2004 Chevrolet Aveo Consumer Review: For 9 Grand, What the Heck? (P

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For 9 Grand, What the Heck? (Plus 33 MPG
By Sausalitodougie on


2004 Chevrolet Aveo Special Value 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


I bought this car when it first came
out in March. I thought I wanted a
hatchback but I bought a black sedan
(with trunk) and everyone thinks it's a
Toyota Echo. I went to Pep Boys and
bought some gunmetal gray eight spoke
alloy wheels that nearly match the
black metallic exterior color for $50
each. I bought a slightly wider
premium set of tires from Costco to
improve the ride and handling for about
$400. (Michelin MXV4 Energy Green) It
has good headroom for people up to
about 6'6" and a decent back seat.
Build quality not bad so far with few
complaints to date. If it had power
windows and cruise control I would be
very happy.

Best Features

The roomy interior and realistic fuel economy came in handy with the recent run-up in gas prices. Power steering is a good idea for any car as standard equipment. Interior materials seem like they will hold up well over the long run, too. Good visivility, as well.

Worst Features

CD player please as standard equipment. This would add nothing to the cars price for the manufacturer and would be a nice selling feature. I was somewhat shocked to find out from the dealer that a factory air conditioning retro-fit kit was NOT available from Chevy. WHY NOT?
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