By Joe on
2007 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
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.