1990 Chevrolet Metro XFI unleaded from North America
The little engine that could... and still does
Timing belt broke in first couple years.
Passenger inside door handle broke.
Dash and anything plastic has cracked and/or faded.
Hit an antelope in 2001 and had to replace hood and driver's side front fender.
The interior hood release broke, now takes two people to open.
Headlight button on dash popped off and have to shove finger onto contacts to turn lights on.
The hatch back latch only shuts after slamming repeatedly.
The car is just basic transportation: no air conditioning, no radio, no left-side mirror, no cigarette lighter (no cell phone adapter).
Has never been good on steep hills or passing.
Brand new we got 65 mpg and still average 45 to 50 mpg.
Never been garaged -- we live where summer reaches 115 degrees and winter drops to -50 below zero, usually -20 to -30.
Unless the snow is way above the front bumper, this little car will plow through with front wheel drive.
When our four boys were much younger (and child restraint laws non-existent where we live) we would all pile into the car (mom + dad + 4 = 6) throw sleeping bags and suitcases in the hatch and go a hundred miles to visit Grandma for the weekend.
This was the first car we bought as a couple and my husband still drives it to work 35 miles round trip, weather (i.e.: snow drifts, black ice, blizzards, etc.) permitting.
When we first had this car we would get a Geo Metro newsletter in the mail. Everyone loved the little car that had great mpg. Why can't the car manufacturers even come close to what these little warriors are still capable of getting? 50 mpg!!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 18th January, 2008