles badly.

Car is an eyesore.

Spare tire on rear window makes cleaning window quite hard.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th March, 2005

7th Mar 2005, 20:06

If it's such an ugly eyesore... Why did you buy it? And the car is somehow wrong because you are a bad driver? How many cars have you tested the airbags on? You regularly test airbags by totaling cars? I'd say that tracker did you well by not killing you in that accident. It spared your life even though you sucked at driving it. You have to be a moron to drive a tracker nearly 90 mph. Hello? Takes corners slow, rolling problem solved. They are not sports cars. Poor control? That's your own fault for getting a 2WD. The 4WD handles great in any condition. I fear you will never find a "good" car, because no car can make up for a pathetic, whiny, all around bad driver.