geo-metro

My 1993 Geo Metro Convertible. She gets 60 MPG, with a 8 gallon tank, runs on 3 cylinders of power. She can go 0-60 in 20 minutes. She has a beautiful metallic purple paint job, with a stock radio that doesn’t even have a tape player.

aka my baby.

This is the Geo metro Convertible.

The Metro was a rebadged Suzuki Cultus (sold as the Suzuki Swift in the US - they wisely decided not to sell a car with “cult” as part of its name in an English-speaking country). However, only as the Metro was this car offered as a convertible. It was pretty odd - selling a subcompact econobox as a convertible. Imagine if there were currently a Honda Fit convertible or Scion xA convertible or Ford Fiesta convertible.

I love this photo - It’s like what the ad agency imagined the ideal Metro convertible owner would look like. However, there’s 4 people in the picture and the car only has 2 seats. Maybe the chicks are going to ditch the dudes and make them walk. Maybe the girl leaning on the car is going to take shetland Donald Trump on a romantic rendezvous in her Metro Convertible to leave ugly-sweater and horse-face to make out behind the Lenscrafters they appear to be in front of. When you own a Geo Metro Convertible, anything’s a possibility!

There’s a lot else I could say about the Metro, but I’ll leave that for future posts on the Metro 3-door, Metro sedan, and Metro 5-door (with maybe a Pontiac Firefly thrown in for good measure).

Tumblr, I bought a car today.

It’s a 1990 Geo Metro with only 86k miles on it. I am absolutely in love with this car and it’ll probably be my favorite car I’ve ever owned.

Here’s the car:

I was exploring the car and found that it came with half a cigarette:

As well as a screwdriver:

And even some bandaids!:

There was also a picture of some girl in the visor but I forgot to take a picture of that.

Anyway, best car ever.