Monday, January 23, 2017

Hey, Watch This: 1996 Geo Metro

The Geo Metro isn't the skinny kid who got beat up in school -- it is the even smaller kid that was left alone because even the bullies felt sorry for him.  But not today.  Today, the Geo has been given an adamantium skeleton and a bazooka to settle a few old scores.  Find this 1996 Geo Metro offered for $6,000 in Sierra Vista, AZ via craigslist.


 This isn't just a Geo with a big hood scoop, because under that scoop is a 450 horsepower turbocharged "ecotec" inline4.  According to the seller: Very fast, but not much fun for daily driving.  I actually think this would be a fun car for daily driving, but saying "watch this" and understeering into a ditch IS my idea of fun.



The not-so-eco anymore "EcoTec" inline-4 is probably from some Cavalier/Cobalt/Pileofjunk where it would have made 150ish horsepower, but it is boosted up to 450 horsepower for proper tire-melting fun.


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2 comments:

  1. I applaud the work and the amount of power this little skittle makes but I have a feeling it is horrible to drive.
    I have driven a few slightly modded fwd cars that the engine was way overbuilt for the chassis and it is really hard to control.

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  2. This would be 10X better without that hood, add a quiet muffler and some AutoZone hub caps and you've got a great sleeper.

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