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#188 of 197 Re: GEO METRO [nyccarguy]
Sep 23, 2009 (9:26 am)
Car and Driver from October 1994. "In traffic ( Rodney Dangerfield impression) the Metro don't get no respect. Other drivers give it the once-over and make it their mission to relegate it to the back of the pack. But the final insult is the rudeness shown toward Metro drivers by fellow road users." C&D predicted the winner (loser?) of this forum 15 years ago. Still interesting cars though.
Human nature being what it is, in order to salvage any scrap of dignity, the drivers of small, slow cars would start feeding off each other. Our cars were so slow ( 0-60 in the 12 to 15 second range) that other drivers were probably unaware that a race was even happening.
#189 of 197 Re: GEO METRO [emmanuelchoke]
Sep 23, 2009 (12:43 pm)
The whitewalls and luggage rack just make this car, don't they?
#190 of 197 Did this one...
Sep 23, 2009 (12:53 pm)
...even have a chance at being a winner or loser?
#191 of 197 Re: Did this one... [lemko]
Sep 23, 2009 (12:57 pm)
Is that the little Daihatsu Charade? It had Toyota reliability in a Metro-size package, and without the Toyota name it sold for less when new. And with a name like Charade, well, how was it ever supposed to get respect??!!
#192 of 197 Re: Did this one... [lemko]
Sep 23, 2009 (12:57 pm)
your girlfriend some girl you just met that you drive a Daihatsu Charade is probably a great way to say "goodbye" without actually having to say the words.
They were actually pretty good little cars, but too expensive for the market. But yeah, loser material.
#193 of 197 Re: Did this one...(nippononly) [lokki]
Sep 23, 2009 (2:09 pm)
I imagine Daihatsu Charades depreciated quickly, or the reasons mentioned, making them great transportation values. Of course, this assumes you didn't need to impress anyone. Unfortunately, just as what you wear makes an impression, so does what you drive.
#194 of 197 Re: Did this one...(nippononly) [hpmctorque]
Sep 23, 2009 (4:52 pm)
They would've been great used cars, but the dealer network (and the US parts supply) dried up after about three or four years, making them orphans.
#195 of 197 Re: Loser nominees [boomchek]
Apr 26, 2010 (8:28 pm)
1991 Chevy Suburban - although the newer models have modern and more accpeted looks, and these oldies may be good off road, great workhorses, and have a small following, to most people they conjure up images of gun toting trailer park living rednecks. Pull up in downtown in one of these babies with peeled paint and rusty fenders, and get disowned by your friends instantly.
well..............you got this one wrong. i guess 6 outta 7 ain't bad.
#196 of 197 Re: GEO METRO [stephen987]
Oct 06, 2010 (8:59 am)
Hi there, i saw your Geo Metro convertible picture here on this site i was curious to know if there is still, the luggage rack which is on your car for sale anywhere?
I want to get one, thanks for replying.
#197 of 197 Re: GEO METRO [mariojcg]
Oct 06, 2010 (9:43 am)
I have no idea--it's not my car.