Worst money pit of my life.
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 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.