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Chevrolet Aveo, Coupe, Hatchback, Sedan
#91 of 199 Re: How much did you pay? [wave54]
Jun 11, 2006 (6:22 pm)
I was looking at one at a chevy dealership today and couldn't believe what they wanted for the car a new 2006 black Aveo fully loaded including sunroof was a sticker price of 14,997.00. I live in NJ and the dealership was in Cherryhill. which is a problem in itself your going to pay more for any car you by in that town because it's expensive to live there. I will wait until the 07 model comes out. i plan on paying cash for a Aveo next Feb. i will have on hand 12,000 dollars i will walk in a dealership and tell them what i want and if they give me any static i will walk out and go somewhere else. car salesmen like to play games and with that kind of cash i will have i don't have time for games.
#92 of 199 Re: How much did you pay? [heyphillip]
Jun 11, 2006 (11:05 pm)
Were you looking at a sedan or hatch? The 2007 sedan is redesigned (new sheetmetal and interior) and due out this summer, but the hatch will remain the same as the 04-06 models.
I doubt 12K will get you anything fully loaded with a list of 15K unless the dealer is truly desperate to unload the car. There is a significant amount of leeway in the pricing though, unlike the Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris where you'd be damned lucky to get a few hundred off MSRP.
Really hard to tell where prices will be by next Feb. Lots of new sub-compacts out or due out (Accent, Rio, Fit, Versa, Yaris) make it a different market than 2004 when the Aveo was almost alone with the lowly ECHO.
#93 of 199 Re: How much did you pay? [wave54]
Jun 12, 2006 (2:00 am)
It was a 4 door sedan. your telling me that if i walk in a dealership with 12,000 cash money i couldn't talk them down at least a thousand dollars on a 14,000 dollar car. money talks and BS walks
#94 of 199 Re: How much did you pay? [heyphillip]
Jun 12, 2006 (3:16 am)
Sure, $1000 off a $14K model -- no sweat, but you had mentioned one that was $15K (fully loaded) and I wouldn't expect a dealer to drop by $3K to the $12K you were planning to spend.
I looked at a sedan with auto and air that had a sticker of $13,100 and sent a request by email for a price and they replied back with $11,400 without any bargaining. Ending up buying a lightly used Aveo for $8500.
Also, the power of cash is greatly overestimated. Most dealers would rather finance the car since they get a cut from that on top of the profit from the sale. Walking in with a handful of greenbacks doesn't impress much, I'm afraid. Nothing personal -- I think it's an old phrase from a time when credit was tight that's lost its power to sway a dealer.
#95 of 199 Re: Yeah 3137.07 helps [randydriver]
Jun 12, 2006 (8:32 am)
I also just purchased a 06 aveo, my car cost was 11900 before tax, but I got the 4 door with air,cruise,door locks,auto trany,am fm cd player,the sticker was 13500, and I got it down to 11900, Williams of traverse city, said they would go 11500 but when pressed they refused, so much for the "we will not be beat advert" I wanted an auto trans. and cruise, and air. They had the cars with no air,cruise, or door locks, for 9978, and would go down to 8900 with not to much effort. I have 1000 miles on it and my wife was sitting at a stop light, when some kid, dropped his cigarette and was fumbling with his cell phone, trying to pick up his ciggie, and hit my new car in the arse. I am so pissed, his company will pay the deductible but still, I am out my car for 10 days while it is being repaired.
We traded a Subaru in with 150k on it and it never had a day in the body shop.
WTF? any way, I really like the car, I am a Subaru fan, but that company has taken the price of the base car up so much it is not funny. and the quality has dropped some on them, and the gas mileage has dropped. I had an impreza that got 36 mpg and now they are rated at 20-24. and the wrx they want a sticker price of 27k lol, they can keep it. I rented an aveo in las Vegas last year and was so impressed I started to look at getting one. I am a firm believer that a vehicle is a way to get from a to b, not a weener extension. MPG so far is 32 with a combo of city and highway. not to bad, all highway and another 2k down the road to get the engine worn in, should produce 35 36 mpg anyway. so far so good.
#96 of 199 Camaro to Aveo...
