Last post on Oct 01, 2012 at 9:27 AM
You are in the Chevrolet Aveo
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Chevrolet Aveo, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#219 of 268 Re: Chevy Aveo Hybrid, Now why not GM? [pluginhybrid]
May 26, 2008 (5:15 am)
There are other ways to produce electricity that are not mentioned when people/studies like to throw the polution factor into making electricity. Wind and water powered turbines are probably the most economical and the solar is getting better ever year. I recently saw on TV of a town that produces its own electricity by wind and sells back what it can't use. I think it was in Iowa? and they had those large wind towers on farmers land. The farmers didn't mind sharing their property and got additional money for doing so. Totally self sufficient community.
The EV1 (Impact) car was ahead of its time and a great design. They leased everyone of them but the demise was and still is a big contraversy. There is conspiracy theories behind GM pulling the plug that sound pretty credible. Yes the car cost a lot to produce but what new model/technology doesn't. One theory says they were forced to give up the car by big oil companies. Who knows but I wouldn't doubt something more than cost influenced its end. What a waste of resources and what could have been.
May 26, 2008 (8:58 pm)
A friend and I drove up to the north side of Lake Texoma and back today. The trip was 194 miles including the sight seeing part and I filled up the car when I got back and it took 5.09 gallons.
#221 of 268 In town driving for two weeks
Jun 15, 2008 (9:59 am)
Did nothing but in town driving for a little over two weeks and went 285.3 miles and it took exactly 10.00 gallons to fill up......28.5 mpg. Last fillup was may 26.
#222 of 268 Vacation trip
Jun 23, 2008 (5:28 am)
1152 mile trip from Harrisburg PA to the Outer Banks of NC and back:
37.9 mpg on the trip down, nearly all highway at 55-75
36.2 mpg after driving on the Outer Banks
35.2 mpg overall mileage which included about 50 miles of heavy stop and go driving at different points between Richmond, VA, and Alexandria, VA, and an accidental detour through downtown Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach.
Car definitely gets its best mileage around 70-75.
Should also note that I have an SES related to a throttle position problem which induced a lot of unwanted "feathering" like I was removing my foot from the pedal and then applying pressure again. It also triggered limp mode five times (three of which were on the outer loop around D.C., which was lovely...) and I had to pull over and restart the car to clear it. This almost certainly harmed my mileage, but by how much, I couldn't tell.
#223 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [aveoctb]
Jun 24, 2008 (8:10 am)
Glad to see you are getting such good mileage.
It puzzles me, however, that you claim the best mileage at 70-75 MPH.
That defies all currently known science about fuel comsumption as it relates to engine rpm, wind resistance, etc.
Again, glad you are happy with it...
#224 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [busiris]
Jun 28, 2008 (3:43 am)
Some cars because of gearing get better mileage at faster speeds. I am not sure about the Aveo, but I have read this about other cars/trucks on other forums as well.
#225 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [poncho167]
Jun 28, 2008 (1:01 pm)
This week, I saw one of the convertible Geo's we spoke about earlier. It was a red LSi, but it had been "rode hard and put up wet", so to speak. Even at that, it still appeared to be running just fine...
#226 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [busiris]
Jun 29, 2008 (4:09 am)
I remember years ago when I was at the Chicago Auto Show they had a concept Yugo convertible. I already disliked Yugo's but this thing was ugly and they had it on a revolving platform with a spokes women. I told her it was a joke and would never sell and she was like who asked you type of look. They are there to get opinions and I gave mine. I like to give these temporary spokes people a hard time with technical questions that they usually can't answer.
#227 of 268 Re: Vacation trip [poncho167]
Jun 29, 2008 (10:51 am)
WOW! A Yugo convertible!
I wonder if the top was made out of cardboard, like the bumpers were?
Although, that car would definitely be a collector's item today....but by who, I don't know...
Jul 01, 2008 (8:52 pm)
Made the biweekly trip out to visit family in East Texas.....(I live in Plano Tx.) and filled up when I got back...36.25 mpg..not bad.