1991 Geo Storm Reviews

1991 Geo Storm Wagon 1.6L from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carGeo Storm

Summary:

It's a very reliable car and I wouldn't give it up

Faults:

To start it off, when I first got the car the RPM's were running high. I finally got the problem fixed - it was the PVC valve and O2 sensor.

Now I'm having problems with my transmission because I wrecked it. It is still drivable though. I only bent the front passenger side bumper and the frame, but I've had it pulled out. I'm having trouble finding the governor chip for it though. I was wondering if anyone would know where it is? If so, email me at twiztid91101@yahoo.com please.

General Comments:

The car is alright speed wise. I've only had it at 110, but I can't go any faster because of the governor.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2006

1991 Geo Storm 1.6L SOC from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6L SOC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance183000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Horizon

Summary:

I Love My Geo Storm!

Faults:

Exhaust manifold replaced at 100,000.

General Comments:

A VERY reliable car!!!

I got this car in high school! Seven years (and 93,000 miles later) it still runs as well.

Still doesn't eat oil.

Could use a little more power, but overall a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th November, 2005

1991 Geo Storm 1.8 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired200000 miles
Most recent distance220000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Beretta

Summary:

Good car

Faults:

It had a few quirks, but nothing major because the car was very reliable.

It looked junky, had a different color back hatch, but it ran great and was fast as a dang bullet. It had a different engine in it and would scoot.

General Comments:

Great car, if you see one for sale, buy it because it might be the last.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2005

1991 Geo Storm from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

Lots of fun

Faults:

Bad valve guides caused engine to eat oil until warm-up.

Timing belt, timing belt, timing belt!

Distributor rotor shattered at 65,000 and 75,000 miles.

General Comments:

The car will not slide or skid unless absolutely forced to (180 degree turn in excess of 50mph.)

With a few simple mods, this car cooks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2005

1991 Geo Storm 2+2 Coupe 1.8 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1992
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired36000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles
Previous carGeo Storm

Summary:

This is a wonderful car! I wish I still had it today!

Faults:

When I first got the car, it was drinking a quart of anti-freeze a month. I was putting more anti-freeze in it than gas. However, after I got the leaks fixed it was fine during the rest of the time I owned the car.

I had to replace the alternator once (but what car doesn't need this done?).

The third gear started to grind around 107,000 miles. I was pretty disappointed about it. I was given as estimate of $1,200 to get it fixed. Since the car was valued at $1,200 I decided to sell it.

General Comments:

For only being a 4 cylinder car, it had plenty of pick-up-and-go. This was probably because the car was so light. However, if you had 4 people in it, you suddenly felt it really lagging. Two people didn't hinder it much though.

This is a very slick looking car and had the ability to make sharp turns and because of how small it was, it was able to squeeze into smaller sized parking spaces.

My storm would reach speeds of 115+ mph! It was really screaming by then, but it would do it!

The back seats were kind of squished for room, but it's not too bad as long as you don't have to ride back there for over an hour.

I once nailed a guy in the door with the front end of my car. I was able to hookup the front bumper to my van and then back the car up and it jerked the front back out straight. The paint was all cracked and needed to be repainted. Instead, I sanded it myself and then bought a $3 can of spray-paint from Wal-Mart and fixed it myself! The paint matched perfectly, but just didn't have that reflective shine to it. Oh well, at least it looked good.

My Storm didn't have any power options (except power steering). This was really nice because it seems like any type of motorized accessories seem to break over time. The mirrors worked the entire life of the car along with the crank windows, manual locks, and hydraulics for the rear hatch.

It was a great car and I wish they still made them today. I would buy another in a heartbeat!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2005

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 41 reviews