1995 Geo Tracker Reviews - Page 10 of 10

1995 Geo Tracker LSI 4x4 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance97365 miles
Previous carChevrolet Spectrum

Summary:

A lot cheaper and better than the Jeep Cherokee

Faults:

The top is made kinda cheap on this one. Zippers and snaps break easily. I'm on my second top already but they aren't too expensive so it isn't too bad. The radiator busted on this one at about 55,000 miles, that cost a small fortune for the warranty place (LOL).

General Comments:

Very dependable car. Off road is excellent for something so light weight. Sound system is also excellent. Auto tranny is rather undesirable. I should have gotten a five speed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2000

1995 Geo Tracker 1.6 four cyl from North America

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1.6 four cyl
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10

Faults:

Windshield wiper arm falls off. Zippers are hard to maintain. but most of all the fact that dealers are selling these cars in the northeast with California emmisions makes it more expensive to maintain. Parts store and repair shops have to special order simple parts like air filters and other emmision devices.

General Comments:

Nice car overall. This is my wifes car and it was great to let the top down and let the wind blow your hair. The vehicle also comes with 4 wheel drive which has been great with New England weather. However the nuisance of the California emissions without suppliers, keeping parts in stock makes a simple tune up an event to schedule to assure all parts are available.

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

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

27th Sep 2001, 17:14

I also own a 1995 Geo Tracker 2 door automatic.

I don't understand what you mean when you say it cost a small fortune to maintain. I've done 2 tune ups on mine and all but the ignition wire I had to order.

And that in itself wasn't bad. Had them the next day.

Purchased all parts at the Auto-zone. A great car!!!

1st Nov 2001, 11:59

I have a 1995 Geo Tracker LSi 4x4. I have been wanting to buy off roading products, but cannot find a good web site. All I have seen is calmini.com. Anybody have any web sites for me, e-mail me at y2klubbstomp@iloveraving.com

25th Jan 2002, 13:42

I have a Geo Tracker and find emission parts hard to obtain as well. My closest dealer is in Whitehorse Yukon Territory. I needed it replaced while on a trip thru BC and YT and could not get the parts until ordered in Whitehorse - minor inconvenience. Also agree the zippers are a pain BUT this car has been awesome in our Alaska and Yukon weather. At -60 it starts - without the engine plugged in. The rag top is not the best choice but even so I am toasty as I drive thru snow and wind in the mountains. And I thought I could never love another car like I did my VW bug. Terese in Skagway AK.

30th Jan 2003, 15:50

I bought my GEO 1995 new. I still have it, and it hasn't been in the shop once. The only maintenace I've done is oil change on a regular bases. I use my Tracker for fishing, hunting, and it pulls a 18ft. tent trailer without any problem. It has started every morning since I've bought it. If I get another car it will be another Tracker. Ruth in Utah.

1995 Geo Tracker 1500 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission 1500
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

General Comments:

Very fun to drive on nice days with the top off, it has spirited handling but rides rather stiffly with little comfort. Not a good choice for long distance driving. The top fits very tightly and is very quiet when compared to other inexpensive soft top vehicles. Off road in 4wd this vehicle is not very capable, lack of suspension compliance and low ground clearance keep it to trails that are in good shape and offer little challenge. The 4wd does work well in snow and ice on the street.

This is not the greatest car ever built by any means, but it's been a lot of fun to own.

Try to look at it as a a funny looking sporty car that is reliable, gets 27mpg, and has some offroad capability. If this appeals to you as it did me, you will be very happy with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 44 reviews