Junkyard Gem: 1990 Geo Storm GSi

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General Motors

created the

Geo

division in 1989, to sell rebadged

Suzukis

,

Toyotas

, and

Isuzus

in the United States. Most of these cars were snoresville econoboxes, but two Geo models got high-performance upgrades and GSi badging: the

Prizm GSi

(aka

Toyota Corolla

GT-S) and the

Storm GSi

(aka Isuzu Impulse). We saw

a discarded Prizm GSi

in

this series

last year, and now it’s the Storm GSi’s turn, with this ’90 in a Phoenix self-service yard.

1990 Geo Storm GSi in Arizona wrecking yard

The

Storm GSi

had a DOHC four-cylinder Isuzu engine making 130 horsepower, which was excellent for a 1990 car weighing a mere 2,392 pounds. The 2,174-pound 1990

Honda

CRX Si had a mere 108 horsepower (and two seats), and it cost $11,130 versus the Storm GSi’s just-slightly-higher $11,650 price tag.

1990 Geo Storm GSi in Arizona wrecking yard

Of course, Isuzus never developed quite the reputation for reliability enjoyed by Hondas. This Isuzu notched up an impressive final mileage figure, though.

1990 Geo Storm GSi in Arizona wrecking yard

The Storm sold for just the 1990 through 1993 model years, and the GSi still has a devoted following to this day.

1990 Geo Storm GSi in Arizona wrecking yard

The interior is straight-up late-1980s-style Japanese-econobox stuff, with plenty of tough gray plastic.

Not long ago, Toyota and Honda were the last word in the world of sporty imports. But that was just the calm…

before the Storm

.

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