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Old 10-07-2006, 11:37 PM   #1
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Highest Mileage on a Geo Metro? I mean Odometer Mileage not MPG

I'm curious to see who here in this forum thinks they have the highest mileage Geo Metro. I'd like to see how far these little suckers can go if well maintained.
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Old 10-08-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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As a potential Metro owner, I am curious too. Also anyone have trouble getting parts for the 3 cylinder engines?
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Old 10-09-2006, 09:41 AM   #3
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I'm sure mine isn't the highest mileage one on this forum but I'll get you started. 86 Chevy Sprint (precursor to the metro) went 198,500 miles with lackadasical maintenance before #3 exhaust valve checked out. Replaced motor with a JDM and have covered another 18k miles since for current total of 216,500+ miles. Attempting to reform my ways and do a better job of keeping up on the maintenance.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:16 AM   #4
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Re: Highest Mileage on a Geo Metro? I mean Odometer Mileage not MPG

Mine has just hit 217,00 and still runs great. It has been well maintained with frequent oil/filter changes.

Uses less than a quart of oil in 3000 miles and

I have had few problems with this car. Two timing belts, two batteries, two water pumps, tires and brakes. Still have the original clutch and it does fine here in the Tennessee mountain roads and hills.

I am the original owner.
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Old 10-09-2006, 10:43 PM   #5
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Re: Highest Mileage on a Geo Metro? I mean Odometer Mileage not MPG

We have a 95 4 cyl auto that has 237,000 miles.
We bought it with 109,000 and have been using it as a newspaper delivery car. My wife drives 110 miles a day with 700 stops. I change the front brakes about every 6 weeks and the oil every 3000 miles. It uses less then a quart of oil in that 3000 miles.
The only problem I have with the car is the windows. I wish there was a way to make them go up smooth without so much force.
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Old 10-11-2006, 08:50 PM   #6
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Re: Highest Mileage on a Geo Metro? I mean Odometer Mileage not MPG

You can go to car survey.com and quite a few have posted mileage over 200K some even over 300K on Metros
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:27 PM   #7
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Re: Highest Mileage on a Geo Metro? I mean Odometer Mileage not MPG

How about low? I have a 1992 geo with 15,800 documented origonal miles
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Old 11-05-2006, 02:16 AM   #8
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How about low? I have a 1992 geo with 15,800 documented origonal miles
wow, what is that car your Sunday driver or something?
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:57 PM   #9
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Nope just bought it from a friend that bought it from a dealership
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that makes me feel special.. mine has 157,000 on it
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I have a 96 Metro 4 cyl auto with 171k and still going strong. i have put 10,000 on it since I have had it, replaced absolutely nothing yet, have had no problems with it at all. changed oil 3 times so far and it uses about half a quart every 3,000 miles. I know someone with a 95 metro 4 cyl. auto that has close to 400k on it, no joke.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:00 AM   #12
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my 91 3cyl manual has 326k. the head gasket finally gave up but #3 cyl had deteriorating compression for many tens of thousands of miles. used just the smallest amount of oil between changes always. i tow a small trailer with it sometimes. i'm doing a complete rebuild now.

looking back, i've never sold a car with less than 400k on it ..... i still have the '81 toyota 3 axle rv [r22 engine .... occasionally pulled a 19' alum bayrunner with it] which is trouble free at 450k and the 65 dodge pickup when sold still had the original slant 6 with nothing done to it internally ever! lot's of wonderful traveling and hauling overall ...... from alaska to mexico.
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Re: Highest Mileage on a Geo Metro? I mean Odometer Mileage not MPG

My 1991 Metro, 4dr HB (The Silver Bullet) has 230,000 miles on it now. At 207,000, I rebuilt the engine and replaced the tranny with a JDM. After 23,000 on the rebuild, an exhaust valve has already decided to check out on me. Oh well, at least the part I rebuilt is still going strong. Another reman head will put me in good tune again.
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Re: Highest Mileage on a Geo Metro? I mean Odometer Mileage not MPG

So far redpepe is the winner. Who can top him.
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:38 PM   #15
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I bought a '96 "big block 4 banger" auto for $125 3 years ago it now has 248k. I also have a '99 3 banger with 181k. I love these cars. Just change the oil and they last forever.
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