1992 Geo Tracker Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1992 Geo Tracker 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired82500 miles
Most recent distance83600 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

Very reliable and cost efficient

Faults:

I bought the Tracker used from a dealer, so I expected a few things to be wrong with it for the price. The catalytic converter was rattling so it had to be replaced at 82500. The muffler was original so replaced that at the same time since it was rusting pretty bad.

General Comments:

Careful on turns, or you can roll it over on its side. Great on gas.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2002

1992 Geo Tracker LSI Conv. 4WD from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1991
Most recent year of ownership1995
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance34000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corvette

Summary:

Excellent Value for your buck

Faults:

The only problem is the zipper on the rear window. Must lube it frequently, must unzip to access thru tailgate. I had to replace the top because of this problem.

General Comments:

Excellent daily driver around town or short trips.

Very reliable.

Easy to handle and park.

Not recommended for frequent extended trips at highway speeds.

Cheap to run and insure.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2002

1992 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6 electronic fuel injection from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 electronic fuel injection Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance80000 miles

Summary:

A great car, or maybe it's a truck for the price

Faults:

Starter went out all of a sudden. This cost 150 dollars.

Clutch cable broke at 63000. I believe this cost 60 dollars.

Radiator hose sprung a leak. Cheap to fix but it was in a real tight spot.

Computer or ECM broke rather suddenly at 73,000 miles. Part was extremely hard to find unless I was willing to pay close to a thousand dollars. I ended up paying 450 for a new one. It took me over two months to find this part.

General Comments:

The car is great except for the computer problem.

It accelerates well and is very inexpensive to drive. I find insurance rates are low as well. You would be hard pressed to find a better car with only 60,000 miles on it for less than three thousand.

I have replaced the factory stereo system with more quality equipment and found this to be a big improvement.

I could never willingly get rid of this because I would miss jumping into it during the hot summertime. If I could go back and look for another it would definitely have air conditioning and power steering though. Trust me, not having these will bother you in time.

Seats are comfortable and so is everything else, but the car's convertible top is not particularly well made and is very hard to take on and off.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th January, 2002

24th Jun 2002, 13:06

I'd like to know where you got the computer for $450.00! mine went out and so far the only numbers I'm getting for a replacement are $1000 +.

If you can give me some info on that, I'd appreciate it!

Wolfjohn77@yahoo.com.

3rd Apr 2004, 15:04

Thank you for your review.

I also would like to know where you found the computer for $450.00.

Marvin Alfred.

Marvinb@pacifier.com.

29th Jul 2004, 00:38

The lack of power steering can be solved by dealing with a wrecker/junkyard. MAKE SURE you tell them up front that you need EVERYTHING to do the conversion from manual to power. My local guy makes up a kit and throws everything into a cardboard box for you.

You need the power box (with bolts), the hoses AND clips (with bolts), the reservoir WITH the mounting bracket (with bolts), or rad support frame (depending on the year), and most important, AN UNDAMAGED STEERING SHAFT!!! (with bolts) It connects your new box with the steering column at the firewall, and it is a different length than the manual one. This thing is made to collapse when you hit something solid, which stops the steering column from spearing you in the chest as you cave the other guy's trunk in.

Don't forget the little wire from the box that connects to the factory wire that's on the fender. This talks to the computer and stops the engine from stalling when you turn the wheel at idle (like when you parallel park).

The pitman arm is the same for both power and manual steering.

Did I mention: "GET ALL THE NUTS, BOLTS, and CLIPS from the power setup!!!"

Price? about $200 to $400 Can. Well worth it!

16th Jan 2007, 17:48

Just simply go to a Scraper and you can get the Computer unit for abour 40-80 dollars canadian here.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 16 reviews