And to append to my most recent comment...
I didn't buy the new top. I ended up taking my top to a shop that makes sail boat sails. They cross-stitched it with marine grade thread for $20. They had no problem doing it and had it done in an hour. I suggest this to anyone that has a good top that the stitching is coming loose on.
My 93 tracker was a great car as I have said above. After I lost mine to a tragedy, I purchased a 95 Tracker with the same millage. This Tracker has been nothing, but problems. About 3 months into ownership I had to replace the transmission. Now I have to replace the brake booster because the darn thing kept eating master cylinders. Found a new oil leak. Someone didn't love their Tracker. Maybe I just got lucky with my 93.
Great review and following comments. Sorry to hear you haven't gotten the same quality out of your 95 Tracker.
I own a 93 Suzuki Vitara/Sidekick. The tracker is a re-badged Vitara... good reliability because it's Japanese, not American; the same reason the Geo Prizm is so good, because the car is a Corolla re-badged.
Geos are good bargains because the price doesn't hold up as much as the originals, yet they are the same thing.
I had a newer car, a 2001 Mitsu, but had problems and got the reliable Vitara; it's a great car, and I love it.
I have a 1993 Geo Tracker 2 door convertible that I just was handed down from my parents. This was my mom's drive around town car as well as weekend road trips.
Nothing has ever been done to it beyond regular maintenance of exhaust, tires and brakes, and the alternator just a month ago. Still running on the original clutch, A/C blows ice cold, heat works great and to quote my dad; "Best $8000 I ever spent".
This car has been nothing short of spectacular as far as reliability and performance. Currently 88,000 miles and still running strong, not bad for a 17 year old GEO!!!
I am a 15 year old who is getting my permit in December. I have done a lot of research on this car and I love it. I already know how to drive, so that won't be an issue for me.
I am wondering what the gas mileage is and if you would suggest it for a new driver.