1994 Geo Tracker LSi 4 cylinder from North America


A great 4X4 for the money!


I have had no problems whatsoever, I change the oil every 3000 miles with Pennzoil, and I change the spark plugs and wires annually.

The soft top does need replaced, however the current one doesn't leak or anything, it just starting to look worn and the windows are scratched.

General Comments:

I put large tires on my tracker and it handles a lot better, they are Goodyear Wrangler 225/75/15. I have noticed, since day one, that hydroplaning is a common problem, due to the short wheelbase I believe.

I have had tremendous success with the four wheel drive, it has gone in snow where Jeeps can't!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2001

5th Sep 2004, 22:47

Hydroplaning has nothing to do with the wheelbase, but is dependent on tire size and tread design and to some degree the weight of the vehicle with all other factors, ie: water depth, road gradient, road surface, etc... being equal. I have a 1995 Geo Tracker that has never hydroplaned on me. I run 31X10.50R 15 Goodyear mud terrain radials.

1994 Geo Tracker DX 1.6 from North America


An affordable and reliable car


The Tracker seems to be very tipsy. You cannot perform any type of sudden or sharp turn without running the risk of tipping over.

The outside of the Tracker seems to rust very easily.

I have had to replace a door due to the amount of rust.

There are no air bags or any type of safety device, besides seat belts, in the Tracker.

General Comments:

This car is very reliable.

It can take you were you need to go.

I use it as a student in High School and it is very useful to me.

I recommend it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2001

20th Sep 2001, 17:00

If you put larger tires on it, it will not feel tipsy, I put Goodyear wranglers on mine 225/75/15 and it takes turn 100% better!!

5th Sep 2004, 22:53

Actually, putting taller tires on any vehicle will make it more top heavy and less adept at cornering because it raises the center of gravity. My Tracker originally had 205X70R15 tires and I could fly around corners. I replaced them with 235X75R15 and could really tell the difference. I could not corner near a quickly due to the center of gravity being raised nearly two inches. Then, to use the truck off road, I put a 2" body lift, a 2.5" suspension lift and 31" tires on it. Now it leans like a drunken sailor around turns due to the center of gravity being raised almost 7" over stock. Better tires will make it corner better, but taller tires will not.

7th May 2005, 11:14

Replacing stock tires with taller or wider ones may be necessary for better flotation in mud, or more clearance in rough terrain. Tires with taller sidewalls than stock will have a greater circumference. This will result in "taller" drive ratios. Simply put: You will have to rev the engine more or slip the clutch more to start out without stalling. With auto trans: Start and acceleration will be even slower. Other side effects were covered in other comments. Stock tires were selected by Suzuki for the best combination of power, fuel mileage, handling, noise and cost. What a compromise!

1994 Geo Tracker LSi 1.6 from North America


The best entry-level S.U.V on the market


Horn had to be replaced.

Front exhaust component from the engine to the catalytic converter.

General Comments:

This is the second Geo model I have owned. Buying a used car is always risky business, however my Geo's have been more reliable than some of my friend's brand new cars. For example, my friend's Neon transmission had to replaced after one year of use.

I have absolutely no regrets about buying this vehicle. Excellent quality for an entry-level S.U.V.

Some interior components seem brittle, so I am careful and have not had a problem yet.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2001

1994 Geo Tracker 1.6 from North America


One problem


Idle problems, it just idles irregularly and no one knows why, it doesn't cut off or anything, it just idles funny.

The car seems to have some sort of shake or something when you are stopped at red lights. Comment if you have an idea!

General Comments:

Very good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th May, 2001

20th Sep 2001, 16:42

Have you had the catalytic converter checked? it may be stopped up!

28th Sep 2001, 12:46

Mine did the same thing until I replaced the fuel filter. Now runs smooth.

30th Dec 2003, 00:55

My 94 idled rough. Had engine checked was informed piston compression rings bad. Owned since it was new, changed oil reg. at 3000 miles. Now has 101,000 and needs an engine. Has anyone else had such a problem?

15th Jan 2009, 15:56

Haha, yeah mine does the same thing, and my clutch cable has broken 4 times now. Good vehicle, cheaply made.

Have the rings and pistons replaced.