The Geo Metro Convertible Was a Hilariously Pathetic 50-Horsepower Economy Car

Mike
Mike

I really miss my 1990 Turbo Sprint. Same engine as that Metro, avec one tiny little turbo. Most fun of any car I've owned apart from my Model 3, and I long for those days -- until I remember what a deathtrap those things were.

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12gaugebleachdrinker
12gaugebleachdrinker

Huh, I always thought the Geo LSi's had the 4 cylinder not just the three. My first car was a Suzuki Swift 4 cylinder. It was a great beginners car and I'm glad my dad forced me to learn a manual transmission. One day we were putting around in it(this was back when The Fast and Furious was new) and someone in a modified Mustang V6 or Civic or something(literally anything) that would have totally beaten me came near. I put in the clutch and did three quick high RPM revs of the engine. My dad got such a kick out me doing that. I just did it instinctively and I don't really know why. When I would drive my friends home from high school(I was the first with a license) I would take this 90* corner at like 30mph( the road didn't go straight, literally only went 90*) and all my friends said it was like being in a go-kart. They were right. I miss that little grape.

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oscar salazar
oscar salazar

The vivacious mice jekely skip because request structurally allow lest a jumbled position. unarmed, ignorant lan

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Marc Fuchs
Marc Fuchs

50HP out of a 1L 3 cylinder engine is not pathetic. It's tiny but reasonable. A 5L V8 engine with barely more than 100HP is pathetic, as many older American cars had it.

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Holeshot Hunter
Holeshot Hunter

new paint?

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Jason Bourne
Jason Bourne

I wonder if you can mod it with an engine swap...

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Jason Bourne
Jason Bourne

Every time I hear anyone talk about a Geo Metro I'm reminded of an old Simpson's clip: Homer: Neddy? Neddy! Rod: He's gaining on us! Todd: I'm scared! Maude: C'mon Ned, move this thing! Ned Flanders: I can't, IT'S A GEO!!

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S I M O N .
S I M O N .

These are collectors cars just like Yugos and Gramlins. If you got a decent one, keep it conditioned and reap in $$$ in few years.

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Randy McTavish
Randy McTavish

not bad

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Supesfan88
Supesfan88

Could you try to find a 1st Gen Aveo and compare it to this?

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Ed Lima
Ed Lima

Why is the video slightly sped up?

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Giordan Diodato
Giordan Diodato

god that color is so 90s

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L H
L H

no shit..the same car I probably test drove when I was in Iowa back in the 90's...lol same color everything.

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Music Athority
Music Athority

The three cylinder versions would actually, and I'm not joking slowdown when you turn on the airconditioning. and the three cylinder engines would also wear out very quickly.

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steve
steve

Pathetic little pipsquak?? Ba-hahaha.. up even my 16hp 150cc yamaha bike can leave dust behind this 50hp car 😂 Yo, after roasting it to ashes, you're selling it out? that's cold man Um, Who would buy this after being insulted?

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Trect
Trect

The Geo Metro makes the Mitsubishi Mirage look like a Bentley

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Konan
Konan

52 horsepower💀💀💀

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Alfonso Adame
Alfonso Adame

Bring back these cars . Cars nowadays are trash 🗑

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crash b
crash b

"This car can be yours!" Why

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Ronald Baker
Ronald Baker

Great little car. Just didn't catch on.

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Jay Jess
Jay Jess

Needs an alignment

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Sanyey
Sanyey

thats a standard suzuki swift...

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Reid Conti
Reid Conti

Subtracting (adding?) 23.5L/100km from the manual transmission mileage figure to get the 3spd auto figure.. yeah that’s … not how this works.

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Reid Conti
Reid Conti

Don’t you remember “hey man, can you push the mirror out a little bit more for me”? Manual passenger mirrors were meant for the passenger to adjust for the driver :)

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Black Jeep Convertible
Black Jeep Convertible

Convertible version of any car is a GREAT car. Doug just doesn’t love open air freedom 🇺🇸

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Black Jeep Convertible
Black Jeep Convertible

I love convertibles

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Jed K
Jed K

the owners manual lol

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Gary Iacobucci
Gary Iacobucci

Imagine if Doug and Jay Leno ever crossed paths shooting car videos, what a battle of the chins

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L581
L581

I'm honestly surprised that they haven't brought this car back. Most of the cars in the '90s although they were smaller and maybe not the fastest in the world they did get better gas mileage and they were a lot lighter. They kept things simple in the '90s and they should do the same now. Hybrids are nice but they're expensive and they're better ways to go about making a car that gets better gas mileage and that will last 20 30 or 40 years down the road. The Geo Metro was by far more practical than any hybrid out there today. A hybrids batteries will last 10 years at best and cost you close to $6,000 if not more to replace them. This little Geo Metro won't have much to replace as long as you change your oil in it and take care of the motor and if the battery for the starter goes bad it'll cost you probably $100 or less to replace. God bless the 90s and God bless the Geo metro.

