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Geo Metro, Chevrolet Metro, Hatchback
May 31, 2000 (4:11 am)
I have never worked for GM or any of its dealers, I worked at the Honda Civic factory for 9 months in Ohio, and I have sold Kias, Isuzus, Subarus, Fords, and used cars, not to mention the 35 cars I have owned personally over the last six years. The $3000 1995 Geo Metro was the third best deal I had. The second best was a $60 1986 Mercury Lynx I bought at an abandoned auction and the best was a $65 1982 Datsun 210 bought years later at the same abandoned auction in the same town. I don't like GM products like the Grand Prix at all, the Metro is built by Suzuki at a Suzuki-owned-and-operated CAMI plant in Ontario, Canada. GM cars are junk to me, I have never owned a good one, even the best one ('85 Delta 88) still had carburetion and timing problems. My parents however have had good luck with their Centuries and teh Bonneville.
#234 of 1864 I love my Metro
May 31, 2000 (6:38 am)
I commute 122 miles a day and put almost 40,000 miles a year on my commuter car. I have used Metro's exclusively and they have all been fantastic cars. My first one I paid $250.00 and put 60,000 miles on before I sold it for $50.00. The second one I paid $350.00 and drove it over 70,000 miles before selling it for $350.00.
My current Metro I paid a whopping $1800.00
I have never invested more than a tune up, brakes, and tires in a Metro. In fact the Metro I just sold for $350.00 the buyer had the valves redone for $250.00 and says it runs great with over 180,000 miles on the engine with no rebuild, burns no oil and is delivering 42 MPG city.
Could I spend a lot more money for a commuter car, heck yah, but I'm laughing all the way to the bank. My Metro's have paid for themselves many times over. Just to show that $1800.00 buys a pretty decent Metro the next post is a picture of my newest Metro.
Jun 01, 2000 (4:08 am)
Thats a nice looking color and a great looking set of wheels! I always wondered if the Metro would look sporty if it just had resonable sized alloy wheels. Your car has proved that it is possible for a Metro to look somewhat sporty. How does it handle with those larger wheels? What brand wheels are they and where did you get them? I bet the newer generation Metros would look real sweet with those same 14" alloy wheels.
I was considering getting the 2000 Metro or Swift, but after being turned down by the Suzuki dealer even though I offered to put $1000 down on it, I decided to look elswhere. I ended up with a new Hyundai Accent. When comparing the 2 cars as new, the Metro does look like a poor value. I'm glad I chose the larger, more substantial feeling, and more powerful Accent. I still like the looks of the current Metro and hope they don't decide to kill it. And as was previously mentioned, the Metro is a great choice in the used car market.
#237 of 1864 14" Wheels on Metro's
Jun 03, 2000 (4:44 am)
Those are Advanti Racing Rims 14X6 with 185/60HR 14 tires. The whole package cost me just over $400.00 The rims were only $67.00 each and the tires were only $37.00 each. I was a little bit worried about clearance when I had them installed. But they do not rub at all in the front or rear under any circumstances. These tires are slightly taller than the 155/12's so it had the effect of giving me a higher (lower numeric) final ratio and the speedometer now registers about 5% slow. So needless to say I took a off the line performance hit. But wow did it make all the difference in the world in the way the car drives. It rides, handles so much better and is really a blast to drive. It is also a lot quieter than previously. If I had to do it over again I would get 175/60 HR 14's to keep the gearing the same. I would recommend this upgrade to any Metro/Swift owner.
And finally I purchased them at Les Schwab tire. They are a big regional tire shop her in the Pacific NW.
#238 of 1864 open mouth, insert foot
Jun 04, 2000 (2:34 pm)
Of no fault but my own, I have to admit that the newest car I have is NOT a Geo Metro. In fact, it is one of those junky GM cars I always refer to...a 1994 Cavalier. The only reason I bought it is because it has cold air and it was only $1000. The blue book good condition trade-in value is $2595 and the retail value is $5150. And it only has 83K. So I'll be reselling this as soon as humanly possible and I'll find another Metro. Forgive me, if you are capable of it...*sob*
#239 of 1864 We forgive you.....
Jun 06, 2000 (1:27 pm)
But if you keep the cavalier too much longer you won't be able to forgive yourself! lol
#240 of 1864 true...how true...
Jun 06, 2000 (4:17 pm)
Anyone know of any suckers anywhere who could give me $3200 for this '94 Cavalier sedan with 83K so I can afford the red '96 Metro LSi hatchback with 44K that I want? Car salesmen look at me funny when I drool over used Metros on the lot, they wonder, why doesn't he drool over a new Focus? You guys know why, any ideas on how I can explain it to them?
#241 of 1864 Occupant...
Jun 06, 2000 (6:30 pm)
From your profile, I discovered you are in the DFW area, which is great! Take that Cavalier to CarMax and they will buy it even though you don't buy one of their cars. I sold my mom's beaten 1994 Bonneville in pretty bad shape inside and out and with 150K on the clock to them for $2500. Not bad. All they charge is a $149 processing fee, and they will even do a free appraisal. Look into it.
Jun 06, 2000 (10:26 pm)
I own a 2000 Metro, base model, 3 cylinder, 5 speed with A/C. It has 2000 miles on it, I drive it to work every day, round trip of 65 miles. I do about 70 miles an hour, with the A/C on. I get about 37mpg with it. was wondering what other people were getting that drive under the same situations.