GM's offshoot economy brand, Geo, was conceived as a way for the large American automaker to compete with the dominant Japanese imports of the 80's and 90's. GM decided that the best way to do this was to rebadge Japanese cars from Toyota, Isuzu, and Suzuki as Geo vehicles and sell them along with Chevrolets. And what line of vehicles would be complete without a light compact SUV? Not Geo, and they decided the best fit for that position in their line was the Geo Tracker. It was a badge engineered Suzuki Sidekick, and for the first couple of years was actually made in Japan. After 1990, it was manufactured at the CAMI plant in Ontario, Canada. The durability of Geo Tracker parts was perhaps its most notable selling point and made it a favorite for four-wheel lovers. Fun fact: though it was a compact SUV, its suspension and off-road capabilities mandate it be certified as a light-truck for registration and insurance purposes.