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Chevrolet Aveo, Hatchback
Jul 09, 2006 (8:04 am)
Just bought a 06 SVM aveo for $8973. G.M. employee price and %0 financing. Right now they took the 0% away and they have $1000 bonus money on them. I work for a chevy dealership and we sell less than 10 of these a year, mine is the only one on the lot now!. I saved a bunch of money buying the S.V.M. since I can install the A/C myself later on for the price of the kit ($925) Everyones calling me crazy but I love this car!
Jul 09, 2006 (8:35 am)
I recently purchased a 2005 aveo that was wrecked (and repaired) I paid 5500 and the car had 13500 miles. The car was completely repaired as it was a front end wreck, fenders, hood and bumper. The car has the same inherent flaw that the daewoo Nubria had that is weak lower control arm bushings ( not part of the wreck). I currently own three Daewoos including the Aveo and do my own repairs so I am somewhat knowledgeable about these cars. I purchase these cars because they are very inexpensive and easy to repair. If you can't fix a Aveo/Daewoo you shouldn't be fixing cars period. However the front end bushing should be repaired or recalled (redesigned) by GM as this is a design flaw and could be very dangerous. This problem causes tourquesteering and wandering in as little as 15,000 miles. GM never recalled the Nubria probably because there were so few of them sold I put two sets of bushings in my Nubria in 55,000 miles the first set at 18,000 miles. If you are experiencing steering problems contact NHTSA and file a complaint. As my car is not under warranty I will simply replace the lower control arms which will cost me $185 for the parts but would cost you much more. I am still way ahead at the price I paid. Other than the bushings the car is excellent gas milage, fit and finish, AC radio MP3, seats car is lik new. Pressure GM for repairs if you have problems.
#1122 of 1655 Re: Aveo busted! [wave54]
Jul 09, 2006 (11:35 am)
a dealer in iowa has aveo sv for 7995$ right now, 2006 brand new. i dont know how he can get such a low price!?
#1123 of 1655 Re: Aveo busted! [canuck785]
Jul 09, 2006 (2:19 pm)
Either its a demo or they are going into their holdback money (or its an ad to lure you into the dealership) "sorry we just sold it" Good luck at that price you are buying it below dealer cost!
Jul 09, 2006 (10:02 pm)
chevysalesma2 - We loved our Aveo, 26000 flawless miles.
geissaj - what do you replace the bushings with? rubber or polyurethane? what is the flaw?
canuck785 - SVMs are almost always advertised at 7995 in Los Angeles
peddiss96 - your shin rests against the cup holder? You must be 9 feet tall!
#1126 of 1655 Re: Aveo Daewoo [geissaj]
Jul 09, 2006 (11:08 pm)
However the front end bushing should be repaired or recalled (redesigned) by GM as this is a design flaw and could be very dangerous. This problem causes tourquesteering and wandering in as little as 15,000 miles.
Responded to you in the Aveo Modifications board also -- can just the bushings be replaced? I've heard that you can't. Local dealer has already suggested new control arms and that was at 38K miles. I didn't take them up on it since the issue at the time was creaks and crunches (very common on 04 models) -- now it is erratic torque steer and extemely sloppy steering and handling.
I'm well out of warranty and am trying to keep costs down to a minimum, yet something has to be done soon. If it comes to it, will have lower control arms replaced when I bring it in for a timing belt. Seems those wear prematurely as well and I won't try to push the recommended 60K miles interval. First one went before 40K.
#1127 of 1655 Re: aveo [muffin_man]
Jul 10, 2006 (8:43 am)
No, Just 6 foot 3.
#1128 of 1655 Re: Aveo busted! [chevysalesma2]
Jul 10, 2006 (12:20 pm)
i exchanged a few emails with the internet sales manager and he said he has like 10 of them, sedan and hatchabck, all 2006, they always get low prices on aveo, according to him and there are no catch...except that you have to buy the one that is on the lot but it would be a 6 hours drive for us so we are looking locally too. someone said in a reply to one of my post to look at the accent and the rio and thank you, i am also considering those cars now!!
#1129 of 1655 Re: Aveo Daewoo [geissaj]
Jul 10, 2006 (6:41 pm)
This is the exact reason we sold our 2005 aveo it cluncked really bad over bumps and it only had 10,000 mi on it, We had it back to the dealer 3 times for it, but every time it was the same old story.. they couldnt find anything wrong. i wasnt going to wait and let it get any worse so i figured our best option was to get rid of it, So we traded it in for a 2006 cobalt LS sedan its alot more powerfull and feels like an all around better built car..