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#1188 of 1655 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo - Problems Starting [the2rings]
Aug 23, 2006 (11:01 am)
I was just looking over the Edmunds Aveo forum and came across your inquiry. Although I see that you are having problems, can you say overall that you have liked the car. I test drove one the other night and fell in love. I am considering either the Aveo or the Honda Fit am have been trying to read all of the user reviews on both vehicles that I can find. Because I currently own a Chevy that has been a rock solid good truck with currently 80,000 miles, I am not shy about buying another Chevy. I have also owned in the past a Toyota, Honda, Subaru [current car], Nissan, and VW. Your honest opinion would be appreciated.
Now with respect to the Lemon law, as long as you have taken your vehicle in for a specific problem during its warranty period, you still have a claim for that problem specifically regardless of whether your warranty expires. I know because I not only work in a law firm, but am currently awaiting a decision from a vehicle manufacturer on a lemon law claim that I am pursuing. I studied the California Lemon Law extensively. Prior to submitting my demand letter, my vehicle had been in the shop on 4 separate occasions, 3 of which times the dealer claimed it was fixed. My vehicle ended up being at the dealer for a total of 28 cumulative days. I had only owned it for a little under 3 months. Per California you only have to give a dealer 4 attempts for the same problem and/or had your vehicle in the shop a total of 30 cumulative days before submitting a lemon law claim. I believe that for a serious problem that could potentially cause death, you only have to give a dealer 2 attempts to fix it. Good luck.
Aug 24, 2006 (8:40 am)
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#1190 of 1655 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo - Problems Starting [wave54]
Aug 24, 2006 (9:40 am)
Hey, did you guys know the new Aveo has 37 mpg?
#1191 of 1655 Re: 2005 Chevy Aveo - Problems Starting [andy_h]
Aug 25, 2006 (3:21 pm)
2007 Aveo5 mpg. are: manual 27/37 vs. auto 26/34
2006 Aveo mpg. are: manual 26/35 vs. auto 24/34.
I would think real world mileage for both years is at least 2-3 mpg. lower for both city and highway, which is still better than the 19 I am currently getting in my Subaru Outback that is a manual transmission.
#1192 of 1655 Value job on 04 aveo
Aug 30, 2006 (5:00 pm)
Well my '04 aveo just cost me 1600 dollars. The timing belt went and the values bent. Got a value job done and asked my mechanic when the maintenance on the belt was required. The owner's manual says 60,000. My car has 93,000.I did some research and California law requires timing belts to last up to 105,000 miles. It looks like GM went cheap and did not upgrade the belts. My car was checked the last time I bought it in for service and my mechanic said all my belts were fine. I am thinking about filing a class action lawsuit against GM. This could be a huge problem for aveo owners. I commute over 100 miles per day that's the reason for the high mileage.
Aug 30, 2006 (10:39 pm)
Unfortunately, I don't think that path is going to work for you. Every automaker with a timing belt requires 60k, I highly doubt you have a legal option on this. You didn't perform required maintenance.
#1194 of 1655 Re: Value job on 04 aveo [photogrant]
Aug 31, 2006 (11:09 pm)
Poor Aveo to have an owner like this. It would be a miracle if my Aveo hit 93,000 miles without changing the timing belt.
#1195 of 1655 Re: Value job on 04 aveo [photogrant]
Sep 01, 2006 (4:37 am)
50-60,000 miles belt change for all of these small cars.
#1196 of 1655 Re: Value job on 04 aveo [andy_h]
Sep 01, 2006 (4:52 am)
Unfortunately, many people will delay timing belt replacement thinking that 60K is a suggestion rather than a MUST DO. I probably would have let it slide too if I hadn't already had one fail early (just noise - no breakage).
I'd like to see ALL manufacturers go back to the long-lasting timing chains instead of a $25 rubber belt that can ruin the valves well before any other engine component will fail.
It would actually be a selling point -- owners who have a mechanic or a dealer performing their service would save $1000-$2000 over the lifetime of the vehicle $350-$500 per replacement.
Sep 13, 2006 (11:49 am)
got a question...
I keep seeing in the "specs" of the aveo something called "privacy glass"..what is that? tinted windows?
on another topic, I am trying to understand how dealerships are thinking following yesterday's experience...
back in June, i wanted to test drive a aveo5.
I saw one at that dealership, stop by, and bla bla bla...ask to test drive it, was told
-" everybody is out for lunch, come back later!"
stop by the same dealership yesterday, the same car (an icelandic blue LT unit) is STILL on the lot...
so i thought i could try to test drive it and being that it was 4 pm, i figure no one would be out "for lunch"...
so again all the bla bla bla for a couple of minutes and here comes the test drive question...
this time i was told
" THE BATTERY IS DEAD, someone left the lights on"
and that all he said!!!
not sorry for the inconvenience or would you like to make an appointment tomorrow i'd be glad to have you try it..NOTHING!
I asked- "really? the lights were left on? surprising since this car has day time running lights..."
his reply was " well it must have been the dome light then"
so,I was left, standing there, looking like a fool for wanting to test drive that car!
my husband, who is from the area, told me not to waste my time with this dealership that they were know in town to be ass%&&%, guess what? he is right!
luckily, I have 2 other chevy dealers withing 25 miles that i can deal with!
anyone had a similar experience? it made me so mad!!!!