Used 2004 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback

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2004 Chevrolet Aveo
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2004 Chevrolet Aveo

Pros

  • Low price, ample headroom, logical control layout, available MP3 player, loads of cargo room in hatchback models.

Cons

  • Flat seats, shorter warranty period than some of its competitors.

Used 2004 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback for Sale

Chevrolet Aveo 2004 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)
116,855 miles
Used 2004
Chevrolet Aveo
Base
(11)
Antwerpen Volkswagen
48.5 mi away
List$3,250
Est.Loan: $67/mo
$171 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
CARFAX One-Owner. White 2004 Chevrolet Aveo FWD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive E-TEC II 1.6L MPI DOHC 16VRecent Arrival! 3426 HighwayCity MPG***Every Internet Price includes current applicable dealer discounts. Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $699 dealer processing fee (Virginia, North Carolina) $300 MD. Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer. Maryland state inspection is excluded from some units price.*****

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Refined road manners and a spacious interior make this one of the better subcompacts on the market, but you miss out on the generous warranty of its competitors.

2004 Highlights

The Aveo is an all-new entry-level car from Chevrolet available as a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Not horrible, but not great
lovethepudge,04/18/2013
Lets just say that thankfully my dad knows his way around cars or this review could be much worse. I bought my 2004 Chevy Aveo in 2008 with 95,000 miles, it’s now at 116,000 miles. In the 4.5 years that I have owned it, we have replaced the gas cap, the catalytic converter, one of the pulleys just broke and the serpentine belt came off. (thankfully it wasn’t the timing belt) I had the timing belt replaced right after I bought it in 2008. All new tires, replaced rotors (causing the front end to shake when I hit the brakes, nothing major). New muffler in 2011. The transmission sticks when it gets too cold outside. (It’s been doing that for a few years now).
Faulty timing belt and shifter. Lemon!
AshleyFeucht,07/12/2010
Timing belt broke at 47K miles (well before the recommended 60K replacement). As a result, I had to spend $2,170 to replace the belt and cylinder head. Also, shifter sticks when pulling out of park. These are two VERY common problems. GM refuses to compensate me and I plan to organize a class action lawsuit and/or take GM to small claims court. The only reason this car is still on the market is because not enough consumers are complaining. If you have the same problems, please speak up!
TIMING BELT BROKE
rich200,01/27/2013
Many reviews of this car featured a broken timing belt. I have the same story, but it happened on the highway. Thankfully I was in the slow lane -- had I been in the fast lane I would have been killed. Standing on the side of a busy highway waiting for AAA is scary enough. Needed a new belt and top part of the engine. Total repair $2500, but four visits to the repair shop later I decided to junk the car and got $2500 from a dealer using figures from autotrader.com. No harm, no foul and now I have a brand new Honda Fit and vow never, ever to buy a Chevrolet product again.
Crap
2004 aveo owner,04/12/2010
I have had this car right from the beginning it has been nothing but trouble. I have had problems with the radio and heater I turn car off it stays on, they supposedly fixed it several times, also had timing belt problem, temperature casing split, I replaced, back wheel all had to be replaced, oil or something spraying out, transmission sticks, brake switch had to be replaced, twice this car is a nightmare, called Chevy main plant and they didn't want anything to do with my complaints. Let me tell you, I will never buy a Chevy again no wonder everyone is turning to ford or jeep and I have around 78k on my car so reading all this I guess the engine is due to go. GREAT
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Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
103 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
23 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
103 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
23 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
103 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

More about the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo
More About This Model

You don't really expect much from a new car with a price that starts at just under $10,000. Whether it's the tattered history of cars in this class or merely the idea that you can't possibly get a worthwhile vehicle for such a meager price, expectations are admittedly low.

Chevrolet is gunning to change that perception with the all-new Aveo subcompact. Designed in Italy yet built in Korea, the Aveo is a rebadged Daewoo that Chevrolet is adding to its lineup to serve as an entry-level model priced below the upcoming Cobalt (the long-awaited replacement for the Cavalier). With cars from Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia already making serious headway in this segment, GM figures it can fight fire with fire and stem the loss of first-time buyers to foreign brands.

