I bought this based on Chevy's reputation. At 4000 miles the generator and fuse box fried. At 30000 the AC went, and the dealer seems unable to locate another one. When they find one they are going to have to special order seals. The front end will not stay aligned and the car is too noisy, especially in a wind. The standard transmission feels like it is grinding. The car is roomy and fun to drive, but it is not well built. My suggestion is to look at other sub-compacts.
The car is roomy. It looks good. It gets great gas mileage. I drive 18000, half city, half country, miles a year and get 34 mpg. I actually track this with each fillup.
Quality control. Quit using junk parts just to get a cheap car on the road. This only hurts in the end.
2007 Chevrolet Aveo 5 Special Value 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
There is plenty of room in the front, although the seats could be more comfortable for longer legged people. The styling is similar to many others on the road now, and can be made to look pretty sporty. The worst drawback is the mileage. I drive 40 mises a day,35 of it no the freeway, and it averages 31 MPG. Not too good for a 1.6 liter four cylinder with almost no horsepower. I bought it thinking it would be alot like the Geo Metro only bigger. The Metro was quicker,and got half again more mileage, Boy do I miss it!
The fold-down rear seats make for a pretty large cargo area in back.
Better fuel economy is a must, especially with the extreme rise in gas prices in the last couple of months. Also, I know there is more horsepower available than they are programming into these. Many other, bigger cars get better mileage and have more HP.
I bought this car mainly for the fuel economy: (1.6L 4cyl 5A) 25-30. We were so happy until--15,000 miles and bang, major repair, in shop for a week now, waiting for parts in drive train/control arm. This is a major disappointment. The car is light in the high winds! Should have bought the Toyota Corolla for 2k more.
Gas mileage, easy parking and red!
Put a good engine in it, not a timing belt that last as long as foreign autos!
This was my first new car and I have not been disappointed. It is practical in terms of price, but very nicely designed as well. It is a small vehicle, which is perfect for fitting into small parking spaces, but inside it doesn't feel cramped. Additionally, Chevrolet offers a great warranty, which I haven't had to use yet, but it good to know it is available if needed.
I have come to love driving it but it lacks acceleration and the miles per gallon are not that great. I estimate that I get maybe 15mpg as oppose to the 26 to 32 that I have seen posted on the sticker. The head room is great, as for the leg room which can become an issue with passengers in the back. I like the handling around corners and how smooth the ride is. All in all, I've grown to love the cars qualities as well as its downsides
The handling around corners and the music features are great.
In my opinion, the car needs to be just a little bigger for the passengers in the rear, as well as the acceleration being a little more faster. I understand that it is a 4-cylinder but you can not drive on the freeway if it takes ten minutes to get on it (joking not actually ten minutes).