2005 Chevrolet Aveo Special Value 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I'm not going to lie and say this car is perfect, it's not. For the money that you will be paying you do get a well built, logically laid out veh that will perform resonably well. Don't expect to be passing Corvettes in this thing, or Chevettes for that matter, but if you opt for a manual transmission you can compensate by downshifting which does sacrifice some of the gas mileage but makes passing less of a joke. In the hatchback model you do have a surprising amount of storage when the rear seats are folded down, but with the seats in the upright position, don't plan on fitting anything more that a few grocery bags back there before it's full. A++ for first time buyers or for a cheap fix.
The overall design of the vehicle shows that Chevy put a lot of effort into creating a usefull and practical car. The gauges are well placed for easy viewing for short or tall people; the car looks fun on the inside and even peppy on the outside to match. A very fun car overall.
A CD player on the SVM would be nice for the few extra $$$$ it would have cost them.