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#277 of 885 That is a really good quote IMO......
Jan 27, 2004 (8:35 am)
if this is how Chevy dealers are going to deal then they will accomplish their goal of taking a bit of business away from the Koreans. irishbobcat-if you don't mind, will you come back and post the TOTAL including tax and license for us? I just think that the hatch especially is a very desirable body design and I think the mechanicals will be sound but not perfect. For example, I would question the trim material or power window regulators or something like that with the Daewoo product(which, BTW, would NOT stop me from buying an Aveo). That is one area that will keep me purchasing Kia or Hyundai. That is the Long Haul Warranty, concerning which I read a quote from HyunKia execs in the fall that they intend to keep the Long Haul through 2008, or something in that ballpark. Your comment on the freezing rain(which we have here in Missouri as well)makes me wonder...does the Aveo offer any traction options or is it just the standard FWD?
Jan 27, 2004 (9:53 am)
coworker has an Aveo in our lot! (as a rental)
I will have to see if I can check it out.
Jan 27, 2004 (2:45 pm)
The Aveo got into the market way to late in typical GM fashion. Most people by now have bought there Focus and Civic i dont think this car will sell well
#281 of 885 Re Focus and Civic
Jan 27, 2004 (6:33 pm)
The Focus and Civic are one class up from the Aveo. The Civic costs thousands more than the Aveo. The Focus can be had in stripped form for about the same money as an Aveo LS, but you'd get more equipment on the Aveo. The main competition for the Aveo will other subcompacts like the Accent, Rio, ECHO, and xA--a fact that Edmunds.com noted in their first drive report that was posted today on the home page. The Aveo came out pretty well, except in the warranty department.
Jan 27, 2004 (7:24 pm)
I think U.S. Aveos now have a 5 yr powertrain like they do here.
#283 of 885 saw another aveo at the dealer, too, a hatch
Jan 27, 2004 (9:20 pm)
aveo has a spacious! interior and what looks to be a 'focus' type seating position with a higher hip point and really good plastics and fit and finish...dash layout is very cool and interesting...lots of nice play between textures that look better than the car's price....interior is big but outside is TINY. wouldn't wanna get hit in an Aveo.......and only 103hp on tap. But still, the cabin of the Aveo is a real nice place to be(by the looks of it). Very good presentation. It seems to be a car similar in spirit to my old Prizm (99) but actually looks bigger and more comfortable and nicer inside.
I didn't get inside my coworkers rental Aveo yet. Maybe I will before she turns it in. 4 could fit in there comfortably. It almost seems as big as a Focus inside but is much smaller outside. Hatch needs about another 6 inches of length/storage/crush space.
If there was a way to get 130-140 hp out of the thing and put 16 or 17 inch wheels on it for summer it would be a good around town car.
Its too small a car to take on trips, it would get pushed by the wind and would not ride good I don't think.
Nice job, Chevy......definitely an appealing car, much more so than Accent / Rio. Makes wanna go check out the Daewoo Suzuki Forenza.
Jan 27, 2004 (10:10 pm)
30-40 extra horsepower, only to blow it on gigantic wheels?
Jan 28, 2004 (4:35 am)
to actually have some dealers with the aveo on the lot. I still wait Even if they called me today I doubt I could go because of the massive snow storms we keep getting. By the way $11,400 plus tax seems reasonable to me, I hope we get the extra warranty just for the extra peace of mind.
Jan 28, 2004 (6:41 am)
I saw a Chevy Optra up here (Forenza twin) and it's pretty nice also. Price tag is unbelievably low and they have 0% for 48 months. Optra has 4-wheel discs standard.