Geo demand - Gas prices drive Geos from clunkers to chic...

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Gas prices drive Geos from clunkers to chic Story Highlights Marci Solomon bought 1996 Geo Metro for $7,300 Solomon's old car got 28 miles per gallon; Metro averages 40 Brandon Netz has side business finding, fixing and selling Metros, Festivas Solomon: "It's about, do I want to eat, or do I want to make it to work?" By Mallory Simon CNN (CNN) -- It's a 12-year-old oft-mocked clunker of an automobile. But Marci Solomon is hoping she'll be the one laughing -- all the way to the bank -- when her Geo Metro saves her from skyrocketing gas prices. Solomon, like many others, was taking a huge hit when it came to gas prices. With her 100-mile commute to and from work each day, she saw no end in sight. Then she rediscovered the Geo Metro. "I used to be a car snob, and I used to be too vain to drive anything that doesn't shine," said Solomon, an electrician. "But now it's about, do I want to eat, or do I want to make it to work? I want to do both." The Metro has been making a huge comeback, especially on eBay, where Solomon bought the car, because of its extremely high gas mileage. The 1996 Metro's average of 40 miles per gallon nears that of the hybrid 2008 Toyota Prius -- priced at $21,000 for the cheapest
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