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Chevrolet Aveo, Hatchback
Apr 27, 2005 (11:05 am)
I've got a 2005 LT hatchback in black. Over 3200 miles on it.
The only mechanical issue so far is a rattling in the vent fans at the lowest setting, but it comes and goes. My clock keeps perfect time. Also, while there is ample room for me to sit in the back(6'00"), when we put my nephew in a car seat in the back, the passenger seat had to slide way up.
I am averaging 23mpg with about equal city/highway use. I think the ratings listed by Chevy must've been made with a 0-60 time of around a minute. The Aveo has no problem keeping up with other cars in acceleration (often ~4k on the tach) or highway speed (often > 70mph), just be prepared to eat fuel economy to do it. At least with the automatic.
As for tire pressure, I always go with 95% of the max listed on the tire. Different tires will have different PSIs. The OEM Aveo tires may be consistent with the door listing, but that's no guarantee it will always be that way. I'll trust the tire's specification over the car's generalization any day. Besides, once my warranty is up, I'm planning to replace with larger wheels.
I changed the oil at 1500mi, should've done it earlier. Brought my own oil and filter, I have no idea what the stealership uses, but they only charged me for labor using my stuff.
Oil: Chevron/Havolene supreme dino 5W30
Filter: K&N HP1001
#498 of 1655 Re: Road Trip [herronm]
Apr 27, 2005 (7:23 pm)
I got my car at Ray Huffines Chevrolet in Plano at Coit and Plano Parkway. My mileage is around 31 around town..37-40 on long trips. The car has just 2600 miles on it. One service problem the night I picked up the car.....the dome light was burned out and I had it replaced at the dealer.
#499 of 1655 re: tires [ceestand]
Apr 28, 2005 (1:49 pm)
I think those that would rather look at the tire's specification instead of the car manufacturer's has a misunderstanding of what those ratings actually mean.
The sidewall number is simply the max psi that the tire can be run safely at without blowing out when hot. It's there to cover the liability of the tire manufacturer. This rating would be the same whether the tires were on an Aveo or a Town Car. The psi rating on the door jamb is what engineers for that specific car have determined is the optimum trade-off between fuel economy, ride, and safe handling by providing the proper tire contact patch for the suspension setting and weight of the car. Going a little above this rating will give you better mileage, slightly harsher ride, and slightly quicker handling. Going to the max tire rating is simply unsafe, particularly when the road is wet, in emergency manuevers, and at highway speeds. You risk losing control of the car. Not to mention a much higher chance of damaging a tire and/or wheel when hitting bad bumps. Going to different brands of tires or even different tire sizes doesn't matter. You would still go by the rating on the door jamb.
#500 of 1655 Generally I've had good luck @ about 36 psi on most cars...
Apr 28, 2005 (6:42 pm)
I agree that taking a car up to the maximum on the tire side wall is over kill.
Just heard some guy on TV post Bush news conference. Having everyone get their tires up to recommended psi would save as much gas as Anwar.
#501 of 1655 Re: Aveo LT Cruise Control option... [parky129]
Apr 28, 2005 (7:47 pm)
Glad to hear the news about the cruise control...I got in touch via email with Rostra.com and they sent me the installation manual for the Aveo cruise kit...very helpful and pleasant folks to deal with. I have a Rostra unit ordered and hope to have it installed by the 1st of next week, just as soon as it arrives.
I think the Aveo is light years ahead of the old Metro, but I have noticed what several other folks have written about earlier in this forum. The clock seems to lose about a minute a day, and one time, it reset the time to a totally new time, several hours and minutes off from the correct time. My dealer doesn't know (or says he doesn't, anyway) about any clock issues.
Of course, I can live with this issue if its the the only problem I encounter. It does seem strange, though, for an electronic clock to have problems in this day and age.
#502 of 1655 Re: Aveo LT Cruise Control option... [busiris]
Apr 28, 2005 (9:10 pm)
A cruise control sounds like a good ideal.
I used to have a 99 metro black basic model with a/c and a 5-speed got about 36mpg around town,buy on the open road I was getting about 45-47. It only had 38,000 miles on it when I got rid of it. I sure do miss it.
I have not had any clock issues but I hear about it alot from here. Hope I dont in the future.
#503 of 1655 Re: Aveo LT Cruise Control option... [randydriver]
Apr 29, 2005 (12:33 am)
If I remember my Metro's right, mine had a 3 cylinder engine around 1000cc, 12 inch tires and weighed much less than my Aveo. It also rode worse was less quiet on the road and was a less comfortable seating position. The Aveo has it all over the Geo except for gas mileage which is lower because of weight and larger engine.
#504 of 1655 Re: Aveo LT Cruise Control option... [parky129]
Apr 29, 2005 (5:53 am)
found all my paper work from my car....I am doing some spring cleaning.......and came across the window sticker,and the brochure. I was 149 inches long 93.1 inch wheelbase 1830lbs with 3cyl and 5-speed. 13 inch wheel and tires, mine was a 1999 modle much more car that the 89-94 models Oh the color was Black Licorice. Engine size is 993c.c..The car looked like it just came off the showroom when I traded it in.
Lets see my Aveo is about 500lbs heavier and 17 inches longer and has a 1.6 liter engine about the size of the old Chevette engine. and my mileage is 5-6 mpg less in town and 5-7 less on the hiway..but more room and better ride and some extra accessories.
Hey when is that new Aveo suppose to be coming out. Seems awful close to the last models to change so fast.....I know the Kalos has been around longer.....but still.
#505 of 1655 Re: Aveo LT Cruise Control option... [randydriver]
Apr 29, 2005 (7:16 am)
I had a 98 Metro 4 door LSI, and it was a great means of transportation (locally, that is...). Traded it for the Aveo. Great mileage, but not much on the creature comforts. The one thing that I liked the most about it was the durability of the interior...I try to take care of my cars, but everyone has the occasional accident when a drink spills, etc. The interior looked as good the day I traded it as the day I bought it (60K miles). I hope the Aveo does as well.
I have emailed GM about the "slow clock" issue and will report what, if anything, they tell me. I hope to have the cruise control in by the 1st of the week, but it looks very promising.
Also, I noticed that GM has some on-line service manuals for some of their cars in pdf format that you can download, but the only ones available so far are the owners manual and some type of "new owners" brochure. I'll check occasionally to see if the manual becomes available. In the meantime, you can go to www.daewootech.com and download a manual for the older Lanos, which may be of some help to someone...
#506 of 1655 Re: Aveo clock is slow [busiris]
Apr 29, 2005 (5:31 pm)
My clock is not working well, either. I took it in to the dealer and he said that there was nothing he could do...something about an "update for the computer" not being available yet.