Available as either a sedan or four-door hatchback, the Aveo comes in three levels of trim: Special Value, base and LS. In order to claim the prize as one of the least expensive cars on the market at $9,995, the Special Value model foregoes some amenities but still manages to provide items like an AM/FM stereo, tilt steering wheel, rear window defogger and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat. At $11,670, the base model adds standard air conditioning and floor mats, as well as offering optional items like a four-speed automatic transmission, CD/MP3 player and antilock brakes. Top-level LS models start at $12,586 and come standard with power windows, remote keyless entry, a CD/MP3 player, heated outside mirrors and upgraded interior upholstery. Options include antilock brakes and aluminum wheels, but by midyear a sunroof and premium audio system will be offered as well.

Only one engine is available but it compares favorably with the competition. The 1.6-liter four-cylinder features a high-tech design that allows it to deliver 103 horsepower and up to 35 miles to the gallon on manual-equipped models. A five-speed is standard, but base and LS models offer a four-speed automatic with manually selectable gears.

None of the cars in this class are known for their performance, so the fact that the Aveo offers only modest acceleration should come as no surprise. Driven back-to-back with Hyundai's Accent, the Aveo feels equally as quick. There's still considerable engine noise and it takes some time to get up to highway speeds, but the overall drivetrain package is competitive for the segment.

When it comes to ride quality and handling, the Aveo feels a step above the Accent. Its overall body control is noticeably better and the underpinnings feel more composed over bumps and potholes. The steering is sharper, the brakes more confident and the interior noise level seems lower as well. Trying to find refinement in this category is usually a lost cause, but the Aveo does manage to offer more than just the bare minimum when it comes to driving dynamics.

Bare minimum is also what you might expect in the cabin of the Aveo given its price, but there, too, it manages to provide subtle design details and solid build quality that give it a slightly more upscale look and feel. Gray plastic dominates the doors and dashboard, but distinguishing design elements like geometrical door shapes and individual gauge cluster binnacles manage to break up the monotony. The climate controls utilize a simple three-dial design, and the radio features a large faceplate with well-spaced buttons. None of the switches and dials have a particularly substantial feel, but their general operation presents few problems.

Neither the sedan nor the hatchback provides an expansive cabin, but there is enough room for six-footers to find a decent driving position up front. Seat comfort is marginal at best as the front buckets have minimal padding, and the rear bench is flat and unsupportive. Compared to the Accent, the Aveo's rear seat offers slightly more knee and headroom, but the overall comfort level is roughly the same.

With a trunk capacity of 11.7 cubic feet, the Aveo sedan offers slightly less cargo room than some of its competitors like the Accent and Toyota Echo. If you really need the space, however, the hatchback offers a maximum of 42 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seat folded down — a full nine cubic feet more than the Scion xA. With the backseat up, the cargo capacity drops to 7.1 cubic feet in the hatchback, so care must be taken in choosing the right body style for your needs.

Whether you should choose the Aveo over its competitors is a more complicated decision. In terms of its engine power, ride and handling and available features, the Aveo is as good, or better, than most of its current competitors. The differences might be subtle during a brief test-drive, but over time such minor advantages could prove to be the difference between a car you like and a car you merely tolerate.

If the Aveo has a weak spot to consider, it would be its warranty. With only three years or 36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage and five years or 60,000 of drivetrain coverage, the Aveo doesn't quite match its competition. Both the Hyundai Accent and Kia Rio offer 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper coverage and 10 years or 100,000 miles of drivetrain protection. These are perks you hope to never have to use, but it's always nice to know that the protection is there.

Buying a car for less than $15,000 is fraught with tough decisions, and the introduction of the Aveo doesn't make that choice much easier. Its overall level of competence and clean design make it an appealing vehicle, but its less comprehensive warranty requires a slightly bigger leap of faith. Take it and you're not apt to be disappointed. Go the other direction and you'll get a good vehicle there, too — like we said, it's a decision that won't be easy.

Used 2004 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback Overview

The Used 2004 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback is offered in the following styles: 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M), Special Value 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M), and LS 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M).

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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