Geo Sprint Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1988 Geo Sprint Metro 1.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance201562 miles

Summary:

Good luck finding parts for this one

Faults:

Well, over the years several things. Basic things that go out on all cars. Clutch, A/C, alternator, things like that. I suspect though that the carb is maybe starting to maybe have problems soon from the way that it is acting.

General Comments:

If you need basic transportation then this is the car for you. I have to admit the only downfall of this little car is the power thing.. the automatic transmission shifts constantly to keep the little car going. If youu really get into it you can get a little bit of pep out of it. Course though the more and more miles it gets, the weaker it gets, at one time I thought that it might get 300,000 but now I don't know, I think the engine is just getting too weak.

Another thing that really ticks me off is the fact that you can't find parts anywhere for these cars anymore. I was going to fix the A/C but I can't even find general parts for the car like hoses and all. The engine itself is the smallest one ever used in a American car. 1.0 cylinder. This car is still in production but it's known now as the Chevrolet Metro/Suzuki Swift.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2000

9th Dec 2004, 16:58

I have 3 1988 Sprints. The Suzuki engine is very reliable. The same engines they used in the Geo metros. If you need parts let me know. I have 3 Sprints just sitting around. The bodies are rusting and I've lost interest in them since I've moved on to the Metro convertibles.

Gishtrish@yahoo.com.

18th Feb 2005, 22:20

I know what you mean about the parts thing. Considering that these were not exactly "mainstream" automobiles, parts stores probably just don't bother carrying their parts. Of course, they are rare now. I mean, I've only seen about two of them on the road over the past 5 years.

12th Apr 2006, 15:43

Your car must be a Chevrolet, because there never was a Geo Sprint.

1986 Geo Sprint Plus 1.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.0 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance151462 miles

Summary:

Keeps going and going and going....

Faults:

Well since I've had it, I've had to replace the front brakes.

General Comments:

This car is old but it's good running. It gets a bit hot on summer days. The a/c is broke and the parts aren't available anymore for it. Sometimes under a heavy load it will strain a bit. I'm glad I bought this car for $100. The guy said it was shot, but it wasn't. I took it home, changed the timing belt, replaced an oil pan gasket. Changed the oil, used 20W50 instead of 10W30 and it has been going ever since, I think it was one of the best buys I ever made.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2000

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 6 reviews