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Geo Metro, Chevrolet Metro, Hatchback
#286 of 1864 Catalytic Converter
Jul 24, 2000 (7:57 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.
#287 of 1864 My 2 cents worth
Jul 25, 2000 (2:34 am)
Thanks to all of you who wrote here. I read a lot of posts before buying a 98 used Metro, basic 5 speed 3 cyl, for commuting 120 miles a day. I'm glad I did. It really does get 45+ mpg, and that's the main reason to buy these things! I hope I get the longevity out of it many of you have had.
Jul 28, 2000 (4:56 am)
hey, my friend has a site MERL, which is about metros.
He called it the Metro Endurance Racing League as a joke (racing but anyway, its just about people who customize their metros.
#289 of 1864 Metro Replacement
Aug 08, 2000 (12:46 am)
I stumbled on this topic and was surprised to see people wondering what would be the Metro replacement.
But the press surrounding GM's concept vehicles in the 1999 Tokyo Auto Show (in October/99, almost 1 year ago now) pretty much spelled it out.
The YGM-1, according to all the official press, will "officially" replace the Metro.
Here's a quote from
"GENERAL MOTORS: The YGM-1 is a preview look at a new minicompact being jointly developed with Suzuki. The all-wheel-drive four-door hatchback will go on sale in Asia in 2001; later it will replace the Chevrolet Metro and Suzuki Swift in the North American market."
Has this information changed?
I will post more links in my next message.
#291 of 1864 2001 Metro
Aug 08, 2000 (1:01 am)
I am considering the 2000 or 2001 Hyundai Accent sedan, but against all reason I still like the design of the Metro sedan.
I can buy a new 2000 5-spd Metro sedan with rear defogger, package SB1, and tachometer, or I can order a similar 2001 Metro (automatic, no tach) for the same price. [Fleet vehicles don't need tachs or 5-speeds I guess].
#292 of 1864 Power windows?
Aug 08, 2000 (1:10 am)
Following up my query--
It seriously bugs me that the 2000 or 2001 Metros I'm looking at don't have power windows as an option.
I read in a car review from 1995 that Metro sedans had a power window option at that time.
Now I'm really bugged if that's true!
Okay, cost being no object for a crazy Metro owner (not me, I swear), can I order replacement stock window motors and controls from GM and wire them up? Any service manuals that show how they fit and where they're located? [Obviously, I do not want a "non-stock" solution.]
Aug 08, 2000 (5:37 am)
As far as I know, the Metro sedan never offered power windows as an option. The only power accessory you could order on a Metro was power locks. So, you won't be able to find the parts to something that was never offered. I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure they were not offered.
If you do go for the Metro, get the 2000 model with the 5 speed. It will have better performance and much better fuel economy compared to the 3 speed auto. However, as a happy 2000 Hyundai Accent owner, I would seriously consider getting the Accent instead. I test drove both the Metro and the Accent. The Accent was much more solid feeling, offered more room and cargo space, had better brakes and acceleration, offered more safety equipment, and had a more comfortable and higher quality looking interior. Not to mention the great warranty coverage the Accent offers. The only thing you really sacrifice is fuel economy, which is lower than the Metro due to its larger engine. Anyway, I just thought I would share my insight. Good luck in your decision.
#294 of 1864 Power windows...
Aug 08, 2000 (2:13 pm)
The only power option was door locks. Never offered power windows in the Metro. They didn't even offer power STEERING until the 1995 redesign!
#295 of 1864 Power what?
Aug 08, 2000 (4:49 pm)
I guess the Auto Channel reviewers have it wrong.
The review of the 1995 Metro clearly lists as options "power windows, door locks and steering."
(URL in next message)
And a different reviewer on the same site insists that the 1999 Metro has "power mirrors."
Well, we know that's not true, since Edmunds lists the 1999 model as having dual *manual* remote mirrors. Perhaps the reviewer read too quickly!
As for the power windows, I called GM parts and they can't find any power window motors or power window switches.
I guess that answers that question.