2nd Nov 2007, 14:01

I have purchased mine recently a must say the 4x4 still works perfectly, it handles great in all weather conditions, I am more careful in bad weather in my vehicles. I love that it sips gas. Haven't had any work done on it. Has been a delight for the price I have been blown away, I thought it would be a winter toy, but now I store it in the winter and drive in the summer to keep it nice.

I would suggest you try a different mechanic, I hope you try another one that is sure to be a pleasurable and inexpensive ride.

I do appreciate your honest answers and will keep it in mind, as I am currently looking for another.

I wondered if anyone has ideas on how finding replacement parts if I need them, is there a supply?


21st Nov 2007, 07:40

This guy must have just got a lemon. I bought my 97 Tracker in 2004 with 75,000 miles on it. It now has 105,000. I love this car!

I have had 2 problems with it. The transmission slips once in a while. I had it looked at and they could "fix it" for about $1200. After saying no thanks to that, I have figured out on my own that it is a sensor problem. If it slips, I simply stop and turn the car off and it resets the sensor and I'm good to go for several more months.

The other problem I am having now is the check engine light staying on. I had it read and they replaced the O2 sensor, but the light came back on. I've been doing some reading in forums and I don't think I'll spend much more money on the stupid light, the car is running just fine!

Every time I drive another vehicle I am so happy to get back in my Tracker. I feel like I'm riding down the road on a park bench. I'll keep it until it dies!

23rd Apr 2008, 19:18

I am currently on my second Tracker, third Geo. My first purple tracker was a 98 2 door soft top which I got for only $600 after my metro died at 270k miles. The 4 wheel drive was shot but I drove it through 5 New England winters and besides typical maintenance I only replaced a ball joint and an alternator. I also learned how to drive stick in the car so it took a hard beating right off the bat.

I loved my Tracker so much I hunted for another one (purple just like the first) The Tracker I'm driving now I got for $1000 with only 70k miles on it. I have driven it for 3 years and only 2 months ago made my first repair of an alternator belt and a wheel bearing. I am in love with my Tracker and only hope that Chevy will bring back the tracker before this one kicks it.

5th Mar 2010, 23:45

I have a 1997 Geo Tracker LSI, & I freaking love it. I got it from my step mom (she needed a new car because she's like that) so she gave it to me. I got it @ 115k miles, only problem I had/have is a simple erg code (engine light). Plus being me being 23, I love to take it out off road & out in 4 season bad weather, it sticks to the road like glue.

The only issue I have now @ 120k miles is a alternator bearing, which is my own fault from slamming though large puddles. :) If I could, I would keep it forever :)

- C~TRG -

26th Mar 2010, 12:47

I have a 97 four door Tracker. I bought the car used in 2001 with 32,000Km for a good price.

Much to my surprise, this little jeep is still ticking. I have been driving it every day for almost 10 years, and it has seen really harsh Canadian winters.

Since the time I bought the car, I have not put more than $1000 worth of repairs. The only major repair I made was the clutch. The car now has over 180K. Due to the harsh winters the rust has taken it's toll, but overall, I'm extremely pleased with my Tracker.

19th Jan 2016, 02:16

I disagree completely. I bought a four door 96 Tracker for 1500 bucks. When I bought it, the woman said the odometer had quit working before she had bought it and it was stuck on 270,000 miles and still running strong. I drove it through the winter and never had a single problem with it. The one thing I noticed however is when it was 0 or below outside, it shifted a little hard, but that's to be expected. I sold the little tank, and the gentleman who owns it now is still driving it today. I believe in these little cars. And I'm currently in the process of buying another one soon.

26th Aug 2016, 16:16

Re check engine light. It's most probably the fuel emissions sensor, and all you do is remove the gas cap, then put it on till it clicks a few times. That'll probably fix it.

5th Feb 2017, 06:43

Totally agree with you. I have a 91 Sammy. It was the first vehicle I ever bought. I love that thing, but it sat because I didn't feel safe with my baby in it. So we bought a 97 4 dr Geo Tracker and I'm happy to say it kinda rocks and my 6 year old loves to go for a rip up the mountain in it. Haven't had any unusual problems with it. I have only done regular maintenance. Now hubby and I take turns with the kidlet in the Tracker and the other in the Sammy. Awesome little trail rider and a great commuter too.