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Geo Metro review!!! The Geo Metro Convertible is a tiny convertible economy car with no frills and almost no power. Today I'm reviewing the Geo Metro Convertible, and I'll show you all the quirks and features of this little car. I'm also going to show you what it's like to drive the tiny Geo Metro, and I'll review the Geo Metro driving experience.

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13 mai 2021

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Ajax 7ox
Ajax 7ox Pirms Stundas
It's a harsh ride because it's a sport tunning
Sid Barabari
Sid Barabari Pirms 7 Stundām
India had a saloon version Built by Maruti with Partnership with Suzuki. Had a 1.3L G13B engine and went against the 4cl lancer at the time. I should say, our version was a lot better.
Namic Norris
Namic Norris Pirms 7 Stundām
I had a coach from elementary school that was 7 ft tall probably 250-300lbs just an absolute unit. This guy was soo cool and extremely nice, we use to see him driving around town in his tiny geo metro. It was soo funy to see him get in or out of it. lol!
Sho'Nuff
Sho'Nuff Pirms 8 Stundām
Was he born in 1992? NO
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*1000th dislike is mine. You're welcome*
Dan Doyle
Dan Doyle Pirms 10 Stundām
I have a 92 non-convertible. I find it is not slow, It will go 70-75 so what else did you have in mind. Of course this guys who attitude is bizarre. The metro was never looked down on--unless by the people who want SUVs.
Freedom
Freedom Pirms 10 Stundām
I remember I had a co worker that owned the geo metro and he drove me and 3 other people. So that's 5 grown guys and 2 of them was overweight. I remember as soon as he hit the gas I felt the car struggling going down the road. I asked him what size engine the car had and he said it's a 3 cylinder. My lawnmower was more powerful than the car!
John Calos
John Calos Pirms 11 Stundām
Hayabusa motor swap, rims, tires and suspension.
Turboed Dude
Turboed Dude Pirms 12 Stundām
I NEED one of those
Jacob oldtree
Jacob oldtree Pirms 12 Stundām
wow.. looks like a high class russian mobile...lol
Ross M
Ross M Pirms 14 Stundām
I admire the sourcing of such a multitude of words that can be utilized when attempting to avoid saying the word “SHITBOX” for 24 straight minutes.
lynx2cross
lynx2cross Pirms 16 Stundām
They were perfect for it’s time if you wanted something cheap and reliable with great gas mileage for driving to work.
bridgecross
bridgecross Pirms 17 Stundām
Let's have a little perspective: if this car had been built in Soviet Russia, the designer would have been awarded the Order of Lenin.
Cautionary Tale Harris
Cautionary Tale Harris Pirms 17 Stundām
There was a dude I knew in my hometown who graduated high school the same year this car came out. He bought one brand new and put an obnoxious sound system in it. The summer passed and it was time for back-to-school... In my town, the Middle School was directly across the road from the High School. On the first day of school, he drove this little car, blaring some early 90s rap, smoking Marlboro Lights...back and forth on the road between the schools for like 45 minutes until the bell rang and we all went inside. Even though I was only starting 7th grade, I thought that scene was the saddest thing I'd ever seen.
Slava
Slava Pirms 18 Stundām
Call me a pervert, but i kinda like the looks of this thing. It has nice proportions for such a tiny fwd car and there is no obvious ugliness anywhere on the exterior or interior. Also this thing looks like it was well engineered, for what it is. It even has a trunk. A real functional trunk in a (sub?)4 meters long ultra cheap convertible car. Admirable!
Patrick O'Donnell
Patrick O'Donnell Pirms 19 Stundām
I T-Boned a non convertible one in my old Honda back in the early 2000's. There was no passenger seat afterwards, luckily there was only the driver and I hit the passenger side. Death trap.
Kristopher Rainbolt
Kristopher Rainbolt Pirms 19 Stundām
Doug is the only guy that will tell you how horrible a car is in order to try and sell it.
neorev01
neorev01 Pirms 21 Stundas
I had a 1993 Geo Metro convertable in Polynesian Green and I loved it. I bought it for $1300 with 65K miles and sold it for $1500 with over $100K. I could park it anywhere in the city and it was cheap to own and operate. I had the top down every chance i had. The pass through trunk was great, i could put 2x4's and conduit in it when i was doing some remodeling
Open your Eyes
Open your Eyes Pirms dienas
The ugly on this car is awesomely ugly.
