The last feature was a sweet white hatchback with a forced induction engine and a billion miles on the odometer…so what’s the logical thing to follow it? How about a 3-cylinder powered hatch with a meaningless XFi designation on the side and only 69k miles on the odo offered for cheap. Find this 1992 Geo […]
This next car comes from tipper ME (and Cory) who describes it simply as “speechless.” That is one way to describe it, but interesting is that the seller doesn’t say much about it in the description either. The only explanation is a vintage 93 newspaper clipping that explains some of the reasons behind hacking the […]
The next car came across the DT tips hotline and I almost immediately discounted it as yet another minty clean early 90s Geo Metro, but upon closer look this thing is a Pontiac. Yup, you could get the Geo Metro badged as a Pontiac Firefly in Canada for a few years and this one has […]
You know what they say about Wisconsin. Everything is bigger in Wisconsin…wait, that’s not right. Wisconsin, first to flight. No…still not correct. Wisconsin, Ditas Deus. No…still not it. You might think it has something to do with dairy products…but the Wisconsin state motto is: LS Omnia, which is, of course, Latin for LS All Things. […]
We continue our countdown of 12 econoboxes from this vintage Car and Driver comparison article. The twelve sub $10k (when new) cars were ranked by an assortment of college kids, and this next one is number 8. It is the dreaded Geo Metro, which aside from being the 2nd best platform for building a 24 […]
The Geo Tracker was a little 4X4 that was built in a joint venture between GM and Suzuki…actually it was GM of Canada who pushed this thing through to development and the first versions were built in a Canadian GM plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. The Tracker was a proper body-on-frame front-engine rear-wheel-drive mini SUV that […]
The Geo Tracker (Suzuki Sidekick) was a small SUV built in a Canadian factory as a joint venture between GM and Suzuki. The Tracker was actually built on a rugged truck frame and certified as a light truck and the only thing wrong with it is the anemic 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine. Todays example is […]
The Geo Tracker might look to the casual observer like another unibody car-based light SUV like Toyota’s RAV4 or Honda’s CRV, but you would be mistaken. The Geo Tracker was developed (alongside the Suzuki Sidekick/Escudo) by a joint venture between GM and Suzuki at a Canadian factory. The Tracker was built on a rugged body-on-frame light truck chassis with a recirculating ball steering box and front-mounted longitudinal engine connected via a 5-speed manual to a hi-lo 2-4 transfer case. It is the real deal when it comes to light SUV off-roading, and at first glance the concept of “investment grade” might seem silly…until you research the prices of used Ford Broncos. Maybe this is an investment. Find this 1997 Geo Tracker offered for $6,921 in Orange County, CA via craigslist.
We love all kinds of cars on Daily Turismo. Old cars. New cars. El Caminos. El Caminoized things. But the purpose that binds them all together like Sauron’s ring is the price-to-value ratio. And this next car comes with a pretty high price tag for a Geo Metro…absolutely…but it is the nicest three-cylinder powered piece of junk you’ll ever see, and perhaps it does answer the age old question; Can you polish a Geo? Find this 1991 Geo Metro Convertible offered for $6,500 in Phoenix, AZ via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
This next Loony Labor Day feature is a classic combination of econobox utility and actual box shaped boxiness. It offers a promise of utility combined with practicality that can only be offered by a custom built in the back rooms of America’s car customization scene. This isn’t a factory built custom or even a Pimp My Ride classic…this is something built like a pair of Levis ripped in a roller skating accident or a screwdriver with a busted tip to form a perfect awl for poking things. It was no accident that this was created by accident. Find this 1989 Geo Metro Box Truck offered for $4,500 in Hayward, CA via craigslist.