Geo Metro Buyer's Guide

Owner Reviews
4.4
5 Reviews
Overall
4.4
Value
4.4
Performance
3.2
Style
3.2
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
4.2
Reliability
4.8

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1993 Geo Metro - Built like a dependable tank.

Taylor
Kent, Ohio
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
5.0
Reliability
5.0
My 1993 Geo Metro has been absolutely nothing short of reliable since buying it used in 2012. This car gets 45 MPG and reliably gets me from point a to point b. I think buying this vehicle outright from a private seller was the right choice. I admit this is a very utilitarian vehicle, but it does very well at what it's supposed to do. I have had no issues with the vehicle since purchasing it. The only thing I have had to do is basic oil changes and changing the brake pads. All of the parts are also very easy to get as well. Overall I think that this car is a great buy. I admit it's not the most comfortable ride. It doesn't have many of the luxuries that we are used to in modern automobiles, but if you are in the market for a utilitarian and fuel efficient vehicle, finding one of these ... (more)
Story
I drove this vehicle from Ohio to Florida without a hiccup for a short vacation. It hardly cost me anything with the gas mileage! I spent the night at a friend's house two nights in a row and returned home Sunday night for work in the morning. I spent next to nothing to have a short getaway in the winter months with the Geo.
Pros
Easy to park, very fuel efficient, low maintenance cost, very reliable.
Cons
Lack of amenities and a little uncomfortable compared to more modern vehicles.

1998 Geo Metro - Geo Metro - a decent surprise.

Metro Owner
Erie, Pennsylvania
Overall
3.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.0
I received this car about 8 years ago, and it survived a long time. It outlived my mother’s Taurus, a van, a Jeep and another car I had, I believe a Dodge. The wheel of the Geo was a little hard to turn at times, but the small size of the car allowed it to fit in any parking spot.
Story
When learning to drive around town, I’d get lost a lot. I found out about a few cool places that way. A cool local store, and a fairly well-known holiday light display at a large house.
Pros
Small size easy for parking. It had an extra cylinder than the other Metros, a four cylinder car. One minor problem aside, it outlived most cars in my family. The price was very fair for a college student. It had mostly highway miles on it, and I drove it home every weekend with only one minor issue. AC was great for the majority of its life. Old cars are sturdier than new. That metal was thick and safe!
Cons
I finally had a problem with the fuel injector for this vehicle. It started to... poof out and I had to pull over fairly quick. It gave a warning, so I had just enough time to make it to the side of the road. Not even a cassette player! However, the radio was clear. AC finally gave out several months before I sold it. Rocked easily when passed by a semi. Little room for groceries, storage, passengers. Of course there are two doors, so it’s difficult for a larger person to squeeze in the back seat.

1995 Geo Metro - Reliable and dependable

Jordan
Defiance, Ohio
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
5.0
It is an older car but gets you from point A to point B. I've never had a problem with it giving out on me. It has good gas mileage. I wish it was a little more comfortable, but it was worth what I paid for it. The steering is very smooth. The doors and windows are controlled manually. If you need a car that isn't fancy, it's worth it.
Story
I remember driving a long road trip with my family to Florida in this car. The air conditioner worked well the entire time, which was needed since it was the summer. In addition, the car ran smoothly the whole time. It was a good experience.
Pros
It drives smoothly. Like I said earlier, it has good gas mileage. The air conditioner and heater both worked well. It can maneuver around well.
Cons
It's not too comfortable in terms of the seats. They are somewhat hard. Also, I wish the seats would scoot back further. It is a small car, so it's hard to lay down in the back seat if you need to. None of the windows or doors are controlled electronically so you have to make sure it's locked the old fashioned way.

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