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Chevrolet Aveo, Hatchback
#1587 of 1655 Re: I can't believe it [cellic]
Mar 24, 2010 (7:28 pm)
If you hate this car so much,why have you kept it for 5 years? Is it the sedan or the hatchback? I have the hatchback,a 2006 LS,and with the seats folded down,I can load in a ton of stuff. I dont know about the sedans dimensions. I think most people are taking about how much head room there is in such a small car, people over 6ft easily fit into it and dont hit their heads on the headliner. I am only keeping this car this long, the longest I have kept ANY car/truck in my life, because I am only 13 payments away from paying it off, and only have 14K miles on it, and it looks like it just came off the showroom floor. I take VERY good care of all my vehicles.
I dont get the amazing mileage that people talk about in here, I am lucky to get 17mpg! in the city. I got better mileage in my Ford Ranger pickup that had a V-6 in it, that I traded in on this car, at the height of the gas crisis.
And Chevy insists that it is because I only drive like 4 miles at a time,so the cars engine doesn't get really heated up. So, I am keeping it, till I pay it off and or it breaks down in a big way. I have had no mechanical problems at all since I bought it. I have had tons of trim problems, and the hatch itself has been worked on like 15 times! For creaking, not unlocking ,rattles, wiper not working. But so far not a single mechanical problem.
It is a super cheap car, so what did you expect when you bought it? I love the rock hard seats, they are to soft now, they use to feel like Mercedes seats, but 3 years of wear, has made the drivers seat to soft for my taste. If you expected great seats, tons of room, and all the luxury of a bigger car....why did you buy the Aveo? I dont mean this to sound like I am picking on you, but you did test drive it,didnt you? Didnt you feel the seat? See the room that the car has? And yet you have now had it for 5 years. Why?
The new Aveo is a bit nicer, and next years is going to be better, then when they stop making it and replace it with the new car they are coming out with, I think it is called 'The Bea't and another one as well. They are coming out with a hot racer version, and one that is more 'luxury'. And it is kind of like the Honda element. A lot of those plastic panels and very odd colors, a totally new design. I will probably buy one of those. They were in the last Transformers movie! Both of them. Along with the 2011-2012 Corvette,and then the 2 versions of the replacement for the Aveo. And they are finally bringing over colors from Japan and Europe. Really odd and cool colors.
But if you detest it, sell it or trade it in. I know what you mean about soft wheels, I nearly lost a wheel in a pothole and was shocked. I bitched about it and Chevy replaced it, under warranty. Even though they said it wasnt covered. I complained for months and they finally replaced it. But I only had like 2K miles on it in 1 year! So I was ticked off, and threw a fit in front of a lot of customers, and they replaced it finally to calm me down If the economy wasnt so crappy and if i didnt owe so little and have such low miles on it, I would trade it in tomorrow. But my hatchback has a ton of room, tons of headroom, lots of vision out the windows, it is very big for a tiny car. But I dont know about the sedan, you must have that one.
If you hate it so much, get rid of it.">
#1588 of 1655 Re: I can't believe it [flaaveo22]
Mar 25, 2010 (12:37 pm)
Yes it is the Hatchback and if you read my original post, it states that I have "HAD" to drive it for nearly 5 years. It is a company car and hopefully it will be getting traded in within the next couple of months. If not then I will seriously be looking for a new place of work. Amongst the other little issues with this car, I have had to have the air conditioning compressor replaced and the heating fixed twice. I have a friend who is over 6 feet tall and he practically had his knees in his throat when he was sitting in the passenger seat. The only redeeming features of this car is the parking and the stereo.
#1589 of 1655 Re: I can't believe it [cellic]
Mar 25, 2010 (7:26 pm)
Like I said, Dont take this as an attack, I didnt read any other post by you ,so I thought this was your own car. Well all I can say is I have a 6'3" friend who can sit in the passenger seat or the back and has head room left over and he can stretch his legs out. In the front of course with the seat in the back position. He loves that he can fit into such a small car so easily. He cant even get into his full size truck as smoothly.
But hey, it isnt your car, so you don't have to pay for the repairs, do you? So when the company gets another car, tell them your experiences with the Aveo, if they dont know, they must know, and ask if they can go bigger on the next one.
