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I see this guys ads on CL all the time and am wondering if any of you have had any dealings with him. The guy seems to be something of a savant when it comes to Geos. I'm curious because my fuel bill is $600 a month and I've decided it's time to park the truck and buy a commuter. I'm kinda undecided about buying something brand new like a Kia with the 100,000 mile warranty,or skimp and spend $3500 on a 50+ mpg Geo from Jeff. Any feedback you guys can give me would be appriciated.

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Haha not an option. My commute is 50 miles from the mountains to the south sound. It was in the low to mid 20s almost every day last week when I left for work. Is rock that though,if conditions permitted.

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What year and model Geo? I had a 1995 Geo Metro 2 door hatchback. It was a 3 speed auto and a 1.3l 4 cyl (the big motor:smirk:), and it only got 30 mpg. If it had a five speed, it might have gotten better mpg. I sold it about a year ago for 1500 buckeroos, so 3500 sounds like a ripoff to me. But you're in a different part of the country, so prices will vary.

If I were you, I would go with the Kia( which says a lot, because I hate Kia).

Reason #1

The Geo is soooo cheap. I leaned against mine once, and put a good sized dent in the quarter panel( I only weigh 160 lbs). Something made that cheap can't be too safe.

At least the Kia won't disintegrate around you while driving it.

Reason #2

That sellers price seams too high to me.

Reason #3

The Kia has a warrantee.

The Geo(if a Metro), however, will provide you with lots of memories.

For instance, your first experience getting blown off the interstate by a trucker will be one to remember.

I also set the interstate on fire with mine...twice. Ah the menories!....

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Bought one of those $7888 hyundai accents new , 36-38mpg for 90k no problems. Nothing fancy but make my commute.

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What year and model Geo? I had a 1995 Geo Metro 2 door hatchback. It was a 3 speed auto and a 1.3l 4 cyl (the big motor:smirk:), and it only got 30 mpg. If it had a five speed, it might have gotten better mpg. I sold it about a year ago for 1500 buckeroos, so 3500 sounds like a ripoff to me. But you're in a different part of the country, so prices will vary.

If I were you, I would go with the Kia( which says a lot, because I hate Kia).

Reason #1

The Geo is soooo cheap. I leaned against mine once, and put a good sized dent in the quarter panel( I only weigh 160 lbs). Something made that cheap can't be too safe.

At least the Kia won't disintegrate around you while driving it.

Reason #2

That sellers price seams too high to me.

Reason #3

The Kia has a warrantee.

The Geo(if a Metro), however, will provide you with lots of memories.

For instance, your first experience getting blown off the interstate by a trucker will be one to remember.

I also set the interstate on fire with mine...twice. Ah the menories!....

He does a very thorough rebuild to the cars before selling them,hence the $3500 price. From what I have gathered its just a flat $3500 too,regardless of the year or model. For like $1050 I think he will rebuild your motor,top and bottom,with mods(I think),and supply a video of him doing all the work. Luckily,my commute only takes me down about 2 miles of 512,so big rigs shouldn't be a problem. Elk are a far bigger concern for me. Right now I'm leaning toward the Kia/Hyundai route,because I could make the car and insurance payments,and still save money every month,plus the warranty is hard to ignore.

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He does a very thorough rebuild to the cars before selling them,hence the $3500 price. From what I have gathered its just a flat $3500 too,regardless of the year or model. For like $1050 I think he will rebuild your motor,top and bottom,with mods(I think),and supply a video of him doing all the work. Luckily,my commute only takes me down about 2 miles of 512,so big rigs shouldn't be a problem. Elk are a far bigger concern for me. Right now I'm leaning toward the Kia/Hyundai route,because I could make the car and insurance payments,and still save money every month,plus the warranty is hard to ignore.

Thats cool. I would still feel safer in a newer Hyundai or Kia. There probably aren't many cars that will stand up to elk though.

Good luck with whatever you choose to do.:bonk:

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The Geo(if a Metro), however, will provide you with lots of memories.

For instance, your first experience getting blown off the interstate by a trucker will be one to remember.

I also set the interstate on fire with mine...twice. Ah the menories!....

I have pretty good memories of a busty blonde in the backseat of a Metro.:bonk:

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New Mazda 3. Start at $15K, good handling, 40mpg, decent warranty. If they're anything like the last couple gens, they're bulletproof, too.

Will hold value way better than that Huyndai/Kia.

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New Mazda 3. Start at $15K, good handling, 40mpg, decent warranty. If they're anything like the last couple gens, they're bulletproof, too.

Will hold value way better than that Huyndai/Kia.

Funny you should mention that,because I actually had a Mazda3 5 door back in 04 when they came out. I really enjoyed it too,but it's not practical for this application. I say that because it was hands down the worst front wheel drive car I've ever driven in the snow. I got passed going up hills by Hondas,and that's no exaggeration. I'm sure the culprit was the wide low profile tires that came on it,and might not be an issue if I were to buy an "i" model with the smaller wheels. I've not priced a 3 lately either,but I'm sure the price must be over 10k for a new "i",and that's a far cry from a $3500 metro or even a $7800 Hyundai.

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The key to making ANY car work in the snow is the right tires. I've got a RWD 3 Series that goes great in the snow with some Michelin PA3s on it.

That being said, that's yet another cost when OP was talking about cheap commuters.

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I have pretty good memories of a busty blonde in the backseat of a Metro.:bonk:

PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!!! :smirk:

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