The LS-powered Geo from earlier today got me thinking about old Geo commercials. Which is how I found myself on YouTube looking for the old "No Matter What" commercial as well as finding sci-fi writer Harlan Ellison.
There's an alchemy to engine swaps of massive big-blocks into the chests of small cars with a minimum of sheet metal alterations. This Corvette-powered Geo Tracker may not turn lead to gold, but it can make rubber smoke.
A Geode is a hollow rock that upon cracking open reveals a crystalline interior. Geo, on the other hand, was GM attempt to crack the small car market. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Metro will save you on gas, but will driving it leave you feeling hollow?
What did The General need most of all in the late 1980s? You got it, another marque! All those Suzukis and Toyotas being built in California and Ontario needed friendly Detroit-style badging, not to mention those Japan-built Isuzus.
The Geo Metro often serves as a punch line for small-car jokes, but even modest machines have their benefits. To illustrate this, we've invited Jalopnik reader Matt Moore to speak about the distinguished joys of the sweet Met life.
Thanks to 25 MPG fuel economy and a $22K price, the Ford Transit Connect is being sold as an affordable, efficient commercial vehicle. Pshaw. The Metro-amino will get twice the mileage for a tenth of the price.