I guess I'm a creature of habit. Trying to find a Geo Metro without a cracked or seriously sunfaded dash is nearly impossible. So I normally try to go online and find a cheap yet durable dash cover for all my new cars. Recently I was able to find one for the Mirage DE off of eBay.
Dash without cover
with cover, but without tape to hold it down
It's made really well, with nice edging and venting screens for the defroster openings.
It only came with one little strip of velcro tape, so once I buy some more I'll put it on permanently. For now it will just sit on the hood of my Geo!