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

13. maj. 2021
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Geo Metro review!!! The Geo Metro Convertible is a tiny convertible economy car with no frills and almost no power. Today I'm reviewing the Geo Metro Convertible, and I'll show you all the quirks and features of this little car. I'm also going to show you what it's like to drive the tiny Geo Metro, and I'll review the Geo Metro driving experience.


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  • Why you telling me ?

    BATUK KillerBATUK KillerPred 8 minutami
  • I assume that like Rolls Royce , the " GEO " hood stamp also can be lowered to protect it.

    Trey EdenTrey EdenPred 52 minutami
  • Uhm Doug... US DOT required a driver side forward impact protection airbag on all vehicles sold in the US from 1991 onward... So anything 91 and newer has one no matter how cheap the car was. 😉

    David LangDavid LangPred 2 urami
  • My grandfather had one of these - he bought it for the fuel economy, as he had about a 100-mile one-way commute at the time. Saved him tons on gas. He also once took it from Florida to New Jersey on one tank!

    Ferrariman601Ferrariman601Pred 2 urami
  • Someone should give a Swift GTI to Doug for a spin, he'd have a radically different opinion on that one. The G10 3cyl in that Metro Convertible is just puny.

    sfpsfpPred 3 urami
  • Great news! This Pathetic, joke of a car, crappiest car of the date, is for sale in CAAAARS AND BIDS.

    Marco CanepaMarco CanepaPred 3 urami
  • That Guy is Awkward

    Oleg knows bestOleg knows bestPred 4 urami
  • Why do we have a review of this but not a Smart car? The 2013-2015 generation was particularly quirky in interesting ways.

    no1unorightnowno1unorightnowPred 5 urami
  • What about the geo storm?

    jim liujim liuPred 5 urami
  • Cheap convertibles seems like they were made for early 90's TV and movies.

    Kevin HibbardKevin HibbardPred 5 urami
  • One of my neighbors has this exact car, he parks it under a half raised EZ up tent. I have never seen the the top go up in 13 years. He drives it and a mid 2000s tundra.

    Kevin HibbardKevin HibbardPred 5 urami
  • Looks like a good sleeper if a Hyabusa engine were transplanted.

    rationalguyrationalguyPred 6 urami
  • I miss this pathetic old cars back when people understood that spending millions and $100k for a car was Incredible stupid 😂🤣😂🤣😂😂 my Lord the end of the world ohhhh nooo 😲😳 no power windows and doors what I my going to do helllppppp meeeee 😂🤣😂😂😅😅 are you serious is this a review when today young kids can't even afford to live on their own 👎👎👎👎👎

    423alonso423alonsoPred 6 urami
  • Hey don’t hate on the handling you’re just on the wrong road I took my geo up Glendora mountain road it felt way better than my Mitsubishi Eclipse did

    Caleb dumeCaleb dumePred 6 urami
  • Adjusted for inflation, that measly $9,700 price tag would be equivalent to just over $18,000 in 2021 - quite a stark difference in quality when you look at what kind of car you can get with that money today!

    XeonaaXeonaaPred 6 urami
  • Did Donald Trump work for gm at the time those cars are drawn with crayons.

    Charles LeeCharles LeePred 10 urami
  • The type of car you get hit by a Mosquito. The car would be wrecked you'd be in a body bag.

    Charles LeeCharles LeePred 10 urami
  • That is a beautiful car . People hate it because is slow and looks humble and cheap . Stupid people comments . Many want a Volvo S60 T8 because it has 450 horsepower so people want Volvo because they wanna beat the 300 horsepower WRX merging into the highway . They dont want this geo because it would be murdered by the high performance japanese cars AKA Subaru and Nissan Z Nismo . That is the only reason people wont drive this cute car . People want to have their asses in high performance euro cars . sad but true

  • Slow? Please. He's driving at a clip on a busy street, not being passed by a bunch of honking middle finger wavers. It's fast enough. Acceleration to 60 MPH might take a few seconds more but couldn't have been an actual safety issue. Horsepower competition is a hetero male insecurity thing. Because of it, we're heating up the planet, paying $3/gallon and live in carbon monoxide miasma.

