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#74 of 83 New 2006 Aveo
Dec 01, 2009 (9:16 pm)
I just bought an Aveo LS 1 month ago. It has 59,000 miles on it. I had the timing belt changed since I did research as to what the maintenance schedule is. So far I like it, but have read posts on different websites about how unreliable it is. I'm hoping this isn't true because that is the reason I purchased a "new" car. I like the way it drives; not much pick up but it is a 4 cylinder. Seems to idle fast at first, overall seems ok. Anything else I should know? I wish it had a CD player but that is minor. It zips along once I get up to speed. I didn't get the water pump replaced when I had the timing belt done. Hope that wasn't a mistake. I've heard various opinions about that. Overall, do you all like the car? I wasn't looking for anything fancy, just something economical and reliable.
#75 of 83 Aveo Non-chip Spare Keys
Feb 04, 2010 (12:07 pm)
We recently purchased a 2009 Aveo. Since the ignition key is a non-chip key I went to a couple of local hardware stores to have a couple of spares made, only too find out that the blank was not available except at the dealer. I called and was told it would be $35.00; I was a little shocked since it was a non-chip key. Well to make a long story short I went back to my neighborhood hardware store and as it turns out they came up with a blank that would work. It is made by 'ilco' and the numbers on it are X174 and TR40. It ended up costing me a little over $8.00 instead of the dealers rip off. I just wanted to share this for those who might be in the habit of making spare keys. The people at the store said it is typically a Toyota key blank, just in case you might go some where that doesn't have the particular brand this store carried.
#76 of 83 Re: Aveo Non-chip Spare Keys [aveoman]
Feb 04, 2010 (8:18 pm)
Nice try, but unfortunately it won't start your car. From what I've read these keys are not standard "chip keys" - they are a level above that, called transponder keys, and are much more expensive to duplicate. Yes, the newly cut key itself will physically fit the lock. But the key won't start the car unless your original key with the embedded transponder in it is somewhere near the steering column to receive the transmitted signal that it emits.
This strikes me as a very expensive way to provide anti-theft security for what is essentially an inexpensive car. But hey, - that's Chevy's idea of a solution. And it's a really large, bulky ignition key for such a small car.
#77 of 83 Re: Aveo Non-chip Spare Keys [barkydog]
Feb 08, 2010 (4:33 pm)
Good thought, however not well researched. I just purchased two ilco key blanks part number DW04RAP online for my 2008 Chevy Aveo 5 for just over $7 with shipping at http://mysecuritypro.com/daewoogmsuzukidwo4rap.aspx The Aveo has no transponder, no chip, nothing at all but metal and plastic. The thick plastic is deceiving, however, the key is nothing more than a key. The Aveo does have a key available with built in keyless remote, but that is all it does, unlocks the doors, trunk and panic. It has no effect on the engine starting. The car will start and run fine with or with out the original key near by. If you have any doubt on the existence of a transponder, simply take it to any place that cuts keys and they can test it for you. Additionally, the guy at my local True Value told me he would cut the keys for me for free.
#78 of 83 Re: Aveo Non-chip Spare Keys [dhud]
Feb 13, 2010 (8:50 am)
Actually I did research it, but the information about this on the web is mostly erroneous.
You are absolutely correct, and I apologize for adding to the pool of misinformation. I just had a key made with that number blank. It works. But without that cross reference number, nobody seems to know what key blank to use.
#79 of 83 new 2009 Aveo LS sedan 5 speed - 5 Speed Forum
Feb 14, 2010 (10:07 pm)
Just recently bought a new 2009 5 speed LS sedan. Needed to replace a rotting '93 Honda Civic. The Civic was a good car with fantastic gas mileage. Rotting away unfortunately. So sold it for about $1.9k and bought a new Aveo fully warranted bumper to bumper for 3 years / 36000, powertrain covered for 5 yrs or 100,000 for a real deal. For us and our finances this is a very nice car. In fact it's very comfortable and peppy. I don't expect to achieve the mpg of the Civic but that's ok - it's very nice having a comfortable fully warranted car that 16 years newer for very little bucks. The Onstar coverage and built in phone and coverage is very nice as well. So far for the very first tank I've averaged 33 MPG. Not bad for a brand new car that was VERY reasonably priced - especially when you factor in the rebates. So far so good. What do you average with your 5 speed Aveo?
#80 of 83 Re: Aveo Non-chip Spare Keys [dhud]
Aug 08, 2010 (10:29 am)
Thanks for the helpful info and website link. I couldn't find these anywhere!
#81 of 83 Re: Aveo Non-chip Spare Keys [dhud]
Feb 08, 2011 (9:57 am)
Just purchased a pair of these (non-transponder, non-chipped) DW04RAP "equivalents" ( http://avcokey.com/dw48r-ph-daewoo-nubira-plastic-head-key-blank-dw04rap.aspx ) for $1.50 each, and opted for the $6.10 USPS Priority Mail shipping option ($1.16 more than their standard flat-rate shipping for orders under $50).
They start at $1.95 for a single key.
Listed as DW48R-PH Daewoo Nubria Plastic Head Key Blank DW04RAP, so I called their toll free number at 800-332-5397, and spoke to someone in Canada, (where they apparently don't even have a listing for the Aveo) despite the fact that the storefront is physically located in East Northport, NY. He confirmed the this is the identical key blank, and I'll post here to let you know, once they arrive and I have them cut..
Prior to this, I'd only been able to secure a plastic headed blank for my daughter's use (just got her license) at the only local Chevrolet dealer for the "wholesale" cost of $27.00 (retail was over $45!)....
#82 of 83 Re: Aveo Non-chip Spare Keys [im4eestor]
Feb 08, 2011 (3:18 pm)
You paid more than necessary. These key blanks are hard to find locally, but if you are persistent and try enough places you will probably eventually find them, as I did.
I found an ACE hardware store that had them for about $2 each. (ILCO X174 TR40) When they made the key it wouldn't turn in the lock. If that happens don't assume it is the wrong blank, because it is not. If you examine the key closely you will see that it was not cut accurately. Most hardware stores don't calibrate their key making machines too often and this key needs to be cut precisely. They eventually got it right and I had several keys made. A good locksmith will get it right on the first try, but you will pay a bit more.
#83 of 83 Re: New aveo owner Review - I love my Aveo [dkuhajda]
Jul 10, 2011 (2:25 pm)
I just got done reading in another review website that MPG will go up significantly if you switch 89 octane gas. I will have to try it and see.
I am currently looking for a low cost center console addon and the cruise control I ran across that appears to be for the South Korean version of this Chevorlet import.
I like my care having only a few quibbles like the am/fm radio dieing fairly quickly after I bought it used. An after market Am/Fm/CD player is working nicely now though.