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Well Maintened but still had major problems
By mindintomatter on 07/30/12 10:05 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Aveo LT 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I purchased this car for an amazing price. And I know most people probably purchase the Aveo because of that. At $80,000 miles my car has had a string of major problems. The mechanic remarked that he's been fixing Aveos lately with the same problems. The front struts give out, the Temp Sensor, and the Solenoid. My check engine light just came on again. From speaking to people who have Aveos they say this car is badly built and usually doesn't make it to 100,000 miles. The back seat has almost no leg room either.
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A bit Spongey
By heitro on 03/23/12 02:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Aveo LT 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I recently bought a used 2006 Aveo LT hatchback at 103025 miles. The carfax stated it had regular service done according to the timetable laid out in the manual. So mostly the car runs excellent. My chief complaint at first were the brakes. Ive driven a assortment of cars of various qualities in my years. And I suspected that since it had scheduled maintenance done it would be in good quality, but the brakes are very weak. It feels as though the car is too heavy for the brakes it came with. I tried replacing the brake pads and rotors with OEM quality replacements, and while it made the braking slightly better, it still feels far too heavy.
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Not bad.
By synfulangel on 02/04/12 19:18 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought this car used with 92k miles on it. Ran great. We had an over heat issue and had to replace top end. After that we have not had a single issue with the motor or the anything else. These cars can not be handled rough don't stomp on the gas at stop light it can't handle that. If you want one to do that get the manual shift and upgrade the entire motor to do so. Love the Gas mileage The car gets 39 miles to the gallon better than any car i have had. It runs perfect now and has over 115k miles on the lower end of the motor.
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good starter car
By owensmommy2011 on 08/19/11 17:48 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I've had this car for 3 years now. I don't have too many problems with it. But it is rather. Cheap. mine has only basic features radio only and manual windows/locks. however i'm glad that i can only lock the driver door from the outside. I'm prone to locking the keys in the car. Since becoming a parent we have realized how small it really it. A car seat just squeezes in when rear facing. The smallnes of the car also concerns me when other idiot drivers don't see you around them. We are now looking to trade up to something bigger. Our gas milage itsn't great either.
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Unbearable Engine Noise on Highway
By Anonymous on 12/06/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

My biggest complaint on this car is: it desperatly needs another gear. I believe it was built for roads in it's home country of Korea because it is comfortable and quite until you hit 70MPH+ Then it is tough to control in all but ideal wind conditions and extremely noisey. It stands at about 3500 RPM when driving 72MPH. This generates unacceptable cabin engine noise. Another factor begging for another trans. gear is the only mediocre gas mileage on the highway. I usually get 35-36 on the highway. When I drive 60 on back roads I can get 40MPG, so I know the car is built for a lower operating speed. Look for an escort, fusion, or malibu; they are designed better for highway driving.
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I like it!
By happy camper on 11/02/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I've owned the car exactly 4 years and like it. Aveo LT was sold out, so I had after-factory door locks, car alarm, & windows put onto car. The car runs great, is fairly low maintenance. I've not had my key stick, or any of the other issues that I see written about. I know when things go wrong, we tend to be more vocal about it, but I wanted you to know that others DO mostly like their Aveos.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This car is crap!
By Jessica on 10/15/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Aveo LT 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Don't waste your money. My Aveo was brand new off the lot and I got it all the way to PA from NC. The car would shut off and I took it by a dealer who told me they were closed, to go home, and to bring it back. Come to find out the car had the wrong alternator in it. The CD player went out soon after I bought it. The dealer wouldn't fix it, said it wasn't covered under warranty. I bought a new stereo. The key gets locked in the mechanism and I can't get it out without disconnecting the battery. I have to always get tires and front end alignments, sometimes twice a year. Body scratches easily and air conditioner vents close constantly. I found out the cars have Daewoo parts as well.
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What gas mileage?
By Susan on 08/20/10 21:58 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Aveo LT 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought my car in 2006, new off the lot. I didn't like the skimpy tires, so had new ones put on with more grip. The air conditioner flaps always shut down from day 1. Drink holder is a joke. Too small and over the ashtray and junk holder. Seats are too narrow and edges curve inward on my husband's shoulders..causes pain for him to ride in it. Gas mileage BOMBED after a few years,lost pick up and tends to jerk slightly when accelerating. Body does get small dents and scratches easily, even after the 200$ extra coating they sold me for the paint job. Clutch now seems to be not engaging smoothly or wearing out. Needs alignment often. 30k miles on it so far.
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Dependable but Disappointed
By bab on 07/31/10 08:23 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I traded in a fully loaded Chevy Impala for this car when gas went above $4 a gallon. The Impala was getting 22 mpg city and was very very comfortable. With the Aveo, what was advertised on the window sticker, is not what I got. I usually get between 25 to 27 in the city and 30 on the highway. I should have kept my Impala. Aveo alarm goes off for no reason. I looked this problem up on the internet an nobody could get dealer to fix. One guy said to lock it with the key instead of the fob and that has resolved my problem 99% of the time. Now the hood latch is broke. Can't open back up at all. I've kept this serviced as required over the years so I'm praying it lasts me 4 to 5 more years.
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Great gas mileage Key Stuck
By bionicguru on 07/27/10 07:45 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I easily get the 35 miles per US gallon stated in the heat of the summer but only about 30 mpg in winter. If you get the sport package the cheapest tires i could find were $166 each. My key did get stuck and would not come out. This was a bad solenoid in the shifter assembly and was covered under the powertrain warranty. If this happens to you You can remove the key by pushing the shifter all the way to the left and turning the key at the same time and the key will release.
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