I loved this car and it served me well
Although I am not a hard driver, it did seem like I had to do brake work a little more often than I'd like.
This car served me beautifully for 12 plus years. I never had the engine open beyond replacing timing belts. It was a consistent runner with routine mileage of 47 mpg. On a longer road trip I could get 55 mpg.
This car was easier to get into and out of than a Crown Victoria supplied for a couple years by my employer.
While the Metro allows a bit more road noise into the cabin, it was still a pleasant enough drive. I never felt left behind on the highway as long as I was content to not pass everything else on the road.
Even when I finally retired it at 216000 miles, I was getting 43 mpg and using no oil. It was retired because it finally needed a set of bearings, exhaust system, tires, plus some body work after hitting a deer. Unfortunately with all that the car was worth almost as much as the gas in the tank and I reluctantly drove it to its final resting place! I miss it.
By the way, all the MPG's are accurate. I kept a logbook of every gallon and mile going in that car. For a basic little car, I loved it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st April, 2009