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#1499 of 1655 Sicilian Aveo Trip
Sep 27, 2008 (8:17 pm)
Surprised to find an Aveo forum!! There are VERY few of them here in Georgia, at least outside Atlanta. But I just got back from a visit home with my wife for several weeks, to Palermo, Sicily. A friend of mine from Virgina whose job means he LIVES on planes used miles to come over for a week, and we borrowed my father-in-law's 2007 hatch Aveo (called a Chevrolet Kalos in '07, they kept the old Daewoo name until this year) for a 4 day trip around the whole island. It is a 1.2 liter GPL model, uses compressed gas! Switches back and forth to gasoline while driving with a little switch, and the tank fits in the spare well, which means the spare is in a cover, taking up (scarce) luggage space. But GPL is 1/2 the cost of gasoline (they call gas benzina) and the milage is about the same. We ran in the 70-80 mph (interstate speed limit is 130 kph, about 83 mph) range, and the car did a great job. We didn't find too much noise, and there is constant strong wind on the central rolling plains of Sicily. I drive a Towncar 350+ miles round trip to consulting job each week, and don't think I'd want one here because passing on Georgia 2-lane hiways would be hairy. (I don't drive the Towncar in town - ironic - have an old 240D Merc for that which gets 27 mpg in town). And for all you guys talking about small cars, the Aveo is my parents-in-law's BIG Chevrolet! Their other car is a Chevrolet Matiz - actually more fun than the Aveo, but not a highway car really . If anyone is interested, you can probably google it and find Chevy in Italy with pics and so on, though might be in Italian you know.
#1500 of 1655 Check Engine Light Issue
Oct 01, 2008 (10:23 am)
Hi there: has anyone else had issues with their check engine light coming on again and again and again? I purchased my 2008 Aveo 5 2 weeks ago. I left the dealership and on my way home the CE light came on. I read the manual and followed the emission suggestions (check the gas cap, better gas, weight distribution, etc.) to no avail. I took the car in and they told me that there was excess carbon in the muffler so they cleaned it and the car is fine now. So yesterday, just 1 week after receiving my car back from the dealer, on came the CE light again. Its at the dealership now (again). Anyone else experience this? Thanks!
#1501 of 1655 Re: Check Engine Light Issue [junymom]
Oct 01, 2008 (11:32 am)
Hey ther! I've never had a CE light issue on my 07m Aveo 5.Only problem Iam occasionally having is the damn wiper blades come on without warning. haven't had the time to get it checked yet!
#1502 of 1655 Re: Check Engine Light Issue [junymom]
Oct 02, 2008 (4:16 pm)
Sounds like it could be the exhaust oxygen sensor. See the other most recent engine problem posts/
#1503 of 1655 Re: Check Engine Light Issue [poncho167]
Oct 02, 2008 (4:24 pm)
Actually, it seems that the intake manifold was improperly built at the factory preventing the entire emissions system from properly working. Chevy is replacing the intake manifold as well as the EGR valve so the problem should go away completely. Thanks for the help though!
#1504 of 1655 Press Request
by KarenS HOST
Oct 07, 2008 (10:01 am)
A reporter from a national newspaper would like to speak to consumers who recently purchased a new small or mid-sized car and either got great financing or cash back/incentives offered to them . If this is you, please respond to ctalatiedmunds.com with your daytime phone number by Wednesday, October 8, 2008.
#1505 of 1655 Check Up / Roll Call
Oct 26, 2008 (9:49 pm)
My 2006 Aveo has 50K and has no problem. What's your year, mileage, and luck?
#1506 of 1655 Re: Check Up / Roll Call [andy_h]
Oct 27, 2008 (4:21 am)
My 2007 only has 15,000.So far only problem was my wipers would come on at will. I had to remove fuse to stop them. The dealer(Armen Chevy in Ardmore Pa.) fixed the problem no charge as it was a warrenty job. They were great.I driveabout 300 miles a week and love this car!
#1507 of 1655 Re: Check Up / Roll Call [andy_h]
Oct 27, 2008 (5:48 am)
I have 2007 Aveo hatchback and have approx. 10,000 miles on it. I have had no problems except for a minor problem of the passenger air bag light not going off when I had a passenger. I took it to dealer and he fixed at no charge and has been perfect ever since. Other than that, I love this car. It handles great, good gas mileage and comfortable (even for my 6'4" husband). No complaints so far.
Nov 01, 2008 (8:54 pm)
I purchased a used '06 Pontiac Wave (which is the twin of Aveo, sold only in Canada). The car drives well, no problems so far. Mileage is not great, but acceptable.
I noticed something after the weather started cooling down. It seems to take forever to warm up in cold mornings. It blows cold air for over 5 minutes before it starts to warm up. Heating works fine after that point. It's tolerable now, but I expect it to be a bigger issue as the weather turns colder.
I'll have it looked up as a part of warranty. Has anyone else faced a similar issue?