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Chevrolet Aveo, Hatchback
Dec 07, 2006 (3:05 am)
sorry to hear of your Aveo's suspension problems.
I was wondering if you knew anything about the new 2007 Chevrolet Aveo 4-door sedan. Is it pretty sound mechanically? Is the jury still out on it because it's so new?
Does this new Aveo also come with built-in suspension problems? The car is not expensive and looks pretty attractive, if you choose the right color and some nice wheels. Do you like the new Aveo sedan?
#1237 of 1655 Aveo replacing old metro
Dec 07, 2006 (4:10 pm)
i have an old aging 92 metro ragtop love driving it. its been giving me problems but a fun car 2 drive. when i got it fixed they said it wouldnt be safe for more than a year at most due to rust from the prior owner leaving it in tall grass for 3 years. the floor boards rusting out. so i just got another job and now am in a hunt for another car. i stumbled on the aveo hatchback and my first thougt on it was very cool looking . i looked into it further and learned it has roots from the metro. anyone out there can conferm this?it looks like a fun car to drive and if all goes right with the job i will be getting an aveo by the way whats the insurance on these cars average about?
#1238 of 1655 Re: wave54... [iluvmysephia1]
Dec 07, 2006 (5:01 pm)
Does this new Aveo also come with built-in suspension problems?
As far as I know, it's just the early models that have the suspension complaints. Revisions were made in 06 and again for the new 07. Some people have mentioned that the 04s were actually the most reliable in other respects, though.
Do I like the 07 sedan? -- nice interior, uninspired styling, not such a bargain anymore. When the time comes to replace mine, I'll look at everything else first.
The new model hasn't exactly set the automotive world on fire -- people are on waiting lists for the Fit, Yaris and Versa, but Aveos are just sitting on dealer's lots.
#1239 of 1655 Re: Aveo replacing old metro [metro2aveo]
Dec 07, 2006 (5:08 pm)
i looked into it further and learned it has roots from the metro.
To my knowledge, no ancestry from the Metro at all. That car was a rebadged Suzuki built in Japan, but the Aveo was designed by Daewoo to be their new Kalos before they went under and GM bought parts of Daewoo's operations in South Korea.
No such thing as an average for insurance -- it'll vary on so many factors. Try comparison shopping online -- I checked when I bought mine through Progressive and it came up with a quote less than 1/3 their own price, which I went with (AIG).
#1240 of 1655 I'm just vaguely interested in the
Dec 07, 2006 (7:22 pm)
new 2007 Chevrolet Aveo sedan. If the color was right and the wheels were right and I know the price is low, there's an outside chance I might take one for a spin and see how I like it.
Not much of a chance but it does exist somewhere. I just would strike it off of my list totally if Chevy hadn't fixed the suspension problems. Nothing like a nagging problem the service department can't seem to replace enough parts to fix fully completely. Not my idea of fun.
#1241 of 1655 Re: Technical Service Bulletins Suspension [wave54]
Dec 08, 2006 (9:12 pm)
This is the same problem we had with our 05 Aveo the dealership kept telling us it was normal the car was 7 mo old and had 10000 miles on it when we traded it in on a 2006 Cobalt LS before we lost any more money on it.coming up on 1 yr and so far it had been trouble free. The Cobalts are a much better built car and arent much more expensive.
#1242 of 1655 Future improvements for the AVEO?
Dec 08, 2006 (9:55 pm)
Has anyone seen anything concerning the future addition of stability/traction control on/in the AVEO? GM has said it intends to have ALL of its vehicles available with both stability/traction and OnStar by 2008, I believe. Is it possible, or probable, that these "improvements" will make their way into the AVEO, especially the refreshened AVEO5 which makes its debut sometime early next year (2007)?
I know this entry level vehicle is just that: "entry level" to some...and not worth the extra expense to those who only want the most inexpensive wheels they can get, but I think there are those who would appreciate and maybe even purchase these "options" if that is what GM has in mind to do with these additions, whether standard or extra cost. The Cobalt is nice, but I'm sure some potential customers will want the AVEO with these improvements. Why? It's smaller, and in NYC smaller IS better, for street parking, errands, etc, IMHO.
#1243 of 1655 Re: 2005 Aveo starting problem [crstwgn]
Dec 09, 2006 (12:18 pm)
I was reading my manual and there is a chapter about starting the car where you need to turn the key to each point before starting the engine. If you don't do this it will flood and you'll have trouble starting it. When you put the key in turn to the first notch (the clock and radio will light up) then the next notch ( the dash settings will adjust, fuel, coolant, etc.) then start the engine, do not give it any gas when doing this either. The engine floods easily. Hope it helps!
#1244 of 1655 Re: Value job on 04 aveo [photogrant]
Dec 18, 2006 (2:14 pm)
My son just had the same thing happen to his 2004 Aveo with less than 50,000 miles on it. The shop he had it towed to won't fix it and said he had to take it to the dealership because the valves/pistons might be bent. His gas cap and manual door locks have broken. We consider the car to be a cheap piece of crap.
#1245 of 1655 Re: Aveo replacing old metro [metro2aveo]
Dec 19, 2006 (4:58 am)
Hi. If you still have not bought an Aveo..I assume you are looking at the hatchback? It has nothing to do with the Geo Metro,like the other post says. It is a Daewoo that is all over the world in most European countries under every name you can think of. As far as insurance goes,even with side airbags,I got no extra deduction for that,because I came down from a big truck with antilock brakes and it could have run over this car. State Farm says my premiums went up because it is 'less crash worthly compared to my truck'. It has a good side and front crash 'worthiness',but it isnt a big truck or a big huge car. It is a little car. So you pay a bit more. And if you go from a 92 to a 2006 or 2007,you will pay a lot more anyway. Go for it,just get the hatchback,the sedan is sooo dull,the 2007 sedan looks a lot better than the 2006,but the hatchback is exactly the same except for a different automatic transmission shifter and a drivers arm rest. Something it desperately needed.