1990 Geo Storm LSi 1.4L from North America
Highly reliable and dependable
Six years ago had a belt pulley fall off while en route to work. Replaced and found it fell off due to broken bolts. I got it second hand and it was involved in a roll over by previous owner. Bolt probably snapped then. No problem since then.
Drivers window fell down due to broken window guide. Couldn't roll window up or down this year (2003).
No major problems with this vehicle at all. Just routine maintenance required. Should have clips for vacuum hoses as occasionally they fall off and you have to find out which one. Otherwise, this is one of the best and reliable vehicles I have ever owned. It is small on the outside, but enormous room on the inside. I have no idea why the Storm was discontinued. When in California a couple of years ago I was getting forty (40) MPG. This is the small engine, I believe 1.4 liter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th December, 2003
29th Oct 2009, 14:01
The Geo Storm was discontinued because Isuzu, the company which manufactured it for General Motors, was getting out of the car business to focus on trucks. Anyhow, the Storm is a very nice car, as well as a distant cousin of the 1990 Lotus Elan, and the Storms I have test-driven fit me very nicely, are fun to drive and are nice-looking to boot. I am thinking about getting one.