1997 Geo Metro
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Great High School Car

by from bolton on on August 13, 2014

This car is perfect for a high school car. It can carry books, supplies and even computers, nice ride, FUEL ECONOMY IS AWESOME! Dont have to spend tons of bucks on gas, and it is cheap, good for a stu...
This car is perfect for a high school car. It can carry books, supplies and even computers, nice ride, FUEL ECONOMY IS AWESOME! Dont have to spend tons of bucks on gas, and it is cheap, good for a student
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Amazing Grace 97 Geo Metro LSI

by from North Idaho on December 25, 2013

97 Geo Metro has been the most amazing vehicle I've ever owned. I own a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 QC SB 4X4 built and I actually prefer driving the lil metro most times and not just for the fuel! Easy to m...
97 Geo Metro has been the most amazing vehicle I've ever owned. I own a 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 QC SB 4X4 built and I actually prefer driving the lil metro most times and not just for the fuel! Easy to maintain and cheap to repair. Fun to drive, easy to park. Most importantly, the tires should be the first thing to change when you can. 185/70/13 fits beautifully and increase MPG, drivability, comfort and can be found much easier. When making this switch try and find aluminum wheels also.
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Excellent value

by from Reno,NV on February 28, 2013

The '97 Metro LSI that I just recently bought from a dealer on Cars.com is an excellent buy. The small 4 cylinder engine is not a powerful sports car engine, but where it lacks in pickup it rewards wi...
The '97 Metro LSI that I just recently bought from a dealer on Cars.com is an excellent buy. The small 4 cylinder engine is not a powerful sports car engine, but where it lacks in pickup it rewards with outstanding gas mileage. Easy to park and maneuver around town. The more gas prices go up, the more I save!
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Great Car

by from So. Ca. USA on September 5, 2011

For the money, this little eco. car is by far the most reliable car on the market (at the time).. I own two vehicles made by suzuki, a chev. sprint, and a geo metro.. I have currently 335000 miles on ...
For the money, this little eco. car is by far the most reliable car on the market (at the time).. I own two vehicles made by suzuki, a chev. sprint, and a geo metro.. I have currently 335000 miles on my Geo metro,1997, and its still going strong.. A/C is still blowing like an Alaskan winter (with only occasional recharges) I have relpaced the transmission once, and the clutch twice (normal maintanince) the gas milage is great, and the car is quiet as can be.. if you have the oppertunity to by one of this out of production vehicles used, grabe it.. clean it up and do your normal maintance, drive it with confidence.. The engine in this vehicle is a 1.0 Litter, has never been worked on, never been opened up, never had a single issue... Still no leaks, and oh yes, I've replaced the water pump, and timming belt. When replacing the timming belt, it after over 160000 miles still looked good...
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scooby runs strong

by from rothbury,mi on August 5, 2011

this car has been the best car we have ever had. We replaced the engine at 140000 miles due to bad matinee. We got the car back in 2001 and it's still running. Just watch out for the bottom rusting ou...
this car has been the best car we have ever had. We replaced the engine at 140000 miles due to bad matinee. We got the car back in 2001 and it's still running. Just watch out for the bottom rusting out. This car was gms best little car. Long live the geo metro lsi
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I own a 1992 Geo Metro

by from Columbia, Tn. 38401 on February 12, 2011

I bought my Geo Metro new, and have 240,000 on it and have had only a starter replacement at 65,000 mi., struts at 100,000 mi. with lifetime replacement's. My car still does not require any addition o...
I bought my Geo Metro new, and have 240,000 on it and have had only a starter replacement at 65,000 mi., struts at 100,000 mi. with lifetime replacement's. My car still does not require any addition of oil in every 3,000 mi oil change. I average 38 to 46 MPG all the time. Why isn't this automobile, (3 cyl.) still made? It doesn't make sense. It is a perfect car that will cruise at 75 MPH all day and will do 100MPH if needed or could probably cruise all day at 100MPH if conditions were allowed. I will never sell my Geo Metro, although I have a new Nissan Altima 3.5 that I use sometimes.
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Reliability and more

by from Moab, UT on February 6, 2011

I bought this car used, with a salvaged title years ago. Drove it for 5 years. My son and his friends always called it the clown car. I gave the car to my son for his first car and at first he didn't ...
I bought this car used, with a salvaged title years ago. Drove it for 5 years. My son and his friends always called it the clown car. I gave the car to my son for his first car and at first he didn't want his friends to see him driving it until his friends seen what the gas mileage was like on it. Then they all changed there tunes. My son would take it and all his friends in it up on Hummer tour trails around Moab, Ut. It is amazing how many High School boys you can fit in one of these and still make it up the trails around here. My son drove it all threw High School and then finaly sold it and he has kicked himself ever sence. I see it around town ever now and then and just smile! It has given us great memories. If you are looking for a great car this is it! And even thow they are a little plain, they can be fixed up to look pretty cool! Have you ever seen spinners on a Geo? Pretty cool looking with the right paint job!
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Best Mileage Last Longer

by from Greencastle, IN on June 16, 2010

The 97 Geo Metro is by far the best car made, both for fuel economy (I average 39) and for dependability (mine has 200187). This car is the king of budget vehicles in every week, cheap to buy, cheap t...
The 97 Geo Metro is by far the best car made, both for fuel economy (I average 39) and for dependability (mine has 200187). This car is the king of budget vehicles in every week, cheap to buy, cheap to repair and cheap to keep on the road in every way! Don't make a mistake and let any one of these wonderful cars slip through your hands!! Wish they were still made! You can thank the big 3 for not still making this car and that isn't the 1st time they have made a big mistake!!
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best gas milage i ever had

by from ellisville,IL on November 29, 2009

i bought my 1997 geo metro lsi in may 2009 and have put 10,00 miles on it since...... it is currently up to 130,000 miles and im still loving the car. its so inexspensive to take care of and if you tr...
i bought my 1997 geo metro lsi in may 2009 and have put 10,00 miles on it since...... it is currently up to 130,000 miles and im still loving the car. its so inexspensive to take care of and if you treat them right they last forever
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my go cart

by from de pere, wi on September 8, 2009

bought used in 2001 and haven't had any problems so far. not the quickest car but it wasn't built for speed. installed uniroyal tiger paw tires this year and it made a world of difference in handling ...
bought used in 2001 and haven't had any problems so far. not the quickest car but it wasn't built for speed. installed uniroyal tiger paw tires this year and it made a world of difference in handling and traction. it was like a different car. wish i hadn't skimped on tires all these years. fun to drive use it mostly to commute to work.
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