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#25 of 85 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo [navigator89]
Apr 29, 2006 (8:22 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 (3:19 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.
#27 of 85 Re: Where's the hatch? [navigator89]
Jun 21, 2006 (1:36 pm)
orange is MY color for this car!!! it is not too flashy it just has the right amount of "look at me" (the car, not the driver) without being right in your face.
i also like the medium gray, pretty classy. under no consideration would I get the yellow one...no way...once was enough back in the 90's...
#28 of 85 Re: hmmm [harrychezt]
Jun 21, 2006 (1:43 pm)
my chevy dealer told me today that the new 2007 aveo will be starting to arrive at dealers in august.
#30 of 85 Where did the SVM Sedan Go?
Jul 23, 2006 (10:28 am)
Where did the SVM Aveo Sedan go? Dropping that line raised the price up to starting around 12k as opposed to the sub 10k Hatchback. That is the main differense I saw with Chevy revamping the Sedan, the price jump? Anybody heard of why they dropped it or if its coming back later this year?
Also, The Aveo appeals to a mainly youthful market, myself included. Am I alone when I say that some sort of Aveo SS would hit the market by storm? Maybe put the Cobalt Supercharged SS 2.0L in the Aveo. That would more than solve the acceleration problem and would sale like hotcakes to the younger buyers. Chevy could do that and still probably keep the price under 15k.
#31 of 85 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo [subcompact]
Jul 25, 2006 (6:39 pm)
Acceleration tests by magazines ranging from Car and Driver to Motor Trend and Popular Mechanics actually show that the Yaris is faster than the Accent.
#32 of 85 Re: 2007 Chevrolet Aveo [subcompact]
Jul 26, 2006 (4:59 pm)
I don't follow your Fit/Accent price comparison. I did pricing on their websites last month, and the '06 Accent is $14,645 with Auto, Air, ABS, etc., but without power windows/locks. The '07 Fit is $15,200 with everything, including power windows/locks, plus whatever kooky stuff they made standard. Both of those prices include destination.
Jul 31, 2006 (8:21 am)
The 2007 Chevy Aveo uses the same 8-year-old chassis (according to GM).
One can clearly see this doesn't fare well for it's offset crash test results.
Looks like GM\Daewoo still has a long way to go compared to market leaders Toyota Yaris and Honda Fit.