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#54 of 1867 Metro Purchase
Aug 28, 1999 (7:11 am)
The current incentive for Metro's is $1250 cash back or 0% financing. This promotion goes through September 30, 1999.
Are you a college grad? You also would qualify for a additional $400 rebate.
I don't know what the sticker is on your Metro that you are considering purchasing. But I would say that if that price is not at least $2000 less than sticker before any application of rebates then you are paying too much.
Chevrolet is awash in Metro's. They don't make any money off of them and they have way too much inventory. It's a buyers market. Good Luck
#55 of 1867 Engine Swap
Aug 30, 1999 (6:39 am)
I have two Metro's, a'89 (great motor, body ok), and '90 metro (great body, sad motor). Just completed swapping the motors between the two yesterday. Went off without a hitch, there is no difference in emissions or any other electrical connections between the two years.
So now I am again metro'ing along happily for my 121 mile a day commute. If anyone out there is looking for a complete metro for a parts car let me know. I don't want to piece it out, but I'll sell the whole thing super cheap. My email is in my profile.
#56 of 1867 $2000 under sticker?
Aug 31, 1999 (2:33 am)
better be a used one...the profit margin for any new 1999 Metro Coupe is $699. That's the difference between invoice and retail. $9,250 would be a good price if the sticker is over $11,000 or over $11,400 if you have the college grad discount.
#57 of 1867 Metro Prices
Aug 31, 1999 (4:02 am)
Here in the Pacific NW dealers have been running loss leaders on their Metro's. MSRP $9990 sale price $6999. Maybe GM is running a regional promo?
Sep 01, 1999 (2:11 am)
they do like dealers in Indianapolis where the $6999 sale price requires a $1500 cash or trade equity to get that price. Say they advertise a Metro for $6999 that invoices at $8600 or so. Then they want that difference made up somehow. Read that fine print and make sure they aren't hiding their $1700 somewhere else...like in an inflated interest rate or payment. 2% extra on $10,000 for 5 years comes to an extra $1000 of your hard-earned samoans, making a difference of about $17 a month!
#59 of 1867 Metro Pricing
Sep 01, 1999 (3:40 am)
Very well could be, I don't know for sure. You never know what these crafty dealers have rolled up their sleeves for "fees & financing kickbacks".
#60 of 1867 carlady
Sep 02, 1999 (8:08 pm)
That's why it pays to keep an eye on our Incentives & Rebates info. Information is power!
#61 of 1867 Metro Gnome
Sep 03, 1999 (5:13 pm)
Greets to all from sunny Tampa, Florida...
I just took delivery, Sunday (8/29) of my new
LSi Coupe (5 spd/4 cyl). I think I'm going to
nickname it "The Pocket Rocket". I picked it
up at Nimnicht Chev, in Jacksonville. The people
there are excellent, by the way. The only problem I had was trying to keep it under 85 mph on the Interstate, during the 3 1/2 hour drive home.
I met ANOTHER (go figure) Metro owner, at a rest/soft drink stop, on the highway. They have an '97 and swear they will never part with it, and they just bought their daughter a '95, which she loves, too. I gave the guy the "Chevrolet Racing" hat the salesman at Nimnicht had given me as an inside joke. He collects baseball caps, so he loved it. Another couple happy Metro owners.
I am missing one thing. I need to go to a knick-knack shop, and get a gnome figurine for my dashboard. I'm going to name him "Tick-tock", since he'll be my...
(Are you ready?)
Patrick E. (Pat) Peters
#62 of 1867 Metro tune-up & tires
Sep 07, 1999 (6:10 pm)
I own a 94 auto 5-dr Geo Metro for over half a year. I love my metro, very reliable, good mileage, and kind of roomy inside.
I got two questions to ask here:
first, should I have the engine tuned up on a regular base? I had the oil changed every 3,000 miles, and it gives 37 miles /gallon in summer and 27 miles in winter. Would tuneup improve the milege?
second,the tires for 94 models are of the smallest size on the market. A lot of garages don't have them in stock, even they put larger sizes on sale. Could I used larger tires instead?
#63 of 1867 tires and tuning
Sep 09, 1999 (1:48 am)
There are many ways to improve mileage...one of those ways is to keep your tires aired up, another is to keep off the gas, and yet another is to keep your car tuned. Tuning for a Metro doesn't go much beyond plugs and wires and maybe a cap and rotor for an older model, I think 1994 still has a distributor...
As to the tires, your Metro has 145/SR12 tires and there is only one way to upgrade them and that is to also change the wheels. 13" wheels from 1991-1994 Metro convertibles and 1995-current all models of Metro will fit, as will most imported 13" wheels. Then you can use 155/80R13 or 175/70R13 tires. You also have to change out the speedometer gear in the transmission and this could be difficult (I think it is easy though)
However KEEP looking! You should check Wal-Mart, they have these 12" tires and they are Douglas or Michelin and they are dirt cheap! Just keep looking...it is the easiest way to keep from messing with the speedometer.