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Geo Metro: A Great Car That May Not Be For Everyone

car wheel with airbag

As I sipped my coffee and watched yet another sunset, it came to me that the Geo Metro, a car that I absolutely love, may not be for all. Of course, not all vehicles are for all people. I mean there are plenty of vehicles to choose from and plenty of varieties because we are not all the same when it comes to preference.

Why Do People Love To Own A Geo Metro?

What’s your reason for being on my blog? Do you like my writing so much or do you simply love the Geo Metro as much as I do? It is no surprise that I think that this car is the best and I am not alone in thinking that way. In fact, you being here means you think that this car is great or is pretty decent or can give you loads of benefits.

There are a lot of reasons to own a Geo Metro. I’ve had people tell me that they want one because it’s unique, small, economic, or that it handles great. I’ve even seen people who just want one because a friend or a family member has one. Me? I just think they are awesome cars that deserve more attention than they get.

  • Unique– When it comes to uniqueness, the Geo Metro has it in droves. It’s not a popular car by any means which makes it even more unique.
  • Small– The Geo Metro is a small car and that’s one of the main reasons people love them so much. They are easy to park and maneuver through traffic. They are also great for city driving.
  • Economic– Another reason people love the Geo Metro is that they are very economic cars. They get great gas mileage and don’t cost a lot to maintain.
  • Handle Great– One last reason people love the Geo Metro is that they handle great. They are nimble cars that can take corners at high speeds with ease.

These are just some of the reasons why people love the Geo Metro. Of course, there are other reasons as well but these are some of the main ones.

Why Some May Not Like The Geo Metro

Even though the Geo Metro is a great car, there are some things that some people may not like about them. One of those things is safety. The Geo Metro is not a safe car by any means. Clearly, it isn’t part of the safest cars available today. They don’t have airbags and they aren’t very crashworthy. This is one of the main reasons why I wouldn’t recommend them to everyone.

Another reason why some people may not like the Geo Metro is that they are slow cars. They aren’t made for speed and they can be quite sluggish at times. However, you can tweak them and make them as fast as you could but you should not forget about safety.

I drive my Geo Metro almost every day and thankfully I haven’t met any serious accidents with it. A few bumps but nothing too serious. My secret is being a defensive driver.

Even if I may look like I haphazardly drive because I live on the edge and want to feel the thrill of it all, I still take precautions when driving with my Geo Metro. You see, I love my car and even though it may not be the safest, I still take care of it as best as I can.

The Geo Metro is a great car for those who are looking for something unique, small, economic, and fun to drive. Just remember that it’s not the safest car out there and that you should take precautions when driving one. Drive safe!

I Need To Stop Running My Metro On Fumes

Geo Metro Out Of Fuel

Most gas stations freak me out.

I won’t bother you to the reasons, ’cause they’ll make me sound insensitive, and possibly schizophrenic.

(There is, however, this one Amaco near the bypass that isn’t too bad, but that’s just because they still sell baseball cards which I still collect even though there essentially worthless!)


My point is – I don’t like gas stations, and as a result I seldom fill up my blue 1989 Geo Metro unless the fuel gauge is about 2 cm below the “E“mpty indicator.

This is where, if I keep driving, the engine starts to sputter, convulse and die.

Turns out – this is not a good thing for the mechanics of your engine. In fact, it’s freaking horrible!

A mechanic friend enlightened me to this reality and now I’m a regular Joe at the gas station where I know all the convenience store staff by name.

So if you’re like I was before I was “converted”, you’re likely wondering:

Just how bad is running your car all the way to fumes?

Read on friend…

Engine Damage

The car engine is an amazing feat of engineering. You’ve got your different systems; the engine, the coolant, the electrical – all timed and configured to work together to propel your vehicle forward. And all systems need to be clicking just so to ensure your automobile doesn’t freeze up.

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Fig.1 – Engine Schematic (Image Pilfered From This Website)

This is especially true in older cars like my Azure Blue Metro who can’t rely on all that new wizz-bang ECMs to monitor and adjust system operations.

Likewise the fuel systems most most cars manufactured during the Metro years or before were designed in such a way that the fuel is pulled from the top of the tank used to power the engine.

All the debris and unwanted particles in the fuel are, in turn, collected and filtered from the bottom of the fuel tank.

Run out of fuel? Man-up son!

Run out of fuel? Wondering what To Do? Do you call you Mom, or, Dad, or Girlfriend to bail you out? NO!

You read this article from a towing company in Virginia Beach on getting your damn car to run again.

Now what do you think happens when but a spittle of fuel is left at the bottom of your tank?

That’s right! The fuel pump sucks up the swill (aka: shit-fuel) at the bottom of the tank.

Luckily there’s a nifty fuel filter inline before the fuel pump which gets most of the big chunks of crud.

The more insidious stuff gets through though, and over time it can clog up your primary fuel filter, which then causes shit-fuel to your injectors and engine cylinders.

Shit-fuel can cause your injectors to fail, your pistons or cylinders to pit, and your engine to run hot – which can then cause complete and utter destruction on your engine!!!

Here’s a visual of the result…

Now most modern cars are gonna give you “head-up” in the way of a warning light of something. But do you think they put that technology in my 1989 Geo Metro Hatchback?

Yeah sure pal, you bet they put that technology in my Geo Metro from 1989. (Gawd!)