1988 Geo Sprint Metro 1.0 from North America
Good luck finding parts for this one
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.
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
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.
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.
Your car must be a Chevrolet, because there never was a Geo Sprint.