2008 Chevrolet Aveo
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a starter car

by from Sacramento,CA on July 30, 2009

This is the second aveo,the first was a 04 and was rear ended by a car doing 40mph,did not look that bad but repairs were more than car was worth. So far no problems. Daughter using car for school she...
This is the second aveo,the first was a 04 and was rear ended by a car doing 40mph,did not look that bad but repairs were more than car was worth. So far no problems. Daughter using car for school she loves it,mileage has been over all about 28mph. I am 6 foot 3'' it has plenty of head room and leg room front seats,back seats are ok. Great interior ,outside is nice. A very large trunk.Ya it is slugish on hills and power on flat land it can handle it's self ok. Yes it needs more power ,but it's a fun car to drive.For a starter car it's ok. You get what you pay for it.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Lots Of Car For The Money!

by from Appleton, WI on September 8, 2011

I have been driving this car for almost three years and never had a problem with it (compared to VW...). It just stands there and is ready to go! Almost like a dog. I love it! Also like filling it up ...
I have been driving this car for almost three years and never had a problem with it (compared to VW...). It just stands there and is ready to go! Almost like a dog. I love it! Also like filling it up at the gas station because it has such good milage.
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Does recommend this car!!

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The best car EvER

by from lincoln, NE on December 30, 2008

My aveo has been named "willy" and it is the best car ever! i have had it for over a year and the only trouble i have had is with the tires, the front ones were bald, and had to be replaced, a lot soo...
My aveo has been named "willy" and it is the best car ever! i have had it for over a year and the only trouble i have had is with the tires, the front ones were bald, and had to be replaced, a lot sooner than my other cars, however, it's probably due to the driving conditions, and not the car. The inside is nice and roomy, and i love the way the seats fold in- plenty of room for 2 big dogs. the sound system is nice, and I love the way it handels (i also love to rev it up in traffic) ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS CAR! i plan on keeping it forever.
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Does recommend this car!!

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love my aveo

by from los banos on August 3, 2008

best little car on the road, but inside is not little plenty on head and leg room. love everything about this car and beleive me i have owned my share of cars. going to buy me another aveo in a couple...
best little car on the road, but inside is not little plenty on head and leg room. love everything about this car and beleive me i have owned my share of cars. going to buy me another aveo in a couple months. this will be my second. the first was a company car which i got to pick out. our company has two both are awesome.
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MY AVEO

by from on October 22, 2011

Good thing they dont make this car anymore. electrical parts are a nightmare! 23 headlights, 5t throttle bodies, to numerous to mention all of the sensors that have gone haywire. 6 timing belts. Would...
Good thing they dont make this car anymore. electrical parts are a nightmare! 23 headlights, 5t throttle bodies, to numerous to mention all of the sensors that have gone haywire. 6 timing belts. Would not reccommend this car, but then again I drive 150000 miles per year. Car now has 301256 miles on it, new cars are to expensive to buy.
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Does not recommend this car

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A lot of bang for the buck!

by from Las Vegas, NV on May 1, 2008

It's been 8 years since I've purchased a new vehicle however, my new wife has never owned a new "off the showroom floor" vehicle and with Gas prices soaring the time seemed right. She is very frugual...
It's been 8 years since I've purchased a new vehicle however, my new wife has never owned a new "off the showroom floor" vehicle and with Gas prices soaring the time seemed right. She is very frugual and wanted a vehicle with good gas mileage and a low price. She finally decided on the Chevy Aveo LT Sedan. After owning it for a week we are very impressed. The styling is great front to back with the high roofline, Altezza tailights, chrome trim and styling. The interior is comfortable and even more stylish than the exterior with simulated Burlwood trim, Chrome bezels around the A/C vents and gauges as well as other Chrome and brushed aluminum trim. The features are plentiful and amazing for a vehicle in this price range, the ride is quiet and comfortable and the gas mileage on the first tankful was 25 mpg CITY not HWY as is usually advertised nowadays. All in All a great vehicle all the way around including fit and finish. Bravo GM!
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Highly recommended

by from Valenzuela, Philppines on May 3, 2010

I had my aveo for the last 2 yrs and have not given me any trouble at all. I am very much satisfied with my aveo. I highly recommend car lovers to get one. In Philippines Chevy cars are not yet so pop...
I had my aveo for the last 2 yrs and have not given me any trouble at all. I am very much satisfied with my aveo. I highly recommend car lovers to get one. In Philippines Chevy cars are not yet so popular but i think it will change because of this chevy aveo.
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My 08' Aveo

by from Alaska on April 14, 2012

The throttle body went out at 50xxx miles. It handles decent in snow, however deep snow its quite pathetic. I live in Alaska and this poor car just hates the cold! I plug it in when the temp dips belo...
The throttle body went out at 50xxx miles. It handles decent in snow, however deep snow its quite pathetic. I live in Alaska and this poor car just hates the cold! I plug it in when the temp dips below 20 degrees and it still sounds like I stepped on a cat when it starts up. Gas mileage you would think would be great considering how small the car is. I average 28 mpg and I drive mostly highway. Bought for $9600 brand new, resale is very very low. MUST change timing belt before 60,000 or your 5 year/100,000 powertrain warranty is voided. (Nice little bit of info I learned after I took it in for when the throttle body went out). Over all- Its a cheap commuter car and you get what you pay for.
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Incredibly Roomy Inside

by from Tustin NA on August 2, 2008

I bought this car in response to high gas prices. Filling up for under $50.00 is a plus and the purchase price was also great. According to the information I have read, the car is 4 star rated in cras...
I bought this car in response to high gas prices. Filling up for under $50.00 is a plus and the purchase price was also great. According to the information I have read, the car is 4 star rated in crash test so that makes me feel safe. People often comment how roomy the car is on the inside. I recommend this car to anyone who wants to save money and still have style and saftey.
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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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