1st Mar 2003, 22:40
I certainly agree with the reliability, due to the uncomplicated fuel injection system. I live in Colorado, however, and my two door Metro 1.0L 5-speed is incapable of maintaining adequate speed over the mountain passes. It is hideously underpowered. Due to its light weight over the drive tires, it is also helpless in slush, snow, and muddy dirt roads. The build quality is poor, and the vehicle has more interior rattles at highway speed than I ever thought possible in a car. I'm also humiliated by the car, and would never pick up a girl for a date in it. The fuel efficiency more than makes up for the Geo's inadequacy's, however. The car has a well designed power-train that is cleverly simple.
29th Mar 2003, 13:06
I agree with the greatness of the Geo Metros. I own a 1992 and a 1993 Metro. They are the best cars on the face of the earth.
2nd Nov 2005, 07:32
3cly SOHC has 6 valves and should have throttle body fuel injection. Other than that I agree with your review the metro is a great car if groomed and cared for properly.
3rd Jul 2006, 14:00
The throttle body injection is the only weak point in the metros design. Suzuki should have stuck with port injection on the G10 and G13 SOHC engines like it did with the G10 turbo and the G13B DOHC. But at 1700 lbs you can't beat the fuel economy with out forking out $25K for a heavy hybrid. With the price of gas you will begin to see renewed interest in the mighty metro.
19th Jul 2006, 16:56
I've had a 1992 Geo Metro LSI Convertible for 14 years and I love it! I use it in New Hampshire year round and it handles great in the heavy snow and ice we have. I've never had a problem getting around no matter how bad the weather has been. With the price of gas going up every day, I am glad that I have this little bugger...