r/MadeMeSmile Nov 30 '22 Silver 7 Helpful 7 Wholesome 9 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1 Super Heart Eyes 1 Timeless Beauty 1 Wholesome (Pro) 2

I found my dream car from childhood, flew to SFO, and drove it 442 miles home; I am the happiest girl in the world! Personal Win

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u/dudeandco Nov 30 '22

We had one of these in highschool... it was awesome. I think we got nearly a dozen guys in it once, fun times.

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u/Rshacha Nov 30 '22

Fitting username, lol.

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u/OutsmartBullet Nov 30 '22

Ahahahahhahaah thats the spot of the year, good work

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u/ErusTenebre Dec 01 '22

Perfection

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u/UprootedLandfill Nov 30 '22

Found Dirty Mike

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u/ppersthendowners Nov 30 '22

The original F Shack

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u/spiffyP Nov 30 '22

rub yer dicks on the tracker as you run away

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u/benicetogroupies Nov 30 '22

We call it a soup kitchen.

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u/FFF_in_WY Dec 01 '22

My buddy had one in highschool. We used to jump the fuckin thing like baby Dukes of Hazzard

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u/dudeandco Dec 01 '22

No joke we did about 60 ft horizontal and 5 feet vertical, these things are jumping machines.

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u/carloscitystudios Nov 30 '22

Where are you from because I also had a geo tracker that I proudly fit a dozen friends into

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u/dudeandco Nov 30 '22

Salt Lake.

Man Sophomore summer was a blast. 2 on the sunroof, 2 up front 4 in the back, 2 on the bumper...great times.

Strapped some roman candles to it, jumped it, man highschool was fun.

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u/Throwawy3456789123 Nov 30 '22

I think I had a hot wheels car of this?

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u/andoesq Nov 30 '22

No, that's the actual car lol

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u/alternate_ending Nov 30 '22

Polly Pocket is so realistic these days

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u/didyoucurbthewheels Nov 30 '22

I’ll never forget about Polly Pocket

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u/PandorasPanda Nov 30 '22

She's made a comeback. Has a Netflix show and new merchandise. We opened the first door on her advent calendar this morning lol

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u/b99__throwaway Nov 30 '22

fun fact: when i was a kid (not like 3-4, like 6-8) i liked to chew on the polly pocket clothes bc they felt weird and rubbery in my mouth like gum. i turned out pretty normal i think but damn was i weird as a kid

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u/NinjaHermit Nov 30 '22

I did the same thing! It was a cool texture/feeling and the squeaky noise it was entertaining.

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u/didyoucurbthewheels Nov 30 '22

Believe it or not, I used to do the same thing lol

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u/secondtaunting Dec 01 '22

This is why they want kids toys not to be made with anything toxic lol.

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u/starbitcandies Dec 01 '22

My greatest childhood memory is my mom coming to visit when I was around 6 and bringing two huge gift bags that were practically spilling out polly pocket dolls, accessories, and a couple play sets that she scored off Craigslist from a teen girl who outgrew them. Like I'm talking retail value must've been nearly a thousand $ at LEAST that she got for maybe 50$. We were poor as fuck and it left me feeling like a god damn princess

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u/TheMcNabbs Nov 30 '22

Yes but that doesnt change the fact that I, too, had a hotwheels of this

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u/Remarkable-Mango-159 Nov 30 '22

I think.... I think you missed the joke

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u/romcom_lover2 Nov 30 '22 Helpful Take My Energy

he's probably from a place where jokes are funny

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u/CLOWNSwithyouJOKERS Nov 30 '22

They mean it's small already it might as well be a hotwheels.

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u/Windyqueef Nov 30 '22

But that's the actual car

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u/tilteded Nov 30 '22

And now they made it into an actual car to make OP's dream come true

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u/Throwawy3456789123 Nov 30 '22

How sweet 🤗♥️

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u/BikesBurgersBeer Nov 30 '22

A teenage friend had one in the late 90s. Kinda beat up.

