Last post on Dec 23, 2011 at 12:14 PM
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Chevrolet Metro, Geo Metro, Performance Mods, Hatchback
#22 of 31 Re: For what it's worth... [pf_flyer]
Sep 28, 2007 (11:38 am)
Thanks for your effort Bob. I checked with UHaul and they have a small trailer and will install a frame hitch. That combo w/ the Ducati MultiStrada 1000DS (about 550 lbs) is well within the rated tongue weight and the max cargo weight (950lb).
I'm going to chance it. But will search for a much lighter one or three RAIL motorcycle trailer locally. Probably unlikely as I have to have it before 7pm EDT.
#23 of 31 Re: For what it's worth... [More Info]
Sep 29, 2007 (8:40 am)
My Geo is a 1994 (170K) w/ manual transmission, 1.0 L engine, hatchback. I have had NO problems with the engine nor clutch and transmission. I take good care of it. Last I checked (recently) compression, it was exactly 140 across all three cylinders!! I know this is low but that was warmed up but without oil added. The engine still seems strong, and gets great gas mileage (close to 50mpg).
U-Haul just put a frame hitch on, but their "motorcycle" trailer is WAY to heavy. It was designed to hold a motorcycle w/ the "D" rings for tie down but is also a full HD trailer. I really need to find a 3 or 1 rail (MUCH lighter), specific motorcycle trailer to borrow or rent privately.
#24 of 31 Re: HELP ASAP !!! [redsonja1]
Dec 22, 2007 (7:48 am)
I used to pull a trailer with an 89 suzuki swift. In a strong headwind it didn't have enough power to get into 5th gear. Also be very carefull when stopping quickly. I fried my front rotors having to make a quick stop from highway speed.
#25 of 31 Re: For what it's worth... [redsonja1]
Mar 23, 2008 (11:14 pm)
i wouldnt chance it. i had a 1995 3 cyl stick metro before and you only have about 70 hp and is not that powerful. i felt it slower with just one passenger besides me. you want to take care of your car and not chance it since your getting about 50 mpg. at 50-55mph. once the engine fries, will cost about 2500-3000 to take out and rebuild it unless you do it yourself. i lost mine to a backyard mechanic who never worked on a geo before and he messed up 1st cylinder while fixing the water pump. ive been in morning ever since. i drive a 1998 chevy metro now, 4cyl and auto, not as great gas mileage but better than most other cars.
#28 of 31 Towing a 1999 Geo Metro manual shift
Jul 14, 2009 (9:39 pm)
I want to tow my '99 Geo Metro stick shift behind my motor home. Any problems doing this?
#29 of 31 Re: Towing a 1999 Geo Metro manual shift [nugget2]
Jul 14, 2009 (11:29 pm)
I believe this can be done with no problem. However, if your Metro has power steering; it would be best to double check with a Chevy dealer.
But if you instead towed the motor home with the Metro; wouldn't you save a whole lot of fuel? However, most motor homes have automatic transmissions; which would mean they can't be flat towed.
#30 of 31 Re: Towing a 1999 Geo Metro manual shift [zaken1]
Jul 15, 2009 (12:19 pm)
zacken - thanks for the info. Guess I'll just have to get a tow dolly for my RV.
#31 of 31 Re: Can I swap the auto trany with a manual trany in my 99 Geo Metro? [treesrgrn]
Dec 23, 2011 (12:14 pm)
I am want to convert my 2000 chevy metro from automatic to manual. I am expecting to have to change the computer, wiring harness ,mounting brackets, flywheel, axles. Can any body offer any advise?