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#17 of 85 When will these be in dealerships?
Apr 26, 2006 (2:17 pm)
When will the new Aveo's be available at the dealerships?
Apr 26, 2006 (4:35 pm)
why are they redesigning the sedan, but not the hatchback....?
Apr 26, 2006 (4:39 pm)
all i can comment on is from what i saw at the columbus autoshow in march.
They had a blue 07 aveo, doors open, and roped off.
what made it stand out?
well, all leather(or leather seating surfaces, and the rest leatherette, or whatever they call it these days), 4(or 5?) headrests, that are adjustable, and decent looking (fake) wood trim.
I think it was two-tone dash, also, and beige leather.
I do not know why GM shows only the grey plastic/cloth set ups(especially on the internet clips. they should show both interiors). The leather/wood(2 tone dash, if i recall correctly) looks like a different car all together.
Smoked anything in this class, with this set up, Look Wise(quality-wise? Will have to wait and see, since it is not out yet).
Wish we could have sat in the thing, and looked closer at the seat material, panel alignment/gaps,etc.
It did look good, loaded up(and sunroof, too).
No prices, etc, were mentioned at the show.
#20 of 85 Re: hmmm [harrychezt]
Apr 26, 2006 (4:43 pm)
I saw the same car here at the Dallas Auto Shown. It was not roped off and I did get to inspect every inch of it. Dang I wish my 04 was like that one.
#21 of 85 Re: hmmm [randydriver]
Apr 26, 2006 (9:17 pm)
sounds good. A test drive(if I can find one loaded) will be in order, as soon as they hit the lots this Summer(heard June-August?).
#22 of 85 Re: why [randydriver]
Apr 28, 2006 (7:36 pm)
I had a dealer tell me they have actually quit making the hatchback already. Don't know if he was telling the truth. No word on a replacement.
#23 of 85 Re: why [vw79type2]
Apr 28, 2006 (8:48 pm)
Oh drat, I hope that isn't true. I like the hatch. They just need to do the same updates as on the sedan.
#24 of 85 Re: why [randydriver]
Apr 28, 2006 (9:40 pm)
I wish GM would make a 3 door hatch. Could be interesting.
the sedan is really nice with all of the features!
If this thing is priced right, and no rough spots.... they will sell a lot of these.
Wish they would have dropped a slightly larger engine in it.
Anyhow.....before ya know it, ya'll see them on lots everywhere.
Have a good one.
#25 of 85 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo [navigator89]
Apr 29, 2006 (9:22 pm)
We have a small business that needs to deliver goods, namely fish tanks...
We have a 2004 Aveo 5 door. Its an OK car, but for the size, the mileage isn't great. It has some noise issues...
Today we looked at some new cars for personal use. First the Honda Fit. Wonderful car, but not worth $16,000. We drove the 2006 Accent, because we don't need a station wagon. With auto & air we could get one for about $13,300 including rebate. The Accent is a very basic car. With automatic, it downshifts and revs to 6000 rpm accelerating to 60 mph on the highway ramp. I'd call it slightly faster than the Aveo. Looks like we can expect slightly higher mpg too. For the same price, the Accent is the deal to beat.
For the sake of comparison, we looked for a Kia Rio. The local dealer has very few Kias. They also sell Nissan, but my guess is 50% of their sales are used. Back in 2004, we were very interested in the Kia Rio Cinco. Because the salesman was such a liar, we bought the Chevy. Today he refused to show us the Rio sedan or wagon, instead he was trying to push two overpriced 2005 Kia Spectra leftovers. He did have one Rio sedan and one Rio wagon on hand. We are going to try another dealer.
At this point, the Kia has no $1,000 rebate, so it costs too much. That could change in June... I don't like that you have to spend $600 on power windows and locks on the Rio to get the optional ABS. The Kia could be a nice car...
Last week we looked at a Toyota Yaris. This thing is tiny. It gets great fuel economy, but has even less pep getting on the highway. While the Accent revs and struggles to get to 60 mph, the Yaris can't be bothered... it will get to 60 when its good and ready.
Is the Yaris worth the extra $1,000 and slightly smaller size? Maybe. Fuel is expensive. Next year I'd bet $3 will seem cheap.
All these cars have some compromises. I'm hoping the Aveo will at least became competitive with Hyundai and Kia.
#26 of 85 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo [subcompact]
Apr 30, 2006 (4:19 am)
If you take everything into consideration, the Yaris may be the better buy. I learned myself not to only look at the initial price to get into a car -- I own a 2004 Aveo that has no resale value to speak of, dubious reliability and virtually no aftermarket parts available. Repairs are expensive and the dealerships are poorly trained and stocked.
I believe the Yaris has a timing chain rather than a rubber belt that needs replacing every 50-60K miles at $500 a pop -- that could save thousands over the life of a vehicle. The resale value will always be higher, regardless of mileage or condition, than an Aveo or Accent, and the greater gas mileage will also be worth many dollars over the long haul.
When I factor in all the costs, the Aveo may cost as much or more than a Honda or Toyota I thought were too expensive.