Last post on May 12, 2013 at 3:33 PM
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Chevrolet Aveo, Sedan
#61 of 70 Re: A "Toyota Like" Runaround [norm116]
Feb 23, 2010 (9:44 pm)
There is probably nothing wrong with your car. It's more likely the type of driving you do that is giving you poor fuel mileage. Is it automatic or manual? Are you doing highway driving or city driving?
I have an '09 Aveo5 with automatic. It is used for city driving exclusively as a commuter car, with no highway driving at all. Currently we are getting about 22 mpg. This is disappointing relative to the EPA estimates, which were originally stated to be 27 city, and were then revised downward to 25. Unless the EPA figures are rigged (which they may well be, considering that the US government now owns GM) we can't blame Chevy specifically for the EPA estimates that were inflated.
It is winter, and with ethanol blend gas and sub-freezing temps the mileage is disappointing but not surprising under these conditions. Some trips we make are that of only going one mile, with a stop sign on almost every corner of the route - the car barely warms up, and under those conditions a car consumes about twice as much fuel as it would otherwise. These cars seem to get good mileage when they are running mostly in high gear. Unfortunately, in anything short of that, they seem to be gas thirsty in the lower gears.
#62 of 70 Re: 2009 AVEO 5dr [2009aveo]
Mar 25, 2010 (12:29 pm)
This is an update to post #10 of 16 ~2009 AVEO 5dr by 2009aveo. It turned out to be an OnStar problem. Evidently, it "phones home" daily. But mine wasn't "hanging up". They replaced the unit (under the drivers seat). This also controls the air bags. Now, due to other electrical systems always pulling current, the battery charge goes down approximately 5% daily. After approximately a week, the battery shows a 70% charge. It has not went dead since then. I guess with the electronics in cars today we just have to put up with it. Most cars also get driven more often than mine (since I'm retired). Obviously, compared to a '57 Ford, cars today are light years ahead and generally more reliable. That '57 Ford would have been either rusted out badly or have had major mechanical problems at 100K. Today it is not uncommon for cars to go 200K+.
#63 of 70 Re: My 09 Aveo Nightmare.... [downndirtytn]
Mar 29, 2010 (9:01 am)
I have a 2009 Aveo LS sedan, four door with AC. It is a 1.6 liter four cylinder with manual transmission. I get 42-46 driving 65-70 mph on Interstate or highway. Checked it several times. I also never got lower than 33 mpg on a tank of gas driving in or out of city. I noticed when I drive in city a lot I usually get around 33-35 mpg range. Typicaly on a tank of gas I get 38-40 mpg driving both city and highway and going normal speeds.
#64 of 70 Re: Rest of post... [downndirtytn]
Apr 06, 2010 (10:08 am)
I just want to say that I sympathize with you. You could look elsewhere on this forum for my post on my 2005 Aveo, and you can see how much I hate this car. I have actually spent the morning Krazy Glueing my fuel cap cover together as I had to rip it off to get gas when it was stuck closed. After being quite proud of myself for managing to McGyver it back together and then reinstalling it to the car, it turns out the locking mechanism for it is not working and the cover is locked shut again. I had to pry it off again and now it is held closed by velcro. What a crappy crappy car. I hate it.
#65 of 70 Re: 2009 Chev. Aveo 4 door seday [bvh3]
Aug 09, 2011 (6:56 am)
I took it in to the dealership and they replaced the trim around the doors. Seems to be quiet now.
#66 of 70 And I thought my 2009 Aveo was bad..
Sep 26, 2011 (9:54 am)
I purchased my Aveo5 on December 22, 2009 with 21 miles on it. Within 48 hours, I had it at the local dealership because it needed a new fuel pump, new wipers, and the window stuck.
Since then, the following has needed repair or replacement (and I have 43,000 miles on it):
all 4 tires
front and passenger side window engines
hatchback door will open selectively (but mostly will not open unless you hit the "sweet spot")
car won't start the first time
silver key part fell into the drivers door (while in dealership's possession)
turning the key in the passenger door only locks the door
second key doesn't work, need to call onstar to get into my car
tire balancing every oil change
wiper blades x 3
mold on ceiling
I've lost count of the times I've called GM and been to the local dealership (Ed Morse Chevrolet). I've had independent mechanics look at my car and give me diagnoses which the dealership said none of the above was wrong with my car, but lo and behold AFTER my warranty was over, all of it was broken and needed repair.
