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Old 04-01-2009, 09:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Geo Metro a future collector car ?

So do you think sometime in the near future that the 'lowly' Geo Metro will actually become a collector car ?
There are lots of cars that were hated in their day for one reason or another, but later became 'collector' material.
I think a lot of the hatred of the Metro is due to the media portrayal of the car as 'wimpy'. People just blindly follow what they are told.

Imagine a day when the Metro will be considered 'cool'.
What would that take ?

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Old 04-01-2009, 09:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Before anyone replies,I already know what some of you are thinking : What would it take ? - a 426 Hemi stuffed in the engine bay.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The Geo Metro has already become a collector car. Just look at the prices on Ebay. When gas goes back up, these prices will double.

The problem is, some people buy these cars and are unaware of what to look for and end up with a piece of sh!t with a rotted frame or a car with a dead cylinder.

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Old 04-02-2009, 01:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Who said that they ever went out of style? the Metro is a cult car, one of the last simple, small cars sold in the US.
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Pretty much every car eventually becomes a collectors car to some people. The metro is a great little car, but I don't think we'll hear much about it in 20 years from now.

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Old 04-02-2009, 12:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by tasdrouille View Post
Pretty much every car eventually becomes a collectors car to some people.
I agree, take any car and there's some internet group on it full of people repairing, restoring, modding, collecting.

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Old 04-02-2009, 07:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Even in the rust free areas I bet there won't be any Metros that are still working in 20 years. The cars were just not built to last that long. The motors and drivetrains are fine but the unibodies suck, except for mine

So the one or two that are left might be a collector car about like any old obscure and rare car. But I doubt you will ever see one at a classic car show.

But really once there are some basic cheap cars being sold here that beat the XFi mileage then the Metro will be forgotten to everyone except the hard core nuts. I will still have my car 20 years from now but it will be retired to my garage with the rest of them. Besides nobody in their right mind would buy my car now anyway.

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The Metro has always been cool. Its got a motorcycle engine. Thats cool.

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That's...that's a horrible thing to do to to a car.

Couldn't they afford an I-beam, single shock wheel and some Coroplast and at least get the poor thing off the ground?
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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The Metro will only ever be popular with the savvy grateful owners. You won't see a metro rolling across the auction block, and if it does I wouldn't even expect to see 5 digit pricing.

Unfortunately, serious collectors have a different perspective on what is worth taking up space in their airplane hanger.

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