Hi. I’m hopefully getting a car sometime in the next six to eight months. The vehicle that I will be purchasing, along with my brother, is a used '92 Geo Metro Hatchback. The price is right - about $300 dollars, and the thing runs. I’m pretty set on this, since the price is right and it won’t be a huge deal if it dies.
Here’s the rundown:
Good: Fuel economy. Dirt Cheap. Standard transmission (helpful in a 55 hp car). Lightweight.
Bad: Tiny, cramped, flimsy. Teeny engine. Double-clutching mechanism somewhat damaged, makes downshifting into 2nd gear a bit tougher than usual. Uglier than Satan’s buttcrack.
Possible nuisances: Standard transmission. Coathanger for radio antenna. Very unsexy.
Any opinions on this car? Any experiences worth sharing? What are some other things about this car that I should know? Things that particularly pertain to the fact that this car is going to be driven by two 17-year-old boys would also be helpful. Basically, I’d like to be prepared for the Geo Metro experience. In any case, I’m sure this car will inspire careful driving on my part. I’ll probably want to avoid hard stops, hard acceleration, or tapping anything with the bumper. The car might explode.