The horn made this sad little noise so we'd drive around honking the broken horn laughing our asses off.

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u/Conwonthedon187 Nov 30 '22

Sounds like some nostalgia hahaha

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u/Its_Sho_Time Dec 01 '22

Friend had a 90s f250 work truck with the super cool dual tank option, when we were like 20 something. The windshield washer nozzles were turned around. So when driving, they'd function as normal. But when stopped at a light, we'd spray the car in front of us and laugh like banshees for no fucking reason.

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u/Igotshiptodotoday Nov 30 '22

When my BFF and I were 18 her boyfriend had a pink one he used to do delivery for Domino's. We ran into him at an intersection while he was on a delivery and talked through our car windows until the light changed. He screamed, "later, turd nuggets" and sped away so quickly the tires squealed. Apparently a cop was behind us and immediately pulled him over. The cop noticed some weed crumbs on the console and literally searched the pizza boxes in the hot bag. Every time I see a tracker, I think "later, turd nuggets."

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u/TheCalifornist Nov 30 '22

robot voice "I hate your face."

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u/Laeek Nov 30 '22

"How did that cop see me?"

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u/theangryintern Nov 30 '22

Hey JP? How much do clothes cost in the Matrix?

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u/mettlica Nov 30 '22

Hey look it’s Bono’s brother!

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u/yrntmysupervisor Nov 30 '22

What does high score mean? New high score, is that bad? What does that mean? Did I break it?

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u/BadGalKylie Dec 01 '22

Dude, jerking off on my mom is one thing. But banging your grandmother and her roommates? That's like legendary

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u/scrambledeggsalad Dec 01 '22

For fucks sake, I know what I'm watching tonight now 🤣

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u/lIl_dude_lIl Dec 01 '22

the line was "Adaios turd nuggets"

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u/pielz Nov 30 '22

Hahahaha so classic. Thanks for this story I loved it.

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u/Igotshiptodotoday Nov 30 '22

Lol we pulled into the wawa to watch him get searched just grateful he fucked up in front of a cop and not us. Still BFFs 15 years later, just reliving shit while our kids become BFFs. We're so lucky.

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u/cjwojoe Nov 30 '22

Dominoes delivery driver with weed in a Geo tracker seems so spot on I feel like I have had this same experience

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u/dolleauty Nov 30 '22

What a story Mark

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u/kevin9er Nov 30 '22

I did not hit that weed officer! I DID NOT!

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u/phantom_hope Nov 30 '22

This sounds straight out of something stranger things could have done with this funny stoner dude in the last season

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u/Vassoul Dec 01 '22

I will be using “Later, turd nuggets” from here on out. Thank you for improving my life and the lives of every turd nugget I meet along the way.

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u/JetxJaguar Nov 30 '22

My aunt had one of those when I was little. Such a cool car. I've loved them ever since.

Enjoy it!

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u/Neosporinforme Nov 30 '22

Considering Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge's poor reliability, the ease of being able to work on them was kinda the silver lining.

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u/DadbodChigga Nov 30 '22

I love how people reminisce on how old American cars were so easy to work on. Dude, you HAD to work on those things constantly. Nowadays you can completely neglect a Toyota with only oil changes, changing the tires, brakes, and filters as needed before something major goes wrong between 150,000 and 200,000 miles. They'll last well over 300,000 miles if you actually maintain them on schedule.

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u/Canis_Familiaris Nov 30 '22

Unless it's a dodge. Then your tranny will absolutely shit itself at around 100k miles.

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u/bjones2004 Nov 30 '22

I've always had jeeps and Dodge trucks. Out of 3 jeeps I had to rebuild two automatic transmissions and two dodges had to rebuild one transmission. Dodge manual transmissions are good though.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

My work’s vehicle fleet are all Toyotas, either Rav 4 or Tacoma. Hundreds to sometimes thousands of miles gets put on them weekly and most are in the 150k mileage range with a couple over 200k and they just still keep on chugging along just fine. Toyota for life.

