The Geo Metro Convertible Was a Hilariously Pathetic 50-Horsepower Economy Car


Geo Metro review!!! The Geo Metro Convertible is a tiny convertible economy car with no frills and almost no power. Today I'm reviewing the Geo Metro Convertible, and I'll show you all the quirks and features of this little car. I'm also going to show you what it's like to drive the tiny Geo Metro, and I'll review the Geo Metro driving experience.


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  1. johnboy2251

    johnboy225123 minuuttia sitten

    Hey Doug, My geo metro is a base 3 door auto. I've driven it from Blaine WA down I-5 all the way into the middle of California and back. I've had fast cars, luxury cars, big trucks but still to this day the metro is the best experience I've had on 4 wheels. The simplicity of it is a beautiful thing. It's one of two Suzukis that I own. It's 1000cc i3 has about the same power as my 400cc single in my drz400. The bike weighs about 320lb and the metro about 1600lbs. Somehow I consistently get right about 50mph with both. Do you think it would be a cool, albeit pointless, experiment to swap the motors just for kicks? Seen a few geos with bike motors but never a bike with a geo motor. Thanks for all the great videos man.

  2. Cro Minion

    Cro Minion2 tuntia sitten

    I can't really argue against your criticisms, but I still think it's a cool little car. 👍

  3. Brown Green

    Brown Green4 tuntia sitten

    I think it's cool.

  4. Anthony Flahive

    Anthony Flahive4 tuntia sitten

    If I were to buy it, I would probably swap it out with like a 4 cylinder out of a Toyota or something maybe a V6.

  5. David Mendez

    David Mendez4 tuntia sitten

    That car is gangsta

  6. Anthony Flahive

    Anthony Flahive4 tuntia sitten

    Whats funny is he is shocked about Air conditioning, im surprised that this car can go all the way to 8000 rpm! Lol!! 😆😅😆😅😂

  7. Anthony Flahive

    Anthony Flahive4 tuntia sitten

    I would actually probably buy this if I could because its just one of those kinda "plain jane" cars with some storage and all the normal stuff pretty much and btw I think the seats and the door panel, look like hotel carpeting

  8. videodj84

    videodj845 tuntia sitten

    funny story: asked my mom which car would you buy; Geo Metro, AMC Pacer, Ford Aspire, or Dodge Omni. She gave me a “what the hell is your problem” kind of look and said “have you been drinking?”😆😆😆🤣🤣🤣🤣

  9. Philip Carlile

    Philip Carlile6 tuntia sitten

    I wish I had seen this when it was posted. I'd love to have gotten to bid on, or bought this car. I did own a 2001 Chevy Metro with the same engine and trans as this one, and no it did not have any power but I loved the little car and it was fun to drive. I always wanted (and still want) the convertible, but just needed the extra space and seating at the time. Oh, and that gas mileage...

  10. Tim Judkins

    Tim Judkins6 tuntia sitten

    He missed the storm.....

  11. Debra Taylor

    Debra Taylor7 tuntia sitten

    Ok he forgot a very important feature,............cup holders 😜

  12. Crazy Weird Wonderful

    Crazy Weird Wonderful9 tuntia sitten

    Was that a kid on a bike who overtook Doig?

  13. Crazy Weird Wonderful

    Crazy Weird Wonderful9 tuntia sitten

    Please do the Peugeot 205 1.9 GTI, there has to be at least one good one somewhere in the US. I owned one in the late 90’s. One of the great hot hatches of the 80’s and 90’s in Europe. THE US missed out big time. London, UK

  14. M AR

    M AR9 tuntia sitten

    Now imagine a non convertible, automatic transmission, in tan😂

  15. A. Aziz

    A. Aziz10 tuntia sitten

    Lizard spotted behind Doug on the doorsill at [21:35]. Is it a brown anole or something else?

  16. Wilkins Micawber

    Wilkins Micawber10 tuntia sitten

    All the cheap Japanese cars Doug says General Motors re-badged as "Geo", cos they were too cheap to be part of the US manufactured GM model range sound pretty good to me. I'd have taken a re-badged Toyota Corolla over a compact GM any day.

  17. A. Aziz

    A. Aziz10 tuntia sitten

    Honestly, the roof operation is pretty simple and straight forward so I'll give points to Geo (Suzuki) for that I'm addition to the fuel economy. Not a bad car for the price.

  18. bizophone

    bizophone11 tuntia sitten

    These cars were like $200-500 each in high school. My buddy had the wagon version of the Metro and its auto transmission would get stuck in 2nd.

