Chevy really blew it on this model. No wonder they discontinued it. I have had numerous issues with this car since the warranty expired(typical). I have had the struts replaced numerous times, wheel bearings replaced, suspension issues, break-line replaced. I've gone through enough tires that the goodyear guys see me and dance because they know it's going to be a big ticket sale. Currently, I can't get my key out of the ignition unless I hold my stick shift to the left and I'm also have problems with the shift sticking in park. I really hate this car but I am stuck with it because I can't afford a car payment. It really has given me a bad taste in my mouth for Chevy.
This is a update review from my original one. I own a 2011 Aveo5 2LT. Top of the line with sunroof, leather, rims, and fog lights. I bought it used with 52k miles on it. Since i got it it felt funny driving. Rpm will go up and down. Engine power will drop and suddenly go back to normal. I did the usual tune ups and the 50k miles services that GM recommends in the owneres manual. Still same. Fuel economy is abysmal. Best tank i get is 280 miles in a tank. Worst ive had is 225 miles. It barely gets 22-24 city and that's with a light foot. Around 80 to 90k miles, all hell went loose. The AC was freezing up and eventually broke down, so, the compressor, expansion valve, plus freon and labor. 2 wheel bearings broke, almost 500 dollars job. Coil broke on me while stuck in a 5pm traffic and car stalled and wanted to die, so, new coil was installed. Suddenly, the coolant dissapeard from my car, not even 90k miles on it, did not overheated. I had to order all the hoses and heater hoses since no autoparts had them available. At 100k, the timing belt system was replaced with a Gates kit. Also valve cover gasket had to be replaced. The door handles for both driver and passg broke the spring that keeps the handle from rattling. I have never, ever, had to repair so many things on a vehicle. This has been a money pit since i bought it. Now for the positives, i love the look of the car, i like the features, i like the hatchback versatility, and for the many issues that i had with this car, it never left me stranded. I do realize that this car was a desperate attempt from GM Daewoo to get a small car in the US but they should have work more on the quality control department. GM had a whole decade to work the kinks out and shape up this plattform. The engine is from GM Opel division so is difficult to work. The Aisin Warner transmission is great no issues there. I cannot recommend this car for the many reliability issues it has had. Shame because i really like the car