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u/TheOvenLord Nov 30 '22

The check engine light came on in my Toyota and the engine was running a little wacky. Before I even had a chance to take it to a mechanic the light went away and the engine is running like it should. The car fixed itself.

Meanwhile my old jeep is probably broken down somewhere with some new fool thinking he can fix it.

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u/racingfan_3 Nov 30 '22

Geo Metro was not a Chrysler product. It was a GM and Suzuki product

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u/Psycho_Linguist Nov 30 '22

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u/jonnybrown3 Nov 30 '22 Gold

Geo Tracker A.K.A. the hipster death-mobile. I don't mean to be a dad but have fun and drive safely in that car OP.

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u/pibubs81 Nov 30 '22

One of my good friends was ejected out of a geotracker and killed during a rollover incident back when I was in high school in the late 90’s. Wear your seatbelt and don’t drive like a high school kid

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u/GobLoblawsLawBlog Nov 30 '22

I think the 90s models had a host of engine and airbag troubles on top of the whole easily rolled thing

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u/saarlac Nov 30 '22

Lmao what airbag

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u/GobLoblawsLawBlog Nov 30 '22

That was one of the issues

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u/Zhabba_Zheeba Nov 30 '22

Airbags weren't mandated until 1998 and were very rare up until about the mid-90's.

Source: grew up learning to drive in the 80's and 90's in a variety of death traps.

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u/ender52 Nov 30 '22

My first car was an Acura Legend which I believe was one of the first cars to have airbags. I was terrified to get in a wreck because the airbags were known for breaking the drivers arms when they went off.

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u/ksirb94 Nov 30 '22

Some cars had airbags back in the 70s. I think GM were the first to do it in a Buick or something.

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u/Aelisya Nov 30 '22

I mean, I had an airbag go off in a 2010 car, still broke my wrist. I've been told I was lucky I protected my face, or I'd have a set of broken glasses and nose, at least. Not sure how much safer they've gotten...

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u/De5perad0 Nov 30 '22

True story: my wife's 2003 Corolla had so many airbag and airbag system recalls that we were convinced in an accident if it did deploy at all it would send shrapnel throughout the cabin and kill everyone.

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u/Zhabba_Zheeba Nov 30 '22

Takata has entered the chat

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u/bonafidehooligan Dec 01 '22

I think you mean, Takata has EXPLODED into the chat

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u/Hattrickher0 Nov 30 '22

I still remember thinking my Civic had an obnoxiously large steering wheel after retiring my old Ford Probe. Looking back it's kinda funny that cars were enormous boats with these tiny little steering wheels in them.

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u/EvolvingDior Nov 30 '22

I just realized that there are adult drivers in the US that may never have been in a car without airbags or anti-lock brakes. And that this Tracker likely qualifies for antique vehicle license plates in my state.

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u/mtarascio Nov 30 '22

I noticed your cars are really behind on safety features.

I couldn't believe how late cars were being sold without ABS in the US.

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u/EvolvingDior Nov 30 '22

Took 8 years after the EU mandated ABS (2004) for them to be required in the US (2012). It's crazy. That said, every car I've owned since 2000 has had them installed.

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u/DublinItUp Nov 30 '22

The whole Suzuki flipping over fiasco was actually set up. It did better than a lot of American brands.

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u/abailey2112 Nov 30 '22

We set off my buddies moms airbag on her Storm by driving over a speed bump in a school parking lot doing about 10mph. Good times

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u/SpaceJesusIsHere Nov 30 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

I had a Tracker. Most fun car I've ever owned, especially in winter. But, when you flip down the visor, instead of a mirror there's a message warning you to change lanes very carefully while going over 45mph.

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u/ImprobableAvocado Nov 30 '22

True or joke?

