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.
When it rains, it pours…right? And around this website, when I post something strange, people always find a stranger example of the same car. The other day we featured a 2002 Suzuki Vitara — complete with a manual gearbox and GM/Suzuki’s shared body-on-frame truck chassis…but then, a tipper sent in the GM version — a Chevy Tracker with a manual gearbox, all-wheel-drive AND the ZR2 package too boot. But frankly, the most curious thing about the entire vehicle is how shockingly well preserved it appears to be. Like it drove through a worm hole from 2001 and right into my heart. Find this 2001 Chevrolet Tracker ZR2 offered for $8,600 in San Mateo, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt.
It is easy to look at the Suzuki Vitara Tracker (1994-2004) and dismiss it as yet another Rav4/CRV competitor in the compact SUV class. It certainly looks like a car based crossover with transverse front-wheel-drive and maybe an option for a part time all-wheel-drive system…but GM and Suzuki were not messing around with the Tracker. It was built on an actual body-on-frame light truck chassis and features a longitudinally mounted engine, standard rear wheel drive with an option for four-wheel-drive. Find this 2002 Suzuki Vitara offered for $4999 in San Diego, CA via craigslist.
Not everything beautiful is symmetric in that beauty. Take the Morgan Aero 9 for instance — it has a swoopy gorgeous curves from the rear and a fugly cross-eyed front, and even Ferrari is not immune to an ugly front — take the wicked winged rear of the Ferrari F50 and then look at its Pontiac Aztec inspired (inspiring?) front end. With that in mind I want you to marvel at the incredible airplane tail of this next vehicle and try not to gasp in horror when you see the Geo Tracker front end plastered onto this rolling work of art. Find this 1999 Chevrolet Tracker Airplane Car bidding for $7800 reserve-not-met in Englewood, FL via eBay.
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 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 […]
It was a cool autumn afternoon when Robin got the bad news. His crime fighting friend had perished in a bizarre duck hunt accident. The caped crusader’s untimely demise did not involve actual fire arms, but a tragic accidental strangulation from the cord of the NES Zapper light gun, at least that is what Alfred […]
Snowmageddon has enveloped the world as we know it (at least in most of America) and even if you live in Phoenix you would be advised to own at least one vehicle that rides on tracks. A half-track tank is a good start, but if you don’t have the garage space for another semi-worthless vehicle […]
The last Geo Tracker (Suzuki Sidekick) we featured was a Ford V8 powered but stock looking beast, but today’s Tracker puts that one to shame with an insane 512 horsepower turbocharged F20C swap from a Honda S2000. This 1994 Geo Tracker is for sale in Earlysville, VA currently with zero bids on ebay at $14,000 […]
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 but let down by an anemic 1.6 liter 4-cylinder engine. At least one enterprising hot rodder decided […]