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.
This next car comes as a tip from Matt C who writes: If I needed to say something nice about it, I’d say that it succeeds much better than attempting to make a 1957 Chevy out of a 2002 Camaro. And it is probably considerably more exciting to drive then when (a small portion of) it […]
I’ve always lamented the lack of belt-drive automobiles from major manufacturers, but the bigger crime is the lack of V-twin power. You can get cars with miserable 3-cylinders or all manner of 4-bangers, but V-twins are only available in motorcycles…until now. Find this 1991 Geo Metro with Harley Power offered for $3,200 here on eBay buy-it-now or make-offer […]
As an apology to all of you readers for the pink Studebaker Avanteaf thing the other day, I wanna post an engine swap that is properly done. Something that’ll put a smile on your face and black stripes on the ground. Like a 9 second Geo Tracker. Find this 1993 Geo Tracker LQ4 Turbo here on eBay with […]
This next car comes from John M who writes: Geo Storm GSI. Looks pretty! Claimed 280,000 miles and “Lotus Elan suspension.” Seller appears to have a Geo Tracker in the background… Good sign, or an indication of possible mental health conditions? Find this 1991 Geo Storm GSI offered for $1500 in Richmond, VA via craigslist. From the […]
This next Geo Tracker is an ugly little mutt of a convertible and covered with green paint plus an assortment of speed stickers….so why is it featured on these pages? Was it owned by a celebrity? It is super low miles with a ludicrous asking price? Or does it have a small block Chevy V8 […]
The Geo Metro was the product of a joint venture between GM and Suzuki from back in the 1990s. It wasn’t the worst car ever built (cough cough L31 Nissan Altima…) but driving one isn’t a good experience unless you are an automotive masochist (ahem…cough Kaibeezy…cough) so this next one has been modified to make […]
The Suzuki Swift/Geo Metro/Chevy Metro/Pontiac Firefly (sold from 1988-1999) was a subcompact hatchbox from General Motors with powertrain developed by Suzuki and the build quality of toy from the 99 cent store. The Swift wasn’t swift in the least bit, but it was available with a 5 speed manual transmission, fully independent suspension and a […]