1996 Geo Tracker from North America - Comments

9th Jan 2001, 22:55

I purchased a 2000 Chevy Tracker in September. It now has 5,300 miles on it.

I have only one complaint with it. It is the 4 door hardtop model and the wind does tend to blow it around a bit on the interstate.

Other than that, it accelerates great, has a nice stereo CD, cruise control and dual airbags. What more could you ask for from a $17,000 mini-SUV? I would recommend this vehicle to anyone. Plus it's fun to drive!

1st Sep 2001, 13:42

WOW! I see we haven't ever heard of a 'financing plan'. I'm VERY interested in buying one for my first vehicle and don't appreciate the bad review without cause.

9th Sep 2001, 16:50

Instead of complaining about how much you owe on it, why don't you just say what is actually wrong with it. I have one, it is great, but would like to know what is wrong with yours so I can expect it if something goes wrong.

23rd May 2002, 22:44

I bought my 96 Tracker when it was 5 years old with 56,000 miles on it. So far, I am VERY pleased with it's performance. Not only is it great on gas, but it is great in the snow. I bought mine for $5500. A steal compared to any other SUV. I have had only one problem with it, at about 70,000, the speedometer quit working. Fortunately I have a standard transmission and was able to determine my speed by the tachometer and what gear I was in. I have driven it from Kentucky to Maine without a glitch. It was a little rough on the highway, but after all, it IS a 4WD SUV.

27th Sep 2002, 14:19

1996 4WD Tracker.

The car is cutting out (stalling) at every intersection, and sometimes when I downshift into 2nd. The engine is so quiet, I don't know it's happened withhout looking at the dash warning lights. The only car dealer locally is a Chevy place, and they said they don't normally work on Geo's. Advice needed, quick!

9th Nov 2002, 23:00

I have a 96 Tracker 4WD Automatic and the engine has a knock in it, I had it checked out and it appears to be the wrist pin on the third cylinder. It has 120,000 thousand miles on it and I can't find an engine cheap enough to replace it. The mechanic said if it still runs good, keep running it until it quits, then get an engine. I paid only 750 bucks for the vehicle and it is really a good SUV other than the engine knocking, which I can only hear when it is idling. Any comments on my engine are welcome.

11th Nov 2003, 14:51

Obviously the writer doesn't know much about cars if he doesn't know how many cylinders are in there.

31st Aug 2004, 07:38

I have a 96 5 speed 4x4 soft top Tracker. My only complaint is the top is a pain to totally put down and especially put back together and up. Handles well on highway and has great get up and go. Excellent in the snow. No engine problems. I really recommend the precious little girl!!! Why pay all that money for one of those monster and gas guzzler suvs?

11th Jun 2007, 09:08

I have recently bought a 1996 2WD Tracker for my wife. I of course have been driving it for the past two weeks see work out any kinks that it might need to have fixed. At this point it is already 11 years old. The only problems that I have come across is the gas tank is way to small. 10 gallons. I am still at the pump every other day. It still get 25 mpg which is great. Also I have put a brand new top on it, and that tends to be a pain in the, but to get the top up. It does need tilt steering, but other than those minor things, it is a fun vehicle to drive. It has the turning radius of a go-kart! it is peppy enough for city driving.

19th Dec 2008, 05:52

Really good little vehicle. I've had two of them and both have served me well. I'd buy it. As for problems - you'll also find that the locking hubs will need to be replaced at about the 130000 mile range (220000 km). Both of mine developed a "grinding" noise on the drivers hubs (both were manual locking hubs) Great off road and obviously there's the wind noise and buffetting - which is to be expected. Thumbs up!

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