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Don't buy Chevy!!!!!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By rskinner
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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The car has been falling apart since we got it. The radio didn't work since day 1! The bolt that holds the car together fell off. There is only 18,000 miles on the car. I don't believe it should be falling apart so quickly. This car has been in the shop 3 times this month alone. At 10,000 miles it already had a leak in the motor! Don't buy Chevy! I know we won't from here on out! What a bunch of lemons!


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Worst car I have ever owned
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By Ane
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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This car reminds me of a slow horse. I probably would have been better off buying a horse! It has very poor pick up. It is very uncomfortable. Can't drive more than 30 miles without a backache or knees killing you. I put more gas in this car than I did in my van and NO I DON'T DRIVE MORE! I have to stop for gas alot more though. I hate this car. DO NOT BUY ONE unless you are looking for a car for the new driver in your house for school and a part time job. Overpriced for the quality. Oh and did I say how much I hate this car? The intermittent wipers are too fast! Good God


Best Features

NONE


Worst Features

Improve by not building anymore, or better seating better wipers and do not lie about the MPG's!!!!!


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sorry i bought it
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By everett
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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When gas prices started rising we decided to buy an economy car. The Aveo was advertised at getting app. 34 mpg. This car is not what we expected. It has a slow jumpy start until it warms up, it only gets 17 to 18 mpg. The accelerator acts like its stuck wide open when it is started for the first time in the mornings. I have been told by the dealer that the engine is performing the way it was designed to.Most of my driving is to and from work, which is a 40 mile round trip. The gas mileage does not vary if my driving is on the highway or in town with a lot of starts and stops.


Best Features

I like the easy to clean seat covers.


Worst Features

Door locks that could be locked without having to use the key.


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2008 Aveo
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Mary from Hilo
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 4dr Sedan (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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I was disappointed in buying the 2008 Aveo. The car was defective with no parking light, driving panel lights and shifter indicator light. The dealership closed that day and I was pressured into buying the car. I drove the car not feeling safe in it.


Best Features

The good feature is the front left driver side door. You will need a key to lock the door from outside it will not lock from inside.


Worst Features

The Aveo need improvements with their electrical system.


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Used 2008-5
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Steve
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2008 Chevrolet Aveo 5 Special Value 4dr Hatchback (1.6L 4cyl 5M)


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Just bought a used Aveo 5 with 5speed. I earlier had bought a new intro Aveo in 2004. I was never quite happy with the mileage. I aso found the shifter really mushy and it really needed an armrest. Those issues are fixed in the 2008. I get 37+ on the highway (70-75mph) and the old one would only get 33 if you babied it at <65mph. The shifter is much improved, it now has an armrest an the handling is much tighter. I gave up A/C to get a cheap purchase price but haven't missed A/C so far. I still am concerned about the reported troublesome timing belt but will just plan on 50K replacement. All-in-all I find the Aveo 5 very fine for my needs- inexpensive-fun to drive- efficient.


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Mileage - inexpensive


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