The dealership told me it would be $250 to LOOK AT MY WINDOWS. Not fix them but to examine my windows. I told them I didn't care about the windows as the car didn't start (and they were able to replicate it).
To date, this has been THE WORST CAR I HAVE EVER PURCHASED and have since dubbed it "the black lemon". State of Florida and Better Business Bureau have said Ed Morse has so many complaints it's not worth it to file another one and they are not BBB accredited.
GM calls and says "we can't find a supervisor" so I will eventually unload this piece of crap on someone else, but in the meantime CANNOT see why Edmunds gives this car a good rating! Email me about the 8" pile of bills, invoices, and repairs done on my car!
#67 of 70 Re: And I thought my 2009 Aveo was bad.. [aveosucks]
Sep 27, 2011 (7:22 pm)
If ever there was a post loaded with hyperbole, exaggeration, lies and BS, this certainly sounds like it.
Your car has 43.000 miles on it. By then ANY car will need things like new tires, brakes and wiper blades. It needing things like continual tire balancing and alignment might be due to whomever did the work of tire replacement (and whatever else), probably done by the "independent mechanics" you mentioned.
On a 2009 this car has a five year warranty, so your car is hardly out of warranty at all. If you don't know how to get warranty work done by a dealership, that seems to be your primary problem.
I am probably the last person on earth wanting to be an apologist for GM and their dealerships, who are pros at making excuses and issuing apologies. (Don't take it personally - they try to do that with everyone if they can.) But if you don't know to complain in a way that is effective in getting results, this will happen.
With a posting name like "aveosucks" it suggests you are biased, angry, and don't know how to complain in a way that will get your car repaired under warranty.
#68 of 70 Re: And I thought my 2009 Aveo was bad.. [aveosucks]
Dec 13, 2011 (11:46 am)
I have a 2009 Chevy Aveo as well. It has given me nothing but problems since day one. When I can afford to get rid of it there will never be another GM product in my driveway. Chevy/GM has the worst customer service ever.
The the reason that I am replying to your post is because of the tire alignment at every oil change. I was having to do that and replace back tires often. I had to have the car tires shimmed and Chevy refused to help cover the cost because they told me I may have done something to the car to cause that. The car was still under warranty as well. If you still have the car, and you are still having to re-align, look into having the car shimmed. Just be prepared to pay out of pocket.
Dec 22, 2012 (8:49 pm)
I have an Aveo. It is a 2009 and I bought it in 2010. I have a little over 12,000 miles on it. So far it has been a great car. I am not able to drive it everyday. My husband and I drive for a trucking company and we are gone most of the time. We are only home four to five days a month. Anyway the car has been great so far and I love to drive it. It is small and can fit in tight places. However, I want a Jeep Wrangler and I wish the Jeeps got gas mileage like the Aveo's. That would be sooooo fabulous. I want to keep my Aveo and get a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Sport or Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport!!!!
#70 of 70 Re: 2009 Aveo [jeepcrazy2013]
May 12, 2013 (3:33 pm)
SELL THE AVEO WHILE YOU CAN !!! WORST CAR EVER MADE .. I BOUGHT MINE BRAND NEW off the lot and have had it in and out of the shop ever since Too many problems to name .. exp. 3 months after purchase the car was rusted ! yea rusted !! then they had it for 4 months tryin to solve a sensor issue .., then the wheel bearings went out of it , then the back shocks broke , the door handle on the inside drivers side is broke clear off , the passenger side door wouldn't let ya get out of the car from the inside (door mechanism broke inside the door panel) moisture in all the headlights and tail lights , and now OMG the transmission is doing crazy things ... go driving down the road and ALL OF A SUDDEN its like u shifted it into Neutral .. no gear at all works if you get out of car take battery terminal off and RESET the computer the car works fine for a few miles then does the same thing again NEEDS TO BE TOTAL CAR RECALL !!!!!!!!!!