1995 Geo Tracker Reviews - Page 3 of 10

1995 Geo Tracker Standard 1.6 Liter from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired163000 miles
Most recent distance168000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

Great Little Commuter Car

Faults:

Check Engine Light came on with a EGR code. I found that the pipe carrying the exhaust to the intake manifold was clogged with carbon as well as the air plenum connection to the pipe.

The oil pan had some rust holes allowing oil seepage. I repaired it rather easily with J.B. Weld.

General Comments:

I enjoy driving my Tracker and my Grand Children think it's COOL.

The 4 wheel drive gets me through the snow with little effort.

The engine seems very strong with 168000 miles on the odometer. When I changed the valve cover gasket I noticed that the camshaft and valve train were in excellent condition.

I am looking forward to lowering the top this summer and maybe traveling off road with the Grandsons.

I am going to tow my Tracker behind my Motorhome while Traveling this season.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th February, 2006

1995 Geo Tracker 1.6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

Fantastic little car--we love it!!

Faults:

The speedometer stopped working at 56000 miles. It was replaced and we haven't had a problem of this sort since.

General Comments:

This is an awesome little car (SUV). Our Tracker has 210,000 miles on the original engine and transmission. No problems--just regular maintenance, replacing hoses and belts, we had the valves adjusted about 2 years ago.

This car was bought for our teenager to learn to drive in, and we kept it after we bought her a new Tracker convertible. We use this car everyday, it's very dependable.

We have purchased 2 more Trackers for our family. You can't find a more dependable car for the money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2006

1995 Geo Tracker Base 1.6L L4 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6L L4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired108700 miles
Most recent distance112500 miles
Previous carAcura Accord

Summary:

FUN!!!

Faults:

The Speedometer Cord is really loud, needs to be replaced.

Right Front Hub rusted out needs to be replaced.

Check Engine Light keeps coming on even after I've had it checked.

I've started to notice when I'm shifting gears, the engine revs up almost like the clutch is starting to stick...

I had to replace driver side door because of an accident. Same problem with the window being difficult to wind up and down.

General Comments:

I've also wanted a Tracker forever and I've finally bought one in May of 2005. I love driving my Tracker and turn lots of heads.

I live in Colorado so I can't wait to use it in the winter time. I'm hoping it will do very well in the snow.

I do have a concern about the clutch and shifting, does anyone have an idea of why it is behaving this way?

Does anyone know how to replace to bulbs for the interior lights (gas light, brake light, etc.)?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd December, 2005

1995 Geo Tracker LSi? Four from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Four Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Most recent distance88000 miles

Summary:

A Glorified Golf Cart

Faults:

All of the speakers have fallen out of the car and are not working.

The windows are misaligned and it feels like the crank handles will break off in my hand.

The driver's door is sagging badly, making it difficult to open and close. The latch also sticks whenever it wants to, so the door will not close sometimes.

The paint has cracks in it all over the place and rust is showing up everywhere.

All of the little zippers and things in the top are worn out.

The windshield has a big, nasty crack in it.

The engine pops and sputters when you hit the gas hard. This problem was so bad at one point that it became dangerous to be in traffic because the car would NOT accelerate.

The A/C does not work anymore and was lousy at best when it did work.

There is a lot of shuddering at around 65 MPH, have heard of this with other Trackers/Sidekicks.

The rear trim panels have fallen off and it looks as though they were put on with tape, because that's what is on the backs of the panels.

The interior is always musty and damp. Once, after a couple of days of rain, I opened the passenger door and there were two inches of standing water in the floorboard. The roof has never leaked on me, so I don't know where all the water came from.

General Comments:

The little beast starts up every time, but it is a most unpleasant vehicle to drive.

The suspension doesn't seem to soak up any bumps whatsoever. Everything rattles violently when you hit a bump, including your brain!

There are no creature comforts at all. The seats are very poorly shaped. I always wind up hunched over no matter how I adjust the seat!

It doesn't seem to live up to its original purpose as an economy vehicle because it always needs repairs and they are more expensive than people think. I have heard that the cost to fix the sagging door thing is like $2,000, more than the car is worth.

At least this car has alloy wheels and pinstripes to hide some of the ugly spots.

I think that the only way to own one of these cars is to buy it new and keep it in a climate-controlled garage. I imagine that it was a nifty vehicle when it was new, but now it's just...old. And it doesn't even have 100,000 miles on it. I'm just glad it's not mine, it belongs to an acquaintance.

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

Review Date: 14th September, 2005

4th Dec 2005, 04:02

As with all cars and trucks you have to maintain them. I have replaced my driver side window crank assembly and valve cover gasket as well as my soft top since buying my Tracker. Oh yes I've also put on new tires. All in all not bad for 90,000 miles. The body, paint, wheels, seats, and all else have remained perfect. Yes I'm guilty of maintaining the thing.That's why it looks and runs like new.

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