    Rodney KingstonRodney KingstonPred 15 urami
  • 49 MPG on the highway, save your gas money for the funeral

    Samniss ArandeenSamniss ArandeenPred 17 urami
  • If I drove past you driving that car, I'd be like yup that's exactly the person I thought would be driving that car.

    Bobby HBobby HPred 18 urami
  • Got sick gas mileage tho

    Bear Crow MotegaBear Crow MotegaPred 19 urami
  • It has an airbag because it was required by law, not because they were being nice. Driver's airbags were required from 1989 by your government if I'm not wrong.

    MP498MP498Pred 21 uro
  • My dad's dream car... Go figure

    Shane SprankleShane SpranklePred 21 uro
  • Extremely unsafe downright deadly! Bought a brand new one in 92 lasted just over two months before someone hit it going 30 mph and totaled the car! Was severely injured 🤕 it did get incredible gas mileage over 40 Miles a gallon on the freeway.

    Eric KennedyEric KennedyPred 21 uro
  • This is a pathetic geo, but yet still on my cars and bids 😂😂

    Sebastian GarciaSebastian GarciaPred dnevom
  • Hey are you related to Jay Leno?

    Joseph PepitoneJoseph PepitonePred dnevom
  • “Maybe a few years later, you had a good experience, you’d come back and buy a Chevrolet” That’s a pretty damn big maybe

    benbot517benbot517Pred dnevom
  • What a shit review Doug I've been watching you since around 30K Subs this was the first time I disliked a video of yours. It's a perfectly fine Car for the Money you really changed from driving all these Supercars the majority of your audience can't even afford

    CareraDriftCareraDriftPred dnevom
  • or, you could just ask your passenger friend to adjust the mirror. But Doug doesn't have any friends, so he's stuck with getting in and out of his Geo Metro convertible and going the long way.

    john kellyjohn kellyPred dnevom
  • Man that Chevy bolt bolted past you

    Tony MatsonTony MatsonPred dnevom
  • Somebody needs to buy this and do an EV conversion.

    Simranjit DhaliwalSimranjit DhaliwalPred dnevom
  • Yes! The cute and crappy is here!

  • I'd rock it!

    mazdafiero11mazdafiero11Pred dnevom
  • Had one ( not conv) back around 95ish. Slow as heck but good gas mileage. Didnt hate it but didnt love it. Wound up needing a valve job before 70K miles. Luckily the car was simple to work on and my dad new a guy that owed him a favor. Other than that was a reliable car actually. I wouldnt mind having this car as quick in town grocery getter. Or making short runs. Although wouldnt take it on the HWY.

    LetsGo NowLetsGo NowPred dnevom
  • Come on. The color adds at least 15 horsepower.

    _Polyavien__Polyavien_Pred dnevom
  • 50 screaming horses!

    tom7601tom7601Pred dnevom
  • Some say you could get it on McDonald’s happy meal…

    Juan Pablo Correia EcheverriaJuan Pablo Correia EcheverriaPred dnevom
  • Here's the thing with the G Series engines in these little metros: Everything needs to be adjusted to some pretty tight specifications, or they won't make anywhere close to their rated power, but will still sounds like they're running fine. Because they were cheap little cars, no one kept up on maintenance, so they'd perform poorly, and that'd feedback into the "oh, their just cheap, crappy cars" stereotype. Properly adjusted, these cars (with the 5-speed) have no issues keeping up with modern US traffic. Toss in a few hundred bucks for a nice set of struts & shocks, plus some halfway acceptable tires, and they are actually are pretty fun to drive.

