1996 Geo Metro Reviews - Page 15 of 17

1996 Geo Metro 4 dr sedan 1.3L 4 cylinder Automatic from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3L 4 cylinder Automatic Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

A mothers dream

Faults:

Air conditioning was bad when I got it, but just needed freon. drivers side window off the track. Engine light came on around 100,000 miles and can't figure out how to turn it off.

General Comments:

Great car!! It has never let me down. the most reliable car I have ever owned. Cheap on gas too. All in all a very nice ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th July, 2002

1996 Geo Metro LXi 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

A great car for a little money

Faults:

The brake pads had to be changed. The cable that is the safety for starting the car and getting it into gear needed replaced at 40,000.

General Comments:

I got this car as a commuter car to replace my Honda accord which I gave to my daughter. I have found the care to be more comfortable to ride in than the Honda as it has more headroom and more room for my legs. The headroom is actually more than I have in my full size Chevy pickup. I am tall and this is a consideration. It handles great and other than when I have the A/C on it has a lot of pickup. My favorite thing is the gas mileage. It gets consistently 38-40 miles per gallon. And I have had to have it into the shop a lot less than my Honda. My parents owned the car before me and also had no repair problems with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th May, 2002

1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1997
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

A overpriced hippie mobile

Faults:

The car sprays oil like it struck a well. I take it to my brother for him to fix it, but he can't get a manual anywhere in the continental United States. He also told me he will probably have to pull the engine in order to take the pulleys off.

Also it makes a rattling noise like a cat purring.

The A/C goes out every year.

Both side mirrors fell off.

When the A/C is on, the car takes about as long as sap running down a tree to get to 35mph.

Over all the car is a piece of crap and I do not recommend it to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st August, 2001

2nd Aug 2001, 15:36

Another guy that expects so much from a car he paid so little for, you get what you pay for and if you treat the Metro's right they will treat you right, you dog them and they will dog you.

21st Sep 2001, 21:11

I like the little Geo Metro, I have a 97' 2 door LSi and it will scoot for a 4 cyl. I have run it at the drag strip a few times, and it does great. Sure it isn't near as fast as your average hot rod, but it has never let me down. It does 12.70 at 50 mph in the 8th of a mile. See if your 1.3 4 cyl. can do that.

1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance74888 miles
Previous carIsuzu Trooper

Summary:

Economical and reliable

Faults:

Catalytic converter was replaced when it failed a smog test at 74000 miles old.

General Comments:

This is one of the most reliable vehicles I ever owned. Gives me over 40 miles per hour despite its automatic transmission. Once you get used to its size, driving it becomes a real treat.

Not recommended for long distance travel, but perfect for daily commuting.

Maintenance is really cheap (even timing belt) and when repairs are needed, nothing has ever cost me more than $200.

Because of it's size tires are very affordable. Very good car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2001

1996 Geo Metro LSi 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired28000 miles
Most recent distance58000 miles

Faults:

Washer pump went out at 45,000 miles.

Brake shoes wore out incredibly fast.

AC drainage to the outside always messing up so that it leaks in my front passenger side.

Gas gauge is extremely tempremental and can be off by more than a gallon at a time.

General Comments:

This car is a good first car, as I haven't had anything seriously go wrong with it in the past 30-35,000 miles I've driven it. It's just annoying little things like the brake shoes and the washer pump and the fact that it's really hard to find any books on it to fix it. They forgot about the Metro!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th May, 2001

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 64 reviews