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Chevrolet Aveo Sedan

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  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    Who wouldn't!?! LOL
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    the hatchback design of the Aveo will allow me to carry more stuff in a smaller package.
  • Had a dealer give me a price quote of $11,400 plus tax and title for a hatch with air and automatic transmission...

    will look to test drive it once the freezing rain leaves Ohio....
  • if this is how Chevy dealers are going to deal then they will accomplish their goal of taking a bit of business away from the Koreans. irishbobcat-if you don't mind, will you come back and post the TOTAL including tax and license for us? I just think that the hatch especially is a very desirable body design and I think the mechanicals will be sound but not perfect. For example, I would question the trim material or power window regulators or something like that with the Daewoo product(which, BTW, would NOT stop me from buying an Aveo). That is one area that will keep me purchasing Kia or Hyundai. That is the Long Haul Warranty, concerning which I read a quote from HyunKia execs in the fall that they intend to keep the Long Haul through 2008, or something in that ballpark. Your comment on the freezing rain(which we have here in Missouri as well)makes me wonder...does the Aveo offer any traction options or is it just the standard FWD?

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    coworker has an Aveo in our lot! (as a rental)

    I will have to see if I can check it out.

    TINY CAR!
  • dave989dave989 Posts: 21
    The Aveo got into the market way to late in typical GM fashion. Most people by now have bought there Focus and Civic i dont think this car will sell well
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    The Focus and Civic are one class up from the Aveo. The Civic costs thousands more than the Aveo. The Focus can be had in stripped form for about the same money as an Aveo LS, but you'd get more equipment on the Aveo. The main competition for the Aveo will other subcompacts like the Accent, Rio, ECHO, and xA--a fact that Edmunds.com noted in their first drive report that was posted today on the home page. The Aveo came out pretty well, except in the warranty department.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    I think U.S. Aveos now have a 5 yr powertrain like they do here.
  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    aveo has a spacious! interior and what looks to be a 'focus' type seating position with a higher hip point and really good plastics and fit and finish...dash layout is very cool and interesting...lots of nice play between textures that look better than the car's price....interior is big but outside is TINY. wouldn't wanna get hit in an Aveo.......and only 103hp on tap. But still, the cabin of the Aveo is a real nice place to be(by the looks of it). Very good presentation. It seems to be a car similar in spirit to my old Prizm (99) but actually looks bigger and more comfortable and nicer inside.

    I didn't get inside my coworkers rental Aveo yet. Maybe I will before she turns it in. 4 could fit in there comfortably. It almost seems as big as a Focus inside but is much smaller outside. Hatch needs about another 6 inches of length/storage/crush space.

    If there was a way to get 130-140 hp out of the thing and put 16 or 17 inch wheels on it for summer it would be a good around town car.

    Its too small a car to take on trips, it would get pushed by the wind and would not ride good I don't think.

    Nice job, Chevy......definitely an appealing car, much more so than Accent / Rio. Makes wanna go check out the Daewoo Suzuki Forenza.
  • 30-40 extra horsepower, only to blow it on gigantic wheels?
  • to actually have some dealers with the aveo on the lot. I still wait :( Even if they called me today I doubt I could go because of the massive snow storms we keep getting. By the way $11,400 plus tax seems reasonable to me, I hope we get the extra warranty just for the extra peace of mind.
  • dindakdindak Posts: 6,632
    I saw a Chevy Optra up here (Forenza twin) and it's pretty nice also. Price tag is unbelievably low and they have 0% for 48 months. Optra has 4-wheel discs standard.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    $11,400 for a hatch with the automatic transmission and air conditioning doesn't seem bad. The Forenza doesn't have 0% attached on it here in the states.
  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    forenza might be the real deal.......
  • Chev dealer. This one was the metallic blue(looked nice in that color)and the $1000 was on the window.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Forenza isn't a bad car- under $16,000 you get leather...
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Just published is Edmunds First Drive of the 2004 Aveo. You can get to it from the Helpful Links box on the left side of the page.

    Reactions?
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    until you start the engine and shift its 5-speed tranny. Maybe the automatic is better (if slower), but the engine is very coarse and loud and the 5-speed is rubbery--worst I've used in a long time. Could use SABs too. Too bad, though, because otherwise it's a nice package for the money.
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    Forenza is a pretty good car and as jchan2 said in the Forenza forum: "Being a Korean Corolla isn't a bad thing." 126HP is just about right for its target group of the Civic and Corolla. Interior is the best of those three. GMDAT might actually be doing something right!
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,686
    In GM's dreams, maybe. IMO the Elantra is far closer to Corolla standards than the Forenza. But the Aveo might give the ECHO a run for its money quality-wise--the ECHO is pretty "thin" for a Toyota.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    maybe the Forenza is more of a Korean Focus.
  • rctennis3811rctennis3811 Posts: 1,031
    backy: "the Elantra is far closer to Corolla standards than the Forenza"

    I have to disagree. The Corolla has one of the most luxurious interiors in the compact class, as with the Forenza. The Elantra is a basic sedan that isn't supposed to be luxurious but sporty. Forenza is closer to Corolla because of its interior and comparable power figures (130 for Corolla, 126 for forenza). That's just my $.2.

