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#43 of 85 Re: Already released? [muffin_man]
Aug 03, 2006 (1:09 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 (1:16 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 03, 2006 (11:25 pm)
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 (6:22 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.
Aug 11, 2006 (11:40 pm)
Actually, Euroncap crash tested a same as previous style but new for 2007 Aveo hatch (which I would assume would get the same score as a Sedan), and it got 3 stars.
#48 of 85 Saw '07 today...
Aug 12, 2006 (3:02 pm)
quick look inside shows great improvement. I never did like the look of the sedan and the new one looks like a lame attempt to make the car look more "Chevy". Front end clip is way too heavy for that size car.
Interior improvements on the existing hatch would go a long way to bettering that car but I don't think that's happening this year--- right?
Haven't driven the car but understand that most "improvements" are cosmetic.
#49 of 85 Re: Saw '07 today... [csandste]
Aug 13, 2006 (4:16 am)
Haven't seen one "in the flesh", but from photos, I really HATE the rear end. Trying too hard to be a baby Malibu/Impala as though that were the look to go for!
The designers should have gone for an edgier design like an Acura TL, Civic or the new Mercury Milan rear treatment.
I hear that it's got a wider track for better steering and handling, but other than that, it is the same powertrain and chassis plus 100 or so extra pounds.
#50 of 85 Not a great choice
Aug 20, 2006 (1:35 pm)
Bad crash test results and not great gas mileage for being so small. Same highway mileage with automatic as the much larger 4 cylinder Malibu and much worse mileage than the Civic and Corolla that are both a size class larger.
Only thing going for it is that is seems to be the only subcompact other than the Honda Fit that's available with cruise control.
No cruise available on Accent, Rio, Yaris etc..
#51 of 85 Re: Not a great choice [jaxs1]
Aug 20, 2006 (3:15 pm)
I think it'll actually sell pretty well due to the pricing and an interior that looks to be a cut above the others. I doubt buyers will be forced to pay MSRP like the Yaris, Fit, Rabbit and Versa.
I watched the webcast video the other day, and it sounds like they retuned the suspension quite a bit, which for me is the biggest disappointment with the earlier models.
#52 of 85 Re: Not a great choice [wave54]
Aug 20, 2006 (3:32 pm)
Once production on the Versa ramps up and there is good supply, I'm sure discounting will start since the styling is pretty ugly. Fit has more going for it other than it is already an old design than can't match the mileage of the new Civic.
Fuel economy on the VW Rabbit is obnoxiously poor for an econocar. People who get the new Rabbit will get it because they prefer the way it drives to cars like the Yaris or Aveo and don't care about fuel economy or will not think about the fuel economy until after they have already driven the car off the dealers lot.
So the Aveo's competitors have their own problems, but dangerous crash test results and so-so mpg in a tiny car put the Aveo in the lower half of even it's mediocre competition.