Austin Metro 6R4
I can’t daresay this is pristine by Geo Metro standards.
Your correspondent has been in Paris gaining experience of various off road vehicles.
Not without adversities. I go home now.
This is the second longest ownership of a car that I have owned. I’ve driven it the furthest. I’ve repaired it when things went wrong and had it worked on when I didn’t have the time or talent to do so. I bought this car for $800 back in December of 2006.
I don’t remember where I got the idea,but blocking off the grill for aero supposedly reduces drag. Also adding an air dam to the bottom of the bumper does something. Well being the cheap ass I am, and the car a metro who gives a crap what it looks like, as long as it works.
I once got pulled over because my plate was off to the side. Officer ran my name for warrants and came back clean (of course) when I told him it was covering up a hole from an accident of a previous owner, he said since I made up the light bracket thing, I could figure a way to mount the plate in the middle.
Oppositelock has been around a long time. We buy and sell cars, but have we done it to each other? I’m not saying this is going to go bad for any reason. But if Steve Lehto still reads through Oppositelock or this whole ordeal, it would likely make him cringe.
Back in December of 2006 when I bought it. We have been through a lot. First thing I did was remove those wheel covers. 137,000 miles then.
Saturday night I’ll be sky high in the back of an airplane. I chose the back for the above reason it was also almost sold out. I did get a window seat so I can stare out at country lights for an hour.
Still happening. I can tell the photo above is from before 2010, when my cousin backed into the rear quarter panel with his truck leaving !y bachelor party get together. This is when the metro earned the fender dent, from bumping into a deer. Odd how it busted the headlight in a circle. 2008 100 Acre Wood Rally.
I have reached an agreement with fellow Oppo shopteacher to sell the metro to him in order to use it as a rally-x machine. I have a plan to road trip from St. Louis to Chicago to deliver then work on the car with the new owner and then fly home.
As a car guy I guess this is a thing to do.
Back up transmission for $89, I Need to return a bad trans as a core. And get $30 more back. ( not sure if core moneys equal store credit).
I was actually texting about selling the metro with a guy last week. Then I moved it around the driveway, and CEL was on. I remembered that when I was driving it last it came on and was misfiring, which it occasionally does after a while and I replace spark plugs and it’s good to go for a while.
And I posted it on a metro forum, but just to see what is get from the online pick n pull website instant offer:
Aside from being funny (to me), this ad features two Metros being driven off of a cliff. The fun aside, it looks to me as if the yellow one if heavier - it probably has an engine in it - when you notice how it stops right at the 0:22 second mark. The red one however, keeps on rolling looking rather light, so I’m…
Oppo is sinking and I’m going down with the ship. 183k miles for $200.
This was surprisingly good fun. I’d definitely recommend trying something like this if you’ve got a tablet or photoshop. I left the Windows till last, thinking they’d be the hardest, but they were actually surprisingly easy. This is my first try at this, so I'm open to criticism so I know what to do differently next…