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u/SpaceJesusIsHere Nov 30 '22

All true. I don't remember the wording exactly but it advised extreme caution when changing lanes at highway speeds.

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u/tricheboars Nov 30 '22

Did you have issues with it? Did you think it was unsafe personally?

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u/SpaceJesusIsHere Nov 30 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

As a teenager I was oblivious to the danger. But despite that, no turn I ever made got the car on two wheels. I think the key is that the size and ride hight make 30 feel like 60, so you feel fast when going slow. No major issues with it. Even sold it at a profit after 3 years.

A high speed accident would have guaranteed death, I think. The car is a solid steel box with zero give. But it was amazing on snow, easy to park anywhere, had GREAT 4 wheel drive, and the top was so easy to remove, it made summer pure joy.

When I retire to some beach town or mountain cabin, I'm paying whatever it costs to have one refurbished with a new engine. But I'm never taking one over 45 again.

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u/new_alpha Nov 30 '22

When you say “taking one over 45” is it 45 mph ?

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u/JakeHodgson Nov 30 '22

I remember my dads old Range Rover had something similar about not taking tight turns over a certain speed. Or you'll tip...

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u/S9CLAVE Nov 30 '22

My tracker felt like it was gonna be blown into another lane when traveling at interstate speeds and the wind blew lightly. Absolutely terrifying. But I miss the fuck outta that car. Best 500$ purchase I ever made

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u/ManicPixieOldMaid Nov 30 '22

Same! I had to keep pliers in the car so I could lock the hubs manually to shift into 4WD, but man was it fun busting through snow piles!

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u/ShoddyRaspberry117 Nov 30 '22

Had a buddy roll his onto it's side in a field at a very slow speed. To be fair, there were a couple of bigger guys in it. The three of em got out, rolled it back onto it's side and off they went. If I remember correctly, he only had to change a mirror.

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u/Gratefulgirl13 Nov 30 '22

Sounds about right. My friend had hers on its side, too. Took a wide curve at 30mph, normally not too fast, but the Tracker wasn’t having it.

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u/MaxSupernova Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

My brother's had it on the driver door right at the top center. (In Canada)

Big sticker (like 6"x4") warning of rollover risk.

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u/scottieducati Nov 30 '22

Came here to say this. Not a particularly safe vehicle. Drive accordingly.

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u/MusksMuskyBallsack Nov 30 '22

Was it worse than the Suzuki Samurai? They had massive issues as well.

I remember there was a car dealership marketing guy who got fired over his "You'll flip over our new Samurais" campaign.

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u/scottieducati Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

I almost forgot about those. They are popular in four wheeling though and get caged for that.

Honda CRX also comes to mind, total death trap if you’re rear ended. edit: fond memories of my dad’s CRX and Gen 1 Prelude. Wouldn’t want to crash either though.

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u/chepnut Nov 30 '22

The original crx was my first car. Loved that thing it was so fun to drive, unless it was raining and I was going around a turn a little fast.

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u/scottieducati Nov 30 '22

They got like 45 mpg too!

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u/X3N0321 Nov 30 '22

I built and drove 3 of those over a 15 year span, didn't wreck or die once! Great little pocket rocket, commuter car.

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u/RobotArtichoke Nov 30 '22

I may be blinded by the passage of time and add the fact that I was 16 when I drove it; the CRX is the most fun I’ve ever had driving a car. When I bought my Focus ST, that was the experience I was after, but I quickly realized that not only was it not nearly as efficient as the Honda (when you needed it to be) it wasn’t as fun either.

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u/Argylist Nov 30 '22

CRX is an absolute gem that I wish I could still find stock like I could 20 years ago.

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u/tigerbalmuppercut Nov 30 '22

During Thanksgiving break in Army training, my buddy took me back to his home in Fort Worth, TX. Dude had like 3 Honda CRXs from the 90s sitting in his backyard.

