5k seems excessive to me, it's a 92 with 200k kms. It better be in awesome shape. I'm going to look at it on monday. I'm just looking for opinions on what what you guys think is a reasonable offer, and if there's anything specific to these cars I should watch out for.
I know it's an auto, a five speed swap is my first planned mod. I was planning on getting a 3 cyl with a 5 speed originally, and swapping in the 4 cyl 5 speed. What complications might I be looking at here going from an auto to a standard?
Main thing to look out for is rust, particularly on the front A arm supports. Once they rust out it's junk yard time. I don't know what would be involved in doing the transmission swap but I've read about people doing it. Do a search on the Teamswift website.
$5k for a 15 year old car that you need to do an engine swap on? I've missed buying honda insights with 200,000 miles that sold for close to that, no geo with the worng engine/tranny is worth that, not even in mint condition.
My Metro has 118,000 miles on it and is a 93 model (I think). It didn't cost a penny. Check out your local salvage yards and see if you can make a steal there. The one I drive now didn't even need any work done to it besides a battery to get it running.
Oh yeah Peakster, I also noticed there are two verts for sale in Regina! Two out of the four or five for sale in Canada including the one I'm looking at. You wouldn't be selling them would you? Trying to drive up the price? lol
For those who the link doesn't work,
Options : Air Conditioning, Bucket Seats, Driver Air Bag, Power Steering, Removeable-Roof
Description : A perfect summer car.
Model: METRO METRO LSI/SPRINT CL VIN: JG1MR336XNK207458
Stock Number: 06 Mileage: 182,500
Engine : 1.0L Body : Convertible
Transmission : Automatic Cylinder : 3
Fuel : Gas Drive : FWD
Doors : 2 Passenger : 4
Exterior Color : Blue
Type : Convertible
Man I should have kept mine! Sold it 3 years ago with less than 100,000 on it new top for $900. Remember if your going for FE the verts the worst Geo you can buy, even if it's a manual. Weight, FD ratio, poor aero, A/C and geo's don't get along, and they had the largest tire foot print. Lastly they were the worst for rust. Look it over and under very carefully! Now if you want a cool car for fun OK but 5 tho? I'd keep looking
If you have to have it, find a second donor car. You will have to have the manual plus the pedals wiring harness ECM. Autos don't use the same harness for backup lights, ect. Check to see if the cam, dist. are the same also. Lots of cars have engine diff. between autos and manuals. You can get by with some things but to optimize FE you should try to do all the changes the factory did.