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Geo Metro, Chevrolet Metro, Hatchback
#277 of 1867 Too late jakey58
Jul 10, 2000 (12:16 pm)
It's already too late to purchase a new 2000 Chevy Metro. GM has discontinued the Metro as of June 1st. You should still be able to get the same vehicle with a Suzuki Swift badge until the end of this year. My dealer wasn't sure if there would be a 2001 or whether it would be replaced with a different vehicle for next year, so if you have your heart set on getting one of these machines, you better hurry.
#278 of 1867 geo metro questions update
Jul 12, 2000 (5:40 am)
Took the Geo to the fourth mechanic who is stumped by the problem, so am giving up and living with the situation. (Sympathetic-type noise and vibration coming through accelerator pedal only. Happens when going 60+mph and let off pedal even slightly. No noise when accelerating. Seems to have no affect on performance.)
Am going to sell the car car anyway because we need a van for all the kids. Want to get $4000 for this 97 4-door sedan automatic with around 52,000 miles.
Have enjoyed chatting with all on board. See ya.
#279 of 1867 Geo Metro question
Jul 12, 2000 (9:30 pm)
I'm considering buying a 93 Geo Metro LSi hatchback. I have a question to all the Geo Metro owners out there - how many miles does a Geo Metro last ? This one has 80k on it.
Jul 12, 2000 (9:48 pm)
hey pbroekers, email me, I'd like to try and buy your Metro, doesn't seem like a major problem. I could trade you my 1994 Cavalier and $1000 or so, then you could drive the Cavalier or sell it. Where are you?
Jul 12, 2000 (9:50 pm)
I got 110K-plus out of my 1995 LSi hatchback with automatic. Have the car checked by a mechanic for compression and general abuse. If the car has been cared for it will last. Yugos can go 150K-plus if cared for, and Accords can break at 30K if abused.
#282 of 1867 Help! GEO in Georgia
Jul 13, 2000 (9:40 pm)
I have a 1994 Geo Metro. For some reason whenever I accelerate, my car begins to drag when I hit 40 mph. No one seems to know the cause. I had the transmission checked; that doesn't seem to be the problem either. Any suggestions?
#283 of 1867 acceleration drag
Jul 16, 2000 (5:54 am)
Does the car just flat out refuse to go above a certain speed or does it just accelerate slower? It could possibly be a restricted exhaust system, such as a clogged up catalytic converter. I have had that happen on 2 cars. An 85 Civic Wagon I used to own suddenly couldn't accelerate beyond 50 mph. It would just buck and feel like it was towing another car, flat out refusing to go any faster. It drove normal up till that speed, though it felt gutless. It turned out the honeycomb metal inside the catalytic converter had literally melted, clogging most of the pores the exhaust needed to exit out the pipe. After a few hours of banging relentlessly on the metal with a spike, I was able to gut the converter and voila, it magically regained all its power and cruised effortlessly at 80 mph again. How many miles does your Metro have on it? If it has a lot, it could very well be a failing converter.
#284 of 1867 Catalytic Converter
Jul 16, 2000 (12:18 pm)
I had a catalytic converter totally plug up on my 1991 Geo. Don't wait to get it fixed if it's bad. It will cause your exhaust valves to overheat and melt them. I agree with lngtonge18, look towards the catalytic converter first as the culprit. If it is bad you can replace it yourself. The entire front half of the exhaust from the exhaust manifold to the midsection of the vehicle including the cat converter comes as a one piece assembly. You just unbolt the old one and bolt in the new one. Took me 10 minutes. Cost about $120.00
Jul 23, 2000 (9:42 pm)
I am a courier and use company geo's. The first one was a l992, when it got to 80ks, I told the boss I needed another one, his comment-its just getting broken in. Put l97K on it. Next geo, l995 was same l90k and still running now have l999 with 44k, just change the oil, put new timing belt and water pump around 90k and they seem to go on forever, brake job and tires, is usually all that is needed.
#286 of 1867 Catalytic Converter
Jul 24, 2000 (6:57 pm)
My husband's 1998 Chevy Metro 5 speed with a little over 20,000 miles just had its catalytic converter replaced. Seems like that's a little soon, doesn't it? Thank goodness it was still under warranty. We live in CA so we HAVE to HAVE a catalytic converter...such a pain. Anyone else out there with a similar problem on such a low mile car? Is this going to be an every 20,000 mile problem? Otherwise, it's been a great little work car for him. We LOVE the gas miles. His mileage checks pay for gas AND the car payment. Can't beat that.