    Back to the Aveo--

    Edmunds first drive said the Aveo will get a sunroof and premium audio system mid-year. Anyone have any more information and what is this premium audio system about!?! It's a subcompact car, and 6 speakers should be fine.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    rctennis3811-

    "Anyone have any more information and what is this premium audio system about!?! It's a subcompact car, and 6 speakers should be fine."

    That's it. SIX speakers as opposed to four. There is also an engine immobilizer available for $100.00 MSRP.

    fastdriver
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    4 speakers is fine for me.
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    I have to point out one thing. The fact that the Forenza has similar power to the Corolla tells nothing about acceleration, or perhaps more importantly in this class, fuel efficiency. Given that the Forenza is heavier by 200 or 300lbs than the Corolla, I would expect both to suffer in comparison, so perhaps the vehicles overall execution isnt quite as strong as you'd like to believe. Certainly, this is how it seemed from backy's comprehensive review on the comparison thread, which is where this convo belongs, and why I'm going to get yelled at.

    (Sorry, Pat).

    However, my point regarding the Aveo does root in the acceleration/fuel efficiency tradeoff I just mentioned. The Aveo suffers here, as does practically every Korean offering in every market segment? Why? Yes, the ECHO may cost more initially, but its Edmunds True Cost to own is very similar. NO SABs is a big detriment, so if I, or anyone is going to go the Korean power/efficiency but low initial cost route, why should I not go with the Accent, which is ostensibly safer, due to STANDARD side airbags which protect head AND chest?

    ~alpha
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    dealer experience, for a start. The Aveo is a pretty fun to drive car, as I've heard. And if you're looking for a five door hatchback, you could either buy a Scion xA for a lot more $$$ or an Aveo.
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    I dont understand when people make the "dealer experience" argument. Who cares? I am at the sales department once, to buy/lease the vehicle, and since I'm an educated consumer and a decently shrwed business type, I could care less whether the guy selling me the car is a sleazeball. If he is, but ends up offering me the best price, I'll still buy from him, but disparage the dealership to anyone else considering it. I also intend to buy cars that see only routine servicing, and again, I know enough to understand someone in the service dept. offering to do a powerflush of my engine at 15,000mi. for $99.95 is a crock. And I'll just service my car at a different dealership. (Part of the benefits of living in the NYC suburbs are, for example, the 5 Toyota dealers within 15 miles of my home).

    When you're paying 10 grand for a new car, you simply arent getting the same type of attention and service that would be paid you at a Lexus dealership. NOW, for that type of cash, the dealer HAD BETTER treat me like gold (or perhaps highly valued TIPS, since the price of gold is on the decline...)

    ~alpha
  • even Aveo buyers right in the service department. They still owe someone who buys a $10,000 car good service, a competent explanation at the counter as to just what is being done to their car and why. If they did treat an Aveo buyer like that who only pays $10,000 maybe they'll have a better shot at selling that buyer a Cobalt or Malibu or Trailblazer next time, eh? $10,000 is $10,000, and the car should run like a top or be fixed for free under warranty until it does run like a top for a very long time for even a lowly $10,000. Chevy SHOULD do that and maybe some of their dealers will. Anyone buying an Aveo please keep us abreast of your entire Aveo purchase and ownership experience, in which you should be getting fully completely taken care of by your friendly Chevy dealer.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    in 99 i bought a new prizm for 12 grand. some told me to buy saturn for the 'dealer experience'.

    well, i never went back to the dealer i bought it from. i sold it about 3 years later. the sales experiece was good, but who cares about after sometimes! i got the oil changed at VIOC, and the car NEVER broke down, not even for an out of place piece of trim ro rattle.

    point is, if you are buying a cheap car, get a good one so you don't have to go to the dealer!
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    in 99 I bought a Civic, and five months later, I moved out of the state, but I have had to return to a local dealer for some work. (not oil changes, but more like the 30,000 mile service Honda does, and the 60K service..)
     in 02, I bought an Odyssey. The dealer experience was pleasant, but I've never serviced it there, as the drive was just too far from my house to justify going back. But, if I ever buy another Honda, I will consider that dealer.
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