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Geo Metro, Chevrolet Metro, Hatchback
Nov 15, 2001 (11:12 pm)
my parents have two metros, a 94 geo and 00 chevy. both are white two door 5 speeds. the 94 has 111k miles and the 00 56k. both have had no problems but then again with 3 cylinders no power windows, locks, steering, mirrors, radio, what can go wrong? the 2000 doesn't even have and air conditioner and to cut corners even more chevy/suzuki didn't even put a light switch for the passenger door, so if you open the passenger door at night the interior light won't come on. how cheap is that?
Dec 05, 2001 (12:15 pm)
I had an exaust leak at the catalytic conv.My geo is a 1997 3 cyl.I recall when I noticed the leaks that the cat was still cover under the emission warranty. Since you never know I went to my dealership for a free exaust inspection and I mention the waranty.They werent sure and they asked me to wait after the insp.for an estimate.
Beleive it or not ,they came back telling me that GM will foot the bill,all the bill,I wont have to pay 1 cents,not a bolt a spring a gasket will be charged zip 0. Total cost of that job $1300.00 Canadian thats crazy...
They replaced the whole section from the exaust manifold to the flange located under the driver seat.The only thing not replaced was the oxygen sensor,they saved it.No need to say that I will use the money saved for Christmas !!
BTW merry Christmas to all of you
Dec 05, 2001 (12:23 pm)
Anyone put snows on their Metro? I used to have a 5-15 minute commute with speeds of at most 50km/h which was fine with all-seasons but this year I had to get a new job so I now have a longer commute at 80-100km/h and I'm thinking some snows might be good.
I just put new Michelin Rainforce MX4s on the car this summer and I think they're really good in dry and wet (too bad X Ones don't come in 155/80R13). I'll probably try them in the snow but if they aren't any good, I'll likely get a new set of rims and some Artic Alpins -- other suggestions are welcome!
It seems a bit silly to be buying new rims and snows at this point but I do hope to get at least 2-3 more winters out of the car (4-5 would be nice but might be pushing my luck) so I expect that I'll get decent use out of a set of snows if I need them.
Dec 05, 2001 (12:39 pm)
You should be ok with your Michelin.I am using 4 season tires on my geo and I commute from Barrie (snow belt) to Toronto (75k).I never had any kind of problem,you adjust your driving to the condition.
I used winter tires on my other cars in the past,and yes its better to have winter tires in winter but there is no winter in southern Ontario ask a guy from Québec city he can talk about it
#515 of 1867 especially this one
Dec 05, 2001 (12:54 pm)
It is 17 degrees in KW today so I don't know why I have snows on my mind.
I will definitely give the Rainforce MX4s a chance in the snow before I buy any Arctic Alpins.
Thanks for the comments.
#516 of 1867 Toyo800 ULTRA
Dec 08, 2001 (4:43 pm)
Just put these tires on the car "1999 model" a few weeks ago. I still cant believe it is the same car! Rides like a normal car and looks much, much, much better. Toyo 800 ultra 185 70 R13 i think. The very largest in this series of the 13" anyway.
#517 of 1867 different rims for 185/70R13?
Dec 09, 2001 (5:08 am)
Are you using the stock rims with those tires or wider rims? I considered getting some 175/70R13s instead of 155/80R13s when I replaced mine but wasn't sure if they'd work and it seemed silly to put expensive new rims on a '95.
Dec 18, 2001 (7:50 am)
My car was hesitating (fish-biting, according to the service advisor) so I checked my service records and noticed that they forgot to change my plugs at 50K! I was still on my original plugs... Anyway, with a tune-up and new plugs the engine is MUCH better. 55hp isn't much to start with but I must have been down below 50.
#519 of 1867 Opinion needed...
Dec 26, 2001 (10:19 am)
There is a 1991 Metro convertible with automatic on EBay for sale. It's got like 80K on it, automatic, AC, driver air bag, and the bid is something like $600. I would use this car solely for commuting (35 miles a day one way, mostly highway). Does it sound like a good deal, even though the car is 10 years old? Thanks for any advice.
#520 of 1867 $600 sounds cheap but...
Dec 27, 2001 (5:07 am)
Will you be able to inspect and drive this car before you buy it?
Convertibles of any sort, even Geo Metros, tend to be popular so that price looks too good to be true. Be sure to check the brakes, tires, exhaust, and maintenence records to make sure you won't be in for a surprise. 3-cyl or 4-cyl? 3-cyl with auto and A/C will be underpowered.
I still see a lot of the old Metros on the road so they can last a fair while but ask yourself how many years you expect from the car.