"Our '99 Metro was our very first new car, so I'm emotionally attached to it! We've been to 9 states so far in it and no complaints. Many people w/ SVUs ask us the mpg (38) and are impressed. Any work we do on it is pretty easy. We bought a service manual and do most of the work ourselves.
I really thought by 2009, the car companies would have many cars available that get OVER 100mph. Was I wrong. Heavy sigh, dissapointment.
We figure this car will keep going to 300,000. We really baby it. The car body/frame will probably rust away before the motor goes out. We've only had one major repair...front seal blew.
Can't say enough good things about our Metro!"
"this is my second metro. No frills, roller skate, but great gas mileage. 156,000 miles with only one battery, one starter, one alternator for repairs- still does not burn oil and gets better than 40 mpg. No complaints will keep it as long as it runs- now ten years old!"
"i bought the car as a beater car to run 80 miles to work daily. ugly as sin, but can really haul up the mountain. car doesn't have overdrive, but still get 30-34 mpg going up a mountain daily. i'm 6'1 and it is a bit on the low side for head room, but plenty of leg room for driver. would definately recommend it to someone looking for a good work vehicle."