    JonathanJonathanPred dnevom
  • I had a 91 hatch back. Drove it to work on freeway 100 miles a day during spring summer fall. But not in the snow. 1 lt. 5 speed. 75 mph. I put 289,000 miles on it. Sold it to a friend who added 80k before he sold it. I never had any repairs but oil. Tires. Tune up

    Richard HardwayRichard HardwayPred dnevom
  • Biased, nasty spirited review, plus the constant hand waving was annoying.

    Scott FerrellScott FerrellPred dnevom
  • Now do a Honda K20 engine swap on it.

    blakegriplingphblakegriplingphPred dnevom
  • I had a 1993 Geo Metro 5-speed when I was in my early 20's. BEST CAR EVER! Cheap on gas, small, cheap, reliable{ish}, and purple. At 6' in height, the back seat was my front. Oh the memories I made in that hunk of junk!!

    Justin GowerJustin GowerPred 2 dnevi
  • @1:33 also the long forgotten Geo Storm which was a rebadged Isuzu Impulse.

    Hicksville MTBHicksville MTBPred 2 dnevi
  • It reminds me of the Fiat Punto Convertibles (yes, they exist) that they used to sell in Italy

    Giulione🙂Giulione🙂Pred 2 dnevi
  • The Suzuki swift in the UK was a first car for many. They had a pretty decent chassis and a few of them found their way into the rally scene where the new version also enjoys success.

    Crouching HedgehogCrouching HedgehogPred 2 dnevi
  • “This was a very pathetic car”😅 indeed it was

    Blu KeedBlu KeedPred 2 dnevi
  • No love for the Storm? LOL

    Stephen FenderStephen FenderPred 2 dnevi
  • Let's talk about why risk matters. The Highway Transportation System, or HTS, is made up of many different types of people, vehicles, and roadways. You have the most control over your safety within the system. Risky behavior is not just extremely annoying and rude, it puts other road users in the system in serious danger as well. The good news is, you can greatly reduce your risk of a collision by learning how to navigate the system like a pro and by using safe skills to reduce your risk. So you're on the right track. This course, along with solid behind the wheel practice, will prepare you with the skills and safety habits to help you take control of your own and others' safety. Risk Factors Let's be real. A certain amount of risk while driving is unavoidable. After all, you're driving a two-ton block of steel on wheels at speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (mph)! But seriously, what are some of the most common risk factors for young drivers, and what safe skills can you practice to reduce those risks? 6 Common Risk Factors for Young Drivers and Your Safe Skills Response Inexperience Teen passengers Distractions Risky driving Impaired driving Driving at night 1. Inexperience Inexperience Yup, it's nothing personal, but think about it, would you be expected to play Mozart the first time you picked up a violin? Snowboard on a black diamond run without falling on your rump a few thousand times on the kiddy slope? Not a chance. Driving is a skill, and just like any skill, it takes practice. SAFE SKILLS Practice defensive driving habits with an adult or driving instructor in the car as much as possible. Assess your fitness to drive before you get in the car. This means your mental, physical and emotional well-being, including whether you've had enough sleep. This is so important, we've devoted an entire module to it in this course! 2. 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While knowledge and skills are important, attitudes and their corresponding behaviors play a larger role in driver safety! SAFE SKILLS Focus. Drive and only drive when you are behind the wheel. Dock your phone on the dashboard if you must use a GPS. Put your phone on Do Not Disturb (DND) or Driving Mode. Put the phone in the glove compartment if you find you cannot resist touching it. (You know who you are!) 4. Risky driving Risky driving The image shows a driver taking a hand off the steering wheel to reach for an object in the back seat. You may know somebody like this-they drive like they're auditioning for a racing movie: speeding, tailgating, not using signals … SAFE SKILLS Consider others. Drive for their safety, as well as your own. Use the defensive driving skills you learn in this course, such as adjusting your speed to road conditions and using proper signaling, whenever you're on the road. 5. 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Driving at night Driving at night The image shows a driver concerned about the increased risk of driving at night. It's plain and simple: you just can't see as well at night, so you have to be extra careful. SAFE SKILLS Turn your lights on between dusk and dawn. Drive more slowly at night. Expand your space cushion, especially in bad weather or challenging road conditions. Adjust your rearview mirror for night use. Use your low and high beams appropriately: the law says you must turn on your low beams from sunset to sunrise, and whenever visibility is low. Do not use high beams within 300 ft of a vehicle ahead of you going the same direction, or within 500 ft of an oncoming vehicle. Always wear your prescriptive glasses or your contact lenses if you need to, and have an extra pair in the car along with lens solution.

    ur grandpaur grandpaPred 2 dnevi
  • this Chevrolet Kadett in Brazil.

