1995 Geo Metro LSi 1.3 from North America
An amazing econobox!
In the three years I have owned it, I have replaced the exhaust manifold and the muffler, and whatever you call the exhaust pipe that runs between those two devices. The work cost approximately $500 to have done.
The water pump was replaced and the timing belt, as well as all other belts were replaced as a matter of maintenance at 69,000 miles.
This car has never broken down on me, ever! The cars body is in great shape, however also as a matter of maintenance, rust has been professionally removed and repaired from the body of my Geo to keep it on the road.
This car is a mode of transportation. It is a bit slow, it lacks bells and whistles. I need to turn off the A/C to climb a hill, but on the plus side, the A/C works very well, and this car is very capable of climbing a hill!
I run this car regularly between my homes in Toronto ON and New York City NY. It never gives me any trouble, and is extremely good on gas. This is the automatic 1.3L engine, and the manual transmission Geo's get far superior mileage than the automatic, but nonetheless, I am thrilled with how inexpensive this car is to run and maintain.
The seats aren't comfortable on these long journeys, but I don't mind really. I highly recommend the Geo Metro, and if you can find one, take good care of it, and it will return the favor by keeping you on the road trouble free for years to come.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th May, 2011
My parents had a 1995 Metro... drove it everywhere... loved it to death... thought they were doing all the proper maintenance on it... but burned up the motor going up the Grapevine (6000ft elevation) going to San Francisco... found out that the thermostat closed down on them and wouldn't let any coolant through.
Towed it to a mechanic that stated he worked on a lot of these little cars, and stated that the cooling system has to be in great shape or it will just overheat and quickly burn up... they had it rebuilt, but it was never the same... Traded it in on a Honda, which they still drive today... stepdad still talks about that little Geo.. even today... you can tell he still misses it...