1988 Chevrolet Sprint Metro 1.0 litre from North America
Best Car I Ever Owned!!!
Carburetor won't idle. Clutch slipped. Muffler rusted out, twice. All problems corrected, inexpensive to repair. Replaced the engine at 130,000 miles because oil leaks and burning oil problem that couldn't be corrected. New engine cost about $2,000 installed (couldn't buy a reliable used car for that price).
I love my car. Bought it new, and have had it for 16 years. Hope it makes it to 20. Still gets over 45 mpg on the highway. Lately, it's been difficult to get tires, oil filters. I know I can keep it running for at least 10 more years, as long as I can find the parts to maintain it. Wish someone would make/sell a new ultra-small car in the US.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st July, 2004
30th Oct 2006, 13:54
I have a 1988 that I bought off of my nephew... It started acting up, and sat in the yard for a year. With the high gas prices, I'm in the process of getting it back on the road. Parts are hard to find locally, but some sites on the Internet, such as Partstrain.com, have several. Keep in mind though, it's the same as a Suzuki Swift.
This weekend I went to Walmart for a battery. They listed one for my Sprint that was bigger than the one in my full size Toyota truck for $71.00. Besides the fact it wouldn't fit in the engine compartment, it was too many $$. I looked up one for a Suzuki, $35.00, and it sat right in.