1989 Geo Metro LSi 1.0 from North America
Good, cheap no-frills transportation
Clutch went out at 146,000miles due to a spring breaking loose.
Car sat for 2 years since that happened, and the dry start was rather destructive as it now uses a quart of oil about every 175miles.
Interior very cheaply made, the switch buttons for the lights have broken off, window crank on driver side knob broke off.
Muffler fell off at 147,000 miles- most likely due to rust as a result of sitting 2 years.
All-in-all a great car, though it suffered major damage from sitting untouched for 2 years it has taken remarkably little to get it back on the road.
It is peppier than would be expected for a car with only 55hp, though it does struggle in the mountains. This is not a performance vehicle by any stretch. It is very cheap, nimble, easy to park and has wonderful gas mileage.
I purchased the car because of my long daily commute to help keep the miles off my better cars and save in gas. I'm averaging about 45mpg in the mountains with a mix of city and highway. Flat-landers with mostly highway use can expect over 50mpg.
Good little car, I highly recommend it to anyone needing cheap reliable transportation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd March, 2003