    Iury MachadoIury MachadoPred 2 dnevi
  • Why keep saying its pathetic when is better than some peoples cars and some one has bought it for $5.700 so it cant be that bad. You've become a car snob Doug!

    paul debnampaul debnamPred 2 dnevi
  • geo prison

    Jensen InterceptorJensen InterceptorPred 2 dnevi
  • I hate to say I had one of these, a 1993 model. Bought one new, only thing I could afford as an E-3 in the Navy. I had it for 4 years. By then, the convertible top was leaking and 2nd gear synchro was going out. But it only cost $8 to fill up and did over 40mpg. As I moved up in rank, my cars got better. The best car I owned while I was active duty was a brand new 2003 Acura RSX Type S. Now that car was a blast. Trading it in was the dumbest thing I ever did.

    Christopher WintersChristopher WintersPred 2 dnevi
  • I live in Hungary. The original version of these, the Suzuki Swift, is still a very frequently seen and popular car around here - of course I'm talking about the hatchback version, not this convertible, this is rare here as well, but the hatchback is literally everywhere to this day. You can't go out on the streets for 10 minutes without seeing at least one. Every single person in this country at least sat in a Swift, but most people also owned one at some point. I did, too. There is simply no cheaper way of car ownership here to this day. Of course, the popularity comes from the very bad financial quality of life compared to Western European countries and the US, therefore many people struggle to own and maintain anything more high-end (or shall I say, less bottom-end) than an old Swift, but still one has to admire the fact that these things just DON'T DIE. EVER. They just freakin work as long as there's oil and coolant and gas. Rust is their enemy, but other than that you have to deliberately destroy one of these or otherwise it will just keep going. There's this 1.0 3cyl - I had a hatchback with this engine back in the day, I liked it but sure it's slow as hell -, there's the 1.3 8V 68HP which is somewhat more useable, there's the 1.3 16V 83HP which is actually quite agile, and then there's the 1.6 94HP for the sedan versions which is absolutely OK. One thing is true for all of them: they just work. Most delivery guys still use these around here. My grandfather still has his 1.3 hatchback he bought new in '97, 250k kilometres and I think he spend about as much on the car in the last 20 years as I did on my BMW in a year. I actually didn't even want to sell mine, wanted to keep it as a backup because I liked the fact that whatever happens, it just works and gets me from A to B. Didn't have space for it though.

    AlexFAlexFPred 2 dnevi
  • In Eurpoe it was called Suzuki Swift; what a "merdomacchina"!

    ilmelangoloilmelangoloPred 2 dnevi
  • Economical, easy to drive, easy to park, not much to go wrong, cheap to fix, keeps you dry and warm (unlike a moped). How pathetic!! At least according to someone who has no qualifications to have opinions on cars.

    Benjamin SumnerBenjamin SumnerPred 2 dnevi
  • The Quentin Tarantino of car reviewers.

    SidneyBroadsheadSidneyBroadsheadPred 2 dnevi
  • I wonder if an LS swap is an option for this thing lol🤣

    BigfootUnibrowManBigfootUnibrowManPred 2 dnevi
  • ah yes the patented GM STICK ™️ It was amazing idk what it was with GM making trunk latches not stay open from that time. My friend used to have a 90 Camaro RS that held up the trunk with a board of wood that he called "the GM patented stick™️"

    Raymond HinojosaRaymond HinojosaPred 2 dnevi
  • The way gas prices and police speed traps are nowadays I would gladly buy this car.

    cacopescacopesPred 2 dnevi
  • Still running, reliable as a Rolex,as fuel efficient as a Pruis, the hatchback has Room to carry, the convertible was the cheapest price opened air car of its time. As powerful as and old 60's Vw bettle. I'd buy a 99 Metro 2 door hatch, or Suzuki swift.

