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Old 08-26-2008, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Geo Metro is Taking Over!

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You may not know it, but long before Darin Cosgrove was the co-founder of our little site here, he was chatting about fuel economy related to his car of choice, the Pontiac Firefly (a clone of the Geo Metro/Suzuki Swift). He started MetroMPG long before fuel economy was cool, and since then he’s noticed the same trend that we just talked about on EcoModder yesterday: fuel efficiency is driving up used car prices and prestige.

Today, Darin talks about how Metro prices have gone crazy and even the news media is picking up on the car as an icon of thriftiness. Back in the day, when the car was new, it seemed that no one wanted one, too the point that it was ridiculed on the Simpsons as Flanders’ nerd-car extraordinaire. The only difference is that the car holds its thrift-icon status, but without the “hey, look at that loser” edge to it! Check out Darin’s article for more on the Metro’s prominence in the media.

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Old 08-26-2008, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would have to totally agree on the fact Metro's are taking over I used to never see any in town, except short fat guys delivering pizza. Now everyone has one even me. I searched for like 3 months to find mine.

It is actually my favorite car after having for a little while now. Super easy to work on, parts are cheap, GREAT on gas. And a very good resale on them now.

I like many though ridiculed this poor little car before owning one, but now I am somehow addicted to it. It is just nice to walk out and turn a wrench on it. And never a complaint from the wife because of all the money it saves us. Which if you are married know that is a very important thing.
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Old 08-27-2008, 12:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yeah, before gas got expensive, the best use for a metro was bolting atv tires on it and pond-hopping.

buddy of mine had a 2 door 5-speed. we literally hit a pond doing about 60 and skipped across it. rolled it so many times it got boring. man, i'd love to have that car now (before we got our hands on it, of course). thing was tough as nails. he finally rear-ended a dump truck and destroyed it.
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