2008 Chevrolet Aveo 5 LS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
Bought a 5 door hatch in the LS trim in March of 2008. Did lots of research on the car and found it to be as advertised. Gas mileage is roughly 30 on the highway and about 25 city. Not quite as good as I would expect in a vehicle of this size. Aerodynamics are questionable as the vehicle is boxy and this probably leads to some loss of mileage. I took the car on a trip to a surrounding state and found that it did surprisingly well on the highways, even on a very windy day. Cruise control would be a nice addition for higway driving. The interior is surprisingly roomy and 4 people can be fairly comfortable for short hops. This is an excellent commuter car and has some nice features.
Interior room, power locks/windows, and overall quality of the build.
The engine runs at 3500 rpm in overdrive at 75mph. The engine design is questionable for high speed driving. A great commuter for town driving and highway if 30 mpg is acceptable.