    Laz FranLaz FranPred 2 dnevi
  • My buddy had a green hatchback metro in high school, lots of good times in that tiny crapbox

    Mr. EarlsMr. EarlsPred 2 dnevi
  • "General Motors American crappy car"...thirty years later, still the same story.

    Mark AdamsMark AdamsPred 2 dnevi
  • Hey you didn't mention the geo storm!

    kristopher bellkristopher bellPred 2 dnevi
  • So typical of American made junk.

    Mark AdamsMark AdamsPred 2 dnevi
  • I had a hard top metro, very capable car that got great gas mileage.

    Nick SindersonNick SindersonPred 2 dnevi
  • Hey screw you man, a great many of us would kill to have one of these if even for our "stupid fun" car.

    MultiTelanMultiTelanPred 2 dnevi
  • This guy never had a friend to help him adjust the passenger side mirror.. sad

    Redondo BluejayRedondo BluejayPred 2 dnevi
  • Buddy of mine had a GEO Metro but it wasn’t a convertible, I guess he couldn’t afford the $9,700 . Good times , good times

    David WagsDavid WagsPred 3 dnevi
    • Yes because 30 years ago $9700 was a crap ton of money. I purchased a 98 Lumina (loved it) in 2004 for $5000. It was amazing, and lasted for 10 years till I was run off the road by a drunk driver.

      Leechburg LightsLeechburg LightsPred 2 dnevi
  • "This car is really slow." Yeah, cause the car was never designed with US highways in mind. The car was designed with Japanese cities in mind.

    koopatroopa187koopatroopa187Pred 3 dnevi
    • @Thathottstuff I honestly doubt it's as bad as he makes it out to be. My '91 Civic wagon with the original D15B weighs more by a lot and prolly puts around the same power to the wheels. It's honestly not that slow around the city, and it's only really noticeable when you're trying to get on the highway.

      koopatroopa187koopatroopa187Pred dnevom
    • I mean... its still incredibly slow...

      ThathottstuffThathottstuffPred dnevom
  • 0-60: Eventually 0-100: Forget about it Top speed: Why?

    Ben SkywalkerBen SkywalkerPred 3 dnevi
  • ... ironically gets better gas mileage than most if not all hybrids.

    SMOG-097SMOG-097Pred 3 dnevi
  • I always feel like he's comparing cars to his perfect idea of a car. This was a cheap car made for people with no money. Why not review it from that perspective? It would be like a Liberal Reviewing a 4x4 that has a 12" lift kit. 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Russ GRuss GPred 3 dnevi
    • Because, he's full of crap. He makes up anything he doesn't know. He's a bull-shitter. He consistently has compared vehicles of this era to ones made in the past 10 years. In the 80's cars with power windows, AC, and a radio were considered amazing and expensive options. They cost more! But he has no CLUE what he's talking about. I also find his babbling to be annoying. He's way overacting. Very insincere.

      Leechburg LightsLeechburg LightsPred 2 dnevi
  • suzuki swift.

    Johnny KatharsisJohnny KatharsisPred 3 dnevi
  • man i miss San Diego

    Brandon CamarilloBrandon CamarilloPred 3 dnevi
  • I had the misfortune of being a passenger in the Canadian Geo equivalent, the Chevy Sprint, for 600 very rough, noisy, miserable highway miles on one weekend in the mid-90s.

    StVitalKidStVitalKidPred 3 dnevi
  • It gets you from point A to B, what more do you need?

