Last post on Dec 30, 2011 at 9:54 AM
You are in the Sedans
What is this discussion about?
Toyota ECHO, Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Rio, Nissan Sentra, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Kia Spectra, Suzuki Forenza, Sedan
#3838 of 3871 Re: I still think like it's the 80'2 and 90's [joeyrab]
May 22, 2011 (11:03 am)
Since you provided your personal experience, I'll provide mine:
2001 Elantra GLS, purchased new in October 2000, sold to my sister five years ago. Still going strong, about 80k miles, no major work except regular maintenance and a clutch replacement after my wife and son worked together to destroy it six years ago.
2004 Elantra GT, purchased new in March 2004, 61k miles, still drives like new (60k service increased the mpg about 10%, gets 37 mpg on the highway now). No major work except regular maintenance; replaced rear brakes at 45k, fronts still have 70% left.
2007 Sonata GLS, purchased used in November 2009, 51k miles, still looks and drives great. Still under factory warranty. Had to replace the driver's recliner switch (warranty), that's about it except regular maintenance.
I've owned Hondas, Toyotas, and Nissans (leasing a Sentra now, nice car) and they were all pretty reliable, but no more so than the 3 Korean cars I've owned.
In short... it's 2011 now, not the '80s and '90s anymore. Different world out there.
May 23, 2011 (12:54 am)
Aveo is Korean, isn't it? Seems like Daewoo...
The Chevrolet Aveo is really a re-badged Daewoo Kalos, it's Daewoo-designed, just warmed over by Chevrolet for their customers' consumption. GM bought Daewoo round about 2000 and made a company to be plopped in South Korea called GM Daewoo Auto and Technology Company.
This was one of the halo cars produced by that "marriage" of companies. But it's a GM-run Company, make no fidgety mistakes here.
May 23, 2011 (1:13 am)
I had a friend buy a Hiyonday in 1993. It was an utter piece of junk. It was in for warrranty work like every month! Whne I bought my 2001 ECHO I looked at one. It was a total piece of crap. I could not BELIEVE a manufacturer would sell something like that. Better to wait until they could make something competitive. 10 year warranty? I was pretty that was a trap to lure the unwary.
I have looked at them recently and they are better. I would not say they are made a like a Tyota. But they arent radiactive!
May 23, 2011 (1:25 am)
I herd therwe's this ting on the compoooter kawled speilberg chek. Chek in too cash.
May 24, 2011 (1:17 am)
Youve obviously never been to TX where they have Tieotuz.
May 24, 2011 (8:28 am)
Now that's funny! And if I remember correctly, it's pronounce TY-otuz, emphasis on the Ty.
#3844 of 3871 Re: HIyunday [kirstie_h]
May 24, 2011 (6:52 pm)
I can remember the old joke about a proposed joint venture between Toyota and Chevy to manufacture and rename the Chevette.
It was to be called the Toylette.
So now we have the actuality of an American Version of a DaEwOo.
It's called the AVEO. And it's a pretty good car.
#3845 of 3871 Re: HIyunday [barkydog]
May 25, 2011 (10:44 am)
"Pretty good car" as in quite possibly the worst car currently offered by anyone in the USA (now that Chrysler has upgraded its lineup)?
The Aveo was no better than passable when it debuted years ago. Now it's hopelessly outclassed by every other car in its class. I've had to suffer through a few Aveo rentals. They brought new meaning to the term "penalty box". These days, I physically recoil when I see a Yaris waiting for me at the rental car lot. I always try to get out of it (easier since I asked Hertz to put "No Yaris!" in my profile). But the Aveo is worse. Much worse.
May 25, 2011 (11:35 am)
A friend bought an aveo and only had it four years before getting rid of it. They had a lot of trouble with it.
I found out my two year old Yaris is worth MORE than what I paid for it. First car I ever had that did that...
#3847 of 3871 Re: aveo [kneisl1]
May 25, 2011 (2:41 pm)
thots prettie commin wuth all youzed carz nowdaze.