June 2, 2008
That ugly looking pregnant roller skate of a car is making a comeback. I’m talking about the Chevette of the 90s, the Geo Metro. With its 50 mpg fuel efficiency rating, an extremely frugal friend (read cheap bitch) of mine bought one in 1992 and I made fun of her for it (I don’t know why I felt so superior. At the time, I was driving an ’84 Accord with a bungee cord holding up the bumper). If she had only hung on to it (instead of trading up to that big assed Jeep Cherokee after she traded up to that cute(r) husband) she would be in Fat City now (or at least Serious Coin City).
Who says Detroit can’t build an inexpensive fuel efficient car? Oh yeah, the government does. The Metro (as built in 1991) doesn’t meet current safety standards. Anyway, you rock little ugly car. And in your honor: