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Chevrolet Aveo Sedan



  • on the Aveo, anyway? 25 city and 34 highway?

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,682
    The Rio and Accent aren't stellar on fuel economy either--the ECHO is the champ there, but will cost you thousands more than the Aveo comparably equipped. The Accent comes with SABs standard but they aren't available in the Rio, and extra on the ECHO. Still, for a brand-new model I think the Aveo should have SABs at least as an option.
  • iluvmysephia1-

    That's the current rebate from GM for the AVEO- $1,000.


    LOL... I saw the same thing. You saw it in the "cheapy" catalog where I saw it. However, in the bigger and better catalog, there is no sight of the side airbag logo on the seat. If you read the SMALL print in the catalog, it does say that these were preproduction models shown in the catalog and that production models may vary!

  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    To compare the 25/34 ratings of the Rio, Accent and Aveo, here are the following comparisons:
    Honda Accord EX 4 cylinder: 28/33
    Hyundai Sonata GLS V6: 19/27
    Honda Odyssey LX: 18/25
    The cars above are much larger than the Accent, Rio and Aveo, yet the Accord gives you just 1 MPG less on the highway and three MPG more in the city. The Sonata is a V6, giving 19 in the city and 27 on the highway, and the Odyssey van gives 18/25, just a little less than the Sonata. I guess Korean cars just get lower MPG ratings than the Japanese and even some of the domestic cars. (Malibu V6 gets 26 MPG in CR testing)
  • alpha01alpha01 Posts: 4,747
    backy and fastdriver-

    I didnt even know there was a "better" brochure. One important note though, is that the Accent side airbags are seat mounted head/chest inflatable restraints, whereas the ECHO's optional are inferior chest only units. Of course, the Rio and Aveo don't offer any kind of supplemental side protection....

    Indeed, the Koreans do lag behind the Japanese and Domestics in terms of fuel usage. Heck, the FWD 230hp Toyota Sienna matches the Sonata V6s EPA ratings, and CR tested overall MPG.

  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I'd like to mention that the Hyundai Santa Fe LX 3.5 is rated at somewhere around 16/22, which is worse than the much larger Honda Pilot EX, which seats 8 and gets a rating of 17/23.
  • Well, St louis had its auto show this past week. It ended today. I must say it was the worst show I have been to. Very few up coming models and just one or two concepts. The Chevy stand was dominated by the Pickups and SUC's er ah, SUV's to most mid-westerners. They had one Aveo and it was only a four door. No options. No hatch to be found. The info person was unable to answer any questions (Some flunky from a local dealership) and just handed me a chevy full line booklet. GM and Chevy, I am insulted.
  • Side airbags, cruise control and other things are reserved for markets other than the US. The Aveo is being sold here in the States as a cheap car. In the rest of the world it is a main stream car. Your average person in Europe would be buying this type of car and expects more in the way of options. Here in the states cars like the Toyota Camry sell but Toyota can't give them away in Europe. There, Hatchbacks and MiniMinivans or as they say "people movers" are what sells. Also something like over 50% of new cars are sold with diesel engines. It is not going to be your average american that buys these cars. Most Americans are still waiting for the new 1975 Ford LTD to come out.
  • regfootballregfootball Posts: 2,166
    cavalier 5 speed and aveo have similar mpg and right now, similar pricing.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    buy an Aveo hatchback then settle for a Cavalier.
  • 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.

  • 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: 18,682
    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 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?
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