Be glad you have a job, let alone a job with a car! Wow! I would kill to get that job! And you must have an upgraded stereo,mine is just the base one with a cd player,and it is just ok...you must have the top of the line one, lucky again.
#1590 of 1655 Re: I can't believe it [flaaveo22]
Mar 26, 2010 (9:16 am)
Yeah I appreciate that I have a job and the car comes with it. The car is built in to my pay so it is not that great a deal, but I still appreciate it. That doesn't stop me from hating the car though. The stereo is just the basic but I like the sound I get from it. That and the parking is all I like about it. Oh I forgot to mention one of my other issues was the time whenever I wound down the drivers window it locked the door due to the crappy installation of the door mechanism. This car has been a comedy of errors since the word go.
#1591 of 1655 Re: I can't believe it [cellic]
Mar 26, 2010 (9:41 am)
Well they must have improved the Aveos over a couple of years. Mine is a 2007 hatchback. I really like it. I did have to take it in because the wipers would come on and stay on until I removed the fuse.I thought the dealer would treat me like crap as they were selling saabs and buicks,but they were real cool. Fixed it.Warrenty covered it. One mechanic even comented to another that those "Aveos really clean up nice.".I keep the car practicay spotless. I dropped a nice Kenwood cd player with Sirius radio and 4 speakers in it and it sounds great. Only other problem I had(so far) was the where you put the key into to open the door fell into the door and I had to take the panel off to put it back in. They just srcewed it in without a lock washer so I put one on,so hopefully no more of that problem. All in all I like the car alot.Drive 60 miles s dsy bsck and forth to work. About 80% highway and average 32 mpg!I do pop it in nuetral alot down hills!Wanted a Honda fit,but too much money so I settled for the Aveo and am happy with it.
Mar 28, 2010 (3:43 pm)
My daughter ordered a 2010 Aveo 5 and will receive it in the beginning of May.
She doesn't do to much mileage (250 milles per month) but she wants to go to Florida for her summer vacation in mid July (3000 milles round trip).
Should she get an oil change done on her Aveo before leaving? (it will probably have about 600 + or - milles on it).
Do manufacturers still put Break In oil in their engines?
Do they still have a Break In driving period?
#1593 of 1655 Re: Break in oil [laserblue]
Mar 28, 2010 (4:10 pm)
She will not need to do anything before she leaves except check the tire pressure. She can get an oil change when she returns.
#1594 of 1655 Re: Break in oil [bowsers]
Mar 28, 2010 (5:22 pm)
I see no reason to change the oil with so little mileage.
However, I would strongly urge her to CHECK the oil level RIGHT NOW, before she leaves. My (then) new '09 Aveo was delivered to me with 20 miles on it in November - and lacked 1 quart of oil, brand new, right out of the dealer's inventory.
#1595 of 1655 Re: Break in oil [laserblue]
Mar 28, 2010 (7:54 pm)
Everyone is right. There is no such thing as 'break in oil' anymore. Make sure the oil level is full before she goes. It would be good for her to get off the highway every so often, so that she isn't driving at a constant speed for the entire trip. A new engine should be driven at different speeds, for the first 500 miles or so, to seat the pistons rings or something like that. Try to get her to understand to stay under 50-60mph for the first 500 miles to. I think that it says that in the manual as well.
When she gets back, I would change the oil and filter, and go with synthetic oil, it lasts for a long long time and it does offer a lot of protection to the engine. She could go up to 15K miles between changes, if she uses that kind of oil. With regular oil, you should change it around every 5K miles or so. The manual says 5K or 7.5K miles I believe.
I think of it as 'cheap insurance' to protect the most expensive part of the car. Better to change it to often and avoid sludge or engine wear, than to change it not enough and end up with problems down the road. Mine has lived on synthetic oil and I have had not one single engine problem in almost 4 years now. Let us know how much mileage she gets, and how the car performs on a trip like that....it would be interesting to find out how the new model works,and if it gets the amazing mileage that everyone ,except me gets .
If she is coming to Ft.Lauderdale, it is going to be cool/cold for the next 3 nights, then the low 70's the rest of the week...incase you wanted to know.
#1596 of 1655 MY Aveo has a horrible knock!!
Apr 01, 2010 (9:45 am)
Its funny, When it starts up there is not any noise, but when it warms up the knocking begins. it is loud and does not have a consistant pattern. Ant ideas!!??