The Geo Metro Heralded A Decade Of Strife And Sadness

The Geo Metro was a car primarily known for its frugality, its cheapness, and its crappiness. But when they first put it on sale, they tried to couch it as the harbinger of a new decade. Oh no. » 4/26/14 9:00am 4/26/14 9:00am

Cars that time forgot - Geo Storm GSi

I decided to go in a slightly different route this time as the car in question today is neither a 1-year only special edition nor is it a limited production unicorn. In fact, the Geo Storm can be found relatively easy by CTTF standards. The GSi is by no means common, but with production numbers in the thousands it is… » 3/21/14 3:50pm 3/21/14 3:50pm

Used Car Face Off: Convertibles You Can Buzz Around In

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 5/05/13 1:00pm 5/05/13 1:00pm

Pair Of Mini SUVs With V8 Swaps Are An Odd Find

Perhaps the only thing stranger than dropping a small block Chevy in an relatively unloved mini-SUV is the fact that more than one person has done it. » 5/05/12 9:00am 5/05/12 9:00am

Watch Harlan Ellison shill for the Geo Metro

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. » 3/23/11 1:00pm 3/23/11 1:00pm

Get to know the Geo Tracker with a Corvette heart

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. » 3/23/11 12:00pm 3/23/11 12:00pm

For $1,200, save gas, go metro

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? » 3/15/11 8:00am 3/15/11 8:00am

Getting To Know The 1990 Geos

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. » 8/15/10 12:00pm 8/15/10 12:00pm

How To Get 99.7 Mpg From A Geo Metro

One year ago, Darin Cosgrove of entered his Geo Metro in the Green Grand Prix fuel-economy competition. Over the course of the event, he coaxed his 12-year-old car to almost 100 mpg! Here's how he did it. —Ed. » 6/14/10 1:00pm 6/14/10 1:00pm

The Geo Metro Is One Of The Greatest Cars Ever Built

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. » 5/12/10 11:00am 5/12/10 11:00am

NUMMI Is No More

The once-bustling GM-Toyota New United Motors plant, located at the northeastern edge of the area known as Silicon Valley and about 25 miles down the freeway from Chez Murilee, shut down on Friday. » 4/03/10 5:30pm 4/03/10 5:30pm

Geo Metro-mino: The Ecomod Work Truck

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. » 1/05/10 10:00am 1/05/10 10:00am

Warning: This Geo Metro Is Not A Ferrari

We've seen fake Ferraris, but few as bold as this convertible Geo Metro redubbed the "Dino GT 760." The attention to detail is admirable, but we're sure every dead Italian is spinning in their graves like a twin-turbo V8. » 12/29/09 9:30am 12/29/09 9:30am

Dodge Challenger Takes On Hungary, Blots Out Entire Country

Think a Challenger looks giant and menacing in America? Here’s one parked in Budapest behind a Suzuki Swift—which you’ll recognize as the Geo Metro. » 9/30/09 2:40pm 9/30/09 2:40pm

Project Car Hell, 10 Painful Choices Edition: Go For Buttonwillow 24…

Welcome to Project Car Hell, where you choose the project that's the coolest... and most hellish! Are you thinking of entering the Buttonwillow Histrionics 24 Hours Of LeMons, but just can't find the right car? » 2/15/09 2:30pm 2/15/09 2:30pm

1988 Geo Metro: No Matter What!

Unless you put a CBR900RR engine in one, the '88 Geo Metro hatchback is a downright cute little gas sipper. It's tough to argue with 53 city MPG, though we remain skeptical about that figure. » 1/29/09 4:40pm 1/29/09 4:40pm

24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza Über Gallery: The General's…

You naysayers who want to claim that the Geo Metro is really a Suzuki can go away now, because we say a GM car- albeit a Honda-powered one- won this race! The rest of the GM field was far from Camaro-only, which is always good to see; nothing against Camaros, mind you, but they've been pretty numerous in LeMons events… » 1/09/09 2:00pm 1/09/09 2:00pm

Barrett-Jackon To Auction Geo Metro

The Barrett-Jackson auctions are typically filled with expensive classic cars and other exotics, so why are they auctioning off a Geo Metro of all things? » 1/02/09 2:30pm 1/02/09 2:30pm

And The Arse Freeze-A-Palooza LeMons Winner Is: The Metro Gnome…

Toilet plunger differential grease seal and all, the Metro Gnome CBR900RR-powered Geo has won the 2008 24 Hours Of LeMons Arse Freeze-A-Palooza! » 12/28/08 9:40pm 12/28/08 9:40pm