The Geo Tracker was a vehicle manufactured during the years 1980 through 1998. Geo, a division General Motors, was responsible for making this automobile. Suzuki, GM’s Japanese partner, produced a similar vehicle called The Sidekick. Additional models similar in appearance made by Suzuki and Geo include the Vitara, Grand Vitara, Suzuki Samurai, and the Asuna Sunrunner.
The Suzuki factory based in Kosai, Japan; along with the GM factory located in Ontario, Canada, mass-produced these vehicles. Even though the United States were not able to purchase new models, Brazil and Mexico were able to acquire these sporty vehicles as recent as the year 2006. General Motors, however, opted to eliminate Geo completely in 1998. In the following months Chevrolet put out a vehicle known as the Tracker, which was originally the Geo Tracker.
Tracker’s were available with both two-doors and four-doors; two-door models were much more common. The majority of two-door Trackers were convertibles. The top was consisted of two parts, a front section and a rear section. The front section reached from the windshield to the roll bar while the back portion protected the back seat area. Several Tracker drivers purchased hard-tops made of fiberglass rather than canvas.
Was the Tracker a small truck, or was it a passenger car? In reality, it was a combination of both. Four-wheel drive was incorporated like that of a truck. Gas mileage was approximately 23 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway; similar to cars. This particular vehicle was attractive to both car owner’s and truck owner’s as it possessed qualities of each.
Repairing a Geo Tracker will not be easy as Geo no longer exists. Replacement items may possibly be found at local pick-n-pulls or certain Chevrolet or Suzuki dealers. Luckily, vehicles that were designed with a common platform are able to interchange parts. As an example, parts made for a Suzuki Samauri very possibly can be used in the Tracker; parts once used in a Tracker may be a viable option for the Sunrunner or Grand Vitara.
Vehicles that are no longer in production can be expensive and difficult to repair due to the scarcity of parts. Having a highly skilled mechanic helping with the project is advisable. Frequently, needed Geo Tracker auto parts will be found in different cities. It is possible to repair and restore classic makes and models, though it is not always easy.