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D Z
D Z

I would try to track down that sales person as it would be fun to revisit the good old days.

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D Z
D Z

I still remember seeing them at the dealership when I was at grad school. For a poor grad student, they looked like dreams. I would buy one if they were still making them. Just fun to drive around town.

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Matthew Geist
Matthew Geist

I gave my swift fog light and sunroof I wanted 1993 gti stop making had a 1995.

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Matthew Geist
Matthew Geist

Had had the Swift it get three door hatchback 1.4 90hp god miss that little shit great on gas 5 speed on hill max 60 on flats 75

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Sean Larson
Sean Larson

Look at some of those welds in the engine bay!

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Ian Bridwell
Ian Bridwell

Doug! I love your videos. You got your fuel mileage conversions wrong at 9:34. The difference between 46 mpg (5.1 L/100km) and 36 mpg (6.5 L/100km) is 1.4 L/100km, not 23.5 L as you stated. The conversion isn't linear!

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Bootquake
Bootquake

For anyone else wondering about this: The actual l/100 km difference between 47.5 MPG(combined mileage) and 37.5 MPG (10 MPG less for automatic) is about 1.3 l/100 km (4.95 l/100km manual and 6.27 l/100 km automatic). Doug displayed the correct values in the beginning, but as he talked about the automatic being 10 MPG less he translated that to 23.5 l/100 km. Yes, 10 MPG is 23.5 l/100 km, but MPG and l/100 km can't be compared like that because they measure different things. MPG is distance per fuel and l/100km is fuel per distance. This means MPG becomes smaller as fuel consumption increases while l/100km increases with fuel consumption. Not meant to berate, just to clarify. Have a nice day.

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Jay Suthers
Jay Suthers

I know this video is from more than 2 months ago, but I wanted to comment about your being passed by a Chevy Bolt. I can tell you, as a Bolt owner, I can pass a lot of cars easily. It's a 3500 lb car with 200 hp and 266 ft-lbs of torque, it can overtake the average car quite easily let alone a rubber band powered convertible. (smile emoji) If you haven't already, I would love to see you review the Bolt. Lots of cheapness, but good tech and lots of power. As the charging infrastructure grows, it's becoming a very capable car even on long trips.

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Sam Tilden
Sam Tilden

The motor is as slow and boring as this fucking video good god 🙄

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TransistorBased
TransistorBased

What a time, advertising that your car was made by Suzuki was better than advertising it was made in the US

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Alex Timbol
Alex Timbol

Looks like a nice grocery getter, commuter, or beach going vehicle--if your beach is within a few kilometers.

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omarruelas123
omarruelas123

Doug: insults the geo metro during filming Doug after filming YouTube video: ads geo metro to car collection.

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BlueMoonPanther
BlueMoonPanther

I had the same car back in early 90's but I installed a turbo charged 1.3 l gti engine and it was the most fun inducing human killer convertible ever

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Ky Shrode
Ky Shrode

I used to own one and it only used like $10 a month in gas its a 3 cyl was in a multi car pile up other large cards were totaled but my Metro only had a fender wrinkle

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Bart B.
Bart B.

cut the car some slack you jerk. it's doing it's best

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Carlos Holz
Carlos Holz

"Hilariously Pathetic 50-Horsepower Economy Car"..... according ONLY to the US market

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Gabriel Santos
Gabriel Santos

I own one these pussy magnets. Shits fire. Don't talk to me about the shitty "hypercar". Most don't have the trunk space, nor the comfort to match one of these bad boys.

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Brad Nelson
Brad Nelson

I drove one of these for 20 years, I LOVED IT!! Great gas mileage and it felt like you were on a skateboard with an engine, just a lot of fun. Bought it in 1996 for $2000 and I ran it till 2016, I don't even know how many miles I put on it because its odometer only went to 100,000, it might have been 200,000 to 300,000 miles. All this guy is whining about is power and cup holders.

