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Old 01-23-2007, 06:51 PM   #1
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Question: info please on parts and service

I am thinking of buying 1990 Geo metro do any of you metro owner have trouble getting parts and where do you go for maintenance or parts....
Chevy dealer ship, local mechanic or junk yard.
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:13 PM   #2
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need info on Geo metro

I am thinking of buying 1990 Geo metro do any of you metro owners have trouble getting parts and where do you go for maintenance or parts....
Chevy dealer ship, local mechanic or junk yard.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:32 AM   #3
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I can't answer your question directly, because I have a 89 Honda Civic. However, their are a number of people on here who are driving Geo's and they seem to be very happy with them and they seem to not have to much difficulty with getting new or used parts.

I don't know what your experience is going to be, but from what I've seen, it seems to me like the Geo get's hammered pretty hard on mileage, if it's driven at speeds over about 55 or so. Driving in the LA area, it is pretty hazardous to be driving anything less than 75 and if you want to try to keep out of the way of people driving aggressively, you need to be able to do 85, without breathing to hard.

As far as your post goes, I think you may not have gotten much response because the header doesn't specify what vehicle and your login entry makes it appear that you have a toyota corolla, not that your looking for information on the Geo.
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Old 01-24-2007, 09:35 AM   #4
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Whoops! Well, so much for the repost idea. I believe that MetroMPG has a web site which is devoted soley to Geo's. You might try to locate it and post your question over their?
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Old 01-24-2007, 01:43 PM   #5
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clencher's right. The cars are easy to get parts for. They sold millions of these things. So, pick 'n' pull your own used stuff, spend the bucks at the dealer, or get them from an auto parts store.

I do all my own maintenance, but you can get it done anywhere you like, if you're not so inclined. (I'd be more likely to find a good neighbourhood mechanic than go to the dealer though.)
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:38 PM   #6
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thanks for the info and help

I am going to try and pick one up if I can find one in good shape and at a good price.
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Old 01-24-2007, 05:58 PM   #7
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FWIW, the pick-a-part in San Bernardino (take the 10 to Milliken and hang a left) has a lot of cars. And, even though I don't recall seeing any, probably a few Metros... There's a high turn over too.
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Don't be too sure about junkyards. They eventually send junked cars to the crusher. Except for classics, they won't keep cars that are older than about 15 years. One junkyard owner moaned about how the Pacer enjoyed a sudden surge in popularity-- after he'd had all his Pacers crushed I know of only a handful of junkyards where I can get parts for my '90 Festiva, and only one where I can get parts for my '83 Celica. You should call nearby junkyards and just ask if they have any early 90s Geo Metros, and if yes, for how much longer?
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Another option is to find someone with a "collection" of dead cars in their yard (or even just one) and ask if you can buy parts from it. I did this for a couple of years from a guy with a dead Accord in his back yard.
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Don't be too sure about junkyards. They eventually send junked cars to the crusher. Except for classics, they won't keep cars that are older than about 15 years. One junkyard owner moaned about how the Pacer enjoyed a sudden surge in popularity-- after he'd had all his Pacers crushed I know of only a handful of junkyards where I can get parts for my '90 Festiva, and only one where I can get parts for my '83 Celica. You should call nearby junkyards and just ask if they have any early 90s Geo Metros, and if yes, for how much longer?
Speaking of a return to popularity, I had an '83 celica until it was stolen in '92 to be cannibalized for low-rider parts.
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