Jun 15, 2006 (1:11 am)
And I'm actually happy about it! I bought it 3 days ago and put on a couple of hundred miles already. I just love to drive this thing. I traded in a 96 Camaro z28 w/t-tops for an Orange 2006 Aveo Hatchback loaded (premium sound,mp3,anti-theft, keyless entry, automatic, a/c, etc...) with 500 down. It was 9988 after all that. Of course this required walking out on them 3 times and haggling the hell out of them. I'm paying 196 a month for 5 years at 4.9% financing and I couldn't be happier.
My main concern was the way it drove, until I took it home. On my test drive I felt it was a little too weak for me, but on the way home I had pretty decent acceleration and it was a nice smooth drive. I've driven in a hurricane before so I'm not so afraid of the winds from other cars. Fun zippy little car.
...is wonderful! I'm so happy to have air conditioning!!! I went through Hurricane Rita without it and swore to never go through a hurricane in a car without a/c again. 10 hours waiting in line with t-tops in 105 degree weather (I live in SE Texas..its HOT)is no fun. Whoever was complaining about 70 degree nights should move down here, it can be up to 90 some nights. Anyway, I like the interior very much but wish the lights were another color. That milky sea-foam green on the inside has to go. I'm hoping to put orange neons on the inside that pulse with the music. Mp3 player needs an aux input though, I hate streaming XM radio through FM. I plan on getting a new head unit soon. Seats are very comfortable and have plenty of room but should receive an armrest/console. I don't fit in cars well as I'm over 6 foot tall with 52 inch wide shoulders, but this baby is awesome for big guys. Also, if anyone makes fun of it, let them get in. Everyone I know has changed their mind about this car so far.
The color decides how the car will be interpreted. I had a choice between "grandma" icelandic blue and "Atomic" Spicy Orange...so I chose the orange. The design has definite potential waiting to be used. I plan on adding some metallic and black flames and some body side molding asap. Maybe I can find an atomic bomb decal to put on the hood. The orange just screams it to me. Also the spoiler is nice. I just have to find the line between ricer and ricer-bomber...(I think I just heard the ACLU knocking on my door for that statement) Anyway, needs bigger tired though. Looks a bit like a toy car.
I filled up the tank for the first time tonight and it was a total of 25 dollars!!!! I'm amazed. I had been used to 45 dollar fill ups with my Camaro so it looks like between the random bi-weekly Camaro fixes and gas guzzling, I will be breaking even.
Great car. Great ride. Fun. A bit too cute, but that can be arranged I'm gonna make a comic in the next week or so about how people react to it. ">link title
Travis Lovett of www.planet-wally.com
#97 of 199 Re: Yeah 3137.07 helps [rinehart2]
Jun 19, 2006 (12:46 pm)
i was reading your comment on being a Subaru fan...am i the only one who wishes they still make the little Subaru Justy AWD?? i had a 1989 for a couple of yrs and this little car was GREAT!!! bought it at 36.000 Km and paid 5.500$ (canadian) i had the deluxe edition cant remember what it was called but i really wish they were still on the market...they looked pretty good, interior had good quality compare to the other little cars they were making back then (metro, festiva, aspire, etc)and it had the AWD option on it...and overall awesome package!..oh well...i know i am only dreaming planning on getting an aveo in the fall!!!
#98 of 199 Re: Camaro to Aveo... [aveoatomic]
Jun 19, 2006 (12:52 pm)
to me it sounds like you got a great deal! i am in kansas and the aveos seem to be a little more expensive..i did look on auto trader and did a search to 200 miles from where i am and it is cheaper to buy an aveo in other states...looks like we will take a little trip when the purchase time comes!
#99 of 199 Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA
Jun 26, 2006 (3:58 pm)
My soon to be husband and I are torn between getting a 2006 Scion and a 2006 Toyota Scion XA. The Aveo gets more bang for its buck while the Scion gets slightly better gas mileage. The Aveo on the other hand gets a slightly better crash rating. If anyone wants to share their thoughts, opinions, and experiences, it would be greatly appreciated!! WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
Jul 03, 2006 (10:57 pm)
I've been rear-ended twice in a week (recently bought it 3 weeks ago) and the bumper is only scratched so far. In slow speed crash it held up like a champ. I know its not very indicative of how it wil handle in a high speed crash, but my bumper isn't even dented and it went against a Ford Explorer and a Chevy S-10.
Maybe that will help some...