1997 Geo Metro 3 cylinder, 1.0L from North America
Great gas mileage, easy to maneuver, reliable if cared for
Rack for the front wheels wore out, had to be replaced, probably from driving too fast on gravel roads.
Transmission stopped working while driving on the highway, expensive to fix, honestly I forgot exactly what went wrong.
Brakes wore out and had to be replaced.
Tires wore out quickly when driven on gravel roads a lot.
Had repairs for leaks in radiator and coolant hoses a few times. Engine overheating has been the main thing that's gone wrong from time to time.
Transmission; Car shudders when it goes in reverse, shifting to first you have to pay close attention so it shifts all the way.
Driver side window isn't aligned, doesn't close quite correctly.
Tape deck gets cassettes stuck or spits them out.
I got this car for the 46/41 mpg it gets.
It seems very comfortable and reliable to me, but then the only other car I've owned was a temperamental Gremlin with wiry, deteriorated seats.
It seems like the fuel efficiency makes up for the expense of repairs it has needed. I know there have been other repairs than I listed, I don't remember them all.
I appreciate the relatively high clearance, my previous car scraped bottom often.
As you can see from relatively basic description of what has gone wrong, I don't know much about the workings of cars, and I haven't always treated this car well.
However, it still runs well, engine sounds OK, the body has no rust even though I rarely wash it.
It is easy to get unstuck because it's so light.
Very maneuverable, kind of fun to drive.
Slow to accelerate if there is much weight in it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 26th January, 2008