1997 Geo Tracker Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1997 Geo Tracker LSI 1.6 DOHC from North America

Model year1997
Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

The tracker is an awesome car for the money

Faults:

I have no problems with the tracker so far. Who ever owned the truck before me took very good care of it.

General Comments:

This car is a blast to drive. Even though it is a two-wheel drive it handle really good in the snow.

I like the interior of it, no complaints. I have no problems getting my two young kids and wife in there and still have room for small amount of luggage. I do wish it had a little bit more room behind the rear seat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2004

1997 Geo Tracker 4 dr hardtop from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired37000 miles
Most recent distance45000 miles
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

Good buy for the money I invested

Faults:

Nothing so far so that is a good sign. Have done oil changes every 3000 miles. And the general maintenances on the the vehicle.

General Comments:

This a one tough vehicle I have owned. Since I have I have being driving.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2004

1997 Geo Tracker 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 Cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carDodge Caravan

Summary:

Fun! Superb gas mileage! Great value! :)

Faults:

So far, so good. Nothing at this point, every now and then reverse makes a terrible clunk going in.

General Comments:

I love this truck! All my life I have owned cars out of necessity, a mini van because for the kids, then grand kids. When we decided to buy a different vehicle, we wanted a car just for the sheer fun of it. I hadn't considered a Tracker, thinking a 4 X 4 would be out of our price range, when I saw the Tracker I was amazed at the price listings for them, really reasonable, and a great bargain, money well spent. You should see the looks we get when we cruise with the top off! This is a really cute rig. It just plain attracts attention. The gas mileage is awesome. It handles great on the beach & sand. Easy to put in 4 X 4. Very light clutch. I am handicapped and have no trouble with the clutch. It corners well. Very responsive, however it Tends to be hard to control in a good wind. Not really a problem for us, considering the advantages. All in all, we made a good decision. We love out Tracker! We will buy another one if the opportunity comes along!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2004

12th Jan 2005, 11:56

I have a 97 4 door AT/4wd with 89k on it that I bought new. I am going to have it detailed and painted this year. I simply haven't found another car like it. I plan to keep using it as our weekend and backup vehicle. I'm 6'6" and can still drive it comfortably for short trips. If you're just now getting into a Tracker, buy a repair manual, keep the fluids fresh, replace stuff when it needs it, and have fun!

1997 Geo Tracker LX 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance74000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Tracker

Summary:

Versatility and Sependability

Faults:

The only problem I have had is in the emission system at about 70,000 miles. The oxygen sensors malfunctioned. This indicated some parts needed replacing (emissions parts). It finally ended up a bad/dirty sensor problem that was covered under the emissions warranty.

Very dependable car.

General Comments:

Very dependable car.

Tends to blow about easily on the highway in the wind necessitating driving at slower speeds in windy weather.

Really enjoy this car!

Economical city car, good in snow, able to haul things easily.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st May, 2004

1997 Geo Tracker LSi from North America

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired22 miles
Most recent distance105900 miles
Previous carGeo Metro

Summary:

Good performance

Faults:

Cannot shift into 4WD while moving, have to come to complete stop.

General Comments:

Handles well in snow.

Economic, 30-32 mpg.

Performs well as long as regular maintenance is done, especially fuel filter (which is costly considering its' location).

Air filter costs too much, $15-20.

Glad I got the 4 door model. I feel more comfortable driving on my curvy mountain road than I would with the shorter wheelbase.

I paid too much since I had to buy out a lease that was suppose to be written up for one year & the salesman wrote it up for 5 yrs. My mistake for not reading the fine print, however, I expected the integrity of the salesman to follow my instructions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 22 reviews