1995 Geo Tracker Reviews - Page 4 of 10

1995 Geo Tracker 1.6L from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 1.6L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired108700 miles
Most recent distance110100 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

Perfect for a person on the go!!

Faults:

The 1st thing I noticed when I purchased my Tracker was the Speedometer cord was bad so it makes a buzzing sound while you are driving.

Next the front right Hub Assembly cracked at 109500 miles.

The heater blower stopped functioning at around 109700 miles.

General Comments:

Eventhough with all the problems, they were all easy to fix and cheap.

I love driving my Tracker because it is the perfect vehicle for my everyday life. I am a college student and I am on the go. It gets great gas mileage and easy to park.

Eventhough it is a rough ride on uneven streets and at times on the highway I still love it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2005

1995 Geo Tracker Lsi 4x4 Hardtop 1.5 Gas from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.5 Gas Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
0.0 / 10
Distance when acquired39000 miles
Most recent distance99000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Great if you live in a city, not so great for long trips

Faults:

I have gone through two sets of spark plugs and wires.

The rear brakes wore out at less than 50,000 miles.

I would not recommended for long trips or commutes.

General Comments:

I travel 60 miles to and from work everyday, and the tracker has been very reliable, but provides a rough ride. It's great for getting around in the city, especially those tight parking spots on the streets. It's easily maneuverable and has fairly quick acceleration when you need it.

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

Review Date: 15th November, 2004

1995 Geo Tracker LSi from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired112000 miles
Most recent distance135000 miles
Previous carPontiac Bonneville

Summary:

Cute, reliable car you can't help, but fall in love with..

Faults:

The driver's side window does not roll up properly. I have to hold the glass steady with one hand while I carefully roll the window up or down. This isn't a huge inconvenience except when I have to pay tolls on the highway.

After owning the car for 6 months, I needed a new starter, which cost about $250.00.

Guzzles gas to the extent that I'm refilling my tank every few days; spending about $40-50 a month on gasoline.

General Comments:

Although this car has its share of little glitches, I absolutely adore it. Yes, I DO feel every single bump and pothole in the road, and I spend double on gasoline compared to what I used to on my first car (an '89 Pontiac Bonneville), but my little black Geo Tracker definitely has its strong points...

It has started up right away in weather ranging from 3 inches of February snow, to pouring rain, to brutal August heat.

It is an adorable car to drive; cute, stylish, and toyish-looking. I've gotten countless compliments on it from both strangers and friends since I bought it this January.

Easy to handle, great maneuverability, a breeze to squeeze into tight parking spots that bigger cars can't get into.

The folding backseat can give you extra space to store your groceries and shopping bags, but can also unfold to comfortably fit two average-sized adults. (My three little brothers also pile into the backseat quite easily.)

For first-time drivers, beware 18-wheelers barreling past you on the highways. Strong winds make this little car sway wildly and feel as though you're going to blow right over.

I nearly wet myself the first time it happened to me.

I've heard many complaints that Geo Trackers don't handle well at high speeds, but the only speed I've ever felt unsafe at was exactly 65 MPH. For some reason, the car rattles noisily and sways excessively when I keep it at 65. Anything in excess of that is fine though. I take my Tracker on an hour-long highway ride into North Jersey every weekend at roughly 75 MPH and I don't feel in danger of losing control.

All in all, I am extremely happy with my Tracker and wouldn't trade it in for a different vehicle. It's cute, reliable, fun to drive, has given me few real problems, and it's the car I'd wanted since I was a young girl. Now, at 23, I finally have it and would definitely recommend it to anyone.

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

Review Date: 17th September, 2004

7th Mar 2005, 21:23

Sometimes Tracker owners don't realize that Trackers have overdrive. If you're driving all day in 3rd gear, of course it will use a lot of gas. Make sure that you're motoring in overdrive on the highway, and you should get easily 24mpg (10km per litre). This is about the same as a late model Cavalier or Neon, which is pretty good for a 4x4.

3rd May 2005, 08:36

I just bought a 1995 Chevy Tracker, the small SUV I've wanted for years. It's a little different from driving an 89' Acura Legend, but so far I'm loving it!!! I do have a question about the sterring wheel. It's really tough to turn at times. I've put in steering wheel fluid, but that doesn't seem to help. I'm excited for this summer to take it around the town!!!

16th Jul 2005, 16:47

Check for a recall in the steering column.

12th Mar 2006, 22:57

I thought the same thing until someone told me that it doesn't have power steering, and I didn't know because I've never driven a car without power steering.

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