Chevy Metro
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Chevy
Model: Metro
Chevy Metro

No offense to Chevrolet, but the Metro might just be the least desirable car that was ever released. It is a subcompact hatchback sold in North America from 1989 to 2001. It is credited with being one of the smallest conventional automobiles being sold in North America at the time. The Metro made its first appearance in 1989 in Chevrolet-Geo showrooms. In fact, the actual car is not that new; it was a rebadged version of the Suzuki Cultus. Chevrolet launched the Metro as a direct replacement for the Chevrolet Sprint, which was a several inches shorter subcompact hatchback. And amazingly it even had fewer safety and convenience features. Somehow the Metro stayed in production for 13 years and over that time span several body styles were available. A 2-door convertible, 3-door hatchback, 4-door sedan, and a 5-door hatchback could all be had by the lucky consumer. Some may even know the Metro under the Geo brand which is where is began in 1989 and remained until 1997 at which point it became a Chevrolet until its final year in 2001. Die-hard Metro fans can still find the model in production under the name Suzuki Swift in Japan and Europe. The original Metros were made in Japan, which might explain why despite being not very attractive, the cars were decently made. Mechanical problems have been fairly limited and they seemed to be reliable cars. Nevertheless, in 2001, the Metro ceased to be made. During that final year, the Metro was only available as a 4-door LSi sedan. Consumer preferences are again changing though away from the massive SUVs and more toward smaller compact cars, so it will be interesting to wait and see if the Metro could make a comeback in years to come. Chevrolet of course has not released any plans for such a thing.

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