Bring back Geo!
Gordon Murray’s T.25 city car concept seems to be doomed. First, it looked like the pair would see production next year. Then Yamaha made a concept for the Tokyo Auto Show using Murray’s iStream build process. Now, Shell and Geo joined in to “totally re-think” the 2010 car, but still won’t put it into production.
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.
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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.
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.
One year ago, Darin Cosgrove of Metrompg.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The very nervous 3-cylinder engine found in the Chevrolet Sprint Turbo was part of the very successful and long-lived Suzuki G engine family.
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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.
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…
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?