1993 Geo Metro XFi from North America
One of the greatest cars ever produced
Muffler broke at 169,000 miles (long time for a muffler to last).
Passenger door doesn't open from the outside (broke in 2006).
Antenna broke off many times (I don't use the radio).
Transmission rattles a bit.
I bought it brand new off the lot in 1994 in San Diego, and have never had one regret. It has over 250,000 miles, but still runs fairly well.
The white paint has held up amazingly well in the 17 years I've owned it. It is very well built, and causes me little to no issues.
It is very very cheap to maintain. Last time I checked, I get 55mpg (I modified the engine a little). Tires are inexpensive and last forever.
Lack of A/C kind of bothers me, but I live in California so the weather is good anyway.
Transmission is starting to give out, but what transmission wouldn't after 250,000 miles.
Overall, I would and will buy another Metro when my Geo's day comes. Greatest car ever, next to my Trailblazer.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2011
29th Jan 2011, 17:31
I really miss my 98 Chevrolet (Geo) Metro LSI Hatchback. It lasted to 200, 000 km. I had a lot of fun driving it. These cars were very solid and reliable, because GM partnered with Suzuki to produce them. It's a shame they stopped production in 2001. They made a big mistake when they based their next subcompact on a Daewoo.