1993 Geo Metro Reviews - Page 14 of 15

1993 Geo Metro XFI 1.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance98555 miles

Summary:

Go anywhere in this tiny compact

Faults:

I've had to replace the muffler and the front brake rotors.. rotors my fault though.

General Comments:

The car is a wonder, I can go anywhere in this tiny thing. When I told a few friends I was going to the mountains they just looked at me like what? I zoomed up the mountains in 4th gear with no problem at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st March, 2001

1993 Geo Metro XFI 1.0 liter 3 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.0 liter 3 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired177000 miles
Most recent distance216000 miles

Summary:

It actually CAN tow a trailer..

Faults:

Driver's side window has malfunctioned and needs work.

Driver's side outside door handle broke and had to be replaced, which I did.

General Comments:

This is my first car. When I bought it the car barely ran at all, but I didn't care because I was going to use it for gas mileage enhancement experiments. With all the different experiments I did the car still runs.

The latest thing I did with the car was tow a 1987 Chevy Sprint almost 3,000 miles across the country. Good thing I had increased the engine's horsepower with after-market products before doing this... but it worked surprisingly well considering it's a Metro. With a total weight of about 4,000 lb the car got up to 40.5 miles per gallon while towing at 55 miles per hour in 4th gear.

Anyway, the car is quite reliable and I will probably run it a couple more 100,000s of miles, after I rebuild the engine sometime in the future.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2001

21st Jun 2004, 08:27

I am interested in modifying my 95 Metro for better gas mileage and power, Could you tell me what mods you performed on your Metro to increase efficiency, power and mileage. My email address is estuf6231@lanset.com.Thank you, Jim Perkins.

1993 Geo Metro Base 1.0 litre 3-cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 litre 3-cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired92017 miles
Most recent distance106784 miles

Summary:

The coolest little car ever!!!!

Faults:

Oil leak.

Starter.

General Comments:

Fantastic little car!!! It is my first car and got me to high school and part/full time jobs every day. It just never quits.

The little 3-cylinder is tiny but has plenty of guts. I live in the Sierra Nevada mountains and drive up steep roads all the time and the car just zooms up them as though they're not there.

I've even driven it up to 11,000 feet and over 4WD trails and it just won't stop.

It's also cool that even with the automatic (which is geared absolutely perfectly) I get 38 mpg. I don't even care about the rising fuel prices!!!

Inside the car is a little cramped. The front seats are a little cheap, but there's plenty of room up there. The back seat is a joke. With four people on board it is just plain misery. The trunk is also small but fold down the useless back seat and you have more room than in a full-size sedan. Treat the car as a two seater and it's cool.

The interior design is nice and still attractive although some trim pieces are starting to come loose. And the vinyl door trim is really gross. The car is a little basic, no A/C (definitely needed), no power steering (not really needed), no rear defroster, no cargo cover, no cargo light, no coat hooks, and no adjustable headrests. But for a $9,000 new car what do you expect?

Exterior styling is still cool too. The front end looks real tight, but the back is a little bland. But people still ask if it's a new car which is nice considering it's 7 years old. My best friend just bought a new Ford Focus which he likes to show off, but I still prefer my trusty Metro. Besides it's paid for.

Overall a great car, especially for students. I'm hoping mine lasts me all through college and I would exactly like to keep it forever. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat! Except next time I'd get the four-door hatch and A/C. Too bad GM is going to kill it off this year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th September, 2000

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