Geo Metro History

The Metro was a joint effort between General Motors and Suzuki.  The Metro is an evolved version of a Suzuki Cutlus.  The Metro was sold under the Geo name from 1989 to 1997.  It was then sold as a Chevy Metro from 1998 to 2001 when it was discontinued.

Generation 1 Metro

The First Generation of Metro’s are what I would call the precursors to the real Metro line (Generation 2 and 3).   From 1984 to 1988 these initial models were sold under many different names.  The Suzuki Forsa, the Chevrolet Spirit, and the Pontiac Firefly (in Canada).

Generation 2 Geo Metro

The second generation of Geo Metro’s are what I would call the classic Geo Metro.  They officailly started selling under the Geo name.  There were four unique body styles for the Geo Metro line: 3-door hatchback, 4-door sadan, 5-door hatchback and a 2-door convertible (so you can be fuel efficient and styling!).

Generation 3 Geo Metro

The third generation of Geo Metros were prolific during the late 90’s.  In 1995 the Geo line underwent some minor engine and safty overhauls.  The safty equipment included optional anti-lock breaks, front and rear safty cage updates, steel

2008 Demand Spike for the Geo Metro

The fuel efficient Geo Metro’s have seen a recent resurgence in popularity.  When gas prices went over $4 per galon in the summer of 2008, these once shunned cars started looking a lot more attractive.  Averaging 45 miles per gallon, Geo Metro’s sip gas, making them as fuel efficient as a hybrid, but just a fraction of the price.

Geo Metro Prices Now

Refurbished Geo Metros sell for anywhere between $4,000 – $6,000.  Standard used Geo Metros usually sell between $1,500 and $5,000 for a running car.  One thing to remember, these cars had a suggested retail value between $8,000 – 12,000 when they were NEW.

Finding Geo Metro Parts

Finding parts for the Geo Metro isn’t actually to hard.  There are many parts dealers where you can get replacement parts, and Geo Metro parts are easy to find online.