Bought this car from my boss and it had just turned 100,000 mi. I am an auto mechanic for over 40 years experience. When i first go the car it was hard to get used the the engine vibration. It was a peppy little car. I ended up going to Michigan twice and both times checked the gas mileage coming back and could not believe the gas mileage i got. At 70 mph with a/c on i averaged 51 to 56 miles per gallon. Around town i averaged 48 to 50. Have has almost no maintenance just water pump, timing belt.
I found this car in Hallam Pa, only one owner, when I bought it it only had 063,851 miles on the odometer, I paid 2000.00 cash, going rate now is 3500.00 if you can find one. She had to sell it due to having a baby and needed a bigger car for her family. The gas prices are now 3.75 a gallon, I only pay 25.00 to fill her up and get 50 mpg, and I love putting the top down on warm days, the car is fun and special to me as there isn't any other around like it, it is pink in color with painted flaring on the sides of the car, she's sporty enough for my daily needs. Small but feisty! Fushiadragon
Honestly, this is the most powerful stock car I have seen yet. People laugh at them, but they are full of guts. After some slight modifications, I could easily take many other stock vehicles on a straight stretch. With my 17" low profile tires, it handled turns very well at high rates of speed. I love cars such as this that are very fast and powerful, yet get great gas mileage. I never had any problems with it, regular oil changes and 1 tie rod end was replaced. It is a very reliable car.
I have had my 93 Geo for 5 years now and have put in only 500 dollars in repairs. 200 for a blown fuse (only cost 11 bucks or something for the fuse the rest was labour) and 300 for a leaking water pump. The previous owner had put mag wheels on (which made the car look a lot nicer than the tiny stock wheels) which made the speedometer inaccurate. The car is fairly slow, but with an after-market exhaust it was still fun to drive. The car has never left me stranded and has been going strong for a long time. I have been trying to sell for 2 years now but just can't bring myself to do it. Finally, i do need an upgrade, but I will always miss my first car.
I just bought this car and love it. It runs well, a little slow up hills. The air conditioner needs to be fixed, but no rust, body in great & clean condition. I have had this for 1 week and so far so good. It is cute, sporty and fun. Needs a new back window, and the motor makes a little noise. But runs great.
I own a 93 standard geo metro hatchback with the 5 speed, I was hoping it would do a little better on fuel economy as compared to the xfi which I was told used a different computer, I have no idea what the differences are on the 2 cars. If you own a geo, be sure to have the catalytic convertor changed out as these over a period of time will cause burned valves. The motor is easy to work on, starter is a little hard to get to. When replacing the head I've found it to be much easier to bolt the intake on first then bolt the head to the motor then bolt the exhuast up next. I've managed 45 to 50 mpg by coasting to a stop sign or red light along with keeping the speed limit to 60 mph. Good cars.
My geo has proven to be an exceptional
vehicle for me. Not only do I get
fantastic gas milage, but the amount
of time that I have to put in for
repairs is almost zero. I have owned
my geo for about 4 years, and the most
money that I have invested in it was
for new tires, which are hard to come
by b/c they are only 12's. But it
handles better on the snow, water, and
out in the heat better than any older
used car that I have owned. Being a
married college student, this car has
been a lifesaver in saving me a whole
I've put over 200,000 miles on my baby
and she starts up everytime. Keep her
fluids changed regularly and she keeps
purrin like little kitten. Never had
any problems in the 10 years I've
owned. Had to have the alternator
replaced once, that's it. With gas
averaging 2.15 a gallon now in SD,CA,
I'm saving hundreds just on that.
Parking and manuvering in this thing is
a sinch. Awesome commuting vehicle.
If you have the means, I highly
recommend purchasing one.
I bought this car 8 years ago, and it
now has over 150,000 miles on it.
Replaced tires, radiator, and some
exhaust parts that rusted, other than
that, it has NEVER failed me. Excellent
gas mileage & I have a feeling it will
rust out under me before the engine
dies. The only thing really cheap about
it is the parts in the driver side
window that break occasionally (had to
fix twice)& the plastic molding on the
hatchback (the pins fell out & the
plastic piece came off)
My sister wanted me to get this car
because it was as cute as a button.
But remember cute things could be crap,
such as the Geo Metro.At 5,000 miles
I bent the ront axle going over a speed-
bump.One day when Iclose the door
the window fell out of the car.