• (5.0) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $802–$3,390
  • Body Style: Coupe
  • Combined MPG: 39-42
  • Engine: 55-hp, 1.0-liter I-3 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
2000 Chevrolet Metro

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Vehicle Overview
Metro is the smallest car sold by General Motors in the United States and, with a base price of $9,185, the least expensive. It is similar to the Suzuki Swift and is built in Canada at a plant jointly owned by GM and Suzuki. GM holds a stake in Suzuki, and the companies also share the Chevrolet Tracker/Suzuki Vitara sport utility vehicle. Though the Metro is built from the same design as the Swift, it has significant differences. Swift comes only as a hatchback, and Metro comes as a hatchback and sedan. Swift uses a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine, and Metro has the same engine plus a 1.0-liter three-cylinder.

Interior
Both body styles seat four, and despite a 15-inch longer body, the sedan's interior dimensions are similar to the hatchback's. A folding rear seat is standard on both. Underscoring the Metro's mission as low-cost transportation, power steering, power locks and a remote trunk release are available only on the LSi sedan. Power windows aren't offered.

Exterior
The sedan is 164 inches long, 15 more than the hatchback, but both ride a 93-inch wheelbase. The base hatchback comes with charcoal-colored bumpers, and the LSi hatchback and sedan come with body-color bumpers. All models ride on 13-inch wheels and tires.

Under the Hood
The base hatchback's 55-horsepower 1.0-liter three-cylinder teams with a five-speed manual transmission to return the highest mileage of any gas-powered engine. The EPA estimates are 36 city / 42 highway. The LSi hatchback and sedan use a 79-horsepower 1.3-liter that is available with manual or automatic transmission horsepower.

Performance
Metro offers low prices and high fuel economy, but be prepared for major sacrifices in room, comfort and refinement. The small size and light weight make for a noisy, bouncy ride, and SUVs look like 18-wheelers by comparison.

 

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My favorite car.

by DaveInTheHat from Northampton, PA on October 25, 2017

I got an off lease Metro. 3cyl, 5 speed. Just a basic car. I fell in love with this stupid little car. I drove it like I stole it every day for 10 years. Not one problem ever. It was really fun to dri... Read Full Review

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Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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