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#10 of 31 Re: Aveo Crash Tests [muffin_man]
Mar 21, 2006 (4:50 pm)
A) The Chevy Aveo tested by Euro NCAP was the 2006 model with side airbags as clearly indicated in their official report. It rated overall one and a half stars for safety with a red strike through indicating life threatening injury to the driver. Specifically, it rated 3 points out of 16 in the offset front crash test. You can download the detailed official report from their internet site.
B) The Kia Rio 2005 model rated overall 4 stars out of 5 in the NCAP test.
Euro NCAP has tested 70 super-miniís and 38 small family cars since 1998. The Aveo, which is considered a small family car, is at the very bottom when these 108 cars are rated.
All the other cars but a few rate between 3 and 5 stars. 14 cars out of the 108 cars got 5 stars out of 5.
#11 of 31 Re: Aveo Crash Tests [kris14]
Mar 22, 2006 (6:55 am)
Interesting, but again U.S. testing shows 5 star frontal crash testing with this car, and now it has the side bags for 2006.
#12 of 31 Re: Aveo Crash Tests [poncho167]
Mar 22, 2006 (4:23 pm)
The Euro NCAP tests are more severe and realistic than our governmentís tests. The NCAP frontal test takes place at 40 miles/hr and is offset whereas our government test is straight on into a wall at 35 miles/hr.
#13 of 31 Clock Reset, Again...
Mar 22, 2006 (9:56 pm)
What is the consensus on the clock reset issue? My otherwise flawless '05 just started doing it after 14 months of trouble-free ownership. Thanks.
#14 of 31 Re: Aveo Crash Tests [kris14]
Mar 23, 2006 (5:29 am)
They may be more severe but we are in America and we need to follow our set standards of testing to equally evaluate like cars. Why put a scare into a possible buyer based on some foreign test that is irrelevant.
#15 of 31 Re: Aveo Crash Tests [poncho167]
Mar 23, 2006 (9:38 pm)
The NCAP test is indeed for the "redesigned" 2007 Aveo sedan.
If one looks at the NCAP PDF and look at the picture for the 2007 aveo (just search 2007 chevrolet aveo on google), and you'll see it's the same car.
Although they're similar, the new Aveo sedan is quite different in terms of length, width, etc. compared to the previous generation. So GM slipped the safety this time around. The "current 2006" models is still good.
Just to note that the 2007 model tested by NCAP will be available in North America as the 2007 model starting mid this year (2006)
#16 of 31 Re: Clock Reset, Again... [oyveyo]
Mar 24, 2006 (5:51 pm)
Check the battery ground cables and power connections at the battery. I had the same issues with my clock until I found a bad connection there....
Oct 23, 2006 (5:28 pm)
My boy totaled out my 04 Aveo. Flipped it at 70mph Seat beat was on and car took a heck of pounding both boys walked away unscratched. Car is built pretty solid. Had to shut motor off. Running upside down. Probaly going to replace it with another one.
#18 of 31 Re: Total 04 Aveo [scarylarry]
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Oct 24, 2006 (4:32 am)
Wow...glad to hear that no one was injured!
#19 of 31 Re: Total 04 Aveo [scarylarry]
Oct 25, 2006 (7:20 pm)
Glad nobody was hurt ....but that is good to hear about the car also..