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Chevrolet Aveo, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#103 of 199 Love My Car, HATE My Dealer
Jul 23, 2006 (7:30 am)
NEVER buy from Lou Bachrodt Chevy in Ft.Laud. Fla. I felt like I was beaten and attacked for wanted to spend money on a new car! I won't go into the horrible details,or this would be a book sized posting. My Aveo is a 2006 LS Hatchback,Brilliant Blue or Bright Blue, I have yet to be told what it is,I am told it is both!, with a black or very dark grey interior.This was the ONLY one they had on the lot and they said they would not get any more this year,it was April,...and that there would not be a 2007 model. THAT'S how good a dealer they are. I wanted Spicy Orange and saw one at another dealer..but this one had so many extras,for 'free',I went for it. I got out the door for $10,001.
'Tax,tag, title',2 'free' tanks of gas, complete window tinting, the 1 disk cd player, automatic transmission, A/C, Aveo custom mudflaps ordered and finally installed, pinstripes, nitrogen filled tires, that is suppose to give better mileage and make the tires last longer...its a new thing car dealers offer. And supposedly the 'paint and fabric protection package' for life,already applied on it. You know for $1,300 extra! It is a wax job and a spray of Scotch Guard on the seats! But it was on the window sticker with a lifetime warranty. It stickered at $13,250. Traded in my Ford Ranger Edge pickup, got $3,000 in trade plus payoff...long story short, I wasn't going to pay for that paint/fabric stuff. So I was walking out the door and they said,"what would make you buy this car today!!!" You know that famous line. I said, free gas,window tinting ($250 here in Fla to do that,on that car),the mudflaps, and no way that protection package! I got it. They SAY the warranty just won't be honored, since they can't remove the protection....it's already on the car. So, they just wont honor any warranty work that would have covered. If you don't wax your car every few months, you deserve what happens to the paint in my opinion! And what the heck can happen to the fabric on the seats? If I rip them its my fault,and if they come off, thats under the cars warranty! I can buy a can of ScotchGuard for $7 and spray it myself. I don't belive the car was even waxed before I picked it up. Let alone it has a lifetime 'sealant' on it so I dont have to wax it ever. Talk about a rip off. So thats my Aveo. Then after they 'screwed' me,I did it to them, by getting refinanced for 2% less than they had me at just BEFORE I signed the final papers! So they lost that profit. They made out like bandits with my trade and with their horrible attitudes. I have never felt so abused in my life when buying a NEW car. And this is my 12th one! It was like it was MY honor to ALLOW them to sell it to me. Anyway...so I have waxed it with a very expensive wax/sealant, twice already to make it shine and it does! Got dark tint with a liftime replacement warranty, and after 4 tries I got my custom little mudflaps that look perfect on the car. Nice car...horrible dealer...and GM didn't even seem to care when I reported them to the head office. It was like talking to a wall. Oh well...first and last car I ever buy from GM,or that dealer!
#104 of 199 looking for a goog deal for AVEO
Jul 23, 2006 (5:27 pm)
As soldier defending the country is my obligation and boosting our economy is also my responsibility. That is why I am going to buy a domes tical car in spite of their reputation inferior to that of the foreign. Because of my limited income, I am forced to buy a cheapest car. Chevrolet Aveo is my choice. I am stationed at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. If you guys can tell me what price you paid for your Aveo with what equipment, it will be helpful to me in dealing with mercenary dealers.
#105 of 199 Re: looking for a goog deal for AVEO [wenliang]
Jul 24, 2006 (5:31 am)
It is getting close to the end of the month and the end of the model year. SO they MUST sell off their stock. Do you have the 0% interest still going in your area on all Chevys? Get that. I have a 2006 hatchback LS with automatic,a/c,cd radio,floor mats,pinstripes,basically a stripped model,14in steel wheels with covers, I got it for $10,001. But i traded in a truck and got $3,000 for it ,so i guess i paid for all the taxes and their 'paperwork' and other stealing dealers fees with that money. So it cost me in real life $13,000. But I am paying under $200 a month for 5 yrs and now i have an automatic,able to carry grocerys home,and more than 1 passenger,unlike in my truck. Which i loved so much,but the gas killed that love affair! So..you should be able to get an LS with a/c and auto for $10K -$11k out the door now. I think they have a rebate for people in the military as well!
And you deserve it. Look up on chevy.com I think it is like $500 or $1,000 off any car. So tell your dealer you are in the military to get that discount,get the 0% interest and at this time of year...you should get a good deal. I got bulldozed over..but you probably have more of a backbone than me:) Good luck!
#106 of 199 Re: looking for a goog deal for AVEO [wenliang]
Jul 24, 2006 (7:06 am)
Thanks for Serving
#107 of 199 Re: Love my new car [aveo_god]
Jul 27, 2006 (10:40 am)
the color you are talking about is the icelandic blue (light blue kinda color)and the darker blue is called bright blue.
i think the icelandic blue is pretty nice, seen one at the dealer and i liked it, but i am a girl maybe that explains it
the nicest one IMO is the spicy orange.
#108 of 199 Re: Love my new car [canuck785]
Jul 30, 2006 (9:13 am)
I am the owner of an Icelandic Blue Aveo Hatchback. Like you,I love the Spicy Orange and that was the one I was going to buy. But I ended up at another dealer that had this one with more things on it and for some reason,as horrible as they are as sellers,I bought it. It was the only Aveo on the lot! And it just didnt occur to me to ask for a dealer swap to get the orange one from the other dealer. But it was the same price but had 4 less items built into it. I have heard this blue called 3 different names including Bright Blue! When i tired to get touch up paint they said they go by the VIN number,and it said Bright Blue! But they also called it,Sky Blue and something else. I swear I dont know the color of my own car! The brochure still says Icelandic Blue..and while it is a more 'dull' color. It shows no swirl marks even after waxing 4 times already. And I have had 2 other light blue metallic cars in my life and they were both good long lasting cars. So..it is easy to clean,it doesnt show the dirt and in the Florida sun,it might not fade as much as the orange. So 'girl color' or not. This GUY has one and it's the only one I see on the road around me. All I see is white...and orange!!
#110 of 199 Re: Love my new car [flaaveo]
Aug 07, 2006 (10:43 am)
you just made think about the fading on the orange one...hummm...> well i guess i could deal with any color but the brigh yellow or the aqua!!!
the darker gray look real nice on the brochure...
hey, congrats on your purchase, hope the ppl will be nice if you got to back for something!!
#111 of 199 Re: Love my new car [canuck785]
Aug 08, 2006 (5:11 am)
I'd kill to have the yellow or the orange. My truck was bright yellow THAT really stood out! Even on this car it stands out. I should have gotten the orange, the yellows were all gone in the entire state. Thats how popular they are. I just went with the 'practical' side. The light blue dosen't show swirl marks from waxing,in Fla.it fades less,I hope, and it stays cleaner between washes. Boring I know . And it doesnt attract attention from cops. They will chase anything that goes 1 mile per hour over the speed limit! Even an Aveo!
#112 of 199 Re: Love my new car [flaaveo]
Aug 08, 2006 (7:38 am)
I like the yellow also, but will never own a yellow or red car. they draw attention, and when you are in a pack of cars the cops will always zone in on a bright yellow or red car every time. I almost lost my D.L. because of getting 5 mph over one after another from a Red car. Never again. My aveo is the mat. black. grays whites are good also. even the pale blue. but bright colored cars and trucks and prone to get more tickets