2008 Chevrolet Aveo 5 LS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
I was planning to buy a Toyota Yaris but stopped to look at the Aveo and got it instead. I liked the 4 door and the price was thousands less. I got the 5 speed and wish I had the auto. I added cruise control and use the car for hiway driving. I can get 40mpg on long distances, but generally average about 36mpg. Worst thing is the sloppy shifter and hard seats. Lots of best things: Easier to get in & out of than my Buick, 4 doors, great mpg, easy to park and do u-turns, very simple interior controls.
4 doors and covered rear hatch. Simple to operate sound system, good visibility and easy to park. Great gas economy and low purchase price.
Fix the sloppy shifter and add some padding to the front seats.