1992 Geo Metro Reviews - Page 7 of 15

1992 Geo Metro from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Previous carGeo Storm

Summary:

Awesome little sprinter

Faults:

So far nothing. I just received this car as a gift very recently.

General Comments:

A perfect car for a young driver.

It is small, but has lots of room.

The steering seems to be tight, almost hard and pushy around corners, but I'm pretty sure it's just the power steering fluid or the fact it hasn't been driven a lot.

The tape player needs to be replaced. It's cutting out and won't play some of my cassettes. Other than that, the radio is fine.

I really like the fact that the back seat folds down - perfect for transporting or carrying things. Even better for placing sub woofers.

I adore small cars, such as this.

It feels as if it's going 120 kms when really it's at a steady 70.

All in all, I love my Geo.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2004

1992 Geo Metro Lsi Convertible 3 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired33900 miles
Most recent distance35000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

A cute car with attitude

Faults:

While I have only had the car for a short time, the only problem with the car is the tires starting to dry rot from the previous owner not driving the car.

General Comments:

I got the car from a private party who only drove it 3 miles to and from work. I think I put more miles on the car in two weeks than they did in two months!

I have taken the car off road and it was rocky. Clearance is quite amazing for a small car and it handled wonderfully, even fully loaded of camping equipment and a heavy passenger. The only problem was going up steep hills and trying to find a good rpm between 1st and 2nd gear.

The top is so simple to put down and up and the trunk has a ton of space!

I am tall at 5'10" and do not fit in my friends Miata with my knees hitting the steering wheel. This is not the case in my Lsi. I put the seat all the way back and have TONS of leg room! More than in my VW.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th August, 2004

1992 Geo Metro LSi 1.0 N/A from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.0 N/A Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired63500 miles
Most recent distance70850 miles

Summary:

Great drop-top fun and awesome mileage (but it's slow!)

Faults:

Seats are stained.

Small rust spots on bottom of trunk lid.

A/C isn't all it could be.

General Comments:

This car is awesome if you don't mind taking your time to get to 60 - by my clock it's about 20-25 seconds, and that's by shifting at 5500. 40 miles per gallon IS very nice, especially when these prices are going $2.15+ and you only have to fill up every three weeks or so (it's only a ten gallon tank!)

My friends laugh at how small it is, and that fact that there are only three spark plugs, but when their SUV's and big trucks are sucking down fuel like a redneck with a Big Gulp, well.. I just laugh and continue on. It isn't too small for two people to take a trip for less than about three hours, but don't expect for it to haul your luggage for a two-week stay somewhere.

There's a nice view from the driver's seat. You have plenty of glass in front of you and with the top down - blind spots are all, but there. The nicest thing is being able to drop the top (takes about 20 seconds if you're slow) and cruise in the sun.

If you get serious on the throttle, it gets pretty mean-sounding above about 5500 up to 6500 red-line. You actually do have enough power up in that high of a range to spin the tires, but it doesn't last long and I wouldn't trust the stock clutch for too much of that. The shifter seems to be from a truck, a little too tall for a car, and it isn't quite the short-shifter you may expect.

The gears are set up perfectly, first is right and runs out quick for traffic, second is good for getting up to speed, third seems to engage perfect about 3000 (anything lower and it shows the lack of torque), fourth is pretty low and fifth is your overdrive gear (good for about 50mpg on the highway). The clutch is the easiest I've used ever, the friction point is right where you expect it to be and doesn't run out quick or take too long to draw up.

The suspension isn't an auto-cross set-up or anything, in fact this car handles like a wet sponge. It's a great highway cruiser or around-town car because the worst mileage I've had is 35. Ouch.

This car has lasted me great for a first car, being a 16 year-old, but I'm ready for a new, faster car ('vert RX-7!). Awesome new car for a new driver, but only so long as it's a 5-speed, and it needs to be taken care of.

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

Review Date: 11th July, 2004

17th Jun 2005, 18:05

Its not slow you just don't know how to drive it. We have one and it kicks butt!!! LEARN HOW TO DRIVE A STICK!!!

7th Aug 2007, 10:52

SLOW?? You just don't have the correct motor under that hood.

Mine will run 90MPH in 3 gear, roast the tires up to 3rd gear, and put a good shock into most of the Honda tuner kids.

Plus normal driving, I still get 42-50 MPG, depending on how much highway driving you do.

Hint: (check out a Suzuki Swift GT or GTi) or: www.teamswift.net.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 64 reviews