19th May 2004, 16:20
Everyone's expectations are different. These vehicles were built for a low price market. I have had my Geo Tracker for five years, an '89 after buying it from a courier. It now has 497,000 KM's on it, albeit after two motor transplants, having spent no more than $1000.00 in maintenance and repairs in the five years. It has been very faithful even though we offroad it very hard on British Columbian mountains and drive it daily to work more than 75 KM.
Enjoy them for what they are, and don't complain about what they are not!
6th Sep 2005, 13:22
Those of you that have had such bad luck with the Geo Tracker, well I guess it was just plain bad luck. My husband had a '92 Geo Tracker, which we traded in in 2001 (only because our family was growing and we needed something a little bigger). It had 126,000 miles on it, and the only thing we ever had done to it was maintenance (brakes, belts, etc.). It was the best car we have owned to date. It survived the high altitudes of Wyoming where we lived for 18 months and even pulled a horse hauler out of the snow. You think I am kidding, but am not. It was a wonderful car, and we are actually now trying to find a good used one with all these skyrocketing gas prices...
6th Oct 2005, 22:02
I own a 1994 Geo Tracker and it's still kicking. It is working on 98,400 miles, and the only thing I have done is the norm--brakes, tune-up, tires. Now- in the last 6 months--I have had only 2 minor issues to deal with, one a little tougher than the other--1. the stick came loose from the trans, and that required a trip to the dealer and they had no idea what to do. I found a old CJ-7 Jeep book that lead me to the new part I needed, and went to the 2nd dealer, and part was ordered. 2nd--my drivers side door fell off. It was temporarily fixed with self tapping screws, and now that is starting to give. But still kicking. No engine issues, no trans issues. So it will be driven till--well I guess, the door falls off, or it dies...