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2000 Chevrolet Metro

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 32/Hwy 41/Comb 36 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 3-Cyl, 1.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Canada

2000 Chevrolet Metro Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.0
Out of 10

Based on 93 Ratings for the 1998 - 2001 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.8/10
    Quality
    8.2/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    7.9/10
  • Comfort
    7.5/10
    Styling
    7.6/10

A good car for what you get!

By on Friday, April 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,900

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Gas milage, interior looks, front seat leg space"

Cons: "small back seat, no power steering, no cruise"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I've owed this car for about two years, I bought it with 80,000 miles roughly. I used to only drive it on trips but now I drive it daily, so for miles are getting put on. So far I have had no problems at all besides the left front speaker rattles a bit. (no big deal) Pretty solid car for being in extreme salt during Iowa winters. Just have to take care of it. There is no power steering and no cruise which I would have loved to have on this car. The part I love the most is the MPG. It is the best I've ever had by far. I get about 35 MPG on regular gas with out ethanol. Engine is very peppy and I havent had any problems with it at all so far. I change oil every 3000 miles. (they are known to burn oil, but mine does not) All in all if you want a pretty basic small sedan that treats your wallet good, then this is a car for you. Also a good first car or early car."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Budget Car for the Budget Minded

By on Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 157,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Cheap, reliable, spacious interior, low maint."

Cons: "Small car, body rust, cylinder head problems"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

Front of the Metro

"Being the third Metro I've owned, I've expected about the same from it as I've gotten from the past Metros. These are decently reliable vehicles. Minor faults there aren't many, but there are a few major faults with these vehicles. Firstly, the body at the control arms rust out and cause problems; control arms breaking free at large bumps. This is definitely something to watch for in the future for purchasing. Always check at these points before purchase. The G10 engine (1.0 liter 3-cylinder) tends to burn exhaust valves, and more often than not cylinder 3 exhaust valve. This is caused by oil changes that have gone on too long and bad exhaust system; leaks, no muffler, missing pieces. Minor problems include bad synchros from 2nd-3rd when downshifting as owners do not know how to rev-match when going to a lower gear. Rear wheel wells tend to rust out as well along with the spare tire bowl. Blower motor speed switch tends to break, however, this can be remedied with a zip tie around the switch or installing an aftermarket switch. Fuel gauge and speedometer gauge can read improperly. Dash lights may not work due to faulty instrument panel dimmer switch. This can be fixed by jumping a power wire to the ground wire. (You will lose your capability to adjust brightness, but will regain your instrument cluster lights.) I purchased a 1998 Chevrolet Metro with the 5 speed. When I looked at it I noticed a fair amount of rust at the control arms, and the engine had quite a knocking to it (connecting rod bearing 2). The oil pan leaked, but not too badly, and exhaust was very loud due to being rigged up. I drove the vehicle like that for 5 months. It's still going. I have, however, done all the maintenance myself, save for a pipe welded up from the catalytic converter back. I've done rear breaks (drums, shoes, hardware), wheel bearings, connecting rod bearings, oil pan, spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor cap, distributor rotor, coolant temperature sensor, cooling fan switch, all fluids changed besides brake fluid, thermostat, alternator belt, battery, timing belt, timing belt tensioner, and general lubrication. Most of the fixes have been preventative maintenance that was neglected by the previous owner. Vehicle has been exceptionally reliable, will always start, will always get me from point A to B even with 60 Psi of pressure in cylinder 3. If you can pick one up for $250, put $300 into it, you will have yourself a great running vehicle for years to come."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Front of the Metro

FABULOUS GAS MILEAGE, 50/55 MPG

By on Saturday, January 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 77,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "GREAT MILEAGE, GREAT ENDURANCE."

Cons: "WIFE CALLS IT A DEATH TRAP, BECAUSE IT IS SMALL."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"REPLACED HEATER SWITCH UNDER WARRANTY. REPLACED TIMING BELT, ALTHOUGH OLD BELT LOOKED GOOD. OTHERWISE ONLY TIRES AND BRAKES ONCE. MPG DROPS TO 45 AT 75MPH. IS VERY PEPPY."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Best Value of the Century

By on Saturday, December 14, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Milage, reliability, and simplicity"

Cons: "Should be more of them"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Bought ours in HI with 75,000 mi from original owners and found that this car averages 41 mpg. Now it's my daughters first car, 2000 Chevy Geo Metro nick named, "Skittle" and it's like our family pet now."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

what can I say... the car grew on me

By on Saturday, October 12, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 155,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Cons: "small , road noise is terrible"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"all I could think was this is ugly, not even in a cute way... but the first time i put the gas into it,then the growing began. now a while into owning the car, I like it for sure. been a good car, parts are cheap."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best car I've ever owned

By on Saturday, August 17, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 148,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Cheap to own,repair,and fill with gas. Easy car."

Cons: "needs extra weight in winter,in trunk ."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This little car is great for smaller people but a friend who is 6 foot can drive it as seat goes back far enough. The seats also recline which is great for carrying things or a sleepy passenger. I bought this car in 2001 and it had 40,000 miles on it. I used it as a traveling RN and it survived in Florida,Pennsylvania,New jersey,Rhode Island, Cape Cod ,Mass,and San francisco,Ca. I replaced 2 tires,brake pads,wiper blades and a battery. It now has 148,900 miles on it and keeps on going. I absolutely love my car,the only problem i've encountered is it can get stuck btw Park to Drive,usually I just spray some w/d 40 in the key slot and give it 5 minutes and away it goes. I wish they still made them,but mine has no signs of stopping so I'm a happy Metro owner. The cost of gas when it was highest only cost me $28-$30 to fill up when gas was $4.00 a gallon.Love my little Metro!!!"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

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