1991 Geo Metro Reviews - Page 10 of 10

1991 Geo Metro Convertible 1.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired23000 miles
Most recent distance145885 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

Great and long lasting....

Faults:

Replaced the top thanks to thieves slashing it.

Replaced the clutch.

General Comments:

These cars last if YOU take care of them the right way, I've never been let down by this little 2 seater, not once. It's always kept going and going and I've found through research that these cars are very, very reliable vehicles. Anyone that has had problems with these cars apparently hasn't taken very good care of the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2000

12th May 2001, 01:15

Same here. My girlfriend used this car for school for 3 years.

Had 1 repair for 44K miles that cost $900 (engine problem at 123K miles).

We always change the oil every 3K miles and due all the the required service on time. This car has a small 1 liter engine that runs at about 4500-5000 rpm most of the time.

You drive any car at those RPMs daily, constantly, and you better keep that oil CLEAN. or else.

We now keep it as a second car.

We have actually received several compliments on it.

Yes, this is the 2 seat 2 door convertible, not the ugly cheap looking 4 door coupe (that you couldn't pay me to drive).

This is a fun car, with a large trunk, and lots of leg room (unlike the 4 door). We have replaced it with a Saab 900 turbo convertible, but we still drive the Geo convertible a few times weekly and have no plans of ever selling it.

1991 Geo Metro LSI Convertible 1.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired62364 miles
Most recent distance75811 miles
Previous carPontiac 6000

Summary:

An inexpensive, very reliable, very fun little car

Faults:

The car has required nothing other than routinue maintenance.

General Comments:

An excellent little car that is a ton of fun to drive and enjoy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd June, 2000

1991 Geo Metro LSi 1.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.0
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Well it started running hot one day a while back and I had a thermostat put in it.

I've been through more front brakes than I ever have, besides that nothing has really gone wrong with the car and it has about 145,000 miles.

I was really surprised to see it keep running this long, when I bought it I never expected to keep it more than a few years but I've been really impressed with the tiny car.

General Comments:

Hmm, I had an automatic and it was kinda slow, but it had some pep to it when it was pressed hard. The a/c is really good but KILLS all POWER.

It's a really dependable basic car. I think I'm going trade it in after a few more miles for a new 99' 4 door model.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd August, 1999

1991 Geo Metro 1.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 1.0
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10

Faults:

Burned the same valve twice. but have 240,000 miles on it. First valve burned at about 160K then burned again shortly there after. Know other owners of the same year and they had the same problem, same exact valve, his burned at 60K miles.

General Comments:

Had a Chevy Sprint before this, and preferred it over the Geo. The Sprint had mechanical valves that had to be adjusted with every tune up, but it was simple to adjust them. Had over 200k miles on the Sprint with no problems.

Gas mileage is great and is extremely reliable except for the problem with the valve above...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 44 reviews