Thomas Halvorson
Thomas Halvorson Pirms dienas
The car has 50 hp and weighs sub 2300 lbs.. Wtf did you honestly expect. Sadly the 3rd gen cavalier was an even bigger pos than these were.
johnboy2251
johnboy2251 Pirms dienas
Hey Doug, My geo metro is a base 3 door auto. I've driven it from Blaine WA down I-5 all the way into the middle of California and back. I've had fast cars, luxury cars, big trucks but still to this day the metro is the best experience I've had on 4 wheels. The simplicity of it is a beautiful thing. It's one of two Suzukis that I own. It's 1000cc i3 has about the same power as my 400cc single in my drz400. The bike weighs about 320lb and the metro about 1600lbs. Somehow I consistently get right about 50mph with both. Do you think it would be a cool, albeit pointless, experiment to swap the motors just for kicks? Seen a few geos with bike motors but never a bike with a geo motor. Thanks for all the great videos man.
Cro Minion
Cro Minion Pirms dienas
I can't really argue against your criticisms, but I still think it's a cool little car. 👍
Brown Green
Brown Green Pirms dienas
I think it's cool.
Anthony Flahive
Anthony Flahive Pirms dienas
If I were to buy it, I would probably swap it out with like a 4 cylinder out of a Toyota or something maybe a V6.
David Mendez
David Mendez Pirms dienas
That car is gangsta
Anthony Flahive
Anthony Flahive Pirms dienas
Whats funny is he is shocked about Air conditioning, im surprised that this car can go all the way to 8000 rpm! Lol!! 😆😅😆😅😂
Anthony Flahive
Anthony Flahive Pirms dienas
I would actually probably buy this if I could because its just one of those kinda "plain jane" cars with some storage and all the normal stuff pretty much and btw I think the seats and the door panel, look like hotel carpeting
videodj84
videodj84 Pirms dienas
funny story: asked my mom which car would you buy; Geo Metro, AMC Pacer, Ford Aspire, or Dodge Omni. She gave me a “what the hell is your problem” kind of look and said “have you been drinking?”😆😆😆🤣🤣🤣🤣
Philip Carlile
Philip Carlile Pirms dienas
I wish I had seen this when it was posted. I'd love to have gotten to bid on, or bought this car. I did own a 2001 Chevy Metro with the same engine and trans as this one, and no it did not have any power but I loved the little car and it was fun to drive. I always wanted (and still want) the convertible, but just needed the extra space and seating at the time. Oh, and that gas mileage...
Tim Judkins
Tim Judkins Pirms dienas
He missed the storm.....
Debra Taylor
Debra Taylor Pirms dienas
Ok he forgot a very important feature,............cup holders 😜
Crazy Weird Wonderful
Was that a kid on a bike who overtook Doig?
Crazy Weird Wonderful
Please do the Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI, there has to be at least one good one somewhere in the US. I owned one in the late 90’s. One of the great hot hatches of the 80’s and 90’s in Europe. THE US missed out big time. London, UK
M AR
M AR Pirms dienas
Now imagine a non convertible, automatic transmission, in tan😂
A. Aziz
A. Aziz Pirms dienas
Lizard spotted behind Doug on the doorsill at [21:35]. Is it a brown anole or something else?
Wilkins Micawber
Wilkins Micawber Pirms dienas
All the cheap Japanese cars Doug says General Motors re-badged as "Geo", cos they were too cheap to be part of the US manufactured GM model range sound pretty good to me. I'd have taken a re-badged Toyota Corolla over a compact GM any day.
A. Aziz
A. Aziz Pirms dienas
Honestly, the roof operation is pretty simple and straight forward so I'll give points to Geo (Suzuki) for that I'm addition to the fuel economy. Not a bad car for the price.
bizophone
bizophone Pirms dienas
These cars were like $200-500 each in high school. My buddy had the wagon version of the Metro and its auto transmission would get stuck in 2nd.
Lightning Wolf
Lightning Wolf Pirms dienas
The Pussy Wagon
Patrick LaFollette
Patrick LaFollette Pirms dienas
This is perfect proof that Doug will review darn near anything. Even the weird cars are, at least, weird; this thing isn't weird, it's just terrible, but here we are.
RockinJason360 Productions
Doug the type of guy who wears a basketball shirt to a football game
Walter Burch
Walter Burch Pirms dienas
It was a cool looking economy car back then. I didn't know it only had 50hp
Walter Burch
Walter Burch Pirms dienas
It was a cool looking economy car back then. I didn't know it only had 50hp
john leininger
john leininger Pirms dienas
I used to own a red one it rusted out the subframe so sold it for the tranny and engine
George-Florin Constantin
George-Florin Constantin Pirms 2 dienām
Soooo, this was basically a badge-swapped Suzuki Swift? Suzuki sold these in Europe in the '90s and they were on par with the Ford Fiesta, reliability-wise. These (the 4 door hatchback version) are still on the roads in my country right now. That is quite impressive for 25 year-old cars.
