1997 Geo Metro 1.0L 3 cylinder from North America


Overall, a great little car!


Had to replace the clutch when I got it at 151000. Had to fix lights at 155000...One wire was burnt up. The blower vent only works on 4 and sometimes on 3.

General Comments:

This car has been an excellent little car. If I had to choose between an 97 Metro and a 97 Corvette for reliability I would keep my car. Gets great gas mileage. The only thing I don't like about it is that the gas tank seems to be to small at only 8 gallons. I can go approx. 280 miles on one tank.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2003

1997 Geo Metro 1.0L, 3 Cylinder from North America


Wonderful for everyday driving


The dashboard has always been worn and discolored.

The A/C switch has always been broken.

When the A/C has worked, I couldn't really use it because it took a lot of power from the engine.

General Comments:

My Geo Metro is very good on Gas.

It has an excellent turning radius.

It's not too fast, but not too slow.

It is a cute looking car with lots of cargo space.

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

Review Date: 25th August, 2003

1997 Geo Metro LSi 1.3 from North America


My Cherry Bomb Rocks!!!


There was no lighter when I purchased the car from its previous owner.

The brakes where squeaky when I first got it and since I never took the time to get it fixed, I now have a pretty consistent wailing sound coming from it that I am getting fixed very shortly.

The windshield wipers need replacing.

The alignment needs readjusting.

General Comments:

I have been more than pleased with my car in the year that I have owned it. It is my first car and my Dad named it the Cherry Bomb. It's a 2- door hatchback.

For its mileage, I think it runs surprisingly well. There have been almost no problems and I have few complaints.

I wish that it had rear window defrosters because in the winter I can never see out of it first thing in the morning.

The mileage isn't as great as I thought it would be, maybe 27-30 mpg in the city and 40-45 on the freeway. I mean that is pretty good, but not as good as people said it would be. But hey, its still a bargain!

A lot of people have remarked on the poor quality of the air conditioner, however it has worked superbly for me. The only problem I have there is the switch is loose and in order for the blower to turn on, I have to stick 2 pennies between the switch and the casing of the switch. But apparently, that's a common problem so it shouldn't be difficult to fix.

Another reason I am so happy with the car is that it takes a beating and keeps ticking! I am a complete car idiot... I owned it for a year and went 10,000 miles before I thought to change the oil. I have never taken it to a mechanic for maintenance (although I am going to soon) and it is still wonderful.

As you can see I am very happy with my little red cherry bomb!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2003

7th Jul 2003, 03:40

The "wailing" of your Brakes means that you need new brake pads and could need your rotors replaced. Do that soon because they are so small that a few weeks limited driving can eat up half of the rotor without you knowing it. I have a 97 metro and I'm having to live with one good rotor because I wasn't prepared for the cost of the brake pads and two rotors. When the repairman showed me the rotar damage and the bill I nearly fainted. Rotors cost plenty, but that may affect your alignment as well. From the date of your post I hope you did it by now. You can buy a new lighter at any auto parts store it is simple to fix. It snaps together.

23rd Jan 2006, 20:07

Rotors only really cost a lot of money when you have the job done at a shop. I've replaced them on a RWD AE86 Corolla, a Neon, and I'm about to do my Metro in the morning. the part itself should only cost you about $13 or so from a good parts store, and a bit of work to replace them on your own. Almost as easy as changing a tire. :)