Did you purchase this vehicle without seeing or driving it? If not, then stop complaining, because the only one to blame is yourself.
It looks as if most of the problems mentioned here are due to the driver, not the vehicle.
Dude, I'm 6'3.5" tall I am driving a 4 door, had a 2 door. Plenty of leg room! exactly how tall are you?
Also I am pretty much a maniac driving! I install lift kits and bigger tires and have had both in controlled slides at speeds as high as 60 MPH, and I drive in every snow storm in New England! NEVER HIT ANYTHING! let alone an innocent telephone pole. Not sure who is worse, you backing over your friends, or "friends" that have known you long enough to know your driving yet continue to stand around when you back up.
Just bought a 96 GEO Tracker and was curious to how it would handle on the highway and off road. I am a 3/4 ton to 1 ton 4X4 kind of guy, but wanted better mileage to and from work.
WOW, what a vehicle! Great mileage, cool A.C. and room for a big guy like me. I am 6' and 260lbs and have plenty of room. Went through some wet and muddy places and didn't even come close to slowing down. I am very impressed with this vehicle and only wished I had known about them sooner. If I wanted to go fast and zoom around town then I would have purchased a sports car not a hot little SUV like my GEO tracker. I am very pleased and will buy another one in the future IF this one wears out which is unlikely.
Running over your friends, wrecking it.. seems as though you were careless. Did you not know it was slow when you purchased it? Radiator, that's common wear and tear on a car. I have a geo, slow as hell... dependable and awesome in the snow, for sure.
Trackers are very nice little vehicles. I have gotten mine toped out at about 95-105 so I don't know what was wrong with yours. and apparently you must really suck at driving and I think that you should quit being a whiny little b*tch about all this.
I currently just bought a 1996 Geo Tracker 4 door, and I love it.
The 5 speed has great gas mileage, runs strong, and moves through snow good.
I am 6'6" 1/2, and I have plenty of room, and I just love this SUV. It's overall awesome.
I will have to say that I love my 'lil mule' it goes every where, pulls jacked up sammys, great parking... anywhere, plus gets good fuel economy.
This is the best car a college student can have never needing a parking pass, that's worth $, keeps speeding tickets at a min.
In the city its like a sports car, but after 45 no way, handles great if you can drive, cheap insurance well for those that do not wreck everything.
Overall I would rate it as a 9.47 on a 10 point O scale.
Bought mine new in 1996, no major problems, has 256000 miles on the clock. would not sell it for what I gave for it new, when the engine finally goes, I'll order a new engine for her. bertha has a home as long as I'm alive.
I'm 17 and looking for a first car. I found a 96 2 door 2 wheel drive Geo Tracker. It's got about 100k miles on it. I really think it's a cute car and I don't know much about cars. My dad doesn't know much about the Tracker. I've read that they leak pretty bad in the rain and are really uncomfortable. Does anyone think it would be a good first car for a 17 year old girl in high school?
I would not recommend a Geo Tracker to somebody in high school. They can be difficult to drive in high winds, and if they have rear wheel drive they are very hard to drive in the snow. I would recommend a Honda Civic or Toyota Corolla to somebody your age. They are very easy to drive and they last forever.
I would recommend the Geo Tracker to anyone, they are sporty, get great mpg and have more than enough power for anyone who buys one. If you want to go fast, don't buy one.
I just turned 17 and I'm about to buy a black 1996 Geo Tracker 4dr 4X4 for $1100, and I'm excited as heck! This will be my second car. It's very roomy, great view (big window space), and a 4cyl (which means it's awesome on gas). Of course it's old and will need work, but when you buy a used car one, it's expected to pay the same amount one paid for it, if not a little more on repairs. Can't wait to PIMP this thing out!
Trackers are AWESOME!! I have a 1996 in my garage now, just got the trim for the top... VERY HARD TO GET, going to put new suspension under it over the winter (it's my weekend summer car) and some new tires... mine has 116k miles and runs awesome!! Oh yeah, mine is RUST FREE!!! The original owner undercoated it!! Trackers are awesome, need to bring them back!!!
I am sixteen, and I just bought a 1996 two door soft top Tracker, and I love it so much! We took it on a fourteen hour road trip, and it was amazing. A little bit more road noise than a normal car, but that just means you get to turn the radio up louder. I am in love with this car, and wouldn't trade it. Handles well and is great for parallel parking. Not to mention how cute it is. I haven't been offloading yet, but I can't wait to go mudding in it. I haven't taken it over eighty five mph, but that's OK with me. I would recommend this car for anyone. Long live the Tracker!