1992 Geo Metro Reviews - Page 9 of 15

1992 Geo Metro 1.0L 3 cly. from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0L 3 cly. Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance106000 miles

Summary:

A reliable Bargain

Faults:

The Uni-body rusted on the passengers side front and through off alignment.

Minor matinence only requirment.

General Comments:

A fat little car with out all the fat. They are small, but there is room in side.

I wish they were still in production more than anybody. I am a metro lover for life. The are reliable good handling cars that get great gas mileage!

When you first start diving them you are instantly hooked because they are fun to drive and do not cost much to keep running. I am able to do most major upkeep myself.

They also fit any where so when a person is double parked you can ease on in next to them when no one else could. This is one of my favorite options.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th November, 2003

26th Jan 2005, 10:25

Use caution around the double parker the metro is lite and can be shoved anywhere.

1992 Geo Metro Base 1.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired9 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

I wish they still made them, as I would buy one

Faults:

At about 3500 miles the brakes started to shimmy on front. Although I am hard on the vehicle the original clutch lasted 111,000 miles, but it wasn't wore out, but the springs broke in it on the clutch disc. Radiator plugged up at 140,000, had to change.

General Comments:

This is indisputably the best car I have ever had and I have had over 100. the original battery lasted 101/2 yrs (185,000mi). the starter, alternator, rear brakes, wheel bearings, drive axles, struts, steering parts, are all original and still perfect. It has no rust, but the engine is weak on 1 cyl (75psi comp) which rough idles with air on. It ran 100 mph when new, and would get 3 gears of scratch, it will still run over 90. If you have a cruise the car is very comfortable in the front with plenty of room. Interior still does not have rips in anything. It has a real headliner which will not fall apart in 10 years like other cars. Paint is still good except for hood where rocks have beat it. I love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2003

1992 Geo Metro LSi 1.0L 3 cylinder from Japan

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0L 3 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles

Summary:

A very affordable, high powered BEAST!

Faults:

The ONLY thing that ever went wrong with my great Geo was that when we got it from the Texan that owned it was a cracked, faded and blurred back convertible window that was just obliterated by the Texas sun.

General Comments:

My seats are in real nice shape (and for what little is there they're pretty comfortable), the clutch is relatively strong and the paint is all, but faded - I bet its just as pearly white as the day it was bought. It shifts nice through all 5 gears and it'll give a few compacts a run for their money.

The top takes one person about 45 seconds to take down or about a minute to put up; although I would suggest and advise using 2 people because it's a little easier. On my first tank of gas I got 39 mpg and that wasn't very accurate because there was still about a gallon left in the tank. This little monster will hold a good 65 on the highway or 15 through a parking lot. There's probably nothing any easier to drive except maybe a tricycle, and nothing could be easier to park in a crowded parking lot. Although not so great for passing; this car loves to cruise in that 5th gear overdrive right at 65 and my aftermarket cruise barely gets used because its just so much FUN to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th March, 2003

1992 Geo Metro Base 4 Door Hatchback 1.0 Liter 3 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 Liter 3 Cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired139410 miles
Most recent distance170211 miles

Summary:

The Small Car with Big Ideas!

Faults:

Water pump leaked after a while.

Starter failed; replaced.

Interior damage when car was bought, but it was easily repaired.

Various O-rings and seals (not main engine seal) began to leak after a while. All easily fixed.

A/C relays failed, replaced with junk yard ones, as they are $70 from Chevy.

General Comments:

Extremely fun to drive.

Easy to work on and repair, however parts are generally expensive.

Engine noise is very apparent in the passenger compartment at speeds in excess of 60 MPH.

Car tracks superbly for such a light car, however gusts at high altitudes are really noticeable.

Highly suggested as a teenager's first car, or as a second car for a multi car family.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2003

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