1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.2L from North America
Great reliability for a great price
The passenger side-mirror came off in a collision with an orange traffic barrel and knocked the window off track.
I had to replace the front brake pads at 40000.
I replaced the battery in 2000 and again in 2003.
Just recently, I had lost the bearings in both rear wheels. These are currently in the shop being replaced again, because of the shop's error not a problem with the car.
The air conditioner went out about 6 months after I bought the car, but I was already beyond the mileage for the manufacturers warranty.
The dashboard in my car has faded terribly. However, I did live in Florida and parked outside in the sun on a regular basis.
This car has been great to me.
Overall very reliable and efficient for someone working with a tight budget that needs to get around.
I am only 5'4", so there is plenty of room in this car for me. Anything larger would feel to big. It easily carries everything I need.
It is an ease to drive and for being a little car with no weight, the 4-cylinder engine is more power than it needs. I am grateful for that now, since I have moved to the mountains.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th April, 2003
17th Dec 2003, 20:54
I too had my passenger side mirror fall off when I was backing out of my drive way and had a incident with my plastic Garbage can. I could not belive it can off that easy when I was probably only going about 5 mph.
30th Dec 2003, 18:15
I also have a 1996 Geo Metro and I love my car. Very reliable. My dashboard also faded from sitting in the sun where I work. Go to you local auto parts store, they make a spray paint made to paint dashboards. Explain to the salesperson what you need. Just use fine sandpaper on the dashboard, rough it up just enough to make the new paint stick, tape off anything you don't want painted and go at it! I did mine this past summer and it looks like new.