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2006 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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Huge bang for your buck.
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By Steve
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback LS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Solid car that achieves a lot for the money you are paying. Interior is a huge shock to GM owners accustomed to horrible interior design and quality. Aveo rivals current GM cars twice the price. Small car but extreme efficient in space especially with the hatchback system. Ride quality, wow it's good, being firm enough but still soft to soak up pothole-ridden streets. You sit up high and so it feels almost like being in a mini-van instead of in a typical bathtub-like experience of typical econoboxes. Power is adequate for single driver but craves more with passengers. With a packed car, plan swift acceleration carefully as it'll struggle. Exterior is a beaut. European traits show.


Best Features

Ride height, feels more substantial than its size suggests. Handling is good on the 2006 model. Tranny is as good as a Toyota (not surprising, since made by same parts supplier). Excellent interior and exterior quality.


Worst Features

Passenger airbag light is blindingly bright at night. Power passenger mirror should've been standard equipment. Another 10hp on tap would make the Aveo a world class econobox leader instead of a typical GM-like follower in this segment.


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It's a mini-car.
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By Zippy
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback LT 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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When gas went up, wife and I bought the yellow LT hatch. We wanted sunroof, ABS and fog lamps. We couldn't find one with all 3, so we settled w/ sunroof and ABS. We got the 5S since this engine needs every gear. It's cramped and underpowered but handles like a skate. With the back seat folded, the hatch has plenty of space. It's a very good commuter. South Korea has built a quality package for Chevy.


Best Features

Fuel economy, handling and utilitarianism.


Worst Features

At least 20 more horses, a sixth forward gear and front seat armrests.


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


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Hatch has decent ride and gas mileage seems to be improving although I have only 1200 miles on her.


Best Features

Clock, rear split seats


Worst Features

Ignition placed on dash (not on column).


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Oi-Vey-Oh
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By Garibaldi
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback Special Value 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Rolling my 1998 Contour SVT put a new car in my life last January. Not a Sentra Spec V, which didn't charm, instead I went for the Aveo SVM 5 door. This car is so stripped, I expected to find a pull cord wrapped around the crank pulley. It took two days and one 45 mph offramp to realize the cheesy Kumho tires wouldn't do. Serious interneting got me 17" wheels and tires that transformed the handling. Gas mileage isn't stupendous at 27 mpg overall, but it's decent. Build quality is all that can be expected for a sub $10k car: it's tight, quiet, fast, and quick. Oddly, the Aveo is a great over the road stormer. With a 6yr/100k bumper to bumper GM warranty, I'm worry free until 2012. Not bad.


Best Features

No worries tops my list of favorite features. With the bumper to bumper warranty, I pay not deductible and get a loaner for six years or a hundred k. Exterior styling is quite nice in dark red with 17" wheels. And at 75 mph, it is a great highway stormer. I'm happy as a clam.


Worst Features

I'm sorry, but I can't expect any car that cost me $9800 out the door to improve. Oh, okay, if the engine management was a little more up to date, the Aveo could get 35 mpg city/40 mpg highway. But the agricultural 4 banger just isn't that sophisticated.


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Great small GM car
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By nathan
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2006 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback LS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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This is my first new car, and it is absolutely great! It has excellent handling, is incredibly easy to park, and people are constantly amazed at how much room the interior has. At first the manual transmission was a little rubbery, but after 9000 miles it has broken in nicely and shifts much better. Absolutely no maintenance problems whatsoever. The car actually seems to be holding up well in Michigan on a dirt road (our normal roads are also pretty nasty). Good ride, definitely easy to push through the curves. Too bad GM can't figure out how to make something similar in America, or without stealing from Daewoo, though.


Best Features

Handling, interior room, ruggedness. Very good headlights that do an excellent job of picking out the deer and other road hazards.


Worst Features

Perhaps a slightly more powerful 4-cylinder that puts out a bit more torque to help get through the snow (say, 120 hp and 130 lb-ft?). Make a better stock AM/FM radio. I replaced mine right away with something else.


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