Last post on Dec 30, 2011 at 10:54 AM
You are in the Sedans
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Toyota ECHO, Chevrolet Aveo, Kia Rio, Nissan Sentra, Honda Fit, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Yaris, Kia Spectra, Suzuki Forenza, Sedan
May 24, 2011 (2:17 am)
Youve obviously never been to TX where they have Tieotuz.
#3843 of 3871 Re: HIyunday [kneisl1]
by kirstie_h HOST
May 24, 2011 (9:28 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 (7:52 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 (11:44 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 (12:35 pm)
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 (3:41 pm)
thots prettie commin wuth all youzed carz nowdaze.
#3848 of 3871 Re: HIyunday [backy]
May 25, 2011 (8:33 pm)
So you think both the Aveo and the Yaris are terrible based upon your rental experience.
It seems to me that actually owing a vehicle makes for a more valid evaluation of it.
#3849 of 3871 Re: HIyunday [barkydog]
May 26, 2011 (7:08 am)
Yes, but I think I can form a pretty good impression of what it's like to live with a vehicle after driving it several times for multiple days at a time in "real-world" conditions.
After you've purchased the car, it's a little late to evaluate it, isn't it?
"Terrible" might be too strong a word, especially for the Yaris. It's just that I think both are outclassed by newer designs. They are two of the oldest, if not the oldest, designs in the class right now. I prefer other cars in the class e.g. Versa, Fiesta, Fit, Accent, and Rio. But the new Sonic looks to be a big improvement over the Aveo.
#3850 of 3871 Re: HIyunday [barkydog]
by kirstie_h HOST
May 26, 2011 (7:41 am)
True, but I can tell you right now that after renting a particular vehicle for several days, I'm pretty certain about whether it's a vehicle I'd consider purchasing, or one that is off my list. A few days of renting isn't sufficient to provide a comprehensive review on which others may make a decision, but it sure is enough for me.
#3851 of 3871 Re: HIyunday [backy]
May 26, 2011 (7:27 pm)
"After you've purchased the car, it's a little late to evaluate it, isn't it? "
No, I did my homework before buying and I was not disappointed. After owning an Aveo for a year and a half and 8000 miles, I'm very pleased with my purchase.
The way most rental cars are used and abused, I wouldn't base a decision solely upon that experience.
I test drove the Yaris, the Fit and the Aveo, all of which are comparable, before buying an Aveo 5. For a variety of reasons the Aveo was the best choice for what I wanted and expected of a small economic car for basic transportation. I could tell you specifics about what I considered deficiencies in the other models, but this is an Aveo forum. Besides, I don't owe you or anyone an explanation. Apparently you came here only to criticize the Aveo, but not in any specific way.
When you bring up the "out-classed" argument you sound just like a car magazine reviewer. Are you one, or just a parroting 'wanna-be'? Sure, the Aveo is not the newest, nor the latest design with all the fancy bells and whistles. You sound preoccupied with "class" and novelty (newness).
But not all of us want the latest and the most sophisticated model on the market. If we simply want a 'plain vanilla' car at a low price (possibly at a price much lower than the other offerings) what's so bad about that?