    Carl-Emmanuel TrepanierCarl-Emmanuel TrepanierPred 3 dnevi
  • Wow my 69 VW had 53 hp

    Leland PodollLeland PodollPred 3 dnevi
  • I get the impression this guy complains after sex . Its like nothing no matter how normal for the time just isnt good enough for this dude.

    Gorilla CookiesGorilla CookiesPred 3 dnevi
  • _Surprised it has an airbag; surprised it has no side impact protection._ Doug, those were the safety standards in 1992 - before the SUV and pickup craze ramped up. Before people realized they needed 5000 lb (2300 kg) behemoths to carry their groceries.

    Common TaterCommon TaterPred 3 dnevi
  • Is it bad that I want one? It's like the equivalent of a Trabant convertible... which sadly isn't a thing. EDIT: yes it is. omg. i want one.

    Scott LawrenceScott LawrencePred 3 dnevi
  • Fun era for cars. I’d like to see Doug review a Honda del sol. Highly underrated and one of my favorite cars I’ve ever owned. I traded in the worst car I’ve ever owned (93 Ford probe SE) for a 94 Del Sol SI. Wish I still had it!

    Corey SchmidtCorey SchmidtPred 3 dnevi
    • He would insult it because the it doesn't have modern styling, or the dashboard wasn't setup right, or the buttons were in the wrong place, or there was a lock on the glove-box, or....

      Leechburg LightsLeechburg LightsPred 2 dnevi
  • I remember when they straight up advertised on TV that these "Don't pollute the ozone layer."

    fixedGfixedGPred 3 dnevi
    • Which technically since they had AC with R12/R22 was a lie lol. Just goes to show all this climate crap is a fat lie and always has been.

      Crouching HedgehogCrouching HedgehogPred 2 dnevi
  • I would love to have that car.

    TheDavePhanTheDavePhanPred 3 dnevi
  • Bruh, they sold the swift with like 90 hp where I live, and that was pretty slow.

    smh124smh124Pred 3 dnevi
  • I want it anyway... for city driving it's perfect.

    KémyKémyPred 3 dnevi
  • Is he related to Quentin Tarantino? They talk the they're both the offspring of Dr. Demento. LOL!

    Todd CollierTodd CollierPred 3 dnevi
  • Hahahahahahha same car was sold in pakistan as an hatchback called suzuki cultus

    syed irtiza hussainsyed irtiza hussainPred 3 dnevi
  • My mother owned one, the top did nothing but leak when it rained.

    james D.james D.Pred 3 dnevi
  • 8:02 "Cheapest, crappiest stuff they could find".

    Festus BroFestus BroPred 3 dnevi
  • This man talks an insane amount of shit for having a 5 year olds haircut

    Jon WJon WPred 3 dnevi
  • u take that to the car show and literally nothing else will get attention

    D CD CPred 3 dnevi
  • Auto museum/ manufacturer with one of every car in the middle of each state with the the finance option by value

    Antoine LakeAntoine LakePred 3 dnevi
  • Oh please.....that car Is pure performance. Look at how his hair started flowing when he punched It. Definitely faster than a 5.0

    Vidale MartinVidale MartinPred 3 dnevi
  • You should add the option for cars to get 0 Accel score when they're dangerously slow like this.

    Ryan HardRyan HardPred 3 dnevi
  • When you started driving, you sound like my ex wife explaining why she divorced me...

    Live Aboard SailorLive Aboard SailorPred 3 dnevi
  • Cause morons today are to lazy to crank Windows or play with dife mirror's,oh my god I will I survive,so much work

    David LittleDavid LittlePred 3 dnevi
  • My sister still rolls a beat up Geo prism which was an American made and badged Corolla built at NUMMI which is now Tesla. She makes top dollar even for bay area standards

    Clarence LeeClarence LeePred 3 dnevi
  • GEO Storm?!? I owned a 1990, it was a rebadged Isuzu Impulse!

    paul sobbypaul sobbyPred 3 dnevi
  • The auction sold this car for over $5,000.

    Ian AboveIan AbovePred 3 dnevi