1993 Geo Tracker Reviews - Page 6 of 7

1993 Geo Tracker LSi 2 Door 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Money well spent and very economical

Faults:

I have had to replace the brakes pads and that was no big deal. Also, the valve cover gaskets leaked slightly. That was like a $15 dollar repair. No major problems so far. It is very reliable.

General Comments:

Again, my Tracker is very reliable and gets me where I need to go. I slid off in the ditch on ice and hit an embankment going about 30 mph and it didn't even hurt my car. They are definitely a tough little buggy. I love my Tracker.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 11th October, 2002

1993 Geo Tracker from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired16 miles
Most recent distance110000 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

The best car I have owned.

Faults:

Fuel pump had to be replaced at 108,000 miles. $600 for the pump from the dealer. I couldn't get one from anywhere else.

Threads in the soft top dissolve quickly. Garage kept.

General Comments:

I love my tracker. Other than the dealership trying to rob me by saying additional things were wrong, that really weren't, when I had fuel pump replaced, I have almost no complaints.

I am buying my third soft top for it tomorrow because the threads dissolve quickly. Considering they run $250+, it gets rather annoying. Supposedly the newer tops use better threads, hopefully that will be true.

This car has been completely reliable. The only time it didn't start up quickly and perfectly was when the fuel pump went out.

I am also replacing my first headlight tomorrow. Not bad for ten years.

I have had no problems with rust or any of the interior plastic.

The ride is pretty rough, it shakes horribly on rough roads. The suspension could be a lot better.

I am alittle worried that the Mitsubishi ECM (the car's computer) will go out soon. Supposedly they are defective if manufactured between 88-95. That will be about $600 more.

The interior light is very dim.

It handles very well.

It has been a super car. I will never sell it. Very reliable. I can't tell a difference between the day I got it and today, it runs like new.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd May, 2002

28th Sep 2004, 18:07

Well its been over two years and 12,000 miles since I posted the review above. Since then the water pump went out. I replaced it, some hoses, all the belts, and the thermostat. The muffler rusted, and I replaced it. The car started running a bit hot on hot (Florida) days with the AC turned on. I had been planning on getting that looked at and fixed, but every weekend I was going to a hurricane decided to visit and postpone the repairs.

Those repairs will probably never happen. Two nights ago someone ran into my parked tracker and totaled it. I will miss it. Trackers built around this year are really dependable and in my experience require few repairs. I will probably get another tracker of this model. Either that or a new CR-V.

1993 Geo Tracker LS 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired58000 miles
Most recent distance171000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Corsica

Summary:

Great car!!!

Faults:

I have had to rebuild the hubs and change the rotor and distributor cap.

I had to replace the back window, it got too cold and cracked.

General Comments:

This has been the best car I have ever had. I turned it on its side in 1999 and it still runs perfect.

I drive it about 100 to 150 miles a day. It gets great gas mileage, about 26 mpg.

It was a lot more comfortable when my kids were smaller, but we can still fit with two teenage boys and one girl, and all their school bags.

It doesn't have a lot of speed, but it starts everyday and gets me where I need to go with no problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th January, 2002

1993 Geo Tracker from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired73869 miles
Most recent distance78969 miles
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

I wouldn't trade my Tracker for anything other than a Harley, sportscars included!

Faults:

So far, the only problems I've had with my "new" Tracker is that it doesn't like to climb mountains. It has a tendency to run a little warm and sluggish while driving up in the Sierra.

General Comments:

My Tracker was just what I needed while going through my divorce and starting over. It's reliable enough that I feel safe driving my 2 boys around in it, yet it's still so much fun!

The top is light-weight and easy to install on the bad weather days, and it's the perfect "beach buggy" on the sunny days! It seems to be quite an attention-getter!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th August, 2001

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 25 reviews