In the segment so far this year, Aveo sales of 19,944 are an uncontested second only to 26,418 for the Toyota Yaris. As is the case in most small sedans, headroom in back is tight. Just a little wider wheel base. I have hauled 2 sons back and forth to their universities, hauled a stepper, and even fit a recliner in it! Unlike stripped entry-level cars of the past, you can get a lot for your money now — the Aveo has standard air conditioning, power steering, intermittent wipers, reclining seats, tilt column, and a remote trunk release. Although the warranty pays for the heater to be fixed, it is still an inconvenience. In any event, you can see that B-cars are puny sellers in the U. The Aveo would be a bad choice for a tight pass on a two-lane road, but with a little thought and planning there should never be a major problem merging onto a busy interstate with two adults on board.
Also very noisy from idling engine noise, to road noise to accelerating. The Aveo's role in motoring life is sensible, day-to-day transportation including a ride that is aimed at comfort and not sporty driving. Despite its friendly face and upmarket frills, I found the new Chevrolet Aveo short on drivability, comfort and — most importantly — overall value. My father bought one also and his lasted 120k miles but had an engine rebuild, timing belt replaced 3 times, water pump, power steering pump, air conditioner compresser, several computer's and sensor's, transmission replaced and had the entire brake system replaced almost a dozen times. . Small cars have been with us for five decades.
Front and rear brakes are standard, and is optional; four-wheel-disc brakes aren't available. It just means that the Aveo is not the kind of quick-to-react playmate one finds in the Honda Fit which is also front-wheel drive. Also the seats could be a bit softer but when you get it new ther are always hard. The Aveo's role in motoring life is sensible, day-to-day transportation including a ride that is aimed at comfort and not sporty driving. Ford, which has announced it will offer a B-car in the U. Keep it cheap and simple, not looking for a Cooper.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-950-2438 -. I found the pedal to lack , feeling mushy at first and grabby midway through. There is gobs of room under the hood and everything is laid out in a very clean simple modular manner. And even with all the options boxes checked, there's no power door lock switch — instead, the driver's lock directs the other three with an electromechanical chirp that's sure to annoy passengers. Yet, overall, I am very happy with this car.
The latter take slack out of the belt in a crash. That is the Aveo, which is built by the Korean automaker Daewoo. It has so much room inside you forget you are driving an economy car. I have hauled our sons to college, and hauled many other large items. On the up side, when it is not vibrating, the ride is great. The Aveo's basic controls, such as climate and stereo, are simple and easy to use.
In the questionnaire, we ask subscribers to note any problems with their cars that occurred in the past 12 months. In dashing commuter traffic, the 1. A high seating position and broad windshield make for a good view out front, while the large rear window and short backseat headrests maximize rear visibility. One question mark, however, is long-term reliability, an area where slightly more expensive competitors such as Honda and Toyota are known quantities. Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
I purchased my 2007 Hatchback Aveo in August. We have not had any problems with this vehicle and are very happy with it that we are considering buying another new model the 2011. Consumer Reports obtains its reliability data from a questionnaire that is sent to subscribers. Chevrolet also markets a companion five-door hatchback, now. That would make the second and third best sellers the Honda Fit at 12,795, and the Hyundai Accent at 11,190. Lastly, I love the hatchback design! The institute uses a system of good, acceptable, marginal or poor.
The automatic transmission shifts smoothly at lower speeds, but on the highway it fights to stay in fourth gear, resisting far too long. Crucial safety items like side curtain airbags are missing. Its got allot of zip in the motor, great pick up when getting on the highway. That's competitive in a segment like this and the back seat folds down if the priority becomes carrying stuff instead of people. Try and go a bit faster through a moderately tight turn and the Aveo's body leans quite a bit. Plus, questions about the long-term reliability of the Daewoo-built Aveo make better-known brands such as Honda and Toyota far safer bets although they cost more.