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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:10 pm 
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Location: Massachusettes
Today, my 95 Metro left on the big flatbed, after loosing its battle with the cancer we know as rust :cry: . Stricken by the all too common driver-side sub-frame rot, it held in for years. 2 years ago it went into surgery to have it removed and repaired. For awhile it looked like it had survived, a new lease on life. It gracefully passed 100k miles this spring, only to suffer the big one at 102k miles. The bottom of the 'sub-frame' peeled away at the end and the fender feasted on the new tires. Metro went back into surgery but it was determined nothing more could be done.

Oh the many memories I will have of that car, from tackling floods and braving -32 degree weather. Nearly going down a steep hill when the brakes went, to beating a VW bus in a drag race. It was my first car, 8 years in my possession (3rd owner) and never once did it let me down. Hopefully when i have my own house and a big garage I can find another 95' 4 door and restore it.

I will miss that 1.3L suzuki.

R.I.P. "G"

95' Metro 4-door 1.3L
1991 Toyota Corolla
1975 VW Micro Bus
1989 Toyota Torcel
1994 Buick Roadmaster

"haha, well in normal cars he would actually be right"
"But yours isn't normal.......its canadian"

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:38 pm 
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here's hoping that you find another one.

rest in pieces.

1991 Blue Geo Metro Convertible highly modified 1.0L Turbo3 5 spd. - 1991 Red Geo Metro Convertible customized with a Twincam 5 spd.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:46 pm 
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I hate it when that happens. I lost a beautiful 97 and now the 98 is ready to be parted and scrapped.

  • EcoMudder - Geo Metro Mudder
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  • 1991 4 Door Truck Conversion
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  • Auto Trans with Welded Differential
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  • 27" Kenda Executioner 6 Ply ATV tires

PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 8:02 pm 
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wanh-wah . :(

Silver 2000 Firefly 4DR; 16V SOHC, 3 to 5 speed swap, install PS and AC, remote and auto start, PL, PW, kill and start switch, Valentine 1, behind-bumper CAI, 55MM TB with coolant-bypass, polyurethane-fill engine/shifter mounts, modified to short shifter, upgraded electrical system, CS130 alternator, 90/160W headlights + relay mod, ceramic H4 plug/harness
To do: finish stereo, 4000K H4 HIDs, short block replacement
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