18th Aug 2001, 17:31
I happened upon this site as I was researching Geo Metros. My birthday's coming up, and I've been bookmarking used Metro Convertibles on autotrader.com, hoping my dad gets the hint.
Well, this particular entry caught me off guard, because I've heard nothing but good things about these cars until now. My general understanding is that the car will take care of you, provided that you take care of it. Enough said.
30th Oct 2001, 05:16
I am an automotive technician and the owner of a 1993 Geo Metro. It is a 3 cylinder 1.9L engine with 115 thousand miles on it. This vehicle gets about 40 miles to the gallon. You complained of having to replace brakes, exhaust, plugs/wires.. This is all absolutely normal, including the timing belt and engine; parts do tend to wear as time goes by. No one really seems to realize that, everyone just tends to think hey, it shouldn't ever need work because its a car. I see WAY too much of that, and it costs the owner far more in repair costs than it should have. Keep your car in shape and it will treat you quite well.
5th Feb 2002, 17:48
I have just one thing to say It's not a tank it is a 3 cylinder gas economy car and should be driven as such!!!
7th Jun 2002, 17:02
You must have pushing it buddy! I have a 1994 Geo Metro with 275000 miles on its original transmission and engine. Sure it isn't fast, but HELLO! 3cyl not meant to go 120+mph.
20th Sep 2002, 13:56
I think the Geo Metro is the best car I ever had. Its great on gas its goes really fast, with the few upgrades I did to the engine high performance plugs, wires, distributor, K&N air filter, racing clutch,I put in about 2 months ago wow talk about a good competition against these other compact cars.
29th Sep 2002, 19:31
I have a 1993 Geo Metro 4 door hatchback and it has 132 thousand miles. We have put one starter, brakes, tires, batteries, clutch and one timing belt. It still gets about 52 mpg and when other cars are slow by snow our Geo keeps going.
25th Oct 2002, 18:58
I looked up Metro and found your site. I have never owned one, yet I believe that it is a good little car. I would like a 3 cyl, 2door. It's got to be better on gas than my 1971 Ford LTD. Do you think the Geo will fit in the LTD's trunk?
8th Nov 2002, 19:52
I owned my 93 Geo Metro 2-door hatchback for 10 years now, and I'm proud to say the car has never been in the shop. Everything under the hood is original. This is the best and most reliable car I've ever owned. I've been shopping around for a new car (have some dents in the Metro), but listening to new car owners having major repair problems, I think I'll just have my Metro painted and keep it until it falls apart.
4th Mar 2003, 14:23
I have owned a 1993 Geo metro for about a year and a half now. I can honestly say its the best car I've ever owned. Since getting it I have replaced all 4 tires (two because they were bald, the other two because I hit a deer and spun out), The battery, the muffler, and a brake line. The car was a beater when I got it and still is, yet over the past year, I haven't put more than 200 dollars into it. Granted, I did most of the work, or had friends help me with the work, but still, 200 dollars would be the cost of just one repair on most other cars. If anyone is looking for a used car that they can learn how to work on, I highly recommend getting a geo, theyre cheap, the parts are cheap, everything is easy to get at when doing repairs, and they get excellent gas mileage.
13th May 2003, 14:03
I own a 95 2 door hatch back. I need to recharge my ac every summer, I also replaced my fan switch ($5 at a junk yard),a new muffler, and new tires. That is the only repairs I've had to do to it. It has never let me down. Best car I have ever owned!
3rd Jun 2003, 11:50
I bought a '95 GEO Metro in March of 2002. It had 117,000 miles on it. It now has 160,000 miles on it. I have had the CV joints and brakes replaced and that's it. I work for a newspaper and on occasion have to run routes. It is hard driving on rough roads. I wouldn't have anything else on the job.
26th Nov 2003, 09:58
You must not take care of your car at all! It sounds like you are abusing it because these metros are built to last. Better luck with your next car.
19th Jul 2004, 15:35
I have owned my 1993 Geo Metro, for about 2 years. I only drove her (Hope) for about 1 year and 3 months putting 16,000 miles on her. I have replaced the following: 3 Timing belts (because of a loose nut wearing it off), Fuel Pump (just because), 2 thermostats (over heating problem), 1 minor tune up, Four new tires, and driver's side stabilizer bar (because I backed up into a huge rock). Currently, I'm driving A 1992 Toyota 4Runner and don't exactly hate the Toyota, but extremely miss my car. Over the past 6 months I have been able to save enough money to re-build my little Geo completely, she needs a lot of work, she is really rickety right now. But when I'm done it will be an all new car. She has got me through a lot of hard times. I love that little Geo with all my heart.
10th Feb 2005, 10:14
I have 2 Geo Metros and you can't beat them. I bought one wrecked, replaced both front fenders, beat out a few other dents, added some lights, exhaust, tuned it up, and for my $3oo.oo investment, it's paid for itself 3 times over. Great little 3 banger. Too bad they quit making them. You used to be able to find them regularly on e-bay, but no more. People are hanging on to them. Can't beat the gas mileage. GREAT LITTLE CAR!!!