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Geo Metro, Chevrolet Metro, Hatchback
Oct 24, 2000 (6:34 am)
Ok thanks on what K actually stands for, but anyway, my perfect sprint car was a total flop, I took it into the dealer today as I said I was going to do in my earlier post #363 and guess what? The dealer informed me that MY car was in their shop Sept 9, 1996 for a seat belt recall and the car had 107,000 KM on the car then, so go figure, the owner must have drove backwards ever since the seat belt recall.
The little old lady admitted to me today that her SON-IN-LAW was the one who had been driving the car for the last 5 yrs and that he was the one who actually sold the car. Can you say odometer fraud???? They sure coughed up the purchase money quite fast today. The moral is dont trust anyone, if its too good to be true it probably is.
Anyway, I still have not left the group cause I ended up buying a 1992 red Geo Metro 2dr hatchback 5 spd today for 2300 CAD which is about 1500 USD with only 122 thous original KM which is about 75,000 miles. Once again, I have to thank the group for the info between the automatics and standards economy wise. It greatly influenced my decision.
So, is this car a good deal and how long do you think I can keep this car running provided I keep a good mantinence schedule anyone???
As for problems, this one has loose front wheels. What I mean by this is when I grab the front tire from the side (either one) I can physically feel a little bit of play before the steering wheel moves. Its only about 1/4 to 1/2 inch movement.
#345 of 1864 Chevy Sprint
Oct 30, 2000 (7:36 am)
Hey I have a 1986 Sprint a 1991 and 1997 Metro they have all been great cars for me but i was wondering my Sprint is getting rather loud its not the exhaust because ive had that checked the car has 186,000 miles on it and its running strong its just that its getting really raggedy sounding and I cant figure it out also the carb is wanting to cut out on me only in the mornings though when its first cranked..anyone got any ideas?
#346 of 1864 wish me luck!
Nov 07, 2000 (3:01 pm)
okay dig this. I found a 2000 chevy metro with auto a/c and radio that used to be an enterprise rental car at auction for (drum roll please)4500 dollars!now my question is since the car has changed owners and only has 6000 miles on it, is it still under chevys warranty? if not can I go buy a warranty after market?the car has been wrecked and fixed (I didnt know it was wrecked until he told me)and my mechanic friend told me if I didnt buy it he would, any suggestions?
Nov 08, 2000 (5:01 am)
Sorry the metro is what I call a "throw away car" I drive a metro all day delivering auto parts thats just like yours. The automatic is slugish and the a/c slows you down. I have ran the living hell out of mine it has 36,000 miles and its runs terrible. The company I work for bought it with close to 10,000 miles on it to replace a 94 metro that someone ass packed and twisted the frame(it don't hold up in accidents let me tell you). My sugestion to you is sell your metro and go out and get a good deal on a nice ford focus instead.
#348 of 1864 seymourjohn
Nov 08, 2000 (11:45 pm)
Once again you have graced us with your "I have ran the living hell" out of my company owned Metro story. In your previous post you enlightened us on your daily abuse of your Metro. But lo and behold the Metro keeps on delivering. Unwittingly you have given us a good example of how durable Metro's really are. If a Metro can take the day to day punishment of being unmaintained and abused by you then a Metro in the hands of reasonable human being should last a very long time. I can testify that they do last a long time. I have never bought a Metro with less than 90,000 miles and have always racked up another 50 or 60k before moving on to another. I have a friend who bought her Metro new in 1990 and now has currently 212,000 miles on it. She has had the clutch replaced once and has had a tuneup 3 or 4 times. The brakes have been replaced twice and has had the timing belt replaced 3 times. That has been the total maintenance on her Metro. Not too bad considering that the car cost her less than $6000.00 brand new!!! So if you want to dis a rig, why don't you try Daewoo, they're bankrupt!!
Nov 10, 2000 (8:17 am)
I can't wait to see what Daewoos are selling for if they can't make up their loan payments and get their suppliers paid. If they are $9000 now, I wonder if after the bankruptcy they auction them off for $3 or $4K. Might be a good chance to pick up some courier cars.
seymourjohn, it is a throwaway car, but people like me and many others who own them just hold onto them like pack rats. I'm driving an Aspire at the moment, but I'll unload that salvage titled POS as soon as I find a tachometer equipped Metro I can afford.
djmick, I would buy the car if you either have the cash or can get a loan. Banks won't finance salvage titled cars (unless the loan officer knows you REALLY well). If you don't, well, I only wish I had enough cash because it's a deal. The best automatic Metro I've seen lately is a 1997 for $3700 here in Dallas with 43K on it. Now as to the warranty, call a Chevy dealer with the VIN# and have them check to see if the warranty has been voided. The VIN should start with 2C1MR22 if coupe, 2C1MR52 if sedan. IF they balk, call another Chevy dealer. It's a free version of Carfax. Odometer fraud, salvage/flood history, and the first owner (which in this case would be Enterprise Leasing) are all in GM's records. My 1995 LSi was an Enterprise rental, it served me through 112K and still drove when I got rid of it.
Nov 10, 2000 (6:37 pm)
Due to a brief rally in the stock market a few weeks past, I was able to use some of the proceeds to procure a new Metro. Thus far it has been an exceptional motor car for general transportational uses. The pricing did seem a little brisk, however, but the six year financing it should make the cost a little more palletable.
The sound system is a music connisuers delite, and the climate control could not be more satisfactory.
Nov 11, 2000 (12:12 am)
Someone's been reading T. Herman Zweibel...
#352 of 1864 thanks metronians!
Nov 11, 2000 (1:13 am)
yup! I bought the car no one else bid on it so I got it for 4500 even and yes it is a salvaged title but we couldn't find the damage and we looked for about an hour and a half!but I do believe the salvage knocked out the warranty but I still think I got a great deal talk at you later.
Nov 11, 2000 (1:13 am)
that was a 2000 geo metro with 6000 miles on it with auto air and radio.cool huh!