1997 Geo Metro LSi 4 cylinder from North America
A good choice for a budget minded person
Fuel injector nozzles replaced at 30,000 miles.
Air bag module replaced at 35,000 miles.
Parts of the dashboard and other plastic trim around the exterior windows and mirrors show discoloration.
During the first year of ownership I was a little disappointed due to its reliability at first, but it's been trouble free during the second and third year.
I decided to take the Geo on a cross country road trip during the third year of ownership. I averaged around 38 miles to the gallon and it only cost about six dollars to fill up per tank.
It needs more power and either another gear or overdrive added to the automatic transmission to handle hills and steep inclines.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd February, 2001
23rd Sep 2001, 12:06
Why would you have to replace the airbag module if the bag hadn't been deployed?? And if it had been deployed don't you think it was due to an accident of some sort that would most likely cause the damage you are listing?
19th Feb 2004, 01:02
In rare instances air bag modules, despite their rock solid design, can loose compression and have to be replaced, I don't know how you would notice this, though, unless it causes the "idiot light" in the guage pod to engage. It could have also been because of a sensor malfunction the air bag did deploy without there being an accident (wreck). The first generation airbags were known to do this in extreme temperatures.