1992 Chevrolet Metro 1.1 from North America


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.

General Comments:

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

1992 Chevrolet Metro 4 door sedan 1.3L from North America


Spunky commuter car


Left headlight goes off and on at will (wiring short).

Fuel economy fluctuates a little (carburetor problem).

It does burn a little oil, but considering the engine size and odometer reading, that's to be expected.

General Comments:

It has decent pick up, especially for a car with 297K on the odo.

The highway fuel economy is very good (6.2l/100 k.m.)

It came with a lovely Alpine stereo system.

It has a comfortable interior with leg room (I'm 6'4").

Under 1000 dollar price.

The ride is quite smooth for a little car and the auto transmission performs well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2008

1992 Chevrolet Metro from North America


Its the worlds smallest army tank


My muffler had to be replaced at 178,000 km.

New fan belt at 168,000.

New tires and brakes at 190,000.

General Comments:

This car will not die!, I have been driving this car for quite some time now and I love it to death. I will admit this car is cheaply made and doesn't have great amenities like other ones, but it is my little army tank! I have driven it through farmers fields, hit many curbs many times, ran through a fence with it, rear ended a truck, backed into many things, and drove it through puddles over a foot deep. I've hit the ditch and just been very rough with it. It starts on the coldest days in winter and never over heats. This car has never let me down. It is small and has squeaked by in many dangerous situations... It may be small but I've never gotten it stuck. My friends all think its the best car in the world because I can drive it so rough and horribly and never be afraid its going to die on me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2008

28th Feb 2009, 18:33

LOL, I know how you feel.

Just a word of warning. Don't let your friends drive. I let a buddy drive my 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera and he managed to kill it. I think it's a head gasket that's blown, but I've ramped ditches, hit patches of black ice at around 80 MPH (not fun on the highway!), hit a truck with a lift kit that put a hole in the left rear bumper, and I have ramped it, so it's done pretty good for a $250 car, and now my play car is down, my normal car (2000 Ford Focus) won't start either :@ (I don't know what he did, but he did it hard in the Olds. Thank god he's paying for it }:@>