5th Sep 2006, 20:01
I'm not saying these cars are great, but mine has been not any different as far as mechanical problems from any other brand of used car I have owned. It is a manual trans, which I think helps. Yes it is underpowered and and seems like driving a riding lawn mower, but it gets over 40mpg has 160,000 plus miles and gets me to work everyday.
18th Dec 2006, 15:04
Shame you had a bad experience with yours. Mine is 5 speed manual transmission, with 126,400 km. Except for the usual wear associated with the mileage and age, it's been a good little car, especially the fuel consumption. On longer highway trips I've learned not to load the car down with excess stuff like camping gear, especially if going into the Rocky Mountains. The previous owner went to Mexico and back with it, as well as multiple camping trips (two adults; two kids)...the car survived.
18th Jun 2008, 18:35
I've owned seven Metros and never seen anyone with that kind of luck! I think you just hit a stroke of bad luck, or you are a very bad driver. Don't buy another one tho, save it for someone that will take care of it. We drive several metros everyday, and aside from the normal wear they do fine.
15th Jul 2008, 21:04
I bought my 92 geo convertible 16 years ago and I'm amazed how good this car has been for me. I park it for three or four winter months but I have 168000 miles on it. I just did the front brakes last year and rear brakes are still original. I average 50 miles per gallon but have hit 52 many times in hot weather. Cold weather is more like 46. I would buy another but they don't make that engine anymore. I don't know why?
16th Jun 2009, 02:26
I'm the person who posted the 11th of June 2009 comment.
I had breakfast a couple of days ago with a friend who also drives a Geo Metro - a 1995 - and she has 367,000 kilometres on her car (that's over 229,000 miles) and the engine has never been apart! Her car is rustier than mine though, so she has to watch out for police roadside checks. They usually do those in spring though, so she may be safe for another year or so. Her car, like mine, has been quite trouble-free.
30th Jun 2009, 12:34
I have a 92 geo metro 1.3L auto/4dr black, with 114000km new winter tires. Pass side window rubber is gone and needs a new front windshield. Other than that it might need brakes soon. What could I sell it for in Calgary?