Junkyard Gem: 1991 Geo Metro Convertible

The Americans lost the ability to buy a new Detroit-made convertible (unless you count aftermarket conversions) beginning in the 1977 model year, and did not regain it until the 1981 drop-top Chrysler K-Car showroom. The quality that has been here for quite some time, and so it seems understandable for GM to offer an open-air version of the Geo Metro. One of those cars was spotted in a self-service yard in northeastern Colorado.

The Metro was truly a second-generation Suzuki Cultus, the successor to the 1985-1988 Chevrolet Sprint. Although the next Metro featured a four-cylinder engine (which received the Chevrolet badge when it received the Geo brand ax in 1997), all Chevy Sprints and the early Metro received this 1.0-liter three-cylinder engine.

You see 55 Suzuki horsepower here. The Metro’s XFi version (not available with a convertible top) has been able to get better than 60 highway miles per gallon with an engine rated at 49 horsepower.

An automatic transmission was available … at 46 465 (about $ 993 at 22 2022). That would add about 5% to the cost of these $ 9,740 cars ($ 20,805 today) and kill the fuel economy, so almost all Metro buyers got their cars with three pedals.

Do you like simple instruments in the car? You will Love City!

It’s a nice and rusty, with some really scary decay on the bottom. I think it sat on a field, buried with the axis for many years.

However, the bra tells us that it was once owned by someone who loved their then-glossy red convertible.

No 1991 competitor can offer a new convertible with a price tag close to $ 9,740 Metro LSi. Oh, sure, a ragtop version of the unfortunate Ugo was available in 1990 and Maybe 1991, but it does not count. That year a new Miatar cost 13,800, a Mazda-based Mercury Capri cost $ 12,588. The 1991 VW Golf Cabriolet is priced at $ 16,175, and the Convertible is priced higher than other competitors.

How much? By no means!

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