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Geo Metro, Chevrolet Metro, Hatchback
#1155 of 1864 almost the end of the line
Jun 15, 2007 (5:31 am)
two 1995's, One 1996, one 1997 and one 1996 Suzuki Swift (Metro twin) all coming to an end as I sell them off to make room for a new Toyota Prius. They have served me well-
I wish all of you folks the best with the remaining Geo Metro's that are eft. Maybe someday GM will see fit to re-build with a new Geo line-something like VW did with the Beetle.
#1156 of 1864 Re: almost the end of the line [p10leadman]
Jun 15, 2007 (5:41 am)
Enjoy your new car and thanks for all the advice given.
#1157 of 1864 Re: almost the end of the line [p10leadman]
Jun 15, 2007 (7:19 am)
WARNING - you will pay to much for Prius to gain ZERO MPG.
Compering Geo average 47 MPG with average speed 70 MPH you will never get close to 35 MPG on Prius with avrage 70 MPH.
If you will notice - people drive slow on Toyota Prius to gain the fuel economy. Check on the the Hwy, the Prius drive 55/60 and I'm passing them very easy.
On the market in present time you will not find any car manufacture to sell vehicle over 47 MPG. On the paper sound good, but in really life - you are looser.
I got 3 geos and I will stock with them for long time.
With prices going to $ 4,00 per galon, please look what you will purchse next.
I can't say where I work, but no manufacture has any plans to bring small engine with the high MPG. The best is Geo metro 3 cyl. and the old VW diesel pick up 1981, 1982 with 5 speed manual. I got easy 60 MPG per galon on ythe VW.
Just small explanation to people about the "Hybrid" cars.
Let me know if you share my opinion. Ask GM to bring back the GEO. Maybe thay will share your opinion.
#1158 of 1864 Re: almost the end of the line [pipeman]
Jun 15, 2007 (6:21 pm)
I know this is going to sound strange but I own Geo 94. Mini
cooper and a Buick Park Ultra on the way to LA the buick got
95 MPG for 4 minutes wow!
Jun 15, 2007 (8:49 pm)
I received a Chilton's manual. Not very detailed, and certainly not written perfectly, but after reading ahead to halfshaft removal, I added corrections to the transaxle removal instructions. I'm on my way to a new clutch.
As for post #1158, was that going down the grapevine???
Steve B. (backup car is a Chrysler 300M)
Jun 19, 2007 (7:55 pm)
My clutch installation went fine, but first and second gear synchros are shot. (Previous owner went through 2 clutches in 3 years because she didn't know how to shift.)
Has anyone gone through a transmission and can give me any pointers for replacement?
I've sailed offshore, can fix almost anything electronic or mechanical, diesel, refrigeration etc., but I've never been inside a manual transmission.
Thanks in advance,
#1161 of 1864 Re: I just... [pipeman]
Jun 22, 2007 (2:34 am)
New to this site. I want to know if anyone knows if a Geo Metro 5 speed transmission or transaxle will fit in my 99 Suzuki Swift?
I have the trans out and need a good used one only got 176,000 miles out of this one.
#1162 of 1864 Re: I just... [zuk07]
Jun 22, 2007 (3:01 am)
From my knowledge it's the same car , but different names .
There are some differences at interior designs .
I'm sure that it will fit .
Do you have some Repair Books ? I need one in electronic format .
Good luck with your changes
#1163 of 1864 Trans & match
Jun 22, 2007 (8:42 am)
Thanks now I need to find a good used Geo trans.
I thought they were the same. I knew many body parts would change didnt know on any of the other parts.
#1164 of 1864 Roaring Noise when Driving - Help ????
Jul 28, 2007 (7:02 pm)
Hi! I am new to this forum, and a new Metro owner. I purchased a 1994 4 Door Hatchback, 5 Speed with 92,000, just last week. It makes a roaring noise when driving, and sometimes a clicking noise when stopping, but not when turning the wheel. The previous owner had the right front bearing and left tie rod end changed. And replaced the transmission with a used one. He also put alloy wheels on it, tires are size P1965/50/R15. Would the bigger tires cause a problem? Also, would they lower my gas mileage?
The car also had a vibrating brake pedal. My hubby changed the front rotors and pedals, and the brake vibe is gone, but the noise is still there.
I took the car to an auto center, had them check it out. The tech said it needed a right front bearing, and possibly a rough spot on the axle. So they ordered the parts and I took it up there again this morning to be changed. But the tech that was there this morning, didn't change it. He said there was no play, so he didn't think it was the bearing. He put it up on the lift, and listened with a stethoscope and couldn't hear the noise from the bearing, but did hear noise from the transmission gear box. He said maybe the bearing in the trans were going bad, or low gear oil. The car shifts and drives fine, so is it possible that's it the trans? I am very frustrated, and just want to get this figured out, so that I can drive my cute little car. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions?!! Also, my gas mileage isn't too good. Around 30 mpg, whereas edmunds.com says that this car should get 46-49 mpg. A tuneup has already been done, so any suggestions there? THANKS!!!