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#65 of 85 Re: 2007 Aveo 5 [nordy200]
Jul 27, 2007 (9:00 am)
A few weeks ago I went back into a Chevy dealership with a friend who was looking at the Malibu Maxx and I compared the LS with my LT/RS and found that the LS has completely different armrests, lacks the silver metal accents on the door handles and dashboard. The RS package in Canada (not available in the USA) adds an upgraded 6 speaker stereo with ipod nano and steering wheel stereo controls. I think the speakers with the upgrade are different than the base LS radio speaker, because I love the bass and overall sound from my mp3 player on my RS.
#66 of 85 Re: 2007 Aveo 5 [richard1haines]
Jul 27, 2007 (9:11 am)
Lease 2007 Aveo 5 LT automatic a few weeks ago. Fully loaded sunroof, RS package, aluminum wheels, AC, 6 Speaker in dash 6D changer etc.
I had ridden as a passenger in one a couple of times but never drove on until I picked up the car. So far very pleased with the car. Cruises fine at highway speed, spacious, seats comfortable.
Acceleration a bit slow and motor a bit noisy during acceleration but I am impressed so far with fit and finish. Mileage so far about 33 mpg.
#67 of 85 2007 Aveo Oil (and other) Problems
Jun 30, 2008 (4:49 pm)
#68 of 85 2007 Aveo Oil (and other) Problems
Jun 30, 2008 (9:02 am)
I have a 07 Aveo 5 speed. It has 14,000 miles. It developed a massive oil leak at about 5k-- dealer saif it was becasue of new "paper gaskets". They repaired. The car smelled of oil especially when coming to a sudden stop. They said it was just leftover oil. Next made horrible noise. They "tighten down" some sheet metal. Then engine raced at start and ran rough. Plus new oil leak. Timing belt was rubbing on casing-- had to "play with it" to make it fit right. Oil Pan leaked- Fixed both after having the vehicle for a couple of weeks.
NOW--- I reported a minor oil leak (about a quarter size after it sits overnight) plus a ticking noise. (sounds like loose metal-- not engine noise). Checked to seet hat oil was full before about a 100 mile drive. Car gets noisier during the drive. I called the dealer and was told "not to worry about it" if the car still had power. Continue to drive until I get a puff of blue smoke, see parts of the car flying off on either side of the freeway. Car stalls all warning lights come on.. Car now is sitting at a different dealer. I have no confidence in the car any more--- 2 questions: Anyone have any similar issues or have any ideas as to the problem(s) AND what do I need to do to invoke my rights under lemon law?
#69 of 85 Re: 2007 Aveo Oil (and other) Problems [jstolz]
Jun 30, 2008 (1:56 pm)
Engine problems as you describe seem to be rare on the Aveo...the engine design has been around for some time. Its mechanical reliability is one of the really bright spots of the Aveo.
Definitely take it to another dealer for service, as the 1st one seems suspect, at best. In fact, I suspect that is the real source of your problem.
Lemon laws differ from state to state, so I have no suggestions there. However, I suspect that a good dealer can repair the vehicle to satisfactory standards.
#70 of 85 Re: 2007 Aveo Oil (and other) Problems [busiris]
Jun 30, 2008 (3:27 pm)
thanks-- just got word that I threw a rod (after the dealer told me to go ahead and driv ethe car)
New Engine time---what you would folks do--replace the engine and he happy or go lemon law?
#71 of 85 Re: 2007 Aveo Oil (and other) Problems [jstolz]
Jun 30, 2008 (4:49 pm)
I would ask you this question...If not for the engine problems, did you like the car?
Were there any other significant issues that surfaced during your ownership?
If not, keep the vehicle.
Going the lemon law route is time consuming and never guaranteed to succeed, and almost always culminates in the pro-rated discount for mileage on the vehicle, so it isn't like you get a check back from GM for the total cost of the car.
Instead, if I were you, I would DEMAND a factory engine, not a rebuilt one done by the dealer. And, I would also attempt to negotiate an extention to the drive-train warranty. ANd, don't forget to negotiate for a free rental or loaner while the work is being done.
Good luck, and let us know how it winds up!
#72 of 85 2007 Aveo Sedan : 5000km and no problems.
Aug 10, 2008 (5:37 am)
#73 of 85 2007 Aveo Sedan : 5000km and no problems.
Jul 27, 2007 (9:03 am)
My AVEO has now 5,000km on the odo and so far nothing has gone wrong with the car - nothing at all! This is better than the 2001 Toyota Echo that I took delivery on years ago.
My AVEO has been averaging about 7.4 litres per 100km of mixed city/freeway driving, or about 34 MPG USA/38 Imperial Gallons.
A great little car.
#74 of 85 2005 Aveo with 80,000 miles and climbing
Aug 15, 2007 (6:44 pm)
I have a 2005 Aveo with 80,000 miles on it with no issues and I am hoping it will go 300,000 miles. I get around 38-42 mpg with a 5 speed.