3rd Dec 2003, 14:51
I have a 1995 Geo Tracker with 306,000 miles, I deliver newspapers with it. What a great car, my mom has 1 my sister has 2 I have 1 my wife has a sidekick (same thing), my dad has 1 they are the best cars we ever owned. just thought i'd add a comment jeff.
7th Aug 2005, 06:32
OMG, My drivers door fell off at 60,000. I thought it was a rare thing. My check engine light came on and won't go off. I have had it to the mechanics, but they can tell me nothing. So I took it to another mechanic. Still nothing.
Its still running at 90,000. I LOVE this car. I have been trying to look at buying a new one for the last year, and I just can't see myself driving anything, but her...
8th Dec 2007, 12:54
Have a '94 LSi hardtop with 101,000 miles. Check engine light has been on for 10,000 miles. Diagnostics show no problem. The only thing I've done was change the timing chain at 60,000, flushed the transmission and antifreeze every 40,000,and replaced the battery (twice), in addition to grease and oil every 3,000 to 3,500 miles.
For the last two years the transmission has a hard time shifting into second when it's cold, but I let it run for a couple of minutes and away we go!
The only time we were stuck in 13 years, was during a Nebraska Winter when snow had drifted higher that the hood. If the Honda Accord that was buried and abandoned hadn't caused us to stop, (luckily we saw his antenna and thought, "That may be attached to something and shouldn't be here!") we'd have never become stuck. After digging out a couple of tracks in four feet of snow, and after backing up 10 feet, we proceeded around the Honda and continued pushing snow that was higher than the hood.
Love my Tonka toy and will keep it until it's a goner!
23rd Apr 2008, 00:23
My 95 Tracker is still put-putting along at 173,000 miles. My driver side door hinge rusted out once... had to weld it back on! And lets not forget that trusty ol' Check Engine light that LOOVES to come on every 50,000 miles or so... according to my Chevy dealer, it's a "Periodic Maintenance Check", which is a scam to bring your car in so the dealer can look it over for problems. There's a little reset switch underneath the dash by the blinker side of the steering wheel, just switch that little button and the computer resets itself. Just make sure you're car's not running at the time. At EXACTLY 100,000 miles, all of a sudden the check engine light will come on, and you know what you have to do! Reset that darn thing!
14th Jan 2010, 09:47
Well, I think that the problem was synthetic oil. Synthetics foam up and create a kind of bubble bath in your oil pan. Your oil pickup is now sucking bubbles. Normal oil doesn't foam. That's why people who race usually only use synthetic oil. Because it's thin and low friction and stuff. Synthetics are doubly bad if you have piston sprayers that feed that oil to the bottom of the piston where it foams up instantly about 15 seconds after the engine starts.