27th Jul 2005, 12:38
I have a 1995 Geo Metro 2 Door hatchback. It has 153,000 miles on it and it still runs great. The gear shifter is going out on second gear, but its still manageable. Probably the only thing that I'm going to have to fix sometime in the next year. Also the dashboard has faded greatly because of the sun. It looks like a zebra, only gray and faded gray. The cassette deck is a little quirky, but it still works if you give it five min to decide if it wants the tape or not (it spits the tape in and out until it finally takes it). I love my car. Last time that I checked it was 1/2 freeway miles and 1/2 in-town miles I had around 38MPG. I live in one of the worst places in the country for gas prices. When San Fransisco was whining about their gas being $2.55gal... we had over three dollars a gallon. I couldn't ask for a better car. It's a real trooper. It still costs me under $20 to fill my tank. I don't think I could be happier with something else.
30th Aug 2005, 15:36
I have a 1991 Geo metro lsi convertible. It jumps out of 5Th gear. What is the problem?
5th Sep 2005, 23:05
I have a 91 Metro Conv. Lsi. I just changed my fuel filter today! It is located on the drivers side, under the car, just in front of the left rear wheel. Not the easiest to get to if you don't have a lift. We used ramps and it was still a pain.
1st Mar 2007, 06:03
Love my "LiL GEO" (again)
If any of Y'all have an 'Abandoned' lil fella, (89-91 Metro Conv),I'd love to buy it for parts. I'm in N Texas and could make a trip as a mini vacation. I plan to keep mine for a long time and would give new life to the transplants.e-mail,
5th Mar 2007, 20:04
I have a 91 metro convert with auto; what is the little pull tab for on rear part of console?
15th Mar 2007, 06:01
You might want to pull it and see. Just make sure it's not a release D-ring for the parachute...LOL.
10th Aug 2007, 11:18
Does anyone know a source for the weather seal rubber on the convertible top of a chevy sprint?
19th Sep 2007, 23:15
I have a Geo Metro Convertible 92. For the first time since buying it used a few weeks ago, I need to put the top up. However, it only makes it within one inch of the latches to hook up. What am I doing wrong? Is there a push/pull thingy somewhere that allows it to come the last inch? The top is almost new condition. The tab in the centre above the rear plastic window is used for tightening the top as it gets older and less tight.
11th Oct 2007, 23:56
Let those tight tops warm up in the sun before pulling it up to the latches.
I just bought a new top on EBAY, but haven't had it installed yet. When I bought the car in terrible shape both latches and header were broken, my local yard provided new and used parts, it is in Sun Valley, ca., at 818-768-9981.
I guess the original tops were all made very tight for some reason, so that the latches can't stand the strain.
EBAY also carries some of the latch parts, the headers though are very pricey.
22nd Feb 2008, 09:29
Love my Lil Geo, mine only has 55k on it and it's a 93. It really has an engine knock; is this common for a three cylinder? My top does the same thing; have to let it warm up and I am in Wisconsin.
What a great little car; mine's pink.
2nd Apr 2008, 14:24
I have a little 91 Geo Metro Convertible.. This car is great! The only thing that is bad with mine is that it has rust on it, but I live in Michigan and I drove all winter long.
I've had this car for almost four years now... and I love it, I never want to drive another car! Me and my dad put a 92 engine in it, and it worked out great; my car has no knocks, it is very quiet.
29th Apr 2008, 21:32
I have a 91 Geo metro convertible-automatic. The guy that sold it to me said that he was getting 40mpg. I have never gotten anything over 30--which is better than my other car, but I would like to get 40. We have had it completely checked over and repaired where needed--the points, plugs and wires are fine. I read over and over that people are getting 40-50 mpg with their automatic Geos--anyone have any insight on what might be going on with mine? Also, I need new tires but have found out that they don't make the p165/65/r13 anymore. What size will work?
15th Jun 2008, 00:20
I've owned a '92 Lsi convertible for about a year now. It's a great little car that gets me 46 city mpg, a major benefit with the price of gas over $4.00/gal. It's easy to throw the top up and down and is roomy for such a tiny car since there are only two seats. With a 5-speed transmission it is a blast to drive. My one and only (small) problem is that I don't like to push it past 55 mph (which equates to about 3,000 rpm's). Could have used a 6th gear ;-). I'm going to baby this car so that I'll be able to own it my entire life, and enjoy many more summers bombing around on back roads with the top down.
29th Jun 2008, 13:45
I found tires at tires-easy.com 165/65/r13.
8th Jul 2008, 10:55
I just purchased a '92 Metro convertible last month! Replaced the top and just love driving around with the top down. I too though, need to find the weather seals for between the top and the windows. Mine are the originals and leak. Please contact me at email@example.com if you know where I can find them.
21st Aug 2008, 20:08
I too have a 1991 Geo Metro Convertible and am in need of the rubber seals between the top of the windows and the soft top. I would appreciate any information where I can purchase these. my e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
11th Mar 2009, 11:03
I bought my 92 Geo LSI Convertible in 2002. Very few problems.
Motor mounts seem to go quickly.
I'm replacing the Dog Bone transmission mount today hoping to remove the vibration when the car is placed in reverse; also changing a rear motor mount.
Tires are easy to come by at Discount Tire.
My car has 168880, no engine problems, no rust (NC car). Paid $600 for the car in 02, new top, new paint, new interior, replacement of belts, hoses, tune-up, tires totaled about $2000 for a great and fun car.
I love the looks I get. People don't see many of these guys around. I plan to keep mine, forever. A guy asked me one day "Where did you get that little thing?" I said "A box of Cracker Jacks". LOL.
27th Mar 2010, 18:43
I purchased a '91 Chevy Sprint Convertible (Canada) in the fall of '09 on Craigslist (identical to the Geo Metro convert. in the US). It was well maintained and owned by an older woman who took very good care of it. It had a virtually new blue MAACO paint job, and some panel restoration at purchase date, and the black interior was almost immaculate, including the trunk space.
I thought $3300 was a bit pricey, but when I saw it I was hooked, and I had never seen one in such good shape. As some have said, I gets lots of looks at stop lights, and I find kids and teens think it's neat.
I too have had offers to buy it, but it's a keeper. I couldn't bear to drive it during the winter, so I gave it a good last wash and shine and kept a good car cover on it until the spring.
The plastic rear window was quite yellow, but on a tip I bought some of that plastic auto lens cleaner and scratch remover for headlights, and it is almost 100 percent better.