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Chevrolet Aveo, Hatchback
#834 of 1655 Report from an Aveo owner
Dec 04, 2005 (12:54 am)
I bought my Aveo in Feb 2004. I don't drive a lot, and I'm very gentle when I drive. So far I've put on 15,500 miles, including some long trips. Here's some photos to share. Chevy should thank me for doing such fine advertisement for them
Here's some of my feedback --
1. MPG -- now I get 27/36 mpg. But it was much worse before I hit the 10k mark.
2. Clock problem -- as reported by others, I also experience the clock problem. It comes on and off (more off than on), and occasionally resets itself. Although it's just small inconvenience, I'm afraid it's a result of some fundamental wiring defect. (Can't they make a simple clock right?)
3. Starter problem -- Very occasionally when I turn my key to start the engine, the starter just cranks without trying to engage the engine. It makes such funny noise that you know you need to stop because something is not right. Luckily I just waited a few seconds and re-tried and it's fine. But it can be an indication of a bigger problem. Could it be a weak battery? Not sure.
4. Space -- I like the large trunk. As shown in my photo, after detaching the front wheel I can fit my mountain bike inside stand-up. Since I never have back-seat passengers, recently I even removed the back-seat completely and got a bigger room.
That's it folks. Comments are welcome.
#835 of 1655 Re: Report from an Aveo owner [mht_in_la]
Dec 04, 2005 (7:25 am)
I would mention that starter issue with the dealer and see what they say. Is your car an auto or stick shift?
#836 of 1655 Re: Engine Trouble in the Aveo? [dkuhajda]
Dec 19, 2005 (12:37 am)
Well, mine definitely had a premature timing belt issue starting at 38k and being replaced at 42k under warranty. The dealer was going to charge me $505 for the replacement -- even they didn't know about the 60k powertrain coverage. I had to call GM and we ended up on a 3-way call over this.
#837 of 1655 change speakers
Dec 26, 2005 (7:28 pm)
Regarding the sound of your speakers in the Aveo. YOur best bet for the money you want to spend is to just replace the stock speakers and leave everything else alone. You just want to make sure that your replacement speakers power handling watts is a good match for your amp. Try Crutchfield catalog.
#841 of 1655 2007 Aveo
Jan 08, 2006 (3:17 pm)
I noticed they 2007 pics are posted on Chevy's site, but I dont' see any mention of the hatchback. Are they dropping it?
#842 of 1655 Re: 2007 Aveo [fdanna]
Jan 09, 2006 (4:57 pm)
No word on that yet.
#843 of 1655 Re: 2007 Aveo [poncho167]
Jan 10, 2006 (5:05 pm)
from what I have read the hatch is a carry over. Bad move. With the Versa , the Fit and the Yaris all coming to the USA Chevy should have updated the Hatch at the same time. Not that GM is good at listening to the public or anything.