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Chevrolet Aveo, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), Hatchback, Sedan
#229 of 268 Re: Mileage at 13000 miles on a 2006 SVM [ron1970]
Sep 05, 2008 (5:16 pm)
I also have a 06 sedan svm 5 speed and now have 41,600 miles on it and my mileage gets better all the time i'm getting 37.5 consistantly and hit 38.1 today. drops a little in the winter time but very pleased.
Sep 09, 2008 (3:38 am)
I'm glad to hear it. I'm at almost 50K miles and my average is just over 40. A couple of things I've found to bump the winter mileage issues. I bought a K&N Filter and Bosch Double Platinum Plugs. My winter average bumped by 1.2 mpg average. It has already payed for the 2.
Oct 21, 2008 (9:48 am)
Took a road trip over the weekend and got 38.19 MPG going through nearly a full tank. (9 gallons 343.7 miles)
I have just over 10,000 miles on the car now and couldn't be happier.
Dec 19, 2008 (5:41 am)
No mileage yet, but got a price of $9,250 for a new LS with auto and air. Figure my cost with gasoline will beat 99% of hybrids over the years.
#233 of 268 Re: Ron Wagner [ronwagn]
Dec 19, 2008 (3:28 pm)
Not bad. Hybrids are overrated.
#234 of 268 Gas Mileage
Dec 20, 2008 (5:31 pm)
2008 Aveo standard with crank windows with 10,000 on it, I had to rent it while my 08 Accord was in the body shop. What a relief to get it back. I have to say though it has some pep when taking off but after that, I felt like I was sitting on a high chair, with the seat all the way back, my leg stayed angled while driving, I needed another 6 inches and I'm only 5'10'', you hit a stone in the road and you could feel it in the wheel. However the real issue was the gas mileage horrible in the city no lie I got 18mpg with it and it's a small car, my Accord isn't a whole lot better but I get 20mpg. I think the new Malibu V6 gets better mileage than this car.
#235 of 268 Re: auto spokesperson questions [poncho167]
Dec 23, 2008 (5:20 am)
In 1987, while I was working at the Post Office in Manhattan (NYC), I walked over to the Javits Center to see the auto show and spotted the Ford display. One of their execs was there (not a model/spokesperson) and I questioned him about their 1975 Mustang 2.
I'd owned one straight out of the showroom (6 miles on the ODO) and immediately after driving off the lot I began to get sick but the salespeople simply told me that was normal during the break-in period and the mechanics said "We couldn't find any problems. It's all in your head".
I developed a permanent respiratory illness and spent thousands of dollars on medical exams/treatments/medications to relieve my illness. Blowing my nose brought out black soot and I always smell a rotten-egg odor and fell asleep at the wheel - even on SHORT drives!
After I stopped driving it (put up on blocks) and drove some cheap used cars I no longer fell asleep at the wheel or smelled rotten eggs - except when driving behind other new cars.
Spent a few months on active duty in the Air Force at Lackland (afsc 30650) and returned to my new ANG unit and HAD to put the Stang back on the road. The exhaust system was rotted out and had to be replaced but the local Ford dealers said they couldn't find 'stock' systems and a custom system would cost a fortune. They (strongly) 'advised' me to junk the car or trade it in.
Because I didn't have a job yet I couldn't afford a custom system - due to employment discrimination against military members (guard/reserve) I was denied employment because "You might get 'called-up'".
Took it to a Mieneke dealer 15 miles away and HE said he could find a stock system. Installed it a few weeks later and then asked me into the bay to check it out. Said the system was an OEM one but that I MIGHT experience some health problems if it wasn't modified. The symptoms he mentioned were the same ones I'd been suffering all the years I drove that car.
He said the tailpipes weren't long enough - coming short of the rear bumper by 6" and that, due to the aerodynamics, the exhaust gases would accumulate under the car when moving - but not when stationary. Then these gases might leak-in through the heater/air vents and windows regardless of any body holes (rust). The Mieneke dealer cut the curved down-pipes off and welded some 8" pieces on - taking them out beyond the rear bumper and I NEVER had another incident or experience like I'd suffered through since the day I drove it off the Ford lot!
Turned-out Lee Ioccoca (president of Ford in 1974) had known about this problem and had pulled production of this model 4 months into the production year - but he never told the Govt as the NHTSA had no record of exhaust system flaws and wouldn't accept any complaints from customers because "our researchers hadn't verfied this flaw" (ie: customers who complain may merely be bad-mouthing the manufacturer).
Well, I asked the auto-show Ford exec about the Ford Mustang 2 w/V6 engine and dual exhuast and he claimed "We never manufactured any such car" (even though that car can be found in various repair manuals).
The name of the game at auto-shows as in Washington is 'maintain a good image - perception is everything - reality be damned'. Ford can bite the big one as far as I'm concerned and Ioccoca (and his merry band of NAZIs) can rot in hell for attempting to do to their customers what Eichman did to the Jews.
#236 of 268 Re: Gas Mileage [packer3]
Dec 26, 2008 (4:31 pm)
Try driving a Honda Fit around a little bit and you will see how other sub-compacts are.
#237 of 268 Re: Gas Mileage [poncho167]
Dec 27, 2008 (8:51 am)
Is it worse or the same.
Dec 27, 2008 (9:40 am)
it's about the same in town. Nothing's changed. In this heavy traffic you have to gun the car sometime to get out of the way of ppl or you're going to get ran over. I am also having problems with the keyless lock on my trunk. Nine times out of 10 I have to open it with the key. They've changed the horse power a little in the 2008, but I don't think they're ever going to get the gas mileage that they say they do on the sticker. That's government issued. Not reality. If you guys are getting good gas mileage in town, that's GREAT, but I'm not..