2004 Chevrolet Aveo
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Cute, Fuel efficiant, SAFE

by from Chicago,Il on April 3, 2011

I had my 2004 Aveo LS 5 door for 5 years before I crashed it. It was extremely fuel efficiant I filled it up once every 2 weeks and drive 30 miles round trip to work 5 days a week. I'm single so I did...
I had my 2004 Aveo LS 5 door for 5 years before I crashed it. It was extremely fuel efficiant I filled it up once every 2 weeks and drive 30 miles round trip to work 5 days a week. I'm single so I didn't need a ton of room but the Aveo was able to hold a baby seat in the back when I babysat for a friend. It held everything I needed it to from groceries to luggage. I live in Illinois so I had to drive it through snow slush and ice alot and it always did well, I even drove it in a blizzard once and didn't slide at all. In November of 2010 I had the tires rotated and something happened that allowed for the wheel to come of the next day while I was driving at 50 MPH. I swerved done the rode a bit eventually crossing the lane of oncoming traffic. When the car it the ditch if flipped end over nose and then rolled at least twice. The car came to rest on the drivers side. The air bags deployed and the front end was crushed. I was able to climb out of the car by myself using the seats as a ladder and walk away. The only injury I sustained from the accident was a bruised and sprained shoulder. For a little car that everyone told me would never protect me in a crash I think it did pretty great. Don't let the size fool you this car can protect you in a crash!
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good reliable car

by from Jordan,MN on July 8, 2012

i have owned this car from 2004(new) and still have it. i now have 155,000 miles on it getting ready to but a new timing belt on this will be number 2. its a vary good car just treat it right. i get 3...
i have owned this car from 2004(new) and still have it. i now have 155,000 miles on it getting ready to but a new timing belt on this will be number 2. its a vary good car just treat it right. i get 35 mpg plus parts are cheap when it needs it everything needs maintenance.
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aveo

by from vancouver, canada on December 10, 2007

I've owned 2004 Aveo 5, 5 speed, PW,Cental lock, fog lights. The only problem I had after 3 yers was noise from bushings and dealer change them for free (3 years bumper to bumper warranty, 5 years pow...
I've owned 2004 Aveo 5, 5 speed, PW,Cental lock, fog lights. The only problem I had after 3 yers was noise from bushings and dealer change them for free (3 years bumper to bumper warranty, 5 years power train). Excellent city car and quiter o h-wy on 5 gear than Yaris.
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GASOLINE SOON TO TOP 5$/GAL

by from EUGENE, OR on February 10, 2008

Finally, I won't be scorned for owning a "GO-CART"!!! Have reccomended purchase of this car to a best friend, and she is very happy. Just drove from the Florida Keys to Oregon. Inexpensive, comfortabl...
Finally, I won't be scorned for owning a "GO-CART"!!! Have reccomended purchase of this car to a best friend, and she is very happy. Just drove from the Florida Keys to Oregon. Inexpensive, comfortable AND dependable: this is what transportation should be, Owned two Geo Metro's but this is really an upgrade, with rear-wiper, power locks, power rightside rearview mirror, heated rearview mirros, and still have a lot more power and good gas mileage. (I still miss the 50 mpg of the 3 cyl. Metro, but the four doors and extra room compensate.
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held up well in a roll over

by from ontario, canada on April 17, 2008

this car handled it's accident very well, it rolled 3 timesat 75 kms and most damage was to the roof, i was wearing my seat belt and was not harmed at all.
this car handled it's accident very well, it rolled 3 timesat 75 kms and most damage was to the roof, i was wearing my seat belt and was not harmed at all.
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We love our Aveo.

by from Salt Lake City, UT on January 18, 2007

We have numerous cars available to drive and pretty much everyone's favorite is the Aveo. Ours is a 2004 with 40,000 miles. Not one minutes trouble. I find it interesting that the experts haven't n...
We have numerous cars available to drive and pretty much everyone's favorite is the Aveo. Ours is a 2004 with 40,000 miles. Not one minutes trouble. I find it interesting that the experts haven't noticed the high owner satisfaction of these great little cars. We enjoy traveling in ours and are considering having cruise installed to make it that much nicer. We will probably buy another one! Very roomy and the trunk on our sedan holds a ton of luggage. It's hard to keep it under 80 or 85 out on the open road and we don't feel tired when we arrive at our destination. WE LOVE OUR AVEO.
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Good economy car

by from Amana, IA on July 12, 2008

Good ride for the money. Horrible handling in the winter. Good summer car. Lacks any kind of acceleration even for how small it is. Overall a good deal and a good work car.
Good ride for the money. Horrible handling in the winter. Good summer car. Lacks any kind of acceleration even for how small it is. Overall a good deal and a good work car.
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A good little compact car

by from Clinton, Illinois on July 30, 2008

Although I am only six two, my legs are short and my body is long, which makes sitting in most cars a head bumping experience. Not so with the Aveo. I have a good three inches of clearance. The seats ...
Although I am only six two, my legs are short and my body is long, which makes sitting in most cars a head bumping experience. Not so with the Aveo. I have a good three inches of clearance. The seats could be a little more padded but they aren't too bad, and there is plenty of legroom for my wife's 36 inch legs. The car is reliable and peppy and fun to drive, and, in a pinch, can haul fairly large objects with the fold down rear seats and the trunk slide thru. I like the styling of the four door sedan and I enjoy the creature comforts we got. For $11,000, not bad.
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GM finally did something right

by from Long Beach, CA on July 15, 2006

Wanted to buy an Aveo as soon as they came out. GM was actually ahead of the game here with a roomy, tall, and stylish hatchback. Sure, it's a Daewoo built in Korea, but if anything, that makes it u...
Wanted to buy an Aveo as soon as they came out. GM was actually ahead of the game here with a roomy, tall, and stylish hatchback. Sure, it's a Daewoo built in Korea, but if anything, that makes it unique. The styling was out-of-the-ordinary when it came out and I get a lot of questions as to what it is. Recently it's getting more mixed in the crowd with the Fit, Scion, and Yaris on the road. But most people are still shocked it's a Chevy and think it's European. I love the interior design, with the circle/arc theme in the dashboard, air vents, door handles, and the steering wheel. Almost has a Mini/New Beetle feel to it. The interior is very roomy upfront for my 6'5'' frame and I always have plenty of headroom. The backseat is a little cramped, but that's to be expected for a small car. Engine performance is peppy and decent in the city, although the engine struggles a little on hill. The handling is a little clumsy and the car leans a lot in turns. The payoff is that the ride is soft and it takes a big bump to affect the car, very nice for a subcompact. Lastly, the cargo space is terrific with the snazzy flip-and-fold rear seat, very smart thinking! Reliability has been excellent with the only problems being a clock that can't keep time and a faulty fuel-cap. Overall, an excellent little car and considering the price, it's tough to beat.
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Love my car

by from Plano, Tx. on October 15, 2006

Love this car. I am getting around 31mpg in the city and about 38-40 on the highway and have had no problems with it at all. Oh, by the way it is a 5-speed so the mileage is a lot better than the aut...
Love this car. I am getting around 31mpg in the city and about 38-40 on the highway and have had no problems with it at all. Oh, by the way it is a 5-speed so the mileage is a lot better than the automatic. Wish more americans could figure that out.
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