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Chevrolet Aveo, Scion xA, Hatchback
#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.
#37 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [poncho167]
Aug 26, 2007 (12:53 pm)
GMDAT headquarters are in South Korea and GMDAT is responsible for all the design and engineering of b-class GM cars including the AVEO.
#38 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [richard1haines]
Aug 27, 2007 (3:51 am)
I never said it wasn't. Your argument if you look back was that GM wasn't an American company. My response was that it most certainly is and has always has been. General Motors is a corporation with headquarters based in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America. General Motors owns or has partnerships with other companies throughout the world as does Toyota. Toyota is a Japanese company based in Japan with partnerships with other companies throughout the world.
The 5-door Aveo is part of the GMDAT program with the styling design coming a company in Italy. The newer model sedan is not an Italian design as far as I know.
#39 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [poncho167]
Aug 27, 2007 (9:15 am)
Well we're never going to agree on this issue. I hardly think GM is an American company anymore, they do business and have offices all over the globe. Anyway- yes the new AVEO sedan was an inhouse design in Korea at GMDAT with PACTA involved (GM of China), and Australian's Holden division also involved in design and engineering. All future GM B-class cars will be designed/engineered in South Korea at GMDAT. As far as I know, GM USA was NOT involved at all in the new Aveo sedan and HB redesign for 2008.
#40 of 50 Re: Torn between a 2006 Aveo and 2006 Toyota Scion XA [richard1haines]
Aug 28, 2007 (4:35 am)
Why would I agree with someones absurd opinion of a company, and someone for whatever reason trying to cheapen the name of a historically great auto empire like General Motors. GM has been doing business all over the globe for over 50-years, maybe longer. They are sure not a Korean, African, or a Honduras company, they are an American company here in the USA doing business all over the globe like many other auto manufactures are doing. BMW is a German company that also has plants throughout the world even hear in the USA. Volkswagon is a German company with plants and partnerships throughout the world and has been building Volkswagons in Mexico since the late 1960's.