Affordable to purchase, maintain, and run. Great on long car trips (over 500mi) and very good looking for an economy car. Don't compare it to the expensive cars, but if you compare to others in its class (Toyota Echo, Pontiac Wave, Sunfire, Cavalier) this car outdoes them all for space and apppearance. I test drove them all and still bought the Aveo. We all love it!
Roomy interior, soothing lighting, great comfy seats. Fun to drive.
Those front cupholders are hardly worth having - not a plus at all...but it's such a minor thing.