I love my metro.
I have had mine for about 3 years now and it has been as reliable as a new car. I have the 3 cyl 1.0L It has never broken down on me, and although it is starting to rust quite a bit i...
I love my metro.
I have had mine for about 3 years now and it has been as reliable as a new car. I have the 3 cyl 1.0L It has never broken down on me, and although it is starting to rust quite a bit in the frame, I bet It could go another 100K.
I did replace the trans a year ago, but I can't speak for the driving habits of the driver that had it before me. Only problem was that second gear was worn out to the point it would pop out of gear randomly, and eventually wouldn't go into 2nd at all.
If your looking for luxury, might as well stop reading. Bare minimal in the interior, mine doesn't have A/C, and I have a aftermarket stereo. Does have ALOT of room under the dash if you want to install anything extra, like I have done. It does have a nice clean basic interior. The cargo space actually fits a amazing amount of stuff when you fold the back seats. I have fit 2 bikes at once, a huge BBQ grill (in the box), a generator, and moved the entire contents of a apartment in 6 trips. If you put alot of weight in it, it will slow down quite a bit, and you also loose MPG.
As far as a fuel saver, you can't beat it. I get 40-50 MPG average on regular gas. Just keep it maintained and it will run faithfully. Maintnence is cheap and the parts are pretty easy to find. The lack of advanced features means it is pretty easy for anyone to work on without alot of experience. I replaced the entire exhaust system including the cat for under $300, but I did do the job myself as I am a certified mechanic.
So after 201,000 miles mine is still going strong, saving me lots of money on upgrading to a newer, more expensive, wise* car that has almost the same engine.