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You are in the Chevrolet Aveo
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Chevrolet Aveo, Hatchback
#534 of 1655 My next car likely will be an Aveo, used.
May 10, 2005 (7:27 pm)
When it comes time to retire my current ride, a 96 Metro Sedan Automatic, 138K. I am leaning very heavily towards a slightly used Aveo Hatchback. I kind of like the fact so far that they do not command really high resale values used. Pretty decent initial reliability from a powertrain and major systems standpoint. Plus the local Chevy dealer has the best service department of any dealer around, probably the biggest factor.
For a small car the ride is well controlled, relatively quiet (luxury compared to my 96 Metro), nice interior, good feature content. $8,000 gets a fully loaded certified 2004 hatchback with less than 20K on it.
#535 of 1655 Re: You could plug that posting into the Hyundai/Kia throwaway thread... [dkuhajda]
May 10, 2005 (7:43 pm)
I don't think I missed your point. You were insinuating that a certain class of people buy low-end cars. Stereotyping is stereotyping, and it's a dangerous practice however you define the class of people. Let's talk about cars, not the classes of people who drive them.
#536 of 1655 Re: You could plug that posting into the Hyundai/Kia throwaway thread... [b
May 10, 2005 (8:02 pm)
The point is valid. People who can't manage money rarely can manage routine maintenance schedules. It's not a socio-economic thing at all. Inexpensive vehicles often are bought by owners who don't see the big picture and fail to plan for the long term (oil changes, proper break-in, etc.). Sure, many a Lexus gets beat up but it's more out of, "Hey, I can buy a new one tomorrow" . It ain't irresponsible if you can pay for it...just a pity.
#537 of 1655 Aveo payment amounts?
May 10, 2005 (8:04 pm)
What is the typical payment on a 60 month loan on a $12,000 Aveo, 7% interest, sales tax down? ~$237. In order to get a 60 month loan at reasonable interest rates the car must be only one or two years old and relatively low miles. The extra $13/mo to bring it to $250 will put the extended warranty out to 100K.
What new cars does the Aveo compete against for the $250 a month buyer?
Hyundai Accent or Elantra
Toyota Echo, maybe a stripped Corolla.
Maybe a stripped Honda Civic.
Dodge Neon, with big rebates.
Ford Focus base with rebates.
The Suzuki low end lineup, Aerio, Reno, Forenza.
Given the current Hyundai/Kia warranty, more people who are first time car buyers, or are only approved for a $250 month payment are chosing those cars. Given the recent improvements in quality, it makes sense.
I think GM did the right thing in bringing the Aveo to the line-up. If they would only look at the warranty and include 'free maintenance' or a maintenance package with the sale of the car, it would go a long way.
#538 of 1655 Discuss the car please
May 10, 2005 (8:05 pm)
...ok, before we get too far off-track, let's get back to discussing the Aveo. Tons of people love this car for a variety of reasons. Let's stick to the car please.
May 11, 2005 (6:32 am)
I know this is off subject, but has anyone modified the grill on their car? I mean got rid of the bar and bowtie.
#540 of 1655 Re: Aveo clock is slow [parky129]
May 11, 2005 (3:25 pm)
The clock on the Aveo is a joke. The dealer has replaced 3 clocks in 19,000 miles of driving. The dealer also told us that GM has a real problem here and they say it is electrical. Even the new vehicles setting on the lot for sale have problems. GM never admits to any problems but if you pin them down they will tell you we know about it, we just can't get the clocks from the supplier.Thank you GM maybe I'll call you every time I need to know what time it is. (lemon2)
#541 of 1655 Re: Aveo clock is slow [lemon2]
May 11, 2005 (7:54 pm)
I also have the clock issue...what is your current stance on this? Continue to swap out clocks, live with what you have, wait for a fix, or what?
I also spoke with the GM "representative" about this...they are like the secretary in the old Mission Impossible TV show/movies, as they have no "knowledge" of any problems...
#542 of 1655 Re: Realize that your Aveo's are not [iluvmysephia1]
May 12, 2005 (5:46 am)
It is ironic now that GM is 300 Billion dollars in debt! I wonder who is going to rescue them. Daewoo was worth rescuing because they had a good product. Is GM worth rescuing?
BTW, the Daewoo Kalos AKA Chevrolet Aveo is now sold in Canada in more disguises. The Suzuki Swift, the Chevy Aveo, The Pontiac Wave. All the same car.
And they are all over the place. A huge success in Canada.
May 12, 2005 (6:19 am)
What is this clock problem that yall are having. I havent had any problems with my clock.