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Old 03-22-2021, 01:49 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The ad must have been deleted or something the link doesn't work for me, but all metros had suzuki engines. They are badge engineered suzuki's for GM.
I am aware...but GM designed the head in the '89+'s, and then started making the engines themselves in the 90s, if not earlier, as well as the cars themselves...by the time of the one in that ad, even the design of the car was all-GM; they never got the late model style that we have in Japan.

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Even if the engines were produced by GM, but matched whatever suzuki was manufacting wouldn't it still be a suzuki engine?

Do you mean the late model body style or some kind of engine revision that GM made?
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The XFi is the first Chevrolet I've owned. Turns out it's sibling to the Suzuki Samurai my brother has driven since 1984.
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Old 03-24-2021, 09:01 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Yeah, I posted a drag racer metro as a joke in one of my car groups and was surprised that somebody thought it was a Samurai.

More metros! Here’s a 1993 one for $800 CAD.
https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/...rce=ios_social
This one kinda looks like it’s garbage tho

I’m trying to decide between keeping my civic or selling it to buy a car that’s more efficient. Could go so far into building it up, but why not start with something more efficient at square one? Nonetheless, still in pain over being duped on a Honda Insight
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Another one!

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/...rce=ios_social

I just seen a thread for making an aero hardtop for one of these. This one seems to also be questionable, though. Sigh.
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Same color and year as mine!

Probably my bad attempt at an aero hard top as well!
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Old 03-24-2021, 04:10 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Oh hey, it was you.

How do you like yours? What’s your mileage like?
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Is that metro something rare, in its condition?
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They're few and far between...their either well taken care of, or else totally worn out...price is about right for what people ask for a decent one.

(Buy a Miata instead, much more fun)
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A miata would be a dream; very pricey and not very efficient, though. In terms of fun, my civic is an si with VTEC so it can fly if I want. Problem is that I don’t care too much about that. I want something that hasn’t been rusted/clapped out, is no frills, and gets great mileage. The early 90’s metros seem perfect for this but I’ve yet to find a nice one. This one *seems* rust free, which is nice. Considering that my floor is falling apart on the driver’s side, rust free sounds wonderful.

MetroMPG drives a later Metro, and he seems to get great figures. Maybe I’ll message him.

Edit: I’d like to clarify that I’m indeed planning on a hyper-miler project car. My civic is a fun, zippy car and I feel like I’m castrating it when I modify things. Starting with a 3 cylinder metro makes more sense to me.


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