I FINALLY got one. been trying for so many years to get one but always too expensive.
I sold my 74 VW Thing and use that to buy an 89 US Geo Tracker 5 Speed with 4x4 and Air conditioning. My Dream tracker.
Double bonus NO top. it was the "solid top" version which I really wanted.
First thing I did was ditch the spare tire on the outside (put it inside for now will roof mount later)
so I could install my bike rack.
From my very first 30 mile bike ride!
I managed 28.6mpg on my first tank and on my second tank I scored 31.72mpg and I need to repair the exhaust and its winter temps on winter blend gas.
once I fix the exhaust and warmer temps and summer blend gasoline comes back I expect I could possibly see 35mpg possibly better.
I found sizable rust on the wheels but nothing structural their. easily repaired once warmer weather arrives.
I also found one of the body mount points are rotted i will be fixing that as well.
its otherwise in surprisingly nice condition.
I don't know how many miles it has. probably a lot though it conditions belies that. odo says 54k (154k ?) but title says 157K ??
I am thinking it said 54k when father sold it to sun and he misread it as 57k or 157k (5 digits)
either that or it has 257k or a different cluster than what it came with. No idea.
one other issue is some tapping. I am guessing valve guides? beyond that runs VERY well.
the drivers door needs work. I can't lock via the key only unlock (the other 2 work fine) and it shard to lock from the inside (very squishy like its resisting)
the window also has issues goes down easy but is resistant to rolling up (I am guessing this is similar to my metro ie weak regulators ??
paint in good shape just some fading/flaking of clear coat on the hood. no dents so far and only one teeny tiny bit of sub paint rust.
I REALLY love this truck. I am going to have fun with it and its going to get a LOT of miles (around 30k a year when I use it)
anyway some questions.
whats the best MPG's you guys have gotten from this truck?
Whats the largest skinniest tires I can use without serious rubbing?
From what I understand 89-98 is the same body ??
what parts are fully interchangeable between my 89 and anything up to and including 98?
I understand anything related to the hard/soft top on the convertible model won't work obviously. but what about other things? are the SEATS compatible for any model from 89-98 ? my seats are torn up pretty nasty so I am going to want to replace them.
any other mods upgrades cool things I can do to these ?
another question. I am going to be mounting things to the roof (rack spare tire etc..) it APPEARS as if the headliner is not actually glued to the roof that I can remove the screws and plastic clips I see and it will simply "come out" is this correct?
any help would be greatly appreciated. expect many more pictures as I have fun with it :-)