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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.
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  • Spring '10
  • HICKENBOTTOM
  • Automobile, GAS PRICES, Fuel economy in automobiles, Hybrid electric vehicle, Geo Metro, Festivas Solomon

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