It’s amazing how well your vision of the past clears the further away you get from it. Case in point: the Tracker. Whether it was badged Chevrolet, Geo, Asüna, GMC or Pontiac, this small SUV has proven to probably be the best Geo product that was ever sold, Metro be damned. A rebadged Suzuki Sidekick, the Tracker was a product of GM’s CAMI joint-venture with Suzuki and back in the day, these were quite popular. They were low-buck, optioned well enough and if you actually treated it like a four-wheel-drive, you’d find that the economical little cute-ute was actually very sure-footed.
Twenty-five years ago, the Tracker was just a cheap SUV with four-wheel-drive. Today, at least around BangShift Mid-West, they are gold…they’re light enough to be good in snow, rugged enough to handle about anything this region has to offer that doesn’t involve a rockbouncer, and you can put license plates on it. Good examples are coveted and have prices that reflect the desirability. Would you have seen this coming back in the day?