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1998 Chevrolet Metro Review
A simple, but fuel-efficient car.
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The 1998 Chevrolet Metro comes in three trim levels. The base submodel comes with the 1.0-liter, three-cylinder engine paired with the five-speed manual transmission with overdrive. The two LSi submodels come with the 1.3-liter, four-cylinder engine paired with the five-speed manual transmission, or an optional, three-speed automatic transmission. One outstanding feature of this vehicle is the fuel economy.
Engines: 1.0-liter three-cylinder, 1.3-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed manual with overdrive, three-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet Metro, Chevrolet Metro LSi Coupe, Chevrolet Metro LSi Sedan
The Metro’s styling was updated this year, with revised wheel covers, new interior fabrics, and a new exterior paint color. The audio system is new, and second generation airbags are now standard equipment. The LSi’s engine is more powerful this model year.
Standard exterior features for all models include a compact steel spare wheel/tire, dual manual mirrors, light tinted windows, a fixed antenna, and monotone paint. The LSi models have dual manual remote mirrors and a manual retractable antenna available as options. The cargo door is a lift gate on the coupe models and a trunk on the sedan. The base model comes with silver style steel wheels, with steel wheels available as an option. The LSi models both come standard with steel wheels and black bodyside moldings, which optional for the base model.
The 1998 Chevrolet Metro can seat up to four occupants, including the driver. Standard interior features for all models include front bucket seats, fixed front head restraints, dual door bins, a day-night rearview mirror, an in-dash clock, and one 12v DC power outlet. Also standard are four-way driver and passenger seats, a full rear bench seat, a glove box, a dome light, a full floor console, a front cup holder, and instrument panel storage.
An AM/FM audio system, an AM/FM/Cassette audio system, and an AM/FM/CD audio system are available options. A single CD player is also available. Other optional features include manual air conditioning and four additional speakers. The LSi sedan has the option of 50-50 split-folding bench seats.
Performance & Handling
All models of the 1998 Chevrolet Metro have front-wheel drive. The front and rear strut suspensions are supported by coil springs, and the steering is rack and pinion. Anti-roll bars also come standard in the front and the rear.
The brakes on this car are front vented disc/rear drum brakes, with an optional Anti-lock Braking System. Other safety features include daytime running lights, a center high-mounted stoplight, driver and passenger airbags, manual door locks, halogen headlights, and fixed interval front windshield wipers. A rear window defogger is optional. The vehicle also warns the driver when the oil pressure or battery charge levels are low, as well as when the lights are left on or the key is left in the ignition. Rear child safety door locks are standard on the LSi Sedan. The LSi Coupe has the option of a rear window wiper.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chevrolet Metro LSi Coupe: 39/43 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Metro LSi Sedan: 39/43 mpg city/highway
- Fuel economy
- Rear child safety door locks on Sedan
You Won't Like
- Air conditioning is optional
- Audio system is optional
- Anti-lock brakes are optional
A simple, but fuel-efficient car.
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