JONS
JONS Pirms 2 dienām
Hahaaaaa the plastic key 🤣
bo duke
bo duke Pirms 2 dienām
I had a car dealer with a sense of humor back in the late nineties. I took in my new F150 for warranty work and provided a 2 door Metro as a courtesy vehicle. It was the automatic and bright red. I'm sure they did it to discourage warranty claims. I was not a repeat customer.
JONS
JONS Pirms 2 dienām
I'd buy that it matches my personality ... dumb and basic 🤣🤣🤣
brycerichert
brycerichert Pirms 2 dienām
First new car of my life… 1989 red LSI… I loved it… 55 mpg to college and back. No safety features back then so it could be very light. The Suzuki swift was sold in Canada with a bigger engine.
Jesus Gonzalez Diaz
Jesus Gonzalez Diaz Pirms 2 dienām
mom, i want a BMW Z4 we have BMW Z4 at home BMW Z4 at home:
i5 Media
i5 Media Pirms 2 dienām
wow sold for twice the price it sold in 92.i think list was 3999 back then
ali yusuf
ali yusuf Pirms 2 dienām
When doing car reviews can you also take them on track and include a track review on how it handles and preforms
Nicholas Baisley
Nicholas Baisley Pirms 2 dienām
My parents had a 1985 Plymouth Voyager minivan with an emergency plastic key in the little vinyl folder that contained the owners manual. Completely forgot about it until now. Not something you'd ever see in a modern car!
Jordan Gomez
Jordan Gomez Pirms 2 dienām
*this* is literally one of my dream cars. No joke Grew up with a geo in my life
Brandon Mitchell
Brandon Mitchell Pirms 2 dienām
My mom had one of these when I was in middle school 🙄
mistapetason
mistapetason Pirms 2 dienām
i got to 25 seconds in this video and had to stop watching, couldn't stand this guys voice/mannerisms.
Joe Z
Joe Z Pirms 2 dienām
Dougs predisposed idea on what a car must be, keeps him from experiencing certain vehicles with a more open mind.
Whiplash
Whiplash Pirms 2 dienām
Bring these back with Hayabusa engines and they'll sell like hotcakes.
Dwane C
Dwane C Pirms 2 dienām
Be a screamer for sure
Brad Krauss
Brad Krauss Pirms 2 dienām
We live near Annapolis, beautiful city. Love to see the Maryland pride.
Amanda Bushee
Amanda Bushee Pirms 2 dienām
Lol yeh Yugo.. but heck let's face it it's a lovely preserved car..
computergeak
computergeak Pirms 3 dienām
Hey man, this car was my pride and joy in highschool. I drove this car when I was a kid with my grandma. People now days would absolutely die for gas mileage like this!
Casey Will
Casey Will Pirms 3 dienām
With a 5 speed manual, these things were a BLAST to drive! You could even put a turbo on them pretty easily. And to top it off, they sipped gas, so my buddies and I never gave it a second thought to take a road trip to San Diego or Albuquerque for the weekend.
Minero17
Minero17 Pirms 3 dienām
I want one ngl that looks fun af stick a small turbo on it and do rally x 😂
Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez
Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez Pirms 3 dienām
Please even large Chevy and Buick would kill you in a crash ....
Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez
Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez Pirms 3 dienām
Since you've reviewed rare cars ....can you try to find some Protons that are located in Missouri and not one but 2 Satria GTI s these were brought in from Germany
Gfrigo P
Gfrigo P Pirms 3 dienām
Wow, it looks the modern brazilian popular car... GM could sell it here! Edit: its better than brazilian car!
Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez
Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez Pirms 3 dienām
It's weird to think that if Malcolm had convinced Malaysia's Proton Holdings to sell its sedans in America it would have been received a better outcome ...fyi Proton had already made a few LHD Proton Sagas that instead of a 1.5L engine the US spec car had a 1.8L engine ah lost opportunity..
Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez
Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez Pirms 3 dienām
It's not that the car is a pipsqueak it's just that you are a big-ass dude if a Jimny looks small parked next to you then what else can a car built for lower income do about that
mdmyer
mdmyer Pirms 3 dienām
$18,611.49 in 2021 Dollars if anyone was curious.
OnASickOne
OnASickOne Pirms 3 dienām
My neighbor had a red hatch
James Self
James Self Pirms 3 dienām
8:37 the man walking in the background just disappears.
Ben Hudman
Ben Hudman Pirms 3 dienām
I bid $250.
Dwane C
Dwane C Pirms 2 dienām
$275 here
realbhopwood
realbhopwood Pirms 3 dienām
I still think the Z24 Baretta convertible from the 90's looked so good to me.