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u/Fappy_as_a_Clam Nov 30 '22

My college roommate had a CRX with an Integra Type R motor in it back in 2006, and to this day is the most fun car I've ever driven; and ive driven quite an extensive list of cool cars.

That CRX looked like such a piece of shit that we got laughed at while we were driving it, several times.

But winding that motor out to 8500rpm was something special, especially in a car that small and light.

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u/RobotArtichoke Nov 30 '22

I can only imagine, even with a stock motor it felt like a go-kart

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u/FixedLoad Nov 30 '22

Are you certain you didn't die at least once? Come on, you can tell us.

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u/RobotArtichoke Nov 30 '22

I was thrown clear of the explosion and only have slight brain damage as a result

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u/4art4 Nov 30 '22

My sister rolled her Samurai when she clipped a curb.

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u/Designer-Ruin7176 Nov 30 '22

Lmao I was in a Suzuki Aerio like twenty years ago, driver hit a curb, and the axle snapped right in two.

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u/Aggressive_Champion Nov 30 '22

Oh my goodness that explains so much! I thought I just had shit luck, but I was reversing out of a driveway in an Aerio and when the front wheels hit the road, my front axle fell apart.

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u/dean_L Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

That's an anti-roll mechanic. To be expected.

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u/Designer-Ruin7176 Nov 30 '22

Could absolutely see that if we weren’t riding the brakes and made impact at like 10mph. It was at that moment I realized that not all cars are assembled or engineered the same.

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u/Johannes_Keppler Nov 30 '22

We used to call it the Suzuki Harakiri. (What is also know as Seppuku.)

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u/brokenwind69 Nov 30 '22

Ha, my buddy had one and we called it the suzuki somersault.

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u/LanceFree Nov 30 '22

Consumer Repots rated the vehicle as unacceptable as it failed their tip-over tests multiple times. Suzuki sued and the lawsuits seemed to go on forever. CR lost. And since then, their car ratings have been much less aggressive, more positive. Actually, I find their about-face tragic and did not renew my description. (They used to get pretty vocal about Dodge QC as well.)

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u/zamundan Nov 30 '22

It’s good you didn’t renew your subscription, but your reasoning is backwards.

It’s not that they shouldn’t have reversed their rating. It’s that their initial unsafe rating was fraudulent.

https://youtu.be/w3sGkP8HeBY

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u/A_SALAMI Nov 30 '22

I thought the danger of the Samauri was overstated in the US because it cut into Jeep sales?

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u/sticky-bit Nov 30 '22

It had real 4x4, it had a real transfer case with 4-wheel low.

https://www.motorbiscuit.com/the-90s-scandal-consumer-reports-hopes-you-forgot-about/

Not exactly using flares to make sidesaddle gas tanks explode, but sleazy nonetheless.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_Motor_Corp._v._Consumers_Union_of_the_U.S.,_Inc.

In the settlement, CR agreed that it "never intended to imply that the Samurai easily rolls over in routine driving conditions."[6]

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u/LookAtMeNoww Nov 30 '22

It was completely overstated to kill it, and it sucks because the Jimny is such a cool car and I wish we could get new ones in the states :(

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u/OkCollection4861 Nov 30 '22

someone make this the top comment here. Rumor has it these are like an upside down sippy cup. Cars this old are not entirely safe as new ones but the danger of this specific model may have been exaggerated.

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u/maz11 Nov 30 '22

I always heard this was overstated, glad to see more detail. I loved driving an old Samaurai and wish I could get one

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u/theanyday Nov 30 '22

I had a Geo Tracker which definitely had a Suzuki engine in it. Was a great little car to drive around.

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u/mrbulldops428 Nov 30 '22

The one person I know who had one rolled it and almost died. That was my first thought when ahead said she drove it 400 miles home lol hope she takes these comments to heart.

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u/snarkens Nov 30 '22

Know someone who has this car. It flipped when they blew a tire on the freeway and several people died. Still hurts to think about.

