1998 Geo Tracker Review from North America

1998 Geo Tracker 4x4 Soft Top 4 cylinder

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired8 miles
Most recent distance66000 miles
Previous carAcura Integra

Summary:

I'm looking to buy another one, Enough said

Faults:

Accelerator stuck a few times when it was new (scary!).

Cracked engine block @ 66,000 miles running at 105 mph for over 200 miles (my fault for running it too hard).

Plastic tabs that attached soft top to rear end broke.

Change console door broke.

Had to adjust the timing multiple times.

General Comments:

*Please note. This was a 1997 model, not a 1998.

I LOVED, LOVED LOVED this car. I was studying geology and could take this little car anywhere off road. It went through sand, into small box canyons and even truly off-road where I only bottomed it out on a rock and got stuck once.

It was quick for a 4-banger.

Felt a little funny through left-handed freeway curves.

Gas tank was too small, but the car got great gas mileage.

Convertable top was a MAJOR pain in the butt to put back on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2007

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review