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 Post subject: I BOUGHT A GEO!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:39 am 
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alright first off im new to this whole geo metro/swift ordeal, never thought that i would buy one.. but....... i needed something good on gas and found a gold 98 metro 1.3 for 600$ needs right cv axle but thats an easy fix.... sad part is that its an automatic, i hate automatics sooo i guess let me know where i should get started..... any hints tips or tricks i should know?


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 Post subject: Re: I BOUGHT A GEO!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:57 pm 
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Congrats on the purchase. Maintain the car regularly and keep the speeds below 60MPH and the automatic will get you some decent mileage.

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 Post subject: Re: I BOUGHT A GEO!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:47 am 
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You're off to a rough start. If you BOUGHT A "98 metro" you BOUGHT A CHEVY!

4drpower wrote:
alright first off im new to this whole geo metro/swift ordeal, never thought that i would buy one.. but....... i needed something good on gas and found a gold 98 metro 1.3 for 600$ needs right cv axle but thats an easy fix.... sad part is that its an automatic, i hate automatics sooo i guess let me know where i should get started..... any hints tips or tricks i should know?


Your ID suggests the 98 Metro is also a 4dr? I'm at the opposite end of "this whole geo metro/swift ordeal" & strictly interested in the 1.0, 5 speed, 2 door hatch, late models. Had been interested in the 3 cylinder Suzuki for many years, always knew I would buy one & was pretty certain that if I liked it my 1st Metro wouldn't be alone for long & so it was.

Hopefully you didn't need any "hints tips or tricks" to inspect/evaluate before you BOUGHT, especially in regard to rust? But it's hard to go wrong on a running 98 Metro "for 600$".

One thing is for certain, landing here at TEAMSWIFT should help you get started. Traditional 1st step for me is getting manuals. GM factory (year specific) manuals are best & cheap/easy enough on Fleabay, but I never regret getting Chilton & Haynes too.

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 Post subject: Re: I BOUGHT A GEO!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:59 am 
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You're about 100 miles southeast of t3 ragtop.
He knows quite a bit about your particular make and model.
Check his gallery and some of his posts.
He's a technical fellow, and somewhat hard to understand, English wise, but his pictures explain most of what he says.
Like the Mullet Man says, under 4,000 rpms and she'll squeeze every dime out of your gallon of gas.

My Wife drives an automatic and likes her car.
Don't let them bully you into thinking you've got a 'second rate' car.
Your bank account will thank you for it!

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 Post subject: Re: I BOUGHT A GEO!
PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:02 pm 
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yeah, i'm only about a couple hours north of you so if you're ever headed to columbus, slot a little time to stop by. :D i'm also only a couple minutes off I-71, 2 left turns, one road, and you'd be in my driveway.

i've had a few automatics and while they aren't "race" cars, they're economical and fun.

welcome to teamswift. :D

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