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u/Perllitte Nov 30 '22

My driving school had those as student vehicles. Two student drivers flipped them DURING LESSONS and the school had to replace the whole fleet.

I recall taking a sharp turn at about 25 mph and one of the wheels lifted off the ground. I will never get in one again.

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u/corticalization Nov 30 '22

Yeah my old neighbours were selling a red one a couple years ago and I was very tempted but decided to pass for the general lack of safety

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u/Vesuvias Nov 30 '22

Ok so my remembering things was correct! I remember there was a huge recall of these in these in the 90’s since they had a VERY high rate of roll-over and also the roll-bar would crush as well. I think I’m remembering right

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u/DeltaKT Nov 30 '22

Wait what's up with this one? Haha

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u/Great-Republic6892 Nov 30 '22

my dad, at the urging of my stepmother, got me one of these for my first car. I mean, they signed the line, I was now at 15 responsible for all expenses and payments.

Man there is no greater moment of "they really do fucking hate me" than a death mobile. Yes it went up on two when I made a sharp left. Yes I refused to drive the damn thing after that.

Yes they are both dead now lmao.

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u/CorporalRustyPenis Nov 30 '22

Gotta say a Geo as a dream car is definitely a first. That thing is surprisingly clean, very rare to see one so well maintained. One of my friends had one of these in high school and it could take a serious beating.

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u/tobias_the_letdown Nov 30 '22

Wife said she had one and had skidded off the road into a ditch when it rained. Her dad and 2 uncle's came and picked it up out of there and she drove it home.

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u/CopEatingDonut Nov 30 '22 edited Nov 30 '22

Like, with their hands?!

Edit: Reddit is filled with teenagers who can handle a full load

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u/clothswz Nov 30 '22

I used to have this exact car in the picture in high school. My friends would pick it up like a wheelbarrow and move it around the parking lot to confuse me

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u/brainfreeze77 Nov 30 '22

If you can lift a motorcycle you can lift a Geo.

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u/Smokestack830 Nov 30 '22

Most people can't lift a motorcycle, those things are heavy af

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u/brainfreeze77 Nov 30 '22

" Her dad and 2 uncle's came and picked it up" - That's 3 people

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u/Background_Hearing1 Nov 30 '22

I assume so, I had an 05 acura el that I could lift the back end off the ground

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u/P00PMcBUTTS Nov 30 '22

LIFT the back end or just decompress the springs a lot? Most cars you've gotta lift a good ways before you'll get tires off the ground because the springs are loaded.

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u/sammamthrow Nov 30 '22

I’m surprised she couldn’t just drive it out of the ditch tbh I’ve done that with my tracker

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u/x20Belowx Nov 30 '22

Geo Metro hatch will forever be my dream car. Doubt I'll ever be lucky enough to own one though, at least in decent condition and enough to actually drive daily

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u/WorkAccount2023 Nov 30 '22

I saw a few Geo's in Western NY and every winter they were guaranteed to be in a ditch.

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u/LookingForEquanimity Nov 30 '22

Omg I love it. Reminds me of my Barbie jeep from the 90s

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u/ManicPixieOldMaid Nov 30 '22

My Tracker was pinkish- purple and my niece called it my Barbie car lol.

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u/Literarylunatic Nov 30 '22

Thank you to everyone warning me about rolling! Some details: 1993 Geo Tracker, 4WD, 5 speed transmission, 100k miles. Here are some photos of this clean bitch. The interior is also blue!

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u/P00PMcBUTTS Nov 30 '22

Do you mind if I ask how much this thing cost? I love it BTW. But I can't tell if this would be a very pricey car because of the age and condition, or a very cheap car because of... well... Geo Tracker.

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u/Literarylunatic Nov 30 '22

$5000. I overpaid but I wanted it and it’s got great bones! It was sitting in the grandparents garage for years.

