1995 Geo Metro 1.3 from North America
A reliable runner with great gas mileage lacking in comfort.
At 7 years old the calipers and rotors needed to be replaced.
The exhaust followed, first the resonator, then the muffler, this year the catalytic.
One of the rear sway bar mounts had to be rebuilt. This year the other mount had to be welded.
I paid $8,000 new the end of 1994. I've put $1,000 into repairs since 2001 (not counting twice replaced tires). I've been told it costs about $1,000 per year to drive a well maintained car and that's what my Geo has cost me going on 9 years now.
It always starts right up. It goes and goes and goes... But now, at 122,000 the engine is leaking oil and it won't shift into 1st unless I'm at a dead stop.
I will drive it to the death which hopefully, won't be for a few more years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th June, 2003
12th Jun 2003, 18:24
There are a lot of people complaining about keeping these cars maintained. I must say that there are a lot of uninformed people writing comments about these good cars. I work in an auto parts store and I will say this, A car has moving parts. The engines have moving parts. Constant friction equals wearing out. Cars parts wear out. They break down. That's what they are designed to do. With that in mind to keep a car of any kind in good mechanical working order you have to take car of it. A car is your second biggest investment next to a house. Take care of it and it lasts longer. It costs money. Too many people think you just put gas and oil in it and go. WRONG!! Keep it serviced! A lot of people are in here complaining about silly things!
7th Jul 2003, 13:05
I am using this web site to gather info on purchasing a '95 Metro. I think this previous comment may be in the wrong place. It seems to me that what people are "complaining" about only proves the reliability and cost effectiveness of this car. $1000.00 maintenance in eight YEARS!!! That is pretty amazing.