1994 Geo Metro Hatchback 1.0 three cylinder from North America
The best kept secret in America is the ultra dependable motor that gets 50 miles per gallon
Clutch at 230,000 miles.
Timing belt at 190,000 miles.
Water pump at 200,000 miles.
Driver's side window comes off track. I have to roll it up with 2 hands sometimes.
Hatchback hydraulic arms don't work. If the hatch falls on you, it could kill you. Being held up by a broomstick with a nail in the bottom.
I really love this car! It's dependable, gets 49 MPG, and I annoy the big Texas Oil Companies by owning it.
I have 233,000 miles on my 94 Geo Metro 1.0, and want to set a record for the most miles on a motor if I can.
My Geo starts great every morning. All I do is just bump the key and she's running perfect. I did all the normal stuff like change plugs, wires and rotor. My brakes are simple, I just swap out the front pads every 40K or so. Wal-Mart battery, and if the battery dies, just push the car and jump start it, no problem. I use Valvoline oil conventional, this car loves it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd April, 2012
There is nothing on a Metro that weighs enough to kill you if it falls on you, unless you're a fly.
I could very easily (and vividly) demonstrate how heavy the hatch is on my 1994 Geo Metro, or how heavy the doors are, even if the rest of the car isn't very strong. The hatch missed my head by an inch, the first day I bought the car (used in 2009 with just 48,000 miles on it), not knowing the struts didn't always hold. It is most definitely very, very heavy. You can tell when you try to lift it by hand without the struts or hear the sound it makes when it comes slamming down. $40 for new hatch struts has fixed the problem, and has probably saved one or more serious injuries. NOW it seems as if the hatch is super light. It's very, very misleading.