Ben Hudman
Ben Hudman Pirms 3 dienām
I’m surprised to see rock rash. Must have gone fast behind a truck at some point.
Ben Hudman
Ben Hudman Pirms 3 dienām
Your emergency plastic key was meant to make a copy of your key so you could have a copy locked in the car.
Florida Mans Garage
Florida Mans Garage Pirms 3 dienām
If you put a small turbo you could squeeze 100hp
Thomas Fields
Thomas Fields Pirms 3 dienām
I had one of these in 1997. Had 230000 miles on it. Got it for free. Drove it for a year. No issues except burnimg a little oil. Thanks grandma.
King Masterlord
King Masterlord Pirms 3 dienām
best go-kart I've ever driven
Youtube Account
Youtube Account Pirms 3 dienām
Halfway between a barbie jeep and a real car
Jason Buck
Jason Buck Pirms 3 dienām
Doug, we really appreciate the metric measurements in brackets!
Anas Nazeer
Anas Nazeer Pirms 3 dienām
They sold the Geo metro aka Suzuki Cultus in Pakistan from the first day till 2019. Nothing changed except seat covers, front grill, steering wheel and back lights. For a good few 10+ years. Pathetic.
Altima NEO
Altima NEO Pirms 3 dienām
5:20 or Nissan making a Murano convertible Wait...
Willard Dold
Willard Dold Pirms 3 dienām
My first car was a 91 Geo Metro, 5 speed manual. I loved that car and I paid like $1500 for it and got a ton of use out of it
Thomas Hart
Thomas Hart Pirms 3 dienām
Apparently he's never driven a Chevy traxx pathetically slow on take off its 0-60 in minutes not seconds I had a Chevy cavalier and it was a rocket compared to the traxx it's so slow its dangerous
Zam1Fear
Zam1Fear Pirms 3 dienām
A true piece of racing history.
Ben Helweg
Ben Helweg Pirms 3 dienām
You could use that broomstick to change the passenger mirror.
Rich Yeilding
Rich Yeilding Pirms 4 dienām
50hp is considered underpowered for a motorcycle.
Baked Belgian Waffle
Baked Belgian Waffle Pirms 4 dienām
More pathetic is the fact that today car manufacturers create less convertible cars because they sell more stupid SUV's. I would rather drive this "pathetic" suzuki swift (geo metro)convertible in stead of a Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible (it looks like a stupid "kubelwagen").
Waldemar Słodowy
Waldemar Słodowy Pirms 4 dienām
It's identical to Suzuki SWIFT 1.3 Cabrio from that era.
Han Freeman
Han Freeman Pirms 4 dienām
My friends dad has one of these and it's only been rebuilt like 8 times
Burritoswithfritos
Burritoswithfritos Pirms 4 dienām
I'm wanting this thing the whole time then he says it was sold new in Ames close to where I am which makes me want it even more
Nina Lantz
Nina Lantz Pirms 4 dienām
PLEASE DO GEO STORM/ ISUZU IMPULSE NEXT
Bryan Ross
Bryan Ross Pirms 4 dienām
Not really seeing the "pathetic" here. Sure it's got a weak engine and it's a relatively tiny car, but honestly it's nice looking and it's a convertible. Even in a cool color. The tone is a touch snide. And since when is an actual key something worth making fun of? Cars had keys up to five minutes ago.
Raynaud Malbrough
Raynaud Malbrough Pirms 4 dienām
Doug DeMuro. A poor man's Jay Leno.
Jacob Lima
Jacob Lima Pirms 4 dienām
You forgot the geo storm
7280 camaro
7280 camaro Pirms 4 dienām
This car may be pathetic, but what's really pathetic is this used car salesman's attitude. I had to click out.
david hall
david hall Pirms 4 dienām
They will light the tires up in 1rst gear an u can bark all 5. Also 2 other points u can have flat tires on the car an not have to worry about damaging the rims tires will not squish flat.. An fun in the mud just about cant het stuck an if u do & have a passenger just pickup the front end an move it. An it will reach 90mph eventually
HAMPTER
HAMPTER Pirms 4 dienām
It has to be a Doug demuro video with him going “this” in his friendly way
micksterminator3
micksterminator3 Pirms 4 dienām
My dad gave me a 4 door Suzuki sidekick when I was 16 or so. This car basically seems identical. I had to change how I drive, it was imposible take a left into oncoming traffic
Ivnriver
Ivnriver Pirms 2 dienām
No respect for the lil cars I’m always getting cut off by people. I think it made me an aggressive driver when I’m not driving the geo.
jmuduke99
jmuduke99 Pirms 4 dienām
My Government teacher in high school always referred to that car as a "pregnant roller-skate".
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