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Chevrolet Aveo, Hatchback
#220 of 1655 Re: Sensor Problems [socceral]
Nov 21, 2004 (11:32 am)
Got my car back yesterday and it seems to be running ok now. It was a faulty manifold absolute pressure sensor.
Hopefully it keeps working ok but it was all covered under warrenty so no expense on my part (thank god for the GM Total Warrenty!)
Steve2431, I hope that the "kick" you have isnt what i had as it was really scary. Whenever i was slowing down to stop, the "kick" felt almost like the transmission was slipping. If you notice it i suggest that you take it in asap as the longer you wait the worse it gets and the scarier. I almost got hit 4 or 5 times trying to turn left because it would kick as i slowed and wouldnt accelerate once i pressed on the gas leaving me in the path of oncoming traffic.
I hope this is not something that will happen to most of the aveos as i wouldnt wish that experience on anyone. My bf is worried that since this is the first year for the aveo that it doesnt turn out to be like the chevy chevet where its great for the first while but then is constantly in the shop after a bit.
Ill keep everyone posted if anything else happens and hopefully mine and all the other aveos keep running great as it is a cute little car with a great personality. I also am constantly being stopped and asked what kind of car it is, how gas mileage is, ect. I am alittle dissapointed tho that the 2004 and the 2005 are the same price. I was looking at taking in my base to upgrade to the LS (LT on the 2005 model) so that i could get the sunroof, airconditioning, cd/mp3 player ect. Maybe they will have a blowout sale!
Happy driving everyone
#221 of 1655 Re: Rios for under $5K [jojomonkeyboy]
Nov 21, 2004 (12:13 pm)
It must just be your area, Kia Rio's can be had for that low price. My sister bought a fully loaded.. every option Rio and she walked out the door for $8000. That was dealer mark down and rebate. No trade in or down payment. They showed her the 5 grand model and it had no options.. not even a radio. She lived in St.Louis at the time. Now she lives in Charleston SC. I was there in August. The local Kia dealers were giving away for FREE a new Rio if you bought one of their vans! Also, Kia dealers do not treat you like a freak when you look at their cheap cars. Chevy dealers act as if you are a stupid idiot. I was looking at a Aveo and the sales person flat told me I didnt want one of those... was rude and tried to get me to look at something else... bottom line he wasn't going to make thousands of dollars profit for the company so he didn't want the sale.
#222 of 1655 Re: Sensor Problems [shorti81]
Nov 23, 2004 (11:18 am)
I want an Aveo but now I'm not so sure. Keep us posted as to any additional probs Please. This is great having a place to find out how owners like them.
I saw in car ads last wk. the coupe sells for only 7,500 w/rebates. Wonder why the 5 dr.'s more?
Is that part u needed expensive?
#223 of 1655 Stripped down or with options?
Nov 23, 2004 (12:04 pm)
We are looking at a 2004 Chevy Aveo and were wondering if it is best (for resale down the road) to consider it stripped down or fully loaded?
We only get the LS and LT models in Canada (no SVM).
- The LS Hatchback costs (no extra options) $12,625cdn ($10,641 USD) out the door price with all rebates
- The LT Hatchback base costs $13,100 ($11,041 USD) (no extra options)
- The LT Hatchback costs $14,468 ($12,194 USD) with Appearance Pkg* (see below) (out the door price with all rebates)
*Appearance Pkg (14 alloy wheels, mud guards, rear spoiler), pwr tilt & tip sliding glass sunroof (internally stowed), premium 6- speaker audio system
Neither car has A/C (we don't want it anyways). Since the Aveo is really ment to be an inexpensive car, loading it up might not be a wise thing to do as the price gets up there. Also we are concerned about the power options not working after 5-6 years (it is a car built to a price point after all).
Do you think we could get it cheaper than these prices?
Thanks for your opinions.
#224 of 1655 Highway stability!
Nov 23, 2004 (12:41 pm)
Aveo, surely is one of the "best priced" cars in the market and i am considering it! It is very affordable, just wondering how does it do on hwy?
I drive my parent's car camry 98, it lacks high-way stability, If there is a trailer next to you, and the wind will drag the car towards to it! does this happen to aveo? Also it could not travel over 70 mph on a moderate wind day, the car will sort of swing slightly; does aveo owner has this problem? but still it could travel over 85 mph on no wind with ease; what is the top speed you can squeeze from aveo?
#225 of 1655 Re: Highway stability! [carzzz]
Nov 23, 2004 (1:50 pm)
I test-drove the Aveo 5-door on a windy (35+ mph) day, up to 70 mph, and was quite impressed with its stability. I expected to get buffeted, but had no problems there.
Nov 24, 2004 (2:59 pm)
mlepard - those prices sound good, but I don't know how to compare sales tax and registration prices between California and Canada
I got the Aveo up to a very steady 100 mph for a few moments, before I backed off. I don't know the rating of the tires, and this car probably wasn't designed for that sort of thing. But it cruises comfortably at 85mph.
Nov 26, 2004 (7:04 pm)
My daughter bought her first new car, an 05 Aveo hatchback. It is an LS with a spoiler, keyless remote, and mp3 player. She has always liked to shift, so she got the 5-speed. I drove it both around town and on the interstate. I was impressed with the car, especially how stable it is at 80 mph on the interstate.
The one thing my daughter still wants is cruise, so we will look into an aftermarket system for it.
I went to move it out of the driveway and notice my daughter just topped 500 miles on it. I think she's been doing some joy riding....
#228 of 1655 Crusie control wit manual transmission?
Nov 27, 2004 (8:07 am)
Can you have cruise control with a stick?
Nov 27, 2004 (8:16 am)
You can get cruise with a stick. I'm looking into the Rostra after market cruise for my daughter's car. They are the only one I know who makes cruise for the Aveo. They are closed for the weekend. When I get details on cost and installation I'll post it. Their web site is www.rostra.com