A base car for the commuter minded
By Stratford on
2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
The cabin is well thought out, and is
roomy for an econobox, the controls
easy to read and use, but pedals are
too close to each other, and too small.
Seats are roomy and have good side
bolster, and are also height adjustable.
The rear seats are high and ok for
kids. Performance is what can be
expected for 103 horses, but more than
adequate for on ramps to the
interstate. The trunk is plenty roomy
and rear seats fold down. Style
wise...well who cares this car is for
commuting, and economy which in the
city is about 30, and 40 mpg on the
hwy. The Aveo is an economy car, and
doesn’t pretend to be anything but.
Smart car, great in traffic, and at the
gas pump. I got a new 04 with air, for
The price point for this car can hang
with anything out there. The fit and
finish is fine for a car of this price.
The engine has a good track record, and
is easy to service, with a surprising
amount room under the hood. The Aveo is
more economical in the long run than
the hybrids and their $20k cost.
The most glaring shortcomings of the
Aveo, is the handling, which is
somewhat sloppy. Also the car pedals
are too high, or the dash panels are
situated too low. And finally the am/fm
radio needs a DX control for pulling in
distant stations, the AM section is
quite weak for talk junkies like