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1997 Geo Tracker

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 24/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 1.6 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Canada

1997 Geo Tracker Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 113 Ratings for the 1989 - 1997 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.7/10
    Quality
    8.4/10
  • Reliability
    9.0/10
    Performance
    8.5/10
  • Comfort
    7.9/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

great little run around

By on Wednesday, November 06, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 128,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "simple, good gas mileage"

Cons: "has some rattles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"t love this car had it 4years someone wants to buy I need a negotiating starter at little run around"

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

I never thought I'd love an object... but I do!!!!

By on Thursday, July 25, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

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
8/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, convertible, like a little jeep"

Cons: "Noisy, since it's convertible, and lightweight..."

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

Fun in the Sun!

"I've had my tracker for 12 years, it was my first car, and my only car thus far. There is no car on the market that offers the versatility the tracker has. I wish they still made them. I love it in every way and hope it will last forever! People stop me on the street all the time asking to buy it."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Fun in the Sun!

Best vehicle I have ever owned!

By on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 193,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, smooth ride, fun, comfortable"

Cons: "road noise on highway"

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

My Geo-Babe'

"I have been driving for over 30 years now and have owned a variety of daily drivers; from Jaguars, to VW Cabrio's, to Toyota's, to GM gradma sedans. This is by far my favorite vehicle. The only thing distracting about it is the road noise due to it being a soft top. The suspension gives it a smooth ride, pick up and gas mileage (20mpg) are as expected for its age and size, it is comfortable and things are easily accessible inside. I bought it from the original owner and have had it for 3 years now. I have had very few repairs (none major) and just the usual maintenance. I have a bright pink one w/aqua accents. I love the fun colors!!!! Both exterior and interior. Trackers have a big fan base in my area, too. I plan to keep this car forever."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

My Geo-Babe'

I love my Packer Tracker

By on Saturday, September 15, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 176,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Fun summer drive"

Cons: "Horrible in Wisconsin winters"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I bought this as a used vehicle 5 years ago and love driving it in the summer. It was not made for winter driving, though, which is a bummer in Wisconsin. I have replaced the starter, heater blower motor and convertible top in the last 2 years. It did not come with 4 wheel drive. It is great for driving around with the top off on a beautiful summer day!"

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Owned for 18 years..Sorry to let go

By on Friday, August 10, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, great in the snow. Fun with top down"

Cons: "Noisy, cheap interior, bad radio"

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

"Bought this car new for my wifes birthday. She loves it. We got the hard shell to replace the convertable top at the dealers and thought it was a good investment. Car is GREAT in the snow. With the exception of replace the timing chain at 105000 we had no problems. I must let it go now because the undercarriage failed inspection. Body and engine are still great. Wife is broken hearted it was her "Lady".... Great car and we plan to replace with another tracker. Interior is plastic and what you would expect from a car in that price range. Radio/speakers stinks, and a lot of road noise, which is why low scores on quality, interior etc. STILL great running car, and I believe we got our money's worth."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Amazingly reliable

By on Friday, March 30, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 186,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "reliable, low maintenance, good gas mileage"

Cons: "very basic, loud wind noise inside on the highway"

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

"When my wife convinced me to buy this vehicle 10 years ago I was skeptical and far from excited about it. The vehicle was originally white and was painted (by a previous owner) a color that a friend of our appropriately labeled "waterproof yellow". Needless to say I was not excited to purchase this vehicle but I did and for only $1600. The vehicle had 89,000 miles on it when we purchased it. We have put on almost 100,000 additional miles. All I can say is that it has been an amazingly low maintenance and reliable vehicle. It has really shocked me. I used consumer reports to research the vehicles reliability when we bought it and they were right on they said they need more regular exhaust replacement and otherwise they are extremely reliable and that was so true. Just about to replace the exhaust system again but the last replacement was 10 years ago so I really can't complain. This is a surprisingly great vehicle and as it approaches 20 years old next year on the same original engine I have to say "I never would have thought I would be saying this about an automobile, but this is the best investment I have ever made.""

14 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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