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Diana Watson
Diana Watson

Fun fact: The early VW Beetle was originally equipped with a 25hp engine which was later upgraded to a whopping 36hp, then the dual port 40hp came along which was the icing on the cake. 50hp would've been a dream.

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tbirdpunk
tbirdpunk

If you had to parallel park for your drivers test... this was the machine to do it in.

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The Rolling Troll
The Rolling Troll

I love how people keep saying 'that's even great fuel economy today'. Many cars did close to or over 50mpg in Europe back in the late 80's and early 90's

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T¡nfo¡l Hat
T¡nfo¡l Hat

They got better mpg than anything made now

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alloneword154
alloneword154

Hair flowing in the wind while you struggle to keep up with the guy jogging next to you

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David Bayley
David Bayley

It's a Suzuki

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SbI29
SbI29

We used to have one, a green one with 2 doors, the gas mileage was truly amazing since at the time prices were nearing $5 a gallon, umm it did fall apart towards the end, idk how all 4 of us fit in there but we did, a/c was surprisingly good and this is AZ, good memories

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Deathling Kill
Deathling Kill

V12 swap

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Andrew Williamson
Andrew Williamson

Did you catch the Max Load Capacity 😂😂 388lbs— THATS like. Not even 2 Americans 😂 if you had 2 people each at 200lbs, you’d automatically be over the load limit 👏🏻

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Richard Kim
Richard Kim

Just need to find someone to find a way to drop a Hellcat engine in there.

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Novotech Technologies Inc.
Novotech Technologies Inc.

I had its cousin, a Suzuki Swift. It had a rocking 70HP … I think my weed trimmer has that now.

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Michel Foshee
Michel Foshee

Need a headband, tight shorty shorts and a polo shirt. Then you'd understand..... 😂

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Kil Wil
Kil Wil

ngl its goddamn sweet

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theMIKA RENOLDS
theMIKA RENOLDS

sub par driving skills not to realize you can 360 it easy drifter to fit threw space rally car long range distance on gas perfect messenger vehicle,, i owned 15 metros and 4 extra engines , currently i have a FULL BUILT 90 GEO METRO 5SPeed , you still don't get once it is built out like a race car suspension widing the wheel base bigger rims tires exhaust radiator oil air intake all modded with the 3 cylinder increasing a bit in horse power built in a machine shop oversized pistons super flat plane head ect that the car is super light it is 15 hundred pounds = a carbon fiber car= were i started u have sub par driving skills you push this car threw turns rally it threw streets fit threw small spaces its like a mid engine car in handling because the engine ways nothing once its balanced upgraded fixed and built out its like a carbon fiber car were not talking giant money to get a used one and turn it into a race car like i did its a blast driving within the speed limits long distance

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Oughriend
Oughriend

This guy is the love child of Jay Leno and Garrett Lambert.

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Jon Parker
Jon Parker

My 94 Mustang had a plastic key blank. I never knew what it was for and I never had it used. But it was far from rare.

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Corey Brass
Corey Brass

I honestly wanted one of these as a teen.

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Sapphire Retro
Sapphire Retro

Why don't you ever re ord turning on the ignition and let us see the speedometer 🤧

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Tesla Cyber Truck
Tesla Cyber Truck

That looks exactly like what Doug would drive

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MrCommunistGen
MrCommunistGen

I know that stretch of I5 from the test drive quite well. I commuted back and forth between Pacific Beach and Del Mar for work for many years.

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Leland Franklin
Leland Franklin

Bought a Tracker for 7k....3 years later....traded for 7k. Great little buggy with no issues.

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Craig Doriety
Craig Doriety

My wife had a little 94 GEO hatchback with 3 cylinder. Pretty weak.

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Christer Åhs
Christer Åhs

And with that i mean when Corvettes and Camaros are faster on track comared to a four time more price bullshit Ferrari. And you still thinks italian crap is better. Something is very bad. I remember Ferrari and Lamborghinis from the seventys. They was a absolutely disaster when it comes to quality. THATS patetic. When they should better colour in a NEW car. They used a paintbrush. And when it was a dent from the factory. They used a crowbar to direkt it. I would not do that on a 500 dollar car. Hire a racecardriver when it comes to exotic car. Because when you takes it out on the road to give it a "doug score" and turn the wheel a little back and fourth and acceleration for 100 meters. Thats bull. You can test a blender like that. Not a car. So mister Doug.. I proposes a more suitable employment for you.