  19. Lightning Wolf

    Lightning Wolf12 tuntia sitten

    The Pussy Wagon

  20. Patrick LaFollette

    Patrick LaFollette13 tuntia sitten

    This is perfect proof that Doug will review darn near anything. Even the weird cars are, at least, weird; this thing isn't weird, it's just terrible, but here we are.

  21. RockinJason360 Productions

    RockinJason360 Productions15 tuntia sitten

    Doug the type of guy who wears a basketball shirt to a football game

  22. Walter Burch

    Walter Burch16 tuntia sitten

    It was a cool looking economy car back then. I didn't know it only had 50hp

  23. Walter Burch

    Walter Burch16 tuntia sitten

    It was a cool looking economy car back then. I didn't know it only had 50hp

  24. john leininger

    john leininger16 tuntia sitten

    I used to own a red one it rusted out the subframe so sold it for the tranny and engine

  25. George-Florin Constantin

    George-Florin Constantin20 tuntia sitten

    Soooo, this was basically a badge-swapped Suzuki Swift? Suzuki sold these in Europe in the '90s and they were on par with the Ford Fiesta, reliability-wise. These (the 4 door hatchback version) are still on the roads in my country right now. That is quite impressive for 25 year-old cars.

  26. JONS

    JONS21 tunti sitten

    Hahaaaaa the plastic key 🤣

  27. bo duke

    bo duke21 tunti sitten

    I had a car dealer with a sense of humor back in the late nineties. I took in my new F150 for warranty work and provided a 2 door Metro as a courtesy vehicle. It was the automatic and bright red. I'm sure they did it to discourage warranty claims. I was not a repeat customer.

  28. JONS

    JONS21 tunti sitten

    I'd buy that it matches my personality ... dumb and basic 🤣🤣🤣

  29. brycerichert

    brycerichertPäivä sitten

    First new car of my life… 1989 red LSI… I loved it… 55 mpg to college and back. No safety features back then so it could be very light. The Suzuki swift was sold in Canada with a bigger engine.

  30. Jesus Gonzalez Diaz

    Jesus Gonzalez DiazPäivä sitten

    mom, i want a BMW Z4 we have BMW Z4 at home BMW Z4 at home:

  31. i5 Media

    i5 MediaPäivä sitten

    wow sold for twice the price it sold in 92.i think list was 3999 back then

  32. ali yusuf

    ali yusufPäivä sitten

    When doing car reviews can you also take them on track and include a track review on how it handles and preforms

  33. Nicholas Baisley

    Nicholas BaisleyPäivä sitten

    My parents had a 1985 Plymouth Voyager minivan with an emergency plastic key in the little vinyl folder that contained the owners manual. Completely forgot about it until now. Not something you'd ever see in a modern car!

  34. Jordan Gomez

    Jordan GomezPäivä sitten

    *this* is literally one of my dream cars. No joke Grew up with a geo in my life

  35. Brandon Mitchell

    Brandon MitchellPäivä sitten

    My mom had one of these when I was in middle school 🙄

  36. mistapetason

    mistapetasonPäivä sitten

    i got to 25 seconds in this video and had to stop watching, couldn't stand this guys voice/mannerisms.

  37. Joe Z

    Joe ZPäivä sitten

    Dougs predisposed idea on what a car must be, keeps him from experiencing certain vehicles with a more open mind.

  38. Whiplash

    WhiplashPäivä sitten

    Bring these back with Hayabusa engines and they'll sell like hotcakes.

  39. Dwane C

    Dwane CPäivä sitten

    Be a screamer for sure

  40. Brad Krauss

    Brad KraussPäivä sitten

    We live near Annapolis, beautiful city. Love to see the Maryland pride.

  41. Amanda Bushee

    Amanda BusheePäivä sitten

    Lol yeh Yugo.. but heck let's face it it's a lovely preserved car..

  42. computergeak

    computergeak2 päivää sitten

    Hey man, this car was my pride and joy in highschool. I drove this car when I was a kid with my grandma. People now days would absolutely die for gas mileage like this!

  43. Casey Will

    Casey Will2 päivää sitten

    With a 5 speed manual, these things were a BLAST to drive! You could even put a turbo on them pretty easily. And to top it off, they sipped gas, so my buddies and I never gave it a second thought to take a road trip to San Diego or Albuquerque for the weekend.

  44. Minero17

    Minero172 päivää sitten

    I want one ngl that looks fun af stick a small turbo on it and do rally x 😂

  45. Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez

    Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez2 päivää sitten

    Please even large Chevy and Buick would kill you in a crash ....

