1993 Geo Metro Reviews - Page 10 of 15

1993 Geo Metro 1.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance159648 miles
Previous carDodge Power Ram

Summary:

A great deal!

Faults:

The driver's side door has came off track.

Developed a slight oil leak, but with 159,648 miles what do you expect.

Engine smokes when the compression builds up, but only smokes when you start out.

General Comments:

This car has too be the best all around car for your money. It last forever, and takes a beating, this is our 4 Geo Metro and I would buy 4 more. Everything about the car is well built for its price. This car will out last a lot of the new cars on the market today, and being my first car I'm glad its at least reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2003

1993 Geo Metro from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired33000 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles

Summary:

Good economy car

Faults:

Both windows have fallen off.

Had to get a new timing belt.

Both door handles on the inside fell off.

The passenger side view mirror fell off.

Things just gradually start falling off or breaking, but nothing that really impedes on the ability to drive.

General Comments:

It fits anywhere!

The gas mileage is amazing. I used to be able to fill it up with only 5 dollars.

There is not much power. Going up hills is usually slow.

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

Review Date: 25th June, 2003

1993 Geo Metro Base 1.0 L3 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 L3 Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80500 miles
Most recent distance80500 miles
Previous carToyota Van

Summary:

A great car for little money

Faults:

Both interior door handles are broken. That's it, really.

General Comments:

I just bought this little car a couple of weeks ago, but I'm so excited about it I felt compelled to complete this survey. I've always been a diehard Toyota/Honda/Nissan man. My 1989 Toyota Van died, the a/c was broken anyway, and I needed a cheap, reliable, simple car for commuting. Well, this little Suzuki-engined wonder has blown me away. The best $500 I ever spent! If you can swallow your pride and drive an admittedly "uncool" car, go for the Metro/Suzuki Swift. I'd love to find a convertible in good shape (I have a 2-door hatchback). No leaks, no oil burning, COLD (TOO cold) A/C, tight suspension. Short on frills, long on value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th April, 2003

1993 Geo Metro 1.0 3 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.0 3 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired122000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles

Summary:

Cheap and dependable

Faults:

At 124000 miles the car had a lot of problems.

I had to get a new timing belt, and a new alternator and battery.

The car also had an unexplainable oil leak which took a while to locate and repair.

Right now my clutch is beginning to get weak, but then again it does have 135000 miles.

Also, because the tires are so small they seem to wear rather quickly. They're cheap enough to replace though.

Also, I may need brakes soon. They seem to make a slight rubbing noise when I apply them.

General Comments:

I love this little car.

It may not be the quickest car on the road, but it surely is the most reliable. I drive this car to work 6 days a week, 80 miles round trip, and I have yet to have any serious problems.

It does seem to be very difficult to start in cold weather though. I have to keep my foot on the gas for at least 5 minutes otherwise the car sputters and stalls. It runs great in hot weather.

To put it simply, I love this car! It was my first car and has given me nothing but good experiences.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2003

1993 Geo Metro XFI 1.0 Suzuki 3 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.0 Suzuki 3 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance140000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A car for the cheap car lover

Faults:

I have had to replace the exhaust system and also have replaced the measly 12" tires with 13" tires to increase stability. Regular tune ups and plug wires and cap are a must. Other problems include a new serpentine belt, new transmission, clutch and radiator.

General Comments:

I love this little car. After advancing the timing 10 degrees, the little 3 s cylinder becomes much less gutless WARNING: do not advance the distributor unless you know what you are doing... The car is great on gas averaging a whopping 40mpg. Though it lacks many creature comforts like delay wipers and rear wiper, it has to be my favorite car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2002

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 53 reviews