The Return of the Geo Metro

The Geo Metro, a joint effort between GM and Suzuki, was the most fuel efficient vehicle available in the U.S. for the years it was produced – 1989-2001. It was also one of the cheapest, and its 49 horsepower made it seem more like a go-kart than a car.

However, it’s real claim to fame was the fact that it could get up to 58 mpg, and one guy even modified his ’89 Metro to get 75 mpg.

And while you’d think years later we’d easily have a fleet of vehicles that could outdo the mileage of the Metro, however years of dirt cheap gas prices have taken us in another direction entirely – we’re a nation of trucks and SUVs that get at best 20mpg.

However, $4/gallon gas has this much maligned car making a comeback on the used car market.

This car is in such demand that its been selling for 5 times its blue book value on auction sites like eBay.

People have even started up businesses where they’ll fix up old Metros and resell them for a nice bit of profit locally or on eBay.

The metro to this day still gives the Prius a run for its money in terms of gas mileage, and the nice thing about a Geo Metro is that it’s cheap. It may not get you where you’re going in style, but it will get you there, and the 40mpg+ that it delivers is a welcome relief for drivers accustomed to getting less than half that.

So if you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford a Prius or other high gas mileage car, you may want to take a look at picking up a Geo Metro as your commuting car.

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Posted: July 2nd, 2008
at 5:07pm by Fuel Saver


Categories: Gas Prices

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