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1994 Geo Tracker 1.6 from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance154000 miles

Summary:

Fun to drive.. hell to wreck in.

Faults:

Due to poor quality do it yourself work by previous owner: New Exhaust, valves, hoses, battery mount, missing bolts in various places, air conditioner/ belt tensioner broken.. ergo: (no power steering/ air conditioning).

153000 miles- Drivers side door fell off had to be welded back on.

Broke down.. according to repair shop there was some kind of wire in the gas tank that was loose..

Front seat broken (I'm a big guy: not necessarily the cars fault)

Various fragile interior pieces broken.. air vents, etc.

Battery drains quickly due to after-market stereo equipment..

General Comments:

This was my first car at 18 years old.. learning how to drive this car was a challenge.. I have never driven anything quite this unstable.. Anyone who has driven a tracker knows that this is one car not to make mistakes in. Over the past couple years I have come to learn and appreciate the feel this vehicle has when driving it. I have come to learn its capabilities and have made it a game out of pushing them.

The four wheel drive works very well for the money.. I have never gotten stuck in anything..

I replaced the original rag top with a fiberglass one..

My only complaint is, It definitely needs more "get up and go"...

I have replaced the stock air-box with a performance cone filter, thusly making the car have more of a "growl" to it when revving up the engine..

The car has had some custom paint work done to it with more to come..

Replaced Stock Stereo with better speakers and a stereo with MP3 Capability..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2005

1994 Geo Tracker from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

It is a great car and I enjoy driving it

Faults:

Just had to replace the alternator.

General Comments:

My father gave me this car. He took it to a mechanic to have it checked out when he bought it last year and the wanted to buy it from him for his daughter. The one thing I can use help with is to get the radio working again.. It went into Lock when the alternator went and I'm not sure how to get it working again.. I read the book, can anyone tell me I need to keep holding the seek button in or what?

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

Review Date: 19th October, 2005

11th Nov 2005, 17:29

The radio has a security code that needs to be entered whenever the battery is disconnected.

1994 Geo Tracker from North America

Model year1994
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carSubaru GL

Summary:

Decent drive that could have been great

Faults:

36k Rear window shattered in cold.

40k small tear in side of driver's seat.

45k Exhaust Manifold replaced.

48k Cat to tail pipe replaced.

79,999 odometer broke.

90k driver door rusted off post, water pump, thermostat, radiator replaced.

93k passenger hub rusted out, 6 months later driver's hub also rusted out.

95k straight pipe to tail pipe replaced.

Complete brake replacement before 35k and at 96k. Brake pads replaced annually since 35k.

General Comments:

When I purchased my Tracker I loved it. It is was great for commuting to work and never got stuck in snow once the 4WD was engaged. A fun to drive vehicle if you are a city commuter. The soft top is great in summer and opening it can almost instantly clear the car of sweltering heat.

Ground clearance is super and good for casual off road driving. I only drove it off road a few times, but had a huge grin on my face all the time.

I would not recommend this vehicle for anyone regularly driving two hours or more. This soft top seems louder than others and on long trips the smallish gas tank has you stopping rather frequently. Longer trips are best when the top is off.

I don't think the driver's door should have rusted off when the vehicle was 6 years old. The only body rust at that time was where the previous owner had a car bra on the hood.

I would drive this car until it died it hadn't been for a recent accident. The body work looks to be too expensive for me to keep my "Mighty Mighty Tracker". Hopefully it will prove easy to swap the body panels and I can keep it for several more years (and use a rental car for summer road trips of 350 - 2000 miles).

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

Review Date: 17th June, 2005

Average review marks: 7.7 / 10, based on 46 reviews