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1997 Geo Tracker 2 Door

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 3.5

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Who Thought Small Could Be So Fun?

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Dec 5, 2007 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Suzuki at heart, tough, and fun.
Cons: Gas mileage could be better. Low Re-sale value.
The Bottom Line: The Geo Tracker is a nice little car that is tougher than it looks!

I picked up a 1997 Geo Tracker 2-door 4x4 in 2004 as a "daily driver". At the time, I picked it up with roughly 30,000 miles on it for $7,000 at a Chevy Dealership and was very happy with it. My first impressions of the Geo Tracker was that it was ... read more

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Economical Little SUV

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Oct 10, 2004 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Economy, easy to work on, great slow performance for a teenager.
Cons: Cheap interior parts, high mechanical parts cost.
The Bottom Line: Great deal when compared to other trucks in it's class.

I picked up a 1997 Geo Tracker for my daughter to drive in for her first car. Some of the things I wanted in her first vehicle were something not fast, either front wheel or all wheel drive due to the very hilly terrain and snowy winters we endure, ... read more

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Great Vehicle for Most

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Feb 5, 2003 - Updated Feb 11, 2003 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Love the Handling, and compact size
Cons: Very noisy on the highway
The Bottom Line: Overall I would still highly recommend this vehicle. Especially if you're looking for a compact, has a lot of pep, reliable, attractive type of vehicle for a low cost.

I bought my Tracker brand new, it was the show room model. I have since added new speakers and a CD player (mine came only with electronic tuning). First off let me say that I live in Rochester, MI where I have to battle all seasons of the year ... read more

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If you havent gone off roading in this beach buggy, you need to

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Aug 25, 2001 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: Soft Top convertability, ground clearance, genuinley capable off road
Cons: slow on road (especially with autmatic), bouncy ride, no room
The Bottom Line: I cant reccomend the tracker as a daily driver, but as an off roader it provides.

When I went to aruba for 5 days with my family I knew they were gonig to talk me into getting some kind of jeep, which is not my kind of vehicle. i am a sports car guy since my early days and SUV's are only of use for family outings for me (I have a ... read more

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My Tracker friend

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Apr 22, 2001 - Updated Aug 5, 2001 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 20 Recommended: No 

Pros: fun,easy to drive and park,durable
Cons: storage area,bumpy ride,hard seat
The Bottom Line: If I had to do it over I would have chosen something more sturdy and reliable!

I was hesitate to buy this car because of other reviews,but found that most of the complaints were unfounded in my experience.The seats are sorta hard, but there is plenty of leg room which helps.The ride is bumpy but this actually doesn't bother me. ... read more

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A great vehicle

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Dec 31, 2000 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Size, price, fun, performs
Cons: comfort. Wind noise on the softop

I bought a 97 Geo Tracker 2 door as my first vehicle purchase. So far I have not had any problems with it. I have had it for five months. It is a fun thing to drive. I like the fact that I can go anywhere because of it's size. Parking is not a ... read more

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Great vehicle for those on a tight budget

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Feb 14, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Fuel efficent, Fun to Drive, Covertible option is cool
Cons: Loud interior, Bouncy ride,

On January 31, 1998 I took delivery of a left over 1997 Geo Tracker, 2WD,Convertible. I traded in a 1992 Nissan Sentra XE 2dr which was very problematic. Since that time I have been driving along very happy in my Tracker. The vehicle is very fuel ... read more

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A good toy

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Jan 12, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Grown-ups Toy
Cons: Not a traveling car

I bought my Chevy Tracker four door model in October of 1997. I bought it as a vehicle to got to and from work. It has served that purpose and another one. Since I am a marine, during my two hour lunch break I go 4 wheeling during lunch. Its great. I ... read more

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Wished I would have waited

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Jan 7, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Great handling in all weather, including snow
Cons: slightly cramped back seats

I own a 97 4-door Geo Tracker. I love my little Tracker, but wish I would have waited for the Chevy Trackers to come out. Recently the heater core went out in my Tracker and I took it to a Chevy Dealer for repairs. After seven weeks and over $3,000 ... read more

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Real Mountain Climber

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Jan 6, 2000 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Reliable, Efficient, Dependable
Cons: Slows down on steep grades

I have owned my 4 door, hard top Tracker for almost 3 Years now. We live in the mountains and wanted a smaller (we also have a 4WD pickup) vehicle that we could take when we go hunting, fishing or just to see what we can see. This has been a great car. I ... read more

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Great Deal

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Dec 19, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Price, Mileage, Fun to Drive, Insurance Rates
Cons: Resale value

A Sport Utility Vehicle with great options at a great price. Comes loaded. Great Gas Mileage, good storage and handles well.If they made a six door model, the Suburban would be in trouble. Fun to drive. Easy to do preventative maintenance. Some thought ... read more

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Hate it!!!

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Dec 18, 1999 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 10 Recommended: No 

Pros: Absolutely NONE
Cons: Everything about it!

I bought a 1997 Tracker brand new. Unfortunately, when I test drove it, I didn't drive it on the highway and the wind wasn't blowing! After having my Tracker for a few weeks, I realized what a mistake I had made! Boy was I sorry! It was not only the ... read more

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Tough and Reliable
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Jul 1, 2006 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Very durable in tough conditions with basic, simple to repair design
Cons: Dealer installed air conditioning pretty weak.
Our 97 model goes by the name Chevrolet Vitara and was assembled in Ecuador. We bought it in 2003 and it has been absolutely bomb proof. Though it may look like a toy take a gander underneath and you'll see it sits on two heavy straight channel iron ... read more
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Love my baby
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Jul 7, 2004 (Show)
Author's Product Rating: 50 Recommended: Yes 
Pros: Very sporty, nice shape,
Cons: too small, sometimes the top leaks, easy to be broken into.
My dad bought me a 1997 Geo Tracker for my 16th birthday i love it. Its a stick shift, convertible, two door. I am so glad i have this car. I love the build of the trackers. when i buy a new car it will be a tracker, but next time it will be four ... read more
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