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#27 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [poncho167]
Jun 27, 2007 (9:53 am)
Buying a 2006 or 2007 Aveo doesn't support an American company at all. The AVEO is a GMDAT product produced in Korea and sold in over 140 countries around the world. GM is a world-wide automotive company with PACAT (GM China), Holden (GM Australia), Opel/Vauxhall (GM of Europe) all involved in the development of the new '07 Aveo. GM USA was not part of the redesign of the new Aveo sedan.
#28 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [richard1haines]
Jun 29, 2007 (1:46 pm)
"Buying a 2006 or 2007 Aveo doesn't support an American company at all."
How do you figure that. GM is an American company and they own the majority of Daewoo. So any Aveo sold is more money for them. Any Aveo sold in the U.S. makes GM and the dealer more $$$. Why would they sell it if there wasn't going to be a profit?
#29 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [poncho167]
Jun 30, 2007 (4:47 pm)
GM is not an American owned company - it's an international company with brands Holden, Daewoo, Opel, Vauxhall GMDAT, PACAT and others. Profit will go back to all of GM not just GM of USA with the majority of the profits going back to GMDAT in Korea and PACAT in China.
#30 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [richard1haines]
Jul 07, 2007 (5:38 am)
GM not an American company? Are you new to the automotive world? They are and have always been based in Detroit Michigan. Just because they have other divisions throughout the world and do business internationally doesn't change their nationality. One of their brands is Saab which is and was founded in Sweden. They are still a Swedish company though they share components with other divisions in other companies, countries. Toyota is a Japanese company and have always been based in Japan though they now build elsewhere and share parts with other companies. The name Toyota is Japanese just like Nissan, Mitsubishi, etc.
#31 of 50 xA vs Aveo Air cond.
Jul 07, 2007 (8:06 pm)
here in az it was 116 today
I own an 2007 aveo and my friend owns a 06 xA and we went to the movies. when we got out of the 2 hr movie.
my aveo always takes about 5 minutes in the summer to cool down even when it has been sitting outside all day during school.
his xA took and i'm NOT joking 15 minutes to get cool enough to drive that is appalling
on mine i dont even have to roll down the windows he had to put all his down
#33 of 50 Re: xA vs Aveo Air cond. [topgear1224]
Jul 08, 2007 (5:16 am)
"his xA took and i'm NOT joking 15 minutes to get cool enough to drive that is appalling."
It sounds like your friend should visit his local dealership to have it checked out. That would not be acceptible to me either.
#34 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [poncho167]
Aug 04, 2007 (8:44 am)
Sorry but I don't agree with you when you call GM an American company. They have divisions all around the world and design centres in Asia and Europe as well as USA. GM is an internationally run corporation and not a company.
The new AVEO is not American in any shape or form. It was designed at GMDAT in Korea with help from Chinese partership PACAT, Daewoo and Holden of Australia.
#35 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [poncho167]
Aug 04, 2007 (8:48 am)
GM may be based in USA, but I don't consider it an American company anymore. They are international. Thanks.
#36 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [richard1haines]
Aug 07, 2007 (5:01 am)
You may not, but GM still has a 75% domestic content overall in the USA according to recent reports-Detroit News and autob--g, and your foreign import Toyota company is 49% domestic content overall in the USA. General Motors started here in America, and their main headquarters is in Detroit, just like your Toyota's main headquarters is in Japan.