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Chevrolet Aveo, Hatchback
May 20, 2005 (9:01 am)
While pulling into the shopping center I had the chance to talk to the owner of a blue 2004 aveo hatchback.She complained that the windshield cracked, the radio had to be replaced and the front headlight was already out.To top it off she said it took the chevy dealer forever to get the parts for the aveo. This is the first negative report i've heard from an aveo owner around here.
#551 of 1655 Transmission
May 20, 2005 (9:13 pm)
I know it was mentioned before but did anyone find out if the fact the car seems to kick when downshifting to a stop from average speed is normal or not?
I noticed it does it I think when going from 2nd to 1st right before making the stop (ie: at a stop sign, etc). No problems like this upshifting though. That seems to remain smooth.
#552 of 1655 Re: nj nightmare [ratsoferrari]
May 21, 2005 (5:57 am)
Sounds like a bit of bad luck with her car. My years past Pontiac Lemans (Daewoo) also had a cracked windshield after being hit by a rock. I intended to stop buy an auto parts store on the way home to get a glass fix kit that would fix this minor crack, but within a couple miles it was too late, the crack expanded more than a foot. Had to be replaced. I think I paid under $150 for the whole thing installed.
May 21, 2005 (8:17 am)
Maybe all the people on this forum that have the clock problem should report it to the government. I mean if 13 people complaining of a stall in their Prius can get the government to wake Toyota up and make national news then the problems with the Aveo should be announced too.
I know GM doesn't listen but I wish they would offer a different interior color than tupperware gray. The Xtreme has black and the Kalos Dream has black. Looks good to me. Also I know there is a bunch of people that like tan. How about blue and red also. Adding color to plastic can't cost that much.
I will not hold my breath but how about the three door coming to the USA? Anyone heard the forecast for chance of Hell freezing over?
#554 of 1655 re:clocks and wishes[chrisducati]
May 21, 2005 (8:56 am)
I have not heard any news about chevy introducing a 3 door aveo, but from the picture it would probably be a very good seller.I was hoping chevy would bring the Matiz into the USA since the Smart car will be selling here soon.
People should be able to buy basic cars for transportation, the more options you add, the more troubles and costs you have.
As for the Prius unless i'm travelling a lot of miles a year, spending almost 30 thousand is a waste of money.From what I hear replacing the battery alone may cost three to six thousand dollars.
May 21, 2005 (10:44 am)
Only if they put it on the front page - I mean, clocks not keeping time is the sort of safety hazard that should initiate an immediate government investigation.
#556 of 1655 re:clocks and wishes[chrisducati] [ratsoferrari]
May 22, 2005 (6:22 am)
The idea of a Toyota Prius sounds ingenious, but the reality is that an owner is really losing money with a hybrid.
Hybrids cost thousands of dollars more to purchase than a comparable gas model. The savings in gas are short term and it will take on average between 5-7 years to recover the cost of additional money for this car. If the owner chooses to keep the car 5-7 years, now they have an issue within a couple years on replacing the batteries which are supposed to last 8-10 years. Batteries are expected to be less money ($1500-3000) at that time.
So one has to decided how long they will keep a car like that. Will they sell it at 4-5 years and not absorb the depreciation that will come within a few years on battery replacement, or will they keep a car like this long term?
Jeep recently introduced a diesel engine in the Liberty in which supposedly there is a short supply of, and people are waiting for deliveries. I ask why would someone wait for a vehicle that gets no better mileage than the gas version it's trying to replace. People are paying over $4000 over a regular Liberty to get a diesel engine that gets maybe one MPG better than the current 4 cylinder model.. How can people can be so misinformed and outright stupid.
#557 of 1655 Cleaning The Dash
May 22, 2005 (10:17 am)
I'm new to having a car with a plastic interior but I noticed for the first 30 days I owned my 2005 Aveo that no dust gathered on the dash or the area near the windshield. Now it's gathering very easily. I've been told to clean the dash with Windex and not Armor All because it dries it out and tends to crack a dash over time but the dust still comes. Anyone found any secrets to repelling dust from these or similar dash cars?
#558 of 1655 re: clocks and windshields [poncho167]
May 22, 2005 (7:46 pm)
I know this is off topic but I just had to respond to your message in regards to the Jeep diesel. It would appear you are actually the one that is misinformed. While mileage will vary in the real world, the diesel soundly trumps the gas four banger Liberty in gas mileage. The manual tranny gas engine gets 20 city/24 highway. The automatic equipped diesel gets 21/27. Apparently you can't even get an auto with the gas 4 banger, which is something most people want. There is also a considerable performance difference between the diesel and the gas engine. The diesel is rated at 160 hp/295 ft lb of torque whereas the gas engine is 147 hp/165 ft lb. Towing capacity for the diesel is 5000 pounds compared to only 2000 for the gasser. Hmm...I see 3 reasons now to pay extra for the diesel: better performance, better towing capabilities, and better gas mileage. It's a win-win situation. Obviously, those who pay more do so for a reason. Now, with hybrids it's a different story.
#559 of 1655 re: clocks and windshields [lngtonge18]
May 23, 2005 (6:26 am)
Let's face it, very few people buy a Liberty type vehicle to pull a trailer, etc. The average buyer, like a pickup truck buyer, buys it as a commuter, status symbol.
For the additional money for the diesel option, and the small MPG difference, its really not worth it. Have you seen the price of diesel recently. Much more than regular unleaded in the Midwest.