2005 Chevrolet Aveo LT 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I have over 56,000 miles on my 5 spd hatchback. Love it. Absolutely no problems, never been in the shop. Ride is very smooth and controlled. Turns on a dime (18 ft turning circle). Lifetime average MPG is at 34.7, top was 44, lowest was 27, but only been below 30 MPG four times. Last 6 months overall average is 38.9 MPG. I can't believe the value I got with this purchase. Engine just purrs. Ride is quiet at 60-65 cruise speed (but I've been keeping it at 55 lately for better MPG). Acceleration is adequate for all my needs. Would by another without question. Fit and finish is supurb. Seat is comfortable for long drives. Plenty of room for backseat passengers.
Looks great. Snappy red color, high MPG capability has saved me a lot. Handles very well. Parks with ease. Low purchase price. Good A/C, good radio/CD/MP3 player. Easy oil/filter changes.
Center arm rest would help on my trips, but I understand this is now available on newer Aveos.