2000 Chevrolet Metro Reviews - Page 2 of 3

2000 Chevrolet Metro LSI 1.4 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 miles
Most recent distance84000 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

This car has been a disappointment

Faults:

The car has had 4 air conditioning overhauls. Headliner if falling. Speakers died.

General Comments:

I've owned 5 Sprint-Geo cars over the years. This one is the worst of the bunch. By the time the warranty expired the air conditioning had been replaced 4 times. It is presently broken again. I change the oil every 3000 miles religiously. The engine is beginning to smoke. To replace the radio speakers you must disassemble the entire interior panels.

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

Review Date: 12th August, 2005

17th Sep 2005, 23:03

It's nothing new that you have to remove the interior panels to access the speakers. You have to do that on most every car.

4th Dec 2005, 22:31

I have 2000 1.3L 5-speed 2-dr hatchback with A/C. Bought one yr ago in KC, now at 120,000 miles. Had to replace timing belt, fix a coolant leak in the A/C, and have 5-speed overhauled. Also replaced the speakers.

The car looks and runs like new. First drive from KC to Lincoln NE gave 51 MPG. I have averaged 38 to 40 MPG with mostly city driving. Uses no oil. Fun to drive.

Two full sets of golf clubs and pull carts go right into the hatchback. Haul full size bike - no problem. This is a great car, I'm happy to have it.

2000 Chevrolet Metro lci 1.2 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.2 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

So far, it has been more than I expected

Faults:

It uses a lot of oil. It burns a couple quarts of oil within 1500 miles.

General Comments:

The car performs well.

I hear a thudding sound in the suspension system, but never took it in the be checked.

Driving a small car is a new experience. Many drivers don't show the same respect to a small car than a larger vehicle.

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

Review Date: 10th April, 2004

5th May 2004, 20:03

That's odd that your metro burns oil-- these have a reputation for no leaks. As for your suspension rattling, I had the same problem once. It turned out to be the rack and pinion, and the sound was caused by looseness in the tooth gear. It's fine after replacing it.

2000 Chevrolet Metro LSI Sedan 1.3L from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.3L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired31000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Custom Cruiser

Summary:

The Toyota Echo would be a better choice

Faults:

At 60,000 miles, the engine light came on, the transmission stopped shifting, and the turn signals didn't work. This turned out to be a blown "back up light" fuse. This design is meant to deceive the driver and force repairs by a dealer. (The owners manual does not show any fuse for the above items)

At 65,000 miles, the engine overheated slightly. When I stopped to see why, I found the coolant was gone. It was not leaking out anywhere. I finally found the coolant, mixed in with the oil. This was either a head gasket or a cracked head. This is not important, because the coolant in the oil damaged the engine. It is currently getting a "used" engine installed (under 50,000 miles). This means if the replacement engine is as good as the first one, I might get another 15,000 miles out of it before I need another one.

Some of the plastic parts on the seat and the vents are broken.

The rear struts make popping noises due to binding.

The front brake rotors warp badly about every 20,000 miles. This causes a scary shaking when trying to stop.

The Chevrolet dealer has no clue about this car. They don't consider it a "Real Chevrolet", and don't care to look into the problems.

General Comments:

On the good side, the car is safe despite the size. I was recently hit from behind by a Suburban. The Suburban skidded 70 feet. I saw it coming and kept my foot off the brake and turned the wheels so I wouldn't get slammed into the next car. The Metro damage amounted to only the bumper cover and bumper parts inside. (less than $1000.00) I was surprised at how well it absorbed such a shock without causing whiplash to my wife and I.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 7th July, 2003

7th Aug 2003, 19:33

I just can't believe this review, after having several Metro's I feel like this is just someone trying to trash Metro's all together, you know the type of guy with the fast car with the big engine.. trying to make up for a little... oh well back to the subject I feel this review is fake as they come.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 10 reviews