11th Jan 2004, 21:04
HI, buddy! I have driven the 1.6L Single over head cam and I own a 1.8L Dual over head cam. I understand there is a difference between the two, but I think that you are way out in left field when you say that these cars are "slow" and that the handling is lacking. I agree with the previous comment that maybe you just cannot drive the way these cars should be driven. I recently raced a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix supercharged with traction control and sep-tronic gear system (auto or manual). It was raining out and my car way out-handled his off the line and around the corners, also in the straight stretches he only caught me in third gear, then he took off. In short in my opinion maybe you should buy another car and sell this one to someone who appreciates it or just keep your comments to yourself!!!
20th Feb 2004, 01:08
Maybe he just prefers different handling. Probably just personal taste. I prefer the way a big car handles to the way a little one does.
8th Dec 2004, 18:42
My Storm has just passed the 165,000 mark, and it's had the power steering fluid leak since about 130,000 miles. It wasn't major, just annoying. The rack and pinion unit just went out on me (there wasn't much warning; the steering would "slip" occasionally, but again, it wasn't major, just annoying) last night. I lost steering about a block from my driveway.
The vehicle hasn't had any other major problems in the three years that I've had it. I don't know about the AC, since I don't use it, and the handling has been great (until last night). The only complaint that I've heard is the back seat. It's not designed for adult passengers.
Overall, I've been fairly happy with the car. I've gotten mileage of up to 42 mpg on long trips, with an average of 30 mpg around town. If I were to get another vehicle, I'd look at another Storm, as long as it had lower mileage or a new steering unit.
15th Apr 2006, 15:50
You should come race me I have a stock 1995 eagle talon (eclipse) awd turbo no mods no nothing see if your Geo can keep up to at least 120