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.