ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Happy Little Geo Metro

Updated on May 9, 2011
This isn't my car, but it is a Geo Metro.
This isn't my car, but it is a Geo Metro.

Had you heard of a Geo Metro before reading this hub?

See results

Stop Knocking My Car!

Like the Ford Pinto, the Geo Metro has always been the car that everyone laughs at. Born in 1989, the Metro was a small (as subcompact as they come), Japanese hatch back car with a three cylinder engine and a speedometer that only reached 80mph. Though it had much fewer safety and convenience features than your average subcompact (and a horn that not even a caterpillar would take seriously), it had amazing gas mileage. Your image's loss was your wallet's gain. In 1998, the Metro began being sold under the Chevrolet brand. Sadly, the last Chevy Metro was manufactured in 2001.

Though it was towed away in 2005, I still miss my Geo Metro very deeply. My used Metro holds the place in my heart reserved for a first car. My mom gave it to me as a high school graduation present. It was a silver, two door model manufactured in 1993. The gas mileage was so good that I only had to fill up every 1 1/2-2 weeks. As I commuted by highway to and from college (the college being located 30 or so miles away) five times a week, I truly appreciated the low gas bills. I liked that it was small. It meant that the interior heated up quickly in the winter and vice versa in the warmer weather. Though I could easily fit two-three passengers, I enjoyed the feeling that the car fit me like a glove. It was just the right height for me to get into without always hitting my head or bumping my head on the roof when the road got bumpy. No, it didn't have a cd player or even a tape deck, but the radio worked perfectly. As I always forgot to lock my doors, I liked that they locked as soon as you started to drive. Because speeding runs in my family, that small engine kept me out of a lot of trouble. Even in the Winter, when the car would easily spin out and I'd almost get crushed by larger cars, I was still thrilled to own it.

I finally had to give up the Metro because the transmission went. Every time I would put it into reverse, nothing would happen. Try as I might to only park facing out, that's easier said than done. Though the car was light enough for me to manually push it out of the parking spot, it would've been insane for me to do it until the rest of the car fell apart. Our mechanic said that repairing the transmission would cost more than the worth of the car and though I was willing to pay for it, my mom convinced me to let it go. As I watched the American Heart Association (I wasn't going to let a junkyard have it.) tow it away, I wanted to dramatically jump on top of it and sob. However, I remained on the porch and bravely watched it leave the street.

With the recent gas price dilemma (to buy or not to buy?) that our country faced, my Geo was constantly on my mind. If I had still had it, I probably would've been cool, my wheels envied by all. Okay. Maybe that's an exaggeration. However, as the "cool kids" were selling their houses to pay to gas up their SUVs, I would've been enjoying my amazing gas mileage, honking my baby horn as I drove by.

I definitely would've done that.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      GEo LOver 

      7 years ago

      I love my geo 1998 2 door hatch and its amazing never once let me down and rides as smooth as any car

    • LowellWriter profile imageAUTHOR

      L.A. Walsh 

      9 years ago from Lowell, MA

      I so envy you, Allen!

    • profile image

      Allen 

      9 years ago

      I laugh my way all the way to the bank! I'm proud of my 1993 Geo Metro. I think it does as well on gas the Prius models we see on the streets. It's low maintenance and gets us where we want to go hassle free.

    • leslie_espinola profile image

      leslie_espinola 

      9 years ago

      And that my friend, is why I'm a proud owner of a Geo Prism, circa 1991.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)