  46. Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez

    Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez2 päivää sitten

    Since you've reviewed rare cars ....can you try to find some Protons that are located in Missouri and not one but 2 Satria GTI s these were brought in from Germany

  47. Gfrigo P

    Gfrigo P2 päivää sitten

    Wow, it looks the modern brazilian popular car... GM could sell it here! Edit: its better than brazilian car!

  48. Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez

    Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez2 päivää sitten

    It's weird to think that if Malcolm had convinced Malaysia's Proton Holdings to sell its sedans in America it would have been received a better outcome Proton had already made a few LHD Proton Sagas that instead of a 1.5L engine the US spec car had a 1.8L engine ah lost opportunity..

  49. Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez

    Nicholas Gray Gonsalvez2 päivää sitten

    It's not that the car is a pipsqueak it's just that you are a big-ass dude if a Jimny looks small parked next to you then what else can a car built for lower income do about that

  50. mdmyer

    mdmyer2 päivää sitten

    $18,611.49 in 2021 Dollars if anyone was curious.

  51. OnASickOne

    OnASickOne2 päivää sitten

    My neighbor had a red hatch

  52. James Self

    James Self2 päivää sitten

    8:37 the man walking in the background just disappears.

  53. Ben Hudman

    Ben Hudman2 päivää sitten

    I bid $250.

  54. Dwane C

    Dwane CPäivä sitten

    $275 here

  55. realbhopwood

    realbhopwood2 päivää sitten

    I still think the Z24 Baretta convertible from the 90's looked so good to me.

  56. Ben Hudman

    Ben Hudman2 päivää sitten

    I’m surprised to see rock rash. Must have gone fast behind a truck at some point.

  57. Ben Hudman

    Ben Hudman2 päivää sitten

    Your emergency plastic key was meant to make a copy of your key so you could have a copy locked in the car.

  58. Florida Mans Garage

    Florida Mans Garage2 päivää sitten

    If you put a small turbo you could squeeze 100hp

  59. Thomas Fields

    Thomas Fields2 päivää sitten

    I had one of these in 1997. Had 230000 miles on it. Got it for free. Drove it for a year. No issues except burnimg a little oil. Thanks grandma.

  60. King Masterlord

    King Masterlord2 päivää sitten

    best go-kart I've ever driven

  61. Youtube Account

    Youtube Account2 päivää sitten

    Halfway between a barbie jeep and a real car

  62. Jason Buck

    Jason Buck2 päivää sitten

    Doug, we really appreciate the metric measurements in brackets!

  63. Anas Nazeer

    Anas Nazeer2 päivää sitten

    They sold the Geo metro aka Suzuki Cultus in Pakistan from the first day till 2019. Nothing changed except seat covers, front grill, steering wheel and back lights. For a good few 10+ years. Pathetic.

  64. Altima NEO

    Altima NEO2 päivää sitten

    5:20 or Nissan making a Murano convertible Wait...

  65. Willard Dold

    Willard Dold2 päivää sitten

    My first car was a 91 Geo Metro, 5 speed manual. I loved that car and I paid like $1500 for it and got a ton of use out of it

  66. Thomas Hart

    Thomas Hart2 päivää sitten

    Apparently he's never driven a Chevy traxx pathetically slow on take off its 0-60 in minutes not seconds I had a Chevy cavalier and it was a rocket compared to the traxx it's so slow its dangerous

  67. Zam1Fear

    Zam1Fear2 päivää sitten

    A true piece of racing history.

  68. Ben Helweg

    Ben Helweg2 päivää sitten

    You could use that broomstick to change the passenger mirror.

  69. Rich Yeilding

    Rich Yeilding2 päivää sitten

    50hp is considered underpowered for a motorcycle.

  70. Baked Belgian Waffle

    Baked Belgian Waffle2 päivää sitten

    More pathetic is the fact that today car manufacturers create less convertible cars because they sell more stupid SUV's. I would rather drive this "pathetic" suzuki swift (geo metro)convertible in stead of a Volkswagen T-Roc Convertible (it looks like a stupid "kubelwagen").

  71. kay jacobs

    kay jacobs2 päivää sitten

    i like it.

  72. Waldemar Słodowy

    Waldemar Słodowy3 päivää sitten

    It's identical to Suzuki SWIFT 1.3 Cabrio from that era.

  73. Han Freeman

    Han Freeman3 päivää sitten

    My friends dad has one of these and it's only been rebuilt like 8 times

  74. Burritoswithfritos

    Burritoswithfritos3 päivää sitten

    I'm wanting this thing the whole time then he says it was sold new in Ames close to where I am which makes me want it even more

  75. Nina Lantz

    Nina Lantz3 päivää sitten


  76. Bryan Ross

    Bryan Ross3 päivää sitten

    Not really seeing the "pathetic" here. Sure it's got a weak engine and it's a relatively tiny car, but honestly it's nice looking and it's a convertible. Even in a cool color. The tone is a touch snide. And since when is an actual key something worth making fun of? Cars had keys up to five minutes ago.

