1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3L from North America
Not at all dependable, although cheap
Crank shaft worn out at 57,800 miles.
The engine broke down on me at 58,200 miles.
The crank shaft got worn out and it also caused caused a lot of wear and tear inside the engine where it sits.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 13th January, 2004
16th Feb 2004, 15:19
I think you got a lemon. I've heard a lot of people harping on the metro (i.e. the automatic transmissions are junk, the current velocity joints are week, etc.) but I've had nothing, but good luck with my metro. It's a 1997 model that is currently on it's 130,xxx mile. I think that owners of cheap cars don't bother to treat them as well as more expensive vehicles. I change the transmission filter and fluid every 25,000 miles and run nothing but Syntec that's changed ever 2,500 to 3,000 miles. Sure, it costs me around $40 every couple of months, but if you're having to replace cams at under 60,000 miles, alternative methods are required. Also, you can do quite a bit to the engines in these cars; contrary to popular belief. I now have been on the diagnostics up to 114 hp at 8,300 rpm which is 44 hp higher than stock.
2nd Mar 2006, 22:31
Constant velocity = cv.
3rd Aug 2007, 02:27
What did you do to the engine to make 114 HP???