1993 Geo Storm GSi 1.8L DOHC from North America
Excellent car for the price
Have had to replace 3 of the 4 hub & bearing assemblies.
Goes thru mufflers pretty quick.
Replaced all 4 struts recently, including all other regular maintenance work.
I love the car. So far I've been upgrading all the components of the car to get more HP out of it. I installed a K&N filter charger; it makes a pretty big difference for 3rd gear if you're wanting to get one.
The handling on the car is fair. I'm wanting to lower the car and put strut braces on the front and back to increase the handling.
From everyone that I've talked to, the car has a lot of problems with the exhaust going thru mufflers left and right because of heat. I found a muffler system on www.isuzuperformance.com that I plan on buying from Stan's.
The car has a small interior for people 6" and above, but I can get comfortable for the 500 mile drives I take it on frequently.
I'd definitely recommend the car to anyone that's looking at buying one. The parts are pretty hard to come by for it though if you're looking for performance. The GSi holds its own with many other 4 cylinder vehicles (ie. Honda Civic, Acura Integra) and I've seen one do the quarter at 109 MPH. So they're quick little buggers.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th March, 2001
I feel that you would have had better things to say about a Geo if you would have bought a GSI model instead of a base model. I have had a base model for four years and I traded it in for a GSI and I love it. The 2+2 model doesn't even compare to the GSI.
I just bought a '93 GSi 5-speed about five months ago. I have to say, this is the best of three three cars I've owned. The pickup is fine, but I need to fix the suspension. It's pretty bouncy over uneven roads, but handles great! It kinda hesitates a little if I try to take off fast when the engine is cold. I haven't had any major problems (knock on wood) yet. Great car.
I have a 1993 GSi. Does anyone know what GSi stands for?
I believe it stands for Gran Sport... the "i" probably stands for something like International.
The "i" goes back to the Golf/Rabbit GTi of the 1970's. It really is just a marketing term, but, yes, I believe it either can mean "injection" (as in fuel injection, for later cars) or "internationale".
Today it has become so common it has sort of lost meaning "GSi", "SRi", etc.