The 1996 Geo Metro Makes a Comeback

By Deane Barker on May 21, 2008

Gas prices drive Geos from clunkers to chic: Apparently this is the hot car to sell on eBay.

The 1996 2-door 3-cylinder Metro Solomon now owns opened on eBay May 7 with a bid of $200. A week later, Solomon won the car auction with a bid of $7,300. In 1995, a new Metro hatchback sold for about $9,000, according to Auto Mall USA.

Back in the 80s, my Mom had a two-door, 1986 Chevy Sprint. It had a three-cylinder, 1100cc Suzuki motorcycle engine and a 5-speed manual with a tall fifth gear.

I swear that one night, on a highway trip back from Minneapolis, with a tailwind, my brother and I clocked 60 m.p.g. in it.

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  1. The Chevy Sprint DID NOT have a motorcycle engine; it did have a 3-cylinder car engine designed & built by Suzuki of Japan…

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