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As gas prices spike and consumers increasingly look for ways to get to work more efficiently, heavy media coverage has spurred interest in one particular old car: the Geo Metro. Reports of Metros selling for more money than they cost brand new fifteen or more years ago have appeared in many media outlets, and Google has reported a spike in searches for the little hatchbacks.

...But is it worth $7,200 for an old economy car with no side mirror? That's the price a '92 Metro XFi fetched on Ebay just last week.
http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/daily-news/080522-Geo-Metro-Madness-Hits-High/
 

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A 2-year old Aveo, Kia Rio or Hyundai Accent would make more sense. This is about name recognition for the Metro being a gas sipper. These people are paying great sums for 15 year old Suzuki subcompacts, not "Chevies" or "Geos", when you get down to it.

GM should re-evaluate bringing back the name "Metro" for its "new subcompact" if the Beat-inspired Matiz does not look much like the Beat concept.
 

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$7,200 for a 16 year old car economy car??? I guess the phrase, "there's a sucker born every minute" is actually true.
 

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A year and a half ago, whilst car-shopping, I saw an '01 black Metro hatchback for $2800... it was in really good shape, decently low miles.

I didn't get it because my head was pushing into the headliner when I was in a "comfortable" seating position... but with gas prices the way they are, looking back now, maybe I could have made it work... but I'm pretty happy with my 28mpg fake-luxury car.
 

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I'm rocking a metro, But I bought it when gas was still under $2 a gallon. I think I picked it up for $1200, and have bested 51.3 MPG. The most money I spent on it was recently. It needed an engine, 300 bucks got me a ~40k mile engine in great shape. It definately makes me happy to drive it being I commute over 140 miles each day
 

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metros are 2 man coffins and anyone that would risk their life or life of their family to save a few $$$ on gas is beyond my comprehension.
 

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metros are 2 man coffins and anyone that would risk their life or life of their family to save a few $$$ on gas is beyond my comprehension.
lol i agree why risk your life trying to save gas when u could get killed pulling out of the driveway in that thing. i remember this cars were for the chess club ink pen in his shirt jerks and now there popular times are really a changing!
 

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I owned a 92 Geo Metro rag top for 9 years, was it a rattle trap? Oh yes... but I miss those days of 50mpg and a drop top to boot. And it ran like a champ... as long as I didn't go up any steep hills.
 

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Just buy a 250 Ninja for $1500 and get 65+ MPG....probably just as safe too. :D
 

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I can see some dude in a Louisiana Junk yard removing the hurricane caked mud from the vinyl seats, ripping out flood damaged carpet, buying a case of Krylon and making 7 large off some unsuspecting ebay victim with a GEO.
 

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50mpg?!?! I do good to get 10mpg with the Rumble Bee. But I will say, I feel pretty safe riding on a solid steel frame that will actually hold its own in a crash. A metro is like a pepsi can thats been stepped on in a crash.

X2 on the two man coffin
 

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At least get a convertible
 
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