2008 Chevrolet Aveo
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Big bang $$ for a small car

by from University City, Mo. on September 4, 2017

Great car for the value with new breaks/rotors,struts/shocks and two front tires. Stick shift and pretty fun to drive. Gas saver and for a smaller car...it's pretty roomy. Great interior as well as ex...
Great car for the value with new breaks/rotors,struts/shocks and two front tires. Stick shift and pretty fun to drive. Gas saver and for a smaller car...it's pretty roomy. Great interior as well as exterior. This is a must see ...first car, second car, you just need a car...do yourself a favor and check this one out!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Worst money pit of my life.

by on August 12, 2017

Let me start out by saying that the dealer that sold me this car definitely ripped me off. In the condition my car is currently in, I doubt it's worth more than $1200. But when I bought the car about ...
Let me start out by saying that the dealer that sold me this car definitely ripped me off. In the condition my car is currently in, I doubt it's worth more than $1200. But when I bought the car about 4 years ago, I paid about $5500 PLUS traded in another car for it. At the time I desperately needed a car so I was willing to pay, but it quickly showed that it was a bigger ripoff than I initially thought. Over these few years I can probably guarantee I've put at least $5000 of work into this car if not closer to $10,000... not including paying off the loan. Every thing that could go wrong with it goes wrong, and as soon as you fix it, you turn around and something else breaks. Not only that, but the exterior paint has bubbled, chipped, rusted... and the car isn't even 10 years old. Another minor detail is that the original stereo has no CD player. It doesn't have a tape player, even. There's just a radio and aux input (luckily). But never in my life have I seen a car older than 2000 that just plain had no CD or tape input or anything. Bottom line is, though it's survived due to my care, this car has been one of the biggest wastes of time and money of my life. Don't get an Aveo. There's a reason you've never heard of this model.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Very reliable and excellent on gas! Starts everyt

by from Sioux City, IA on July 23, 2017

I really like this car, unfortunately I have to have some surgeries over the next few months and because it is a manual, I will not be able to drive it. I can't afford to keep 2 cars, so I have to se...
I really like this car, unfortunately I have to have some surgeries over the next few months and because it is a manual, I will not be able to drive it. I can't afford to keep 2 cars, so I have to sell it.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car!!

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Most reliable car I've ever owned

by from Richmond, Tx on July 17, 2017

I love this car. With all these miles, it hasn't broke down on me. It hasn't needed parts, just tires and new battery. It just needs updating, like USB ports. I wouldn't mind another.
I love this car. With all these miles, it hasn't broke down on me. It hasn't needed parts, just tires and new battery. It just needs updating, like USB ports. I wouldn't mind another.
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Does recommend this car!!

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+350K miles and still going!

by on July 15, 2017

It may not be the most stylish car, but it's definitely been one of the most reliable. We've had this car for about 8 years now. It's been through so much in that time! Doubling as a family and work c...
It may not be the most stylish car, but it's definitely been one of the most reliable. We've had this car for about 8 years now. It's been through so much in that time! Doubling as a family and work car, we're easily creeping up to 400K miles. Best thing is that even 8 years in we're still getting great mileage.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car!!

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Great car for fuel mileage

by from Steubenville ohio on May 24, 2017

Great vehicle for me because I drive an hour to work everyday and it gets wonderful fuel mileage. Finally found a car that's a manual and at a good price.
Great vehicle for me because I drive an hour to work everyday and it gets wonderful fuel mileage. Finally found a car that's a manual and at a good price.
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car!!

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do not buy this car or a chevy

by from Troy, NY on March 26, 2014

I Have had my aveo for 7 years now. I thought I could save money with a small car as well as save gas cost. Since owning it I have been in and out of the shop spending well over 8k on it now. I keep a...
I Have had my aveo for 7 years now. I thought I could save money with a small car as well as save gas cost. Since owning it I have been in and out of the shop spending well over 8k on it now. I keep all the reciepts to prove that number. I have replaced the alternator, 3 wiper motors, numerous wires, all major fuses and amps, all radiator hoses, numerous rear lights, hatchback issues, and muffler and exhust systems.I have never been in an accident and have a clean drivers abstract. I understand upstate New York has it's share of weather but all other cars seem to do just fine. America...it takes more than Bob dylan to sell cars. A good product Iis a good product. Chevy should be ashamed of themselves for the conscious choice of putting this kind of car on the market. Suggestion to them is to think of what they can give in a car and not what they can get for it! It is flat out offensive and a waste of your hard earned American money.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Unreliable hatch, brakes, clutch

by from Ontario on August 31, 2013

I would not recommend purchasing this vehicle. I have been unable to use the hatch effectively for a couple years as there have been chronic problems with its opening mechanism. The brakes were repair...
I would not recommend purchasing this vehicle. I have been unable to use the hatch effectively for a couple years as there have been chronic problems with its opening mechanism. The brakes were repaired at a high cost last year and now need to be done again. The clutch was replaced last year.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Ms Lisa

by from Florida on July 26, 2013

I wish I had found this car sooner . Love love love , love it . Roomy inside , comfortable for long distance driving , which I do a lot . Gas ha , can I get a woo hoo for that . never gonna own a big ...
I wish I had found this car sooner . Love love love , love it . Roomy inside , comfortable for long distance driving , which I do a lot . Gas ha , can I get a woo hoo for that . never gonna own a big car again . Looking for a matching bike to strap on the back right now . There should be more designs like it .
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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Will never buy a chevy again

by from Grand Rapids, MI on May 30, 2012

Replacing my second alternator in 4 years. Worst experience of my life dealing with GM and Chevrolet dealerships over the past two days. After being told it would be covered, I was basically laughed a...
Replacing my second alternator in 4 years. Worst experience of my life dealing with GM and Chevrolet dealerships over the past two days. After being told it would be covered, I was basically laughed at by GM customer service reps, then hung up on. While one dealership did replace the first alternator outside of warranty two years ago, because they said it must havee been a bad part, when it went out again less than two years later (two days ago), they wanted to charge me $960 for a part my husband can install for $150. They have no answers as to why I need to replace an alternator every two years. This is not to mention the shocks, other electrical problems (haven't had a working clock in years) and other problems with the car. I can't wait to trade it in for a different brand. I'm very lucky that when I was stranded this time (at 9 months pregnant) that my husband happened to be with me. You cannot count on this car or on GM.
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Purchased a new car

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Does not recommend this car

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