Yet even more evidence that the Honda Hatchbacks are much more desired than the Geo Metro. Either that or the guy selling it is crazy for asking that kind of money.
I'd take a VX over a Metro any day of the week. If I was in the market, I would have gotten it. The only other thing that would tempt me pre-1993 would be a 2nd Gen CRX. I think that 98K on a 1993 is pretty darn good. Let's see :
98K/14 years => about 7K miles per year. In LA I would expect twice that many miles, or close to 200K miles.
Since I didn't know the details of the car, I didn't add any junk like AC to the list of options. I classified it as "Good" because of the dents. The Blue Book came out to be $3,055. When I classified it as "Excellent", it came out to be $3,430.