by ckmolina on Aug 18, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
My husband and I both own the 2005 aveo. His has 11500 miles on it and mine has 11300 miles on it. I drive the hatchback LS and he drives the sedan LT. We have driven from Missouri to California and back with no problems. Both of our daylight running lamps have quit working reliably, both the dashlight indicator and the lights themselves. We haven't gotten them fixed, instead we just turn on the headlights. Just recently we have had a problem with the sedan overheating. We are still trying to fix that one. The hatchback has had no major issues.
by sssargon on Aug 1, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I bought a used 2005 Aveo automatic in 2007 w/ about 25k miles on it to replace my Toyota Echo. It runs (and the mpg was nice), but has large blindspots in the front corners, so watch for pedestrians while turning & is lightweight so the wind blows it around on the highway. In 2009, w/ 45k mi, while replacing tires, found out there was a bent inner tie rod, which requires replacing this whole chassis ($700-900); it caused tires to wear out faster in the front and the car to wobble between 50-65 mph. 62k mi & the clock broke. After only 64k mi & regular maintenance, the engine died. Better replace the timing belt before 60k mi. Too bad it wouldn't have been worth it anyway. Disappointing.
by denisenjeff1 on Feb 2, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I bought my 2005 Aveo LS new...very good value, it's always been reliable, have had no repairs to speak of that I have made, just routine maintenance such as oil change, or other wearable items such as tires/brakes.
The car was cheap, at the time I believe it was the least expensive car in the market.
Well the car is also cheap, no frills bells or whistles came with it other then AC, shortly after owning it, the horn and the clock stopped working, those were the only "extras" that were on it, hey I still have radio, but don't try to turn up the volume, our speaker blew, so two work now.
Yep cheap car, cheap price.
You get what you pay for.
But it has still gotten me from a-b!
by carnut59 on Jun 6, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I have an S Class Mercedes and Infiniti SUV...when gas hit $4 a gallon, I bought this used 2005 Aveo with 16,000 miles as a gas sipper for the 20,000 miles or so I drive a year for business reasons. I really like it for the price, and consistently get better than the EPA ratings, I get 30 city and 40 highway with the automatic. I have gotten 43.8 before. I do all my own maintenance and it's all cheap and easy on this car. It's crude and flimsy in many ways as you would expect for the price, but it's great in congested traffic and tight parking lots.
by kwizzle14 on Dec 28, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
It was my first car I got in High School and owned it for two years.
I live in the city so it was PERFECT.
Never had any major problems either.
I even got rear ended by a pickup truck and I had little to no damage and the pickups whole front bumper was destroyed.
I took this car with me to my first semester in college (6 hour drive) Didn't last very long after that.
On my way home for thanksgiving the Aveo broke down in the middle of nowhere about two hours away from home.
It cost me around 2000 to fix.
I just sold the car to my little sister though who still lives at home.
So all in all, great car for commuting around the area, but not so great for long 6 hour drives.
by New Motor Time on Aug 3, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Overall not a bad car and rates well in its class but do the maintenance. Timing belt change at 60,000 miles. If it goes, the motor can not be repaired and must be replaced. When you make the change you need (must) also to change the pulleys and water pump. It is also very tinny and dents easy. Good gas mileage but is underpowered to achieve it.
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