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Good First Car
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By kwizzle14
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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Fuel economy! Never cost me more than 30 dollars to fill a tank. Spacious seating.


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Watch out for the crash engine
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By New Motor Time
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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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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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Great Car for Awhile
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By Jen Squared
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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I loved this car when I first bought it. As a single mom though, I had to finance for 6 years to afford the payments. Now, the car was in the shop for 3 out of the last 4 weeks for various different and expensive reasons. Apparently it is really hard to get the parts you need. Of course, that could be my mechanic's way of buying more time, but if the car had lasted past its warranty I don't think I would have had to deal with a mechanic other than a dealer. Bottom Line: If you buy an aveo, do not keep it past about 50,000 miles or so unless you have at least 2000 saved up for repairs.


Best Features

Very roomy for a small car. Awesome gas mileage for a non-hybrid. Low price (when purchasing).


Worst Features

Better quality parts under the hood.


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3 deer later...
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By Mean Salmon
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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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This was my 4th car, and I had a SUV before hand. I wanted something better on gas and found my Aveo. Its been a great car, although my friends give me a hard time about it, I can always remind them that I pay a fraction in gas and car payments that they do. I've had it almost 3 years and have hit 3 deer (ahh life in the country). Glad to report most damage ever done was a dented hood and a cracked head light. By far the best car I have ever owned, its good on mileage and handles great.


Best Features

Its a sharp little car that can fit into tight parking spots and parallel parking is never a worry.


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Not too Shabby
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By ahartney
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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan LT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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This car is overall pretty dependable. I drive it to and from work everyday, regularly change the oil and haven't had any major issues up until now. Last night, was driving and heard a pop. I looked under the hood and it had sprayed coolant all over, starting from the passenger side near the air filter box. Turns out that a lot of Aveo owners have had the same issue. The factory thermostat housing is made of plastic and is held together with glue. Mine basically separated into two pieces right at the gasket. Options are buy an aluminum one for approx. $100.. ($91.78 plus tax from the dealer) or use plastic weld to glue it back together. By the way...parts are only carried by the dealer.


Worst Features

Replace thermostat housing with aluminum instead of factory plastic


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