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James Buccola
James Buccola

It was a car for 16 year old girls. Get a grip.

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Christer Åhs
Christer Åhs

Still more value for money compared to all the italian crap you find so fantastic.

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WT TW
WT TW

Ok $36.00 that I have in my wallet right now! Plus you pay the tittle transfer. Take it or leave it.

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buzzbrutus excelsior
buzzbrutus excelsior

2 words BABE MAGNET

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andromedar1977
andromedar1977

36 mpg is not 23.5 L/100km. What are you talking about?!?! Its 6.5L/100km!

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DMAN007
DMAN007

That car can out pace any Koenigsegg

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Mark Wells
Mark Wells

For several years a metro sedan was a part of several rallys in Southern California. It never won but it sure was fun to watch it participate.

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paulo de brito soares
paulo de brito soares

How come Doug can miss the point like this? Call it pathetic is pathetic. It was meant to be a cheap urban car with the fun character of a convertible. And it hits the spot. Doug is clear an affectionate for super expensive luxurious and pathetically high performance car, which no one will ever really have the chance to enjoy... for our own safety. A Lamborghini that costs over 200k dollars and has 500 hp is much more pathetic since it will probably be all its life stuck in the traffic of the LA highways.

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Joe Takacs
Joe Takacs

Excellent sales pitch on the test drive...

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DFX2KX
DFX2KX

13:28 Me, only half paying attention: "Hey, we've got a George White Chevy here in Ames-" Douge: "In Ames, Iowa" me: "OH WOW. Ames gets a mention!" That dealership is still there.

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DFX2KX
DFX2KX

(and I unpause and see Doug also noted that it's still there, that's hilarious)

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bill
bill

they last forever if you have the standard transmission .

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mikhail gorbachev
mikhail gorbachev

The yugo was even worst than the metro. Way worse.

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Dark Daze
Dark Daze

Hey Doug. I have a 98 Chevy Metro! Yep, cheapstir for sure. Still better than a Yugo! Paid $400, so not too bad.

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mikhail gorbachev
mikhail gorbachev

The geo metro was made to compete with the japanese econobox cars. I almost bought one but settled on a toyota tercel 1992 sedan. It was a much better car.

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Mick Obrien
Mick Obrien

10:45 ... The Geo wasn't being generous with the air bag... The USA mandated all cars from 1990 onward had to include a driver air bag. Geo was just following the law.

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jwillkens
jwillkens

I miss good cheap cars ($200-$300). I've owned around 25 cars. I used to buy and sell at least, one car a year. I always have 3 at minimum. The vehicles were old, in decent mechanical shape and either economical or powerful. Sometimes they were both. The car industry has gone backwards in almost every aspect. Just look at Tesla and the right to repair nightmare of today.

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Shadow Rides
Shadow Rides

I had the older 1988 Chevy Sprint with a 3 cylinder engine. The engine was actually only 883 cc (1.0L), I had the carbureted version.

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paul battis
paul battis

A pathetic car that could get over 50mpg and easily go over 300,000 miles. yeah ok.

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Brandon Hoke
Brandon Hoke

It’s always nice to drive balls to the wall in a Metro just to get gapped by a school bus.

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Travis Demon
Travis Demon

I miss my Geo

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Heinrich Koenen
Heinrich Koenen

I had a 91 four door LSI version of the GEO. Got 50 mpg a gallon all the time I had it. Made it past 100,000 miles without any major repairs. Tires, brakes and oil changes was all. Unfortunately the frame rusted out so it was time for it to go.

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kimber1911
kimber1911

My friend had the Suzuki Swift turbo! Totalled it taking a turn too fast.

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MightyMatt 36
MightyMatt 36

i want this!

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galbraith69
galbraith69

The one thing that we use from Imperial system in terms of Cars are the size of wheels. So you do not need to convert those into "mm" :). 13" wheels was perfectly understandable. I only loose it with feets and mpg. Thanks Doug! :D

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dubox37
dubox37

This car sold for $5700. Wtf buys a car like this???

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Tessou
Tessou

I live just down the street from this dealership in Ames and absolutely would buy one of these Metros if they popped up on the lot.

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S A
S A

oh the first car I purchased new :) I like it. I had the manual option

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SATAN
SATAN

And now smart cars

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