Fun. Poor man's sports car
The trunk lid needed adjustment to latch properly.
The rag top leaks when it rains however, as the manual explains, "this is normal."
I absolutely love this car!
When I turned 50 a couple of years ago, I decided to buy myself a "fun" little car with a convertible top to putts around in on the weekends.
I bought used Geo Metro Convertible at a dealer's lot for under $4,000. It had low miles for 1993, air conditioning and a 5 speed manual transmission. I added electric windows and CD player.
Two months later I got back in my "real" car, a late model Honda Accord EX, and found it to be uncomfortably big and ostentatious. I drove it to the dealer and traded it for a used Del Sol which is similar to the Geo Convertible except that it doesn't feel junky, doesn't leak when it rains, is faster, quieter and corners better.
I still prefer to drive the Geo, though, when it isn't raining or snowing.
That 3 cylinder engine frequently hits 5500 rpm as it competes to accelerate along with it's boring, gas guzzling peers out there, but it still pulls down a dependable 40mpg. It cruises on the highway at 80mph without complaint.
(I once drove it consevatively for 200 miles and got 55mpg)
This may not be the ideal car to transport large numbers of passengers or show off how rich ya are, but if you're thinking about getting something that is gas efficient, loyal, easy to park and fun to drive, this is it. ;-)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 27th August, 2002