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2013 Chevrolet Spark Consumer Reviews

3.9
Average based on 91 reviews
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A Honest Review

by from Indianapolis on April 5, 2013

I bought my Chevy Spark in February of 2013. It's the Jalapeno LS Automatic model. The Chevy Spark is my first car. I became fond of small cars after driving a friends Fiat 500 for a day. I wanted a s...
I bought my Chevy Spark in February of 2013. It's the Jalapeno LS Automatic model. The Chevy Spark is my first car. I became fond of small cars after driving a friends Fiat 500 for a day. I wanted a small car that was good on gas but also needed a car that would fit a baby seat or a child in the back seat being my girlfriend and I discovered she was pregnant during the car buying process. I had test drove a Spark a few month prior to buying one and was really surprised at how well the car handled, rode, and performed for being so small. Being that I had drove other small cars and knew I had to have a back seat, so the Fiat 500 and Scion iQ were out of the question. I ended up getting the Spark and I haven't regretted it yet. It's a great little car. If you read reviews from car websites they'd have you think this car is horrible, it's not!! The car rides great, does it get bumpy on the high way, yes, but not unbearable like they make it sound! The interior is great, my only complaint is that the plastic panels scratch easy. The car steers great and is like driving a big go-kart, it handles very well. I believe the estimated gas for this car is listed wrong at 32/38mpg. The car will never dip under 30mpg even going 75-85mph. The car's sweet spot seems to be 50-65mph, the gas mileage soars at these speeds, 40-44mpg easily! This car gets really good gas mileage! It has never cost more then $30 to fill, normally around $25 being it only gas a 9 gallon tank. The seating is pretty comfortable and you can fit 4 adults in the car. It can be tight for the person sitting behind the driver but it's not bad as long as your not driving longer than 1 hour or so. I live in Indiana so I've had the chance to drive it in the snow. To my surprise the car performs pretty well in snow so no worries there. For 84HP it's not to bad, on some very steep hills it will struggle a little but no where near as bad as I thought! There's not much cargo room but trips to the grocery store will be fine so long as you don't take 4 people along and can use the back seats for storage. So far the Spark has been a really good car for me! If you go in not expecting Cadillac like quality then you will get a lot of value out of this car. I really think value and performance wise it easily beats the Scion iQ and Fiat 500. If you want a small car that's good on gas, runs good, can fit friends and family when needed, and will get you to where you need to go, there's no better choice than a Spark. It's a great car!!
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HUGE little car.

by from Clarksburg, wv on January 8, 2013

Great car. I'm 6'2" and i can sit comfortably in any seat in the car. I have owned the car for a month and have only put $60 in the tank. Thats with holiday travel. I bought the car for my daughter bu...
Great car. I'm 6'2" and i can sit comfortably in any seat in the car. I have owned the car for a month and have only put $60 in the tank. Thats with holiday travel. I bought the car for my daughter but I might keep it for myself.
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Saved my sons and my life!!

by from Shreveport, LA on February 10, 2014

I didnt know how safe this car was until my son and I were in an accident caused by another driver on Feb 7, 2014. We were hit on the driver side front. The only damage I received was a very bruised a...
I didnt know how safe this car was until my son and I were in an accident caused by another driver on Feb 7, 2014. We were hit on the driver side front. The only damage I received was a very bruised and swollen left arm, and lots of bruises from my waist down. My son was only bruised from waist down. All 10 airbags deployed. The car shut itself off. Unfortunately my car is totalled, but after this, I plan on getting another one. I had people laughing at my car. They can laugh all they want now! I know me, my kids, and my grandkids and anyone else in my car will be safer than any other little car. Thank you for whoever designed this funny looking car!
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An economical man's "DREAM CAR""

by from COVENTRY CT 06238 on September 5, 2013

....I must start off by saying...W.O.W. What a fantasticly well designed vehicle for a consumer who is cost concerned about gasoline prices. I had previously driven a 3 cylinder metro...as a matter of...
....I must start off by saying...W.O.W. What a fantasticly well designed vehicle for a consumer who is cost concerned about gasoline prices. I had previously driven a 3 cylinder metro...as a matter of fact still do from time to time. W hy...because its economical and practical and the car has served me well for 236,000 beautiful miles. Its just the kind of car a person foms a love relation with and then finds it very difficult to part with. But its time had come.and I realized it. I had to make the big decision. I read in a magazine about the car called "THE SPARK". After seeing the ratings on the gas mileage in several different magazines. I thought to myself...well...this is about as close to a new metro as I'm going to get., And so I decided to take the chance. I made the call to the dealer. Who by the way was extremely personable and vert friendly. We made the deal on the spot and over the phone. All within about 10 minutes. The very next day I went there. The car which was the one I had chosen was on the show room floor,,,...and it was ready and waiting there just for me... Boy...was I in for an educational experience. There was so much more there.....more there than I had ever anticipated. I was sort of like lost in all,.........all it had to offer just as a basic SPARK....... Lets see....air...4 position seats...stereo...power windows..brakes..steering...which is also height adjustable for comfort.....a computer for a dash which gives readouts on mpg..tire pressure...tripometer....and of course a power outlet for a tire pump. Also forgot to mention..from time to time it talks....it also comes with onstar . I've had the car now close to a month......and I am still learning from it.. On gas mileage...I have 3 different readings so far....66.1mpg....46.7mpg....56.1mpg.....all depends on the traffic...my driving mood.....and the moods of the traffic itself. When I am driving "THE SPARK" with my stereo on.....ITS LIKE A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN....I am about as relaxed in it as I can be....the outside world doesnt seem to bother me. Surprising emotion from such a small car ...because I feel like Im driving a much larger car . Welp.....what more can I say about "THE SPARK"..........WISH I HAD BOUGHT IT SOONER. ps. also wish I had more money so I could buy 2.
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I love my Spark

