Revamped Aveo to rev Chevy sales

Revamped Aveo to rev Chevy sales

There are 7 comments on the Scripps-Howard story from Jan 19, 2006, titled Revamped Aveo to rev Chevy sales. In it, Scripps-Howard reports that:

After passing Ford as the nation's best-selling automotive brand for the first time in 19 years, Chevrolet is hoping to accelerate in 2006 with a redesigned Aveo, the best-selling car in the entry-level ...

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Ottawa, Canada

#1 Apr 12, 2006
AVEO.. For a small car("same car", different label as the Suzuki and Pontiac), it is not getting the milage you would expect. At 9L per 100km city, it is not up to the 6.9 of the Yaris, or 7.3 of the Honda Fit. Even the Dodge has the excuse of having a 1.8L engine, which would explain 9 L per 100km. Drive the Aveo, Suzuki, and Pontiac, and you will feel a spongenous in the transmission as well as in acceleration. The Honda and Toyota, are much more solid vehicles. If your looking to save money "now" but plan on keeping the car for more than 5 years, buy the Yaris or Fit. They will save you the $2500-$3000 difference in price in fuel savings(est gas at $1.50 per L over the next 5 years driving 15,000 km per year. If you drive more than that, your even better off to buy the Toyota or Honda).

Wetumka, OK

#2 May 9, 2006
I love the Yaris. I am looking into buying one when I finish school and when my local Toyota dealer gets them in stock.

Oradell, NJ

#3 Jun 20, 2006
I own a 2004 Chevy Aveo Hatchback in summer yelow. I just put 16" Sport Max 001 wheels and Toyo Proxes 4 tires on it. I like this car alot. The gas mileage varies depending on how you drive it. I am not as coservative as some of these others seem to be about watching the gas gauge, but it seems to live up to the sticker. I have driven about 33,000 miles so far, no major problems so far. The new wheels and tires have done wonders for the handling. I really want to put a custom exhaust in to improve hp and I'm looking to do something with the suspension as I believe it to be a little soft.
As far as the Japanese alternatives I like the Yaris over the Fit. The little Scion is okay, my friend has one, he loves it. I personally like the Aveo over the Scion and the Fit. I'm not too crazy about Hondas. My folks have a CRV. I have yet to drive the Yaris but I think it would win over the Aveo. Get a mini if you can afford one, my co-worker has one and it makes me jealous. Although my ride looks pretty bad-ass with the new wheels and tires. The Audi A3 and the VW GTI are sweet rides as well. Can't go wrong with German engineering...other than repair costs for certain cars.
I love my Aveo. I have read many reviews about people not like the handling or feeling unsafe when it is windy, well they are not small car people. You have to want a small car or there is no sense in buying one. Go buy a used SUV if you think you'll freak out in a little wind.
I have gone through a couple of angry winters in New York driving 60 miles a day and my Aveo has not let me down. I love it and will keep it until I kill it.

Stanhope, NJ

#4 Aug 12, 2006
I'm considering buying an Aveo; from a performance, reliability, or economy stand point is there any difference between the sedan and aveo5

Schenectady, NY

#5 Sep 8, 2006
We have both the sedan and the 5 door. there is no real difference in either other than my 5 door is a manual and the sedan is an automatic. Slightly different handling but overall the same car. I prefer a hatchback.

Lagunillas, Venezuela

#6 Dec 29, 2006
friend went to get an oil change, when we got back, they said the last oil change person did not install a spring on the oil drain plug, and that if we did not get the spring back in place, they could not guarantee the oil change or car performance. I told him to ignore their warnings, take the spring off the bolt, screw the bolt into the oil pan, fill the engine with oil and drive off. he decided to let them fix things while went to lunch with his parents. When we got back from lunch, their was a new oil pan installed, and a longer oil pan bolt with this spring around it, compressed into the oil pan (which I am sure will leak). sounds like this spring thing is a flailing attempt for parts and labor money, yes? please reply to me at [email protected], as I don't visit this site often, thanks scot (they are at the oil change place arguing about this right now)

United States

#7 Jan 12, 2007
Charlie wrote:
I'm considering buying an Aveo; from a performance, reliability, or economy stand point is there any difference between the sedan and aveo5
I have the hatchback... the sedan has a LOT more trunk space... either one is a good buy. I love my Aveo.

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