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#37 of 85 Already released?
Aug 01, 2006 (11:32 pm)
Is the new Aveo out yet? I could have sworn I saw one at a dealership, I need to stop by and look at it.
#38 of 85 Re: Already released? [muffin_man]
Aug 02, 2006 (1:34 am)
I don't think so. There may be one or two out there for demos, but try finding one online at Chevy.com and it shows as not available.
Aug 02, 2006 (12:39 pm)
That GM and Nissan are teaming up to produce the next generation Aveo as a merger project. Any details on that from anyone?
#41 of 85 Re: Ouch! [wave54]
Aug 03, 2006 (5:49 am)
Who knows, it may still be a 5 star car by use standards?
#42 of 85 Re: Ouch! [herotakesafall]
Aug 03, 2006 (12:19 pm)
>> Which model is that?
I clearly stated that is the 2007 model.
>> I'm still curious to see how the Fit will crash test. It wasn't originally designed for tougher U.S. standards.
European crash standards are MORE severe than the U.S., especially for roof crush and rear-end collision. The Honda Fit will perform very well in the offset crash test.
The Fit's frame incorporates high tensile strength steel along the front side arched frame, rocker panel, A-pillar and B-pillar to provide a highly rigid foundation.
#43 of 85 Re: Already released? [muffin_man]
Aug 03, 2006 (2:09 pm)
Here are photos of a 2007 Aveo LT located at a dealership beside my hotel.
Go to my carspace, and click on Chevy. I got like 5 pictures, including one of the interior, although the pic's not that great. The price for the car shown in the picture was around $19,000 Canadian dollars. The dealer is located just west of Toronto.
Also check out my pics of wrecked cars and feel free to comment.
Aug 03, 2006 (2:16 pm)
>>I clearly stated that is the 2007 model.
Well, no, you showed a picture and then said the '07 model is based on the old chassis, so I figured maybe it was an older picture of an Aveo from a different market.
Anyway, it was my understanding that European crash tests are not as strict for side impact, which is what I was referring to. I have no doubt the Fit will get a good score in the frontal crash test. I want to see how it stacks up against the other subcompacts. It should hopefully come out on top.
Aug 04, 2006 (12:25 am)
Looked at a new Aveo sedan (2007), it's nice inside. But I wouldn't buy one after the Euroncap test.
They also posted a test of the Aveo harchback recently - 3 stars, to the new sedan's 1.5 stars. Weird, isn't it? (note, my g/f just totalled our 2004 Aveo, and all 3 stars worked quite well, although without side airbags, I'm sure it would have done much worse in the test.)
#46 of 85 Re: Ouch! [herotakesafall]
Aug 05, 2006 (7:22 am)
The previous style Aveo sedan (2006 and prior) has never been offset crash tested...
It was "full-frontal" tested by the NHTSA and got a good rating, but that test is so weak, my bicycle could pass it.
The offset test is a much better reflection of real world collisions. IIHS will be doing their own offset crash test of the 2007 Aveo soon. Unless GM has suddenly grown a conscience and has been able to quickly reinforce the old gen unibody, the IIHS test will likely result in the same poor results.