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17K Miles & 15 months. I love this car!
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By debewley
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I've put over 17,000 miles on my 2004 Aveo so far. As others have mentioned it is extremely peppy and has a surprising amount of interior room. I'm currently driving my Aveo 120+ miles per day including interstate, secondary roads, and city driving. And I'm averaging greater than 31 mpg. I love the small turing radius and the extremely responsive steering. I've owned several new cars in my lifetime and this is the first one that I've not had any problems with after prolonged ownership and driving. The quality has been excellent and I really don't know how you could expect more from a $12,000 dollar vehicle.


Best Features

Initial acquisition cost; fuel economy; performance; and interior space.


Worst Features

Cruise control would be a nice option and a little more padding on the seats is desireable.


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First and Last Chevy
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By trlinde
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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First off, the car driven before this was an SL1 Saturn which they stopped making, so I'm comparing it with this. The Aveo is nothing more than a station wagon too short to be of use. It's uncomfortable, noisy, and feels like it's going to tip over around every turn. It has no lumbar suoort and to add to the discomfort you can't adjust the angle of the steering wheel. The insturments are very hard to see the way they have then at the bottom of what looks like cup holders. The actual cupholders are unsafe in that you have to move your beverage to use the ashtray while you drive. It's perhaps the most unsafe car on the road. You can't even adjust the delay on the intermittent wipers.


Best Features

It's cheap, both in price and quality. Only car though that came close to the mileage of the 96 SL1 Saturn.


Worst Features

Everything, start from scratch, keep the engine, but lose the way it looks and scrap the interior desgn, they should be shot for being so lousy at the job.


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The best overall small car out there
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By Ryan
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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The Aveo has been a terrifc car so far. I bought it brand new and in the past year it has not had one single problem. GM's rebates and GMAC's low interest finance rates made the car an overall bargain. Compared to the Scion XA and Hyundai Accent, the Aveo felt roomier, more stylish, had more thoughful touches and in the case of the Accent, better built. Chevy deserves credit for marketing this European-style hatch in America, where five-door hatches have been unpopular and dismissed as cheap throw-away cars. For such a tiny vehicle, the room is incredible. Theres plenty of headroom and footroom in the front, although its a bit tight in the back, but thats to be expected. A terrific car


Best Features

Styling is quirky and stands out, interior look mimics VW and Mini, lots of room in front, very quiet interior, flip/fold rear seat, very cheap price, ride absorbs bumps very well, peppy engine has no trouble getting to 80mph, dual power outlets, lots of standard features plus cool MP3 Player


Worst Features

Only little things: An armrest would be nice, cruise control wasn't on the option list back in '04, a few little squeaks and rattles, some interior trim is a tad tacky (buts a $9k car, so its very forgivable), and the handling could be MUCH better; this car rides well, but it leans heavy in turns


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By james
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback LS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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The Chevrolet Aveo is a nice compact car to have. The interior is sporty and modern. When I went on a trip I had plenty of space for two people and their suitcases in the hatchback. Had a lot of room


Best Features

The radio/cd player is nice. The motor is nice and peppy


Worst Features

The improvements could be larger size tires. I ran over a big pothole the first week and the tire busted and had to get a new tire.


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Good, but falling apart
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By J-Rod
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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This car is great on gas, and the engine is running very solid. The only problems I have experienced was that the radio decided not to work after 20,000 miles, which really displeases me about this car. It is the little things I can tell why this car is priced as is, you get what you pay for. I am not bashing the car...it is a reliable car, but the manufacturer could have put in a little more attention to detail.


Best Features

CD/MP3 player (although it is not working)


Worst Features

Pay a little more attention to detail (i.e. tighter screws)


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