A power steering fluid leak (132,000 miles) supposedly means the whole rack and pinion unit should be changed.
The previous owner had the brakes installed incorrectly and therefore the brakes work fine, but sound absolutely horrible.
A small rust spot existed when I purchased the car and still remains.
The gas pedal stuck a little upon aquisition of the car, making a smooth start near impossible.
Driver's side window wasn't strong enough to prevent it getting shattered by an unknown force and preventing my CD's from being stolen! (just kidding, who could blame the car???)
My Geo isn't the quickest car on the street, it has a little pick-up, but that's not too important to me. If I wanted to go racing I wouldn't have bought a Geo! However, being an eighteen year old, I do know it can beat entry-level Eclipses! I have to show my friend who's boss!
I like the car's appearance (love it or hate it seemingly). I also like getting 30mpg as long as I don't drive too fast. And this has proven to be a reliable automobile, it's given me little trouble.
The down falls to this car, however, are as follows.
Its air conditioning isn't up to standard (a complaint of the passengers - I hate AC and try to avoid it).
Its rear seats are more of a padded contortion chamber (another complaint of passenger's, I'm the driver and don't really care because the front seats are exceptionally comfortable!).
The handling isn't great either, perhaps I was spoiled by my previous car, but this car's suspension isn't top of the line by any means.
Parts for a Geo are expensive, repairs to the car average about 40 percent more than an import still in production.
So, overall, I like my Storm. It's cheap and stylish. My I-mark was a much better car, but this was actually made by Isuzu too. And I can't complain about the 1,500 dollars the car cost me. I'd say that I'd purchase this car again if only I didn't want to experience a new car. It's a fine automobile, a good first car for someone.