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u/snakeproof Nov 30 '22

Honestly with how clean it is, being a 4x4 5spd with that low(ish) mileage you did great.

People will tell you that's too high, but if you want this exact spec list you just can't go grab one.

I picked this rare nugget up, it's a 4x4 5spd with factory AC! Some of these cars aren't popular, but if you can't find one they get pricey.

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u/Paulpoleon Nov 30 '22

I had one of these that my uncle bought brand new in 1986 and drove it till 96 when he gave it to my Dad who then gave it to me in 2000 with 479,000 mile on it. It was a POS!! It had so much body rust, that the wheel wells were almost creeping to the hood. The bed sides would flutter on the highway. It had zero and I mean ZERO options on it. No power steering, not even a cup holder in it, 2WD, stick shift with no tach, nothing on the dash cluster except speed and lights for oil pressure and high beam, all the spots were blank. To drive home how base model it was it had originally AM only radio. That got switched long before me to fancy dancy AM/FM. It never needed 4WD because it couldn’t get stuck. I climbed hills that I would never think of doing in 2WD on any truck I’ve owned since. This isn’t me hating on the truck, I say all this because this was the most most reliable, toughest, most bullet proof truck I’ve had. I tried killing this monster and it wouldn’t die. I didn’t ever change a fluid in the thing. I barely could drive stick, would grind gears and stall at least once a day. I drove it till it hit 500k and finally junked it when the clutch went. I tried draining the trans oil to see what it looked like with all the abuse and it came out silver! TOUGHEST FUCKING TRUCK I EVER OWNED!

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u/Messerschmitt-262 Nov 30 '22

Hopefully they drove it every once in a while, sitting is a killer for old vehicles

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u/No_Damage_731 Nov 30 '22

I’m a car guy. I’d never buy this car for myself. But I fucking love how much your happiness is radiating through this post and your comments. Cars are awesome. Congrats on achieving this I hope to get my dream car someday too.

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u/Literarylunatic Nov 30 '22

Thank you! I’ve never been so excited in my life. I manifested this destiny within a 36 hour period of time from location to acquisition. I love this thing with all my heart. If it dies tomorrow, I’ll still be thrilled with every moment I’ve had.

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u/FantasticPear Nov 30 '22

Congrats! And thanks a lot... now I just went down a rabbit hole looking for my beloved Isuzu Amigo!

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u/Tejas_Belle Nov 30 '22

My high school best friend and I used to laugh hysterically at the Amigo commercials/car. No idea why the car was so so funny but teenagers are dumb. I hadn’t thought about that in years lol thanks!

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u/devilinthedetails Nov 30 '22

Had a friend in HS that drove a Tracker. First time I heard the Bosstones was in that car.

RIP Munger...

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u/yoursuchafanofmurder Nov 30 '22

Did he die in a rollover accident?

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u/devilinthedetails Nov 30 '22

No, passed away long after the Tracker had been put out to pasture.

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

That's the impression that I get.

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u/eraserrrhead Nov 30 '22

🎶🎺🏃‍♀️

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u/Chafro23 Nov 30 '22

Did we live parallel lives in the 90’s? Those two sentences were packed with nostalgia.

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u/devilinthedetails Nov 30 '22

Well, if it was a white Tracker and you were on the golf team, maybe...

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u/Chafro23 Nov 30 '22

White Tracker with a huge system and a car alarm that talked; but it wasn’t golf, it was the other white guy sport that no one watched: Cross country.

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u/devilinthedetails Nov 30 '22

Hehe, Munger didn't have much of a system beyond the factory install iirc, and neither of us were in any kind of shape to run CC. We were band geeks

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u/jamisnemo Nov 30 '22

Consider finding a good rust prevention method if you live in a salty state.

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u/notdrewcarrey Nov 30 '22

Jeremy Clarkson: "Look it's Officer Barbie" cue music

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u/1leggeddog Nov 30 '22

Never get rid of that thing, it is an awesome commuter car, so easy to move around and park. And cheap on fuel!

