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2005 Chevrolet Aveo Consumer Reviews

3.0
Average based on 24 reviews
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by from ottawa, on Canada on October 6, 2010

fit and finish... 1. drivers side door lock dislodged and fell inside the door. 2. a/c/heater fan motor very loud. 3. many squeeks, rattles while driving.
fit and finish... 1. drivers side door lock dislodged and fell inside the door. 2. a/c/heater fan motor very loud. 3. many squeeks, rattles while driving.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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AVEO MEANS JUNK

by from GREECE on May 11, 2010

IN THE LAST MONTH I HAVE HAD IT TOWED TWICE. THE SERPINTINE BROKE ALONG WITH THE PULLEY SYSTEM.200 BUCKS. THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING WENT.MADE OF PLASTIC.200 BUCKS. OXYGEN SENSOR REPLACEMENT.300 BUCKS. I'...
IN THE LAST MONTH I HAVE HAD IT TOWED TWICE. THE SERPINTINE BROKE ALONG WITH THE PULLEY SYSTEM.200 BUCKS. THE THERMOSTAT HOUSING WENT.MADE OF PLASTIC.200 BUCKS. OXYGEN SENSOR REPLACEMENT.300 BUCKS. I'M LOOKING FOR A GEO METRO CONV.
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Does not recommend this car

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Worst car ever!

by from Wichita, Ks. on September 20, 2011

Wow! I thought this car was a great deal! Wrong. I bought it in good shape in Dec. 2007 with 51,000 miles on it and it started breaking down within a month. I have repeatedly had problems with the tra...
Wow! I thought this car was a great deal! Wrong. I bought it in good shape in Dec. 2007 with 51,000 miles on it and it started breaking down within a month. I have repeatedly had problems with the transmission, then engine is falling apart, the power steering went out, and the rear break system completely fell apart! I spent $7,000 on this vehicle and have put about the same smount into it since it was purchased. The interior is not suitable for people with small children as car seats and booster seats completely dominate the back seat. The trunk can hardly fit a medium-sized box. There is no leg room in the back, and hardly any in the front. Most of the accent lights on the interior have gone out, and the lock for the driver-side door fell in within a year. We also has mysterious problems with the electrical system just shutting off while driving that no ASE certified worked can figure out. This happens mostly in extreme temperatures. I would NOT recommend this vehicle to anyone, unless you just want to sell it for scrap.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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WARNING WARNING !! DON'T BUY THIS CAR!!

by from ROCHESTER NY on September 9, 2009

i bought my aveo 5 months ago used. could not get it out of park. it was the brake light switch. driver's side key hole is broken. the tranmission slips. I MISS MY FESTIVA!!!!!!!
i bought my aveo 5 months ago used. could not get it out of park. it was the brake light switch. driver's side key hole is broken. the tranmission slips. I MISS MY FESTIVA!!!!!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Dependable Basic Transpertation

by from Spokane, WA on May 13, 2011

I have owned my Aveo for six years and over 60,000 miles and have never had a breakdown or a repair need. On a road trip through back country mountain roads the Aveo gave us 38 mpg. In my commuting an...
I have owned my Aveo for six years and over 60,000 miles and have never had a breakdown or a repair need. On a road trip through back country mountain roads the Aveo gave us 38 mpg. In my commuting and errand running around town it averages 30 mpg. It is surprisingly big for a small car and easy to get into and out of. It has been able to carry a load of 10, 8 foot long 2X4's fully enclosed in the car. On another occasion it hauled 660 lbs of concrete mix to a construction site. So it can also double as a 1/4 ton pick up truck. That is an efficient design.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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I love my car

by from Dover, TN on June 23, 2011

I've had my Aveo since it had 14 miles on it. This car handles curves excellent, great gas mileage, and more room than it looks. The backseats lay down, which is really good when you don't have a truc...
I've had my Aveo since it had 14 miles on it. This car handles curves excellent, great gas mileage, and more room than it looks. The backseats lay down, which is really good when you don't have a truck. I've used my car to move and it held more than I expected it too. I totally recommend this car to anyone that is looking for a dependable, good on gas mileage, and that's a sharp looking vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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I own this car

by from Council Bluffs, IA on November 25, 2009

I love my Aveo. I have had it for four years and have only had one problem about 6 months ago. A belt came loose and it cost about $80 to repair. Gas Milage is great. Sound system is also great. The o...
I love my Aveo. I have had it for four years and have only had one problem about 6 months ago. A belt came loose and it cost about $80 to repair. Gas Milage is great. Sound system is also great. The only thing I wish mine had was cruise control. This is a good car for a young person or a family of four. The one thing the Aveo is not good for is hauling stuff. The trunk is big but not big enough to get a decent amount of stuff moved in one trip. Absolutely worth the money and I don't plan on trading my Aveo in for a while.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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small , but reliable and cheap to own

by from Millville, NJ on May 4, 2011

I have 78K miles on my '05 Aveo, and drive to work 65 miles round trip a day. I do all my own work and other than one set of tires at 40k have done nothing but gas and oil changes. I keep checking the...
I have 78K miles on my '05 Aveo, and drive to work 65 miles round trip a day. I do all my own work and other than one set of tires at 40k have done nothing but gas and oil changes. I keep checking the brakes, but they look and work fine! I did change the trans fluid at 50k. It is a little tight inside if you're 6' tall, and dont expect sportscar acceleration with the 1.6L engine. However, you will be rewarded with as high as 38mpg on a long trip. The car gets over 30mpg always, averaging around 33mpg per tank with A/C on and auto trans!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Surprisingly shocked!!!

by from Bowling Green, Ky on November 13, 2009

I had to burrowed my friends Aveo, because my Kia was in the shop (Story of its life!). I was very surprised that Chevy was actually able to build a decent subcompact. When the Aveo first came I first...
I had to burrowed my friends Aveo, because my Kia was in the shop (Story of its life!). I was very surprised that Chevy was actually able to build a decent subcompact. When the Aveo first came I first thought it was just going to be another Chevy metro with a different name, but it turned out to be a much better car. The Aveo is some what roomy except leg room for the driver could be improved, maybe if chevy would got rid of the foot it would make it a lot better. Handling is good and the steering feels very tight and predictable. Its no sports car but the engine seemed to have a enough power to keep up with traffic with three decent size people. I would like more otions than what my friend has, I have been looking and only find a few that are well equipped. Other than that, good car. Thinking about trading in the Kia asap.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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by from Laramie, wy on January 10, 2007

this was the first new car I have bought and so far it has been the worst car I have ever owned, the windsheild was installed incorrectly and cracked the 3rd day I owned it, the factory forgot to inst...
this was the first new car I have bought and so far it has been the worst car I have ever owned, the windsheild was installed incorrectly and cracked the 3rd day I owned it, the factory forgot to install a bolt on the rear engine mount causing it to break at about 8,000 miles, engine has a very loud valvetrain, struts started leaking in the first few weeks I owned it, the power steering pump makes a very loud noise when its cold, tire alignment will not stay aligned so tires wear out quickly, gas tank release does not function and so far chevy has not stood behind anything for warranty,
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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