2006 Chevrolet Aveo Consumer Reviews

2006 Chevrolet Aveo
3.8
Average based on 22 reviews
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Economic and No Problems

by from Jackson, MS on October 11, 2008

I purchased my Aveo in December 2006, when the car was not quite one year old. Since that time, I have had absolutely no problems more serious than a flat tire. My little car gets excellent gas mileag...
I purchased my Aveo in December 2006, when the car was not quite one year old. Since that time, I have had absolutely no problems more serious than a flat tire. My little car gets excellent gas mileage, runs perfectly, is very roomy on the inside despite the compact size, and handles very well. The interior is starting to wear out a little, mostly because I often take my large dog with me when I go places, but other than that, I've had no complaints. I highly recommend the Chevy Aveo to anyone who is interested in getting great gas mileage, reliability, and an all-around cute and comfortable ride.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Extremely Reliable

by from Minnesota on January 2, 2013

I had never heard of this car before I bought it and was a little hesitant because I really wanted the sedan style and I had to get the hatchback. However, besides the little replacements that always ...
I had never heard of this car before I bought it and was a little hesitant because I really wanted the sedan style and I had to get the hatchback. However, besides the little replacements that always happen (new tires, I live in MN so this happens more often than southern states, light bulbs and a serpentine belt) it has been the most reliable car ever. Takes a little time to get up to speed when first taking off but considering its a 4 cylinder, that is expected. Once it gets up there it's super smooth and very easy to speed without realizing it. Its roomy enough that my 6'3" friend can drive and ride in the back. I would definitely buy another one.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

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Ever Heard of LEMON? Well, I'm drinking Lemonade

by from Lebanon, VA on February 13, 2007

Bought it, loved it, until it started shaking in the front end at speeds above 45 mph. Have replaced all tires, balanced rotated tires, turned rotors, still shakes. Guess I'm getting a total body ma...
Bought it, loved it, until it started shaking in the front end at speeds above 45 mph. Have replaced all tires, balanced rotated tires, turned rotors, still shakes. Guess I'm getting a total body massage now for free or should I say $200+ a month. Great gas mileage, handles good in turns and actually has a lot of ump for a 4 cyl., has alot of room that can't be seen from the outside, huge trunk, and the basic speakers that come with it really put out fairly decent tunes at a good level of sound,but even under warranty not getting it fixed by the dealer makes it a lemon to me. I was told by the dealership service manager it wouldn't ride like a Cadillac because it was cheap, but it didn't ride like this until after about 12,000 miles were on it and these were totally highway and interstate miles, so go figure. Never been rough housed, wrecked, ran into curbs, etc. so no reason for the severe shaking, I guess the old saying "Weebles (AVEOS) Wobble But They Don't Fall Down" might be a good advertisement, LOL. If the dealership would fix the problem I would be satisfied no doubt. I knew it was a cheaper model car, but heck, I had a 15 year old Chevette that didn't shake like this with over 250,000 miles on it. I also had the chance to drive a 5-door model 2006 AVEO as a rental when my car was in the shop one of the 8 times I'd had is looked at for this problem, and the rental Aveo had 11,000 miles on it and shook worse than my car, so go figure, I wouldn't advise anyone to buy this car unless you want a built in seat massage as well as hand massage from your steering wheel.
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Does not recommend this car

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Kickin' For the Price

by from Orlando, FL on May 8, 2007

I know that the Chevy Aveo isn't the most attractive car on the market to quite a few people.....and I went to a local Chevy dealer to purchase a 2006-2007 Cobalt at first.....but the dealer made me l...
I know that the Chevy Aveo isn't the most attractive car on the market to quite a few people.....and I went to a local Chevy dealer to purchase a 2006-2007 Cobalt at first.....but the dealer made me look twice at the Aveo. It's sporty enough for me. The fuel enconomy is INCREDIBLE! I drove from Orlando to St Petersburg Florida and back on a 1/4 of a tank of gas! MPG = 50.....now that's impressive. Some reviews state that the engine is noisy. I found it to be no louder than a Chevy Colbat, Hyundai Accent, and a Scion 2 door coupe. I did my research based on the other cars that were in the same class and the value for the money kept me going back to the Aveo. It's performance is not designed if you plan on firing up the tracks at the Daytona 500, but I have to admit, I've been very happy with this little car!
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Does recommend this car

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Great Little Car

by from Galion, Ohio on July 27, 2009

I bought my Aveo used in 2006 it had 22,000 miles on it. Had the same shaking problem but i found out that a front wheel had been bent from a possible pothole. Had a new throttle body installed but it...
I bought my Aveo used in 2006 it had 22,000 miles on it. Had the same shaking problem but i found out that a front wheel had been bent from a possible pothole. Had a new throttle body installed but it was covered by Chevy. When you put new break pads on use ceramic type they work great on this little car. Also do not forget to change out timing belt at 60,000 miles. Have almost 80,000 on this little car and I love it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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love m car

by from keller, tx on December 14, 2012

I live my chevy.its my first car I got it used.I use it to commute to work and school and I travel roughly 12 mi one way.a gull tank last me a week and a half.very reliable, fuel efficient.I am in lov...
I live my chevy.its my first car I got it used.I use it to commute to work and school and I travel roughly 12 mi one way.a gull tank last me a week and a half.very reliable, fuel efficient.I am in love with car.I have had it for 2 months now.will see how it goes
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Uses car for Commuting

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A great car for people on a budget

by from San Jose, CA on September 2, 2012

The 2006 Chevy Aveo is a good car for your money.No recalls on these vehicles and has more power than a lot of 4 cylinder cars. The down sides are gear shift is to wide and on all the Chevy Aveo's it ...
The 2006 Chevy Aveo is a good car for your money.No recalls on these vehicles and has more power than a lot of 4 cylinder cars. The down sides are gear shift is to wide and on all the Chevy Aveo's it is recomened to replace timing belt at 60,000 miles as there have been reports of early timing belt failure which could damage the engine.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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GREAT CAR

by from Nashville TN on May 14, 2008

Have put nearly 50k on my used Aveo this is my comuter car and i love to drive great fuel economy and handle pretty good for such affordable car. great reliablity. it runs smooth at 65mph. This is the...
Have put nearly 50k on my used Aveo this is my comuter car and i love to drive great fuel economy and handle pretty good for such affordable car. great reliablity. it runs smooth at 65mph. This is the type of car if you service the car regularly it will reward you with very few problem. only dislike is the radio and sound system could use an upgrade.
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PJ

by from Panama City, FL on June 17, 2006

A fun car to drive. Automatic tranny shifts fine. I'm 6' and have no seating or height problems. Cannot be beat for the price. Mine is an LS model 5 door,yellow and I put chrome wheels on it, a great ...
A fun car to drive. Automatic tranny shifts fine. I'm 6' and have no seating or height problems. Cannot be beat for the price. Mine is an LS model 5 door,yellow and I put chrome wheels on it, a great eye catcher.
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Does recommend this car

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Snazzy and Dapper

by from Montgomery ,illinois on October 30, 2006

2006 AVEO LS with 20,000 miles...Commuting with economy and a bit of pizazz. Driving 78 (r/t) miles into (out of) Chicago from the west suburbs is not fun. The safety features are dynamic. Family tri...
2006 AVEO LS with 20,000 miles...Commuting with economy and a bit of pizazz. Driving 78 (r/t) miles into (out of) Chicago from the west suburbs is not fun. The safety features are dynamic. Family trip with two choldren under five is awesome. The kids sit high and can view out of all windows. Leg room upfront is exceptional...unless you have a 38 inch inseam.
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Does recommend this car

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