June 25, 2024
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Hidden Treasure: Classic 2003 Chevrolet Tracker

When General Motors established the Geo brand to market vehicles developed and, in some cases, manufactured by Japanese partners, the initial four models were unveiled for the 1989 model year: the Metro (Suzuki Cultus), Prizm (Toyota Sprinter), Spectrum (Isuzu Gemini), and Tracker (Suzuki Sidekick). Geo was discontinued in 1997, with the Metro, Prizm, and Tracker transitioning to Chevrolets. Among these, the Tracker had the longest lifespan, with sales in the U.S. ongoing until 2004. Here we have a late-model Tracker discovered in a North Carolina auto scrapyard.

The first-generation Trackers from 1989 to 1997 were based on the Suzuki Sidekick, while the 1998-2004 Trackers were related to the Suzuki Vitaras (distinct from the larger Grand Vitaras).

Production of these trucks for the South American market (as the Chevrolet Vitara) continued in Ecuador until 2014. The Tracker name has also been used on certain versions of the Chevrolet Trax globally.

This particular model is a base four-door hard top/rear-wheel-drive variant, with an MSRP of $17,330, equivalent to approximately $29,789 in 2024.

The engine powering this Tracker is a Suzuki 2.0-liter straight-four, delivering 127 horsepower and 134 pound-feet of torque.

While a five-speed manual transmission was standard, few American buyers preferred manual transmissions by the mid-2000s. This particular model is equipped with the Aisin four-speed automatic.

We appreciate a loud sound system.

It seems that an individual linked to this Tracker graduated from Julius L. Chambers High School last year.

In the U.S., the Tracker was succeeded by the Saturn Vue.

FAQs

If Tracker can handle (unspecified Middle Eastern country), it can survive the jungle back home.

Conclusion

Siempre contigo.

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