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Metro, GM's smallest and most affordable car, was introduced in 1989, at the same time when Geo itself was established. It retained the title as Chevrolet's entry-level car from 1998 through 2001, after Geo was dissolved.

Year-to-year changesEdit

1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 Discontinued
XFi 2DR Hatchback N/A 1994
Base 2DR Hatchback 2000
Base 4DR Hatchback Base 4DR Sedan N/A 1996
LSi 2DR Hatchback N/A LSi 2DR Hatchback 2000
LSi 4DR Hatchback N/A LSi 4DR Sedan 2000
LSi 2DR Convertible N/A 1993

1991Edit

The original Geo Metros were available as a 3-door hatchback (Base, LSi and XFi), a 5-door hatchback (Base and LSi), and a 2-door convertible (LSi only), all of which were carryovers for 1992 and 1993.

1993Edit

Last model year for the convertible; after 1993, the Mazda MX-5 Miata became the smallest convertible sold in America.

1994Edit

All of the LSi models were discontinued for one year. This was also the last model year for a new car being sold under $8,000.

1995Edit

When redesigned for its 1995 model year, the Metro got its first 4-cylinder engine. Appealing to small families who keep a tight rein on their budgets, or as an added car in multivehicle households, Geo put on the gloves against small-car contenders such as Ford Aspire, Mazda Protege and Hyundai Accent. 

Aside from putting on inches in wheelbase (3-door), length and height, the Metro line saw some model shuffling as well as sporting new, more aerodynamic styling. Gone was the 5-door hatchback, replaced by a 4-door sedan, the first 4-passenger Metro with a trunk. The fuel economy champ XFi model has also been dropped, causing Metro to relinquish the title to the Honda Civic. The old 3-door hatchback LSi returned as the upscale trim. Also added to the lineup was a brand-new LSi sedan.

The big news under the hood was a 1.3-liter, 70-horsepower aluminum Four that came standard in 4-door models, and was optional on the LSi hatchback. The old, reliable 1.0-liter 3-banger continued to churn out its 55 horsepower in hatchback models. A 5-speed manual transaxle was standard, with a 3-speed automatic available on all but the base 3-door. Metro's tiny 12-in. wheels have also grown up and were now 13 in. across the board.

All Metros came standard with 4-wheel independent suspension, front and rear swaybars, dual airbags, stainless-steel exhaust, highback reclining front bucket seats and daytime running lights, a safety feature that turns on the headlights with the engine, the better to be seen, day or night. Antilock brakes were an option.

1997Edit

The base sedan was dropped, leaving just behind the LSi sedan along with the 3-door hatchbacks.

Retail pricesEdit

2DR HatchbackEdit

Model year Trim level List price Effective date
1991 Base/XFi $6,795 February 10, 1991
1991 LSi $7,795 February 10, 1991
1992 Base/XFi $6,999 October 13, 1991
1992-1993 LSi $8,199 October 13, 1991
1993 Base/XFi $6,710 August 13, 1992
1994 XFi $7,195 July 13, 1993
1994 Base $7,200 July 13, 1993
1994 Base $7,295 December 17, 1993
1995 Base $8,085 July 4, 1994
1995 LSi $8,385 July 4, 1994
1996 Base $8,380 June 23, 1995
1996 LSi $8,780 June 23, 1995
1997 Base $8,580 June 27, 1996
1997 LSi $9,180 June 27, 1996
1998 Base $8,755 Q3 1997
1998 LSi $9,555 Q3 1997
1999 Base $9,070 Q3 1998
1999 LSi $9,880 Q3 1998

4DR Hatchback/SedanEdit

Model year Trim level List price Effective date
1991 Base $6,995 February 10, 1991
1991 LSi $7,995 February 10, 1991
1992 Base $7,399 October 13, 1991
1992-1993 LSi $8,599 October 13, 1991
1993 Base $7,199 August 13, 1992
1994 Base $7,695 July 13, 1993
1994 Base $7,795 December 17, 1993
1995 Base $9,085 July 4, 1994
1995 LSi $9,485 July 4, 1994
1996 Base $9,330 June 23, 1995
1996 LSi $9,730 June 23, 1995
1997 LSi $9,850 June 27, 1996
1998 LSi $10,155 Q3 1997
1999 LSi $10,490 Q3 1998

2DR ConvertibleEdit

Model year List price Effective date
1991 $9,740 February 10, 1991
1992-1993 $9,999 October 13, 1991

GalleryEdit

Video ClipsEdit

Geo Metro 2DR Hatchback 1995

Geo Metro 2DR Hatchback 1995

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