1990 Geo Tracker 2 Door Lsi Conv. 1.6L 4 Cylinder from North America
Unstoppable little rig
Alternator went out at approx. 90000 miles; belt was shredded as a result. Very easy to replace.
Clutch cable needed adjustment when I purchased the vehicle.
Overall this is an excellent vehicle.
Very good gas mileage.
5 speed manual shifts easily and is well geared to the small Suzuki motor; 2nd gear can be a bit stubborn though.
Others will tell you they are unstable and tippy; drive it safe and it will be safe.
In 4wd low, this little truck will go anywhere. I've driven around a Jeep Wrangler, backed up to it and towed it out of a mud hole in 4 lo.
(note: mine was modified with 31" tires and 2" wheel spacers")
Don't be afraid to lift them, but I do recommend wheel hub spacers. They are inexpensive and really help with stability.
DO NOT store anything valuable in the soft top models; notorious for break-ins.
The seats aren't the most comfortable, but they accommodated my 6'3" frame well.
All in all, Trackers are really fun around town, in the snow, or through the woods to your hunting spot.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th April, 2005
1st Dec 2005, 18:46
Hey, I have a 1990 Tracker in immaculate condition, its only got about 70,000 miles on it.. and when I went to turn on the 4x4 on for this winter, the 4x4 wouldn't work, what might be wrong? and its never had any problems before or last winter it worked great, any suggestions?
7th Dec 2005, 01:10
I have a GM Manual that covers 89 and 90 models, and I am sure your problem lies in the transfer case. Probably in the clutches inside. If you're a sharp mechanic, you can acquire one of these manuals from the online auction place for a reasonable amount of cash. Hope this helps somewhat.
6th Sep 2007, 20:38
I have a Tracker with Low mileage as well. If the 4x4 mode hasn't been used much, sometimes the front hub internals rust up and stop working. I pulled mine apart, cleaned and greased the insides, put it back together properly and 4x4 mode works fine again.
I doubt it's the transfer case.