Hey, Watch This: 1996 Geo Metro
The Geo Metro isn’t the skinny kid who got beat up in school — it is the even smaller kid that was left alone because even the bullies felt sorry for him. But not today. Today, the Geo has been given an adamantium skeleton and a bazooka to settle a few old scores. Find this 1996 Geo Metro offered for $6,000 in Sierra Vista, AZ via craigslist.
This isn’t just a Geo with a big hood scoop, because under that scoop is a 450 horsepower turbocharged “ecotec” inline4. According to the seller: Very fast, but not much fun for daily driving. I actually think this would be a fun car for daily driving, but saying “watch this” and understeering into a ditch IS my idea of fun.
The not-so-eco anymore “EcoTec” inline-4 is probably from some Cavalier/Cobalt/Pileofjunk where it would have made 150ish horsepower, but it is boosted up to 450 horsepower for proper tire-melting fun.
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I applaud the work and the amount of power this little skittle makes but I have a feeling it is horrible to drive.
I have driven a few slightly modded fwd cars that the engine was way overbuilt for the chassis and it is really hard to control.
This would be 10X better without that hood, add a quiet muffler and some AutoZone hub caps and you've got a great sleeper.