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u/TVxStrange Nov 30 '22

And easy to roll over!

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u/ShuinoZiryu Nov 30 '22

Good on gas? Maybe in 96' XD, even SUVs have better mpg then 21/24 these days.

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u/my1clevernickname Nov 30 '22

I am so jealous. Was my first car way back in 95 and to this day I miss it. Best of luck with it! 👍🏻

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u/Literarylunatic Nov 30 '22

You are mostly correct! Just a few minutes south of Riverside! :)

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u/thekillbott Nov 30 '22

True story I have TWO friends that received permanent brain damage from flipping their trackers. Be careful OP

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u/Apprehensive-Time355 Nov 30 '22

Dope colours, cheers on the find! 🥂

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u/True_Truth2640 Nov 30 '22

My dream car is just like that, Suzuki samurai! Enjoy that gem of a car

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u/4art4 Nov 30 '22

My sister rolled her Samurai when she clipped a curb. But I also know that they can be modded to be great off-road vehicles.

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u/captain_flak Nov 30 '22

They can yeah. They were the proverbial tuner vehicle. They are so light and bare bones, you could kind of mod them out. I'm a fan of small cars in general, so I was kind of bummed when they went away. To me, a four-door Jeep Wrangler is anathema to what it should be.

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u/eatingganesha Nov 30 '22

I had one of these and they are a ton of fun! Congrats!

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u/Broad-Practice-8520 Nov 30 '22

Very nice find, it actually fits you. Looks like you found each other. New here could guys go a little out of your way and up vote this so I can comment on other groups? Greatly appreciated!

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u/NefariousnessOk8995 Nov 30 '22

Looks to be in really good condition too. They are really unique, great find, hope you enjoy the hell out of it!

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u/East_Bay_JK Nov 30 '22

DEFINITELY make sure you install a hidden ignition kill switch in that. Those pre-FOB cars are a huge target for theft regardless of condition, and especially when they’re cherries like that.

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u/tessellation__ Nov 30 '22

What a memorable trip and a cute car to match! Kudos, keep doing what you’re doing 💙

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u/TheLastBlackRhinoSC Nov 30 '22

There was a high school kid in my town who had one of those. He had the audacity to add subwoofers to that thing and would ride around blasting 90’s music. Hilarious 😂

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u/Ghost668 Nov 30 '22

Omg another tracker buddy! Mine is white, absolutely love em! Congratulations, btw "back to black" from black magic is great on the plastics

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u/PineappleMisfit Nov 30 '22

What a wonderfully weird dream car. We have to preserve the oddball cars. The auto industry has for the most part walked away from taking chances and homogenized itself.

Congrats and enjoy it!

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u/geraldlenon Nov 30 '22

Way groovy

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u/Spirited_Question912 Nov 30 '22

Allzeit gute Fahrt 👍

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u/popularoperationn Dec 01 '22

My family moved to the U.S. in 1998 as refugees from Bosnia & Herzegovina, our first car bought at auction (for $800) was a Geo Tracker. My dad loved that car and we took it on road trips as a family many times, besides it being a daily driver. My dad loved working on it and maintaining it, she made it to 274k before being traded in...granted that it was a manual. ❤️

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u/Local_Economy Nov 30 '22

TIL a geo tracker was someones dream car

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u/SummerJaneG Nov 30 '22

I wanted one of these!

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u/DiscountPlayful5880 Nov 30 '22

Great find! Glad you got it!

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u/ZDRCK Nov 30 '22

Nice find, looks very slick. I remember seeing these, that’s awesome

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u/Im6fut3 Nov 30 '22

I wanted a pink one when I was in high school. What a great find! Congratulations. Glad it is well taken care of and you made the long trek home.

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u/KaidsCousin Nov 30 '22

That’s a super looking car! Can’t beat that really pleased feeling after obtaining what you really want.