1994 Geo Metro XFI (Sold)

Discussion in 'For-Sale/Wanted' started by visionseeming, May 9, 2020.

  1. visionseeming

    visionseeming Well-Known Member

    Hello Everyone,

    It's taken me long enough, but I'm finally advertising my 1994 Geo Metro XFI for sale. This car has been with me through a lot... I've had it for just about a decade now. Took me through college, my first job, my first apartment, etc.

    But since I bought the Prius C last summer I've been meaning to sell it. I would rather see it in the hands of another capable hypermiler than having it collect dust in my garage. :)

    Anyway here is the Craigslist ad. If anyone here is interested, please reply to the ad or this thread, and we can go from there.


  2. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I wish this car was closer to me.
  3. Jay

    Jay Well-Known Member

    I had a Suzuki Swift GTI which was sort of the predecessor to your car except that it was the hot-hatch version with a 1.8L four (I think). It was hands-down the worst car I've ever owned and I traded it in in a fit of anger late one night to get a new 92 Honda Civic Si which I loved. I would be surprised if you could get anything but scrap money for your car. Much newer, nicer cars aren't selling in this economy. If I had the car I would donate it to a charity for tax purposes or keep it for a possible cash-for-clunkers-2 stimulus deal.
  4. visionseeming

    visionseeming Well-Known Member

    Sold... at $2999. Was someone local who seemed to have an interest in small cars and a home mechanic. Hope they enjoy it! Mods, feel free to close this thread.
  5. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    The Swift GTI was a 1.3 , 100 BHP car. I liked it.
    I think by that time I already had my 89 Civic Si , but the Swift was a "hot hatch" also.
    I think the Metro ( previously called Chevrolet Sprint ) was a reasonably reliable car.
    Some folks kept them going for decades. I drove a Sprint in 1987. I thought it was great ,
    my wife thought it was too small. We bought a Nova instead.
  6. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    That's a lot more accurate.

    I slightly knew a pair of old bachelor brothers who had a basic Sprint. They drove it from Jersey to California and back in the summer with no air conditioning, and bragged about its mpg. A little later, they accidentally killed it trying to take the stuck oil filter off with a hammer and screwdriver (or chisel), which slipped and went through the engine block, right into the nearby oil line.
  7. alster

    alster Well-Known Member

    My Dad had a Geo Metro XFI back in the early 1990's when he lived in Washington State. I recall when my Mom and Dad came down
    to visit us back then I did an economy run. My Dad, Mom, and myself where in the car and I drove. I filled up in town and drove from sea level to over 1,200 feet speeds varied from 35-60 mph when we returned about 100 miles later I filled up at the same station and pump in town. I filled up right to the brim just like
    when we left MPG was nearly 60 MPG.
  8. EdwinTheMagnificent

    EdwinTheMagnificent Legend In His Mind

    I'd love to see the YouTube vide of THAT one.
    I will confess to hammering a screwdriver thru an oil filter on a Dodge Dart slant six ,
    but that actually worked.
  9. RedylC94

    RedylC94 Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I think instead of the old trick of hammering the screwdriver through to use as a handle, they were trying to rotate the filter by striking it off-center on the seam, so the weapon didn't have to slip far to punch into the block.

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