1996 Geo Metro
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The little 3-cyl that could!

by from Olympia, WA on March 14, 2017

I adore this car. It has proven itself dependable, capable, and a surprisingly capable cargo vehicle. I'm always shocked what gotta in they get with the seat down...
I adore this car. It has proven itself dependable, capable, and a surprisingly capable cargo vehicle. I'm always shocked what gotta in they get with the seat down...
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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The 1996 Geo Metro 1.0L 5 Speed

by from Southern California on April 12, 2015

I bought this car about a month ago and have to say that I love this little thing. Do not, I repeat, do not purchase this vehicle for performance! Performance is not the purpose of this car. This is a...
I bought this car about a month ago and have to say that I love this little thing. Do not, I repeat, do not purchase this vehicle for performance! Performance is not the purpose of this car. This is a car for reliability/great gas mileage purposes only(45 mpg avg.). This is also a car that will require(cheap) maintenance, so be prepared for that. Exterior looks like an egg and the interior is durable provided that it has not been abused. So far, I've received nothing but random compliments for this car from "Cool Little Car!!", to "Bet that thing gets great gas mileage!", to "a 1.0 Liter!!". Depending on where the car is purchased, there can be a premium for these little things due to the gas mileage. I drive this thing 48 miles each way to work without a hiccup!! If you're in the market for one for mainly mpg, do your self a favor and stay away from the 1.3L/1.0L Autos since they have a rep for having lower gas mileage and lower get up.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Best econobox!

by from Portland, OR on April 4, 2015

I am an ASE-Certified auto Technician w/20 years of experience. This car is a great commuter! #1 i reliability and fuel mileage. Simple to maintain. It is too bad thet Suzuki pulled out of the America...
I am an ASE-Certified auto Technician w/20 years of experience. This car is a great commuter! #1 i reliability and fuel mileage. Simple to maintain. It is too bad thet Suzuki pulled out of the American marketplace. I would but any Suzuki if they were for sale!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Great Gas Milage

by from Jackson, TN on December 10, 2012

My wife bought this car so that I wouldn't have to drive my gas guzzling truck to work and back. I'll start of with appereance. The car looks terrible. It is hideous and extremely cheap looking. The i...
My wife bought this car so that I wouldn't have to drive my gas guzzling truck to work and back. I'll start of with appereance. The car looks terrible. It is hideous and extremely cheap looking. The interior isn't much better. It is bare bones. No tachometer! Performance. The car has a 1.3 liter motor. Yes, you heard me right. 1.3 liters. It has the acceleration of an elderly turtle. It handles like such. As a result driving to work is now a chore instead of being fun. Gas milage is good, but not worth it for me. As a result I am going to find my least favorite in-law and give it to them. For your own sake, find something less utterly awful!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Good Daily Driver

by from Cincinnati, Oh on September 7, 2009

Have owned my 96 Metro for one month.This four door has air,automatic and the 1.3 liter four cylinder. Have got close to 35mpg on all but one of four tanks so far. Bought this to drive to work 60 mile...
Have owned my 96 Metro for one month.This four door has air,automatic and the 1.3 liter four cylinder. Have got close to 35mpg on all but one of four tanks so far. Bought this to drive to work 60 miles roundtrip daily. No problems to speak of replaced the thermostat for seven dollars. With only 90000 miles I should be saving on gas for several years to come.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car!!

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ive always loved fuel economy cars...

by from reno, nv. on February 13, 2007

i owned a metro back in 1995 although that experience w/ the 1991 model wasnt so great...i loved it when i saw these lil newer models out...and always wanted one again but with the 4 cylinder engine w...
i owned a metro back in 1995 although that experience w/ the 1991 model wasnt so great...i loved it when i saw these lil newer models out...and always wanted one again but with the 4 cylinder engine which is what i have now...a used 1996 lsi hb model...and its cherry red...so makes for a great convo piece and go getter on the freeways as well...i got mine thru a private party and i must say they kept it in good shape altho the inside was a bit stained in a few places i didnt care, thats an easy quick fix...i call my car "ladybug", yes you may laugh but in the long run, its the best thing ive had since driving any car in the last 15 yrs...
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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