by from San Antonio on August 20, 2012

I just got a 2013 Chevy Spark and I LOVE IT. It drives like a dream. It doesn't feel like your driving a small car at all. It has lots of room inside. I would recommend this car to anyone who is looki...
I just got a 2013 Chevy Spark and I LOVE IT. It drives like a dream. It doesn't feel like your driving a small car at all. It has lots of room inside. I would recommend this car to anyone who is looking for a small car with good gas mileage. I've had it for about 2 weeks and am getting 33.5 MPG so far.
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A car that shines for a economy vehicle

by from Nashville, TN on March 16, 2013

I bought the Jalapeno Spark LS for my wife for local shopping which allows me to keep busy in my hobby shop. We are both pleased with the Spark in its performing the daily chores. We now have 200 mile...
I bought the Jalapeno Spark LS for my wife for local shopping which allows me to keep busy in my hobby shop. We are both pleased with the Spark in its performing the daily chores. We now have 200 miles and 1 month on it. The only disappointment we have is the lack of a remote control for the door locks. One forgets the convenience of this feature. I have considered trading it for a LS1 just to get the remote key feature.
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Sparky is the one for me!

by from Knonx, Pa on September 22, 2013

I love this car!!!! I had done research on the Chevy Spark prior to purchasing it. I needed something that was fuel efficient. I kept track of the mileage and the gallons of gas ( the old fashion way)...
I love this car!!!! I had done research on the Chevy Spark prior to purchasing it. I needed something that was fuel efficient. I kept track of the mileage and the gallons of gas ( the old fashion way)... My meter says Im averaging 37.7 MPG but Im actually averaging exactly 40 MPG in town, just driving short distances. I am planning a long trip the end of this week and I cant wait to see how the MPG does on the Interstate. The seats are comfy and the car rides so nice. I love getting into it everyday and driving it. Its a super fun car and a great conversation piece. Two of my aunts love it and are considering buying one. I would love to be a spokesperson for this car! lol
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This car is trouble

by from Michigan on November 11, 2013

I have had this car for over a year and commute 100 miles round trip everyday. I use full synthetic oil and change it every 7000 miles. At 22k the car started using oil. I travel for work a lot and do...
I have had this car for over a year and commute 100 miles round trip everyday. I use full synthetic oil and change it every 7000 miles. At 22k the car started using oil. I travel for work a lot and doing the oil consumption test is a pain in the butt. The dealer made me feel like I was lying about the oil I had to put in it between oil changes. At 37k the car still uses oil....99% of it from free way driving. My suggestion is dont drive it on freeway...EVER. Never had the RPMs over 4500. Driving to work this morning the engine light popped on and so did the traction control light. Car starts chugging and acts like it wants to stall at traffic light. Total loss of power and I am afraid to make my hour commute home, afraid it is going to strand me in the middle of know where. My advise. Do NOT buy a spark.
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great value but bad engine

by from Livonia, MI on January 29, 2014

I got my spark 15 months ago and have up 38,000 mile on it. I drive it for work going house to house so a lot of start and stop driving. Still I average 36 mpg. I like everything about the car except ...
I got my spark 15 months ago and have up 38,000 mile on it. I drive it for work going house to house so a lot of start and stop driving. Still I average 36 mpg. I like everything about the car except the engine. I change the oil every 3000 miles at the dealer but still at 30,000 the engine was shot burning g tons of oit. GM warrentied the engine and not at 38,000 it is burning oil again and looks like I will need a second warranty engine before I even get to 40,000 miles. GM has been great through the hole process but still the quality of the engine is horrible.
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Oil Consumption-UPDATE

by from on February 7, 2014

After six oil consumption tests,the loss was due to a bad PVC valve with a replacement valve cover.So far no excessive oil loss.The good news is the warranty covered the costs.
After six oil consumption tests,the loss was due to a bad PVC valve with a replacement valve cover.So far no excessive oil loss.The good news is the warranty covered the costs.
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