  77. Raynaud Malbrough

    Raynaud Malbrough3 päivää sitten

    Doug DeMuro. A poor man's Jay Leno.

  78. Jacob Lima

    Jacob Lima3 päivää sitten

    You forgot the geo storm

  79. 7280 camaro

    7280 camaro3 päivää sitten

    This car may be pathetic, but what's really pathetic is this used car salesman's attitude. I had to click out.

  80. david hall

    david hall3 päivää sitten

    They will light the tires up in 1rst gear an u can bark all 5. Also 2 other points u can have flat tires on the car an not have to worry about damaging the rims tires will not squish flat.. An fun in the mud just about cant het stuck an if u do & have a passenger just pickup the front end an move it. An it will reach 90mph eventually


    HAMPTER3 päivää sitten

    It has to be a Doug demuro video with him going “this” in his friendly way

  82. micksterminator3

    micksterminator33 päivää sitten

    My dad gave me a 4 door Suzuki sidekick when I was 16 or so. This car basically seems identical. I had to change how I drive, it was imposible take a left into oncoming traffic

  83. Ivnriver

    IvnriverPäivä sitten

    No respect for the lil cars I’m always getting cut off by people. I think it made me an aggressive driver when I’m not driving the geo.

  84. jmuduke99

    jmuduke993 päivää sitten

    My Government teacher in high school always referred to that car as a "pregnant roller-skate".

  85. Eli Hotchkiss

    Eli Hotchkiss3 päivää sitten

    I drove the four door through back roads of Montana. It easily fit between the routs of the huge 4x4 that went before me. I loved that car and kept it until it died. Id drive it again.

  86. mountainx0

    mountainx03 päivää sitten

    Meet George White, George Greene's southern cousin.

  87. Jonathan Barnes

    Jonathan Barnes3 päivää sitten

    cars are getting kind of pricey. we need these back

  88. BeryJensen

    BeryJensen3 päivää sitten

    :D :D I like the broom stick. It was a 15$ extra.

  89. Shen Kichin

    Shen Kichin3 päivää sitten

    Now I wanna see this car with an LS,.

  90. dumo2043

    dumo20433 päivää sitten

    You're forgetting it was the Suzuki sidekick not the vitara, yet!, and also forgot about the geo storm.

  91. robert woodliff

    robert woodliff3 päivää sitten

    Mirror adjustment.......get the stick out of the trunk.

  92. ThunderPumpkin

    ThunderPumpkin3 päivää sitten

    Hahahaha..... I bought a brand new hatchback in 1989 my first new car. LOL

  93. Tanner Tester

    Tanner Tester3 päivää sitten

    Damn I bought an almost identical one in the same condition (but with higher miles) for half as much lmao I fkn love that thing, birthday gift from me to me lmaaoooo

  94. Amanda Huginkiss

    Amanda Huginkiss4 päivää sitten

    Friend of mine had one in high school. It was a fun car.

  95. Pure Gaming

    Pure Gaming4 päivää sitten

    I know a guy who has one

  96. dainjahrus

    dainjahrus4 päivää sitten

    I always wanted to date a girl wuth a geo metro. Its the exact style that a quirky girl would get. Performance? Who cares Reliability? Who cares Style? Who cares Convertible? Yes, i need it haha

  97. The Nimble Ninja

    The Nimble Ninja4 päivää sitten

    Looks like a shrunken Chrysler Lebaron.

  98. Samsung Android

    Samsung Android4 päivää sitten

    This car times better than american cars in terms of dependability...

  99. Pat Flat

    Pat Flat4 päivää sitten

    I owned the hatchback version. I loved that car.

  100. WIPolaris

    WIPolaris4 päivää sitten

    Can we get whistlindiesel to review this?

  101. Le NosePicker

    Le NosePicker4 päivää sitten

    I need someone to drop a Cobalt SS engine (or something along those lines) into this thing

  102. Shirley Márquez Dúlcey

    Shirley Márquez Dúlcey4 päivää sitten

    The Geo Metro was not the crappiest car of its day. Not in a world where the Yugo existed.

  103. MacTechG4

    MacTechG44 päivää sitten

    A few years ago, I saw a Metro being towed by an RV that had an amusing bumper sticker on the Metro… “Please be patient, I’m pushing this huge RV!” It’s better to think of a Geo Metro / Suzuki Swift as a Quadrunner with full fairing body kit…