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Chevy Aveo Hatchback

SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
For those who own or are considering the purchase of the Aveo hatchback - Welcome!
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  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    AVEO HATCHBACK pics from the Providence, RI car show 2/1/04. Enjoy. It was just a base model.

    http://f1.pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/fastdriver2_99/detail?.dir=/81c4-&.dnm=eb46.jpg

    Here is the response from Chevy RE: new transmission warranty:

    "Thank you for contacting the Chevrolet Customer Assistance Center. We appreciate you taking the time to write us in regards to the updated warranty information for the Chevrolet Aveo.

    The following letter was sent to dealers on 1/15/2004:

    We are pleased to announce the addition of a 5yr/60,000 mile Powertrain warranty for the 2004 Chevy Aveo. This warranty coverage will be retroactively applied to vehicles already delivered and it has a $0 deductible and is transferable at no charge.

    We are currently updating our warranty booklet information and working on details for getting new warranty books to vehicles in dealer inventory, in-transit and to current Aveo owners. We will be integrating the new warranty information into consumer communications very shortly.

    We understand how important the extended warranty is for our Chevy dealers to effectively compete against the Aveo competitors. We look forward to seeing the entire Chevy dealer body aggressively promote Aveo and its innovative features (including the Powertrain warranty) in marketing communications in the near future."

    That's it. I told them that if they REALLY wanted to compete with the competition, they should also consider changing the 3/36 warranty! We'll see.

    fastdriver
  • csandstecsandste Posts: 1,866
    and the sedan ugly (IMHO) I'm glad to see this board being opened. Still only seen the sedans in real life-- will try to drive the hatch when and if it hits St. Louis.
  • Is this Aveo a rebadged Daewoo?
  • drivin: Yep, it's a Daewoo !

    HUD :):)
  • got an Aveo hatchback in metallic blue. I've only seen the one hatch and it has the $1,000 marked on the windshield for the early rebate Chevy is offering on it. Looks small but an interesting design, indeed.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • The hatch is the only model I'm interested in as the sedan looks like a retirement car to me. If you go to the Chevy site and build your own it will do a dealer search for the model you want in your zip code area. I'm in St louis. There were some hatches that came up but none that matched my options. All were in the $14325.00 range! As usual one will most likely have to order a hatch with options and a 5 speed. All the ones in this area are automatic trans. Can you imagine 103hp and an automatic?! Also, from what I have been hearing at the water cooler, GM is going to have a hard time selling in the midwest. People here are already making jokes about it. Asked if they had seen one they say no, just on TV. They laughed and asked if the wheels would fit on their lawnmower! Chevy should offer wheels like Toyota does. Scion gives a person a huge number of accessories to choose from. Also Has anyone seen if Chevy will sell the body kits that GM Canada does for its Chevy Aveo? At the price GM is marketing this car I have grave doubts. Kia will undercut its price by thousands of dollars. My sister did this last fall. She bought a new 2003 Kia Rio loaded with options for just $8000, Basic models with no a/c or radio were $5995. You see the problem. If the car is marketed in the $14000 range it had better have something special to offer.
  • chris: I read that GM has bumped the warranty to 50K on the Aveo. I'm sure they realized that they MUST be a little more competetive in the "warranty wars" if they want to move any amount of the "nee Korean" iron. Actually if they had any brains they'd MATCH Hyundai & Kia in the warranty dept. Even then I'd think long and hard before I put my money on the table for the GM iteration of a Daewoo.

    HUD :):)
  • but Daewoo was in the process of collapsing and was bought out by GM Daewoo Auto & Tech.Co. Most of us are aware of this but I'm wondering just how much GM tinkered with this design and manufacture process before it got shipped to America. If it was up to me, I'd be feeling safer about the car if GM had NO HAND IN IT'S MANUFACTURE, ONLY DAEWOO PEOPLE AND FACTORY METHODS, EH?

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • iluv: Plus it's been our experience with Chev. rebadged imports that the dealerships treat them like red headed stepchildren ! Don't really like to work on them and stock very few parts @ the dealership. Always have to "order" what you need and it takes forever to get it. We had a few in our business fleet and quit buying them for that very reason.

    HUD:):)
  • the reason I don't care for GM and those like them. If they were smart, or good businessmen, they would treat the people who buy small well, if that means having Aveo replacement parts on hand and not having to order them, then that's what it means. GM's too big and too greedy and their cars are just too bland overall. A lousy combination and one to avoid. That having been said, I hope those that do buy Chevy Aveo's receive decent treatment from their Chev dealers and GM overall. Nuff said.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,630
    I went into my local Chevy dealer the other day as I was in the neighborhood and asked if they had any Aveos in yet. I explained I had been in about 6 weeks ago and was told they should have some in 4-6 weeks. The salesman said that the only one they had was just sold right off the showfloor. I waited to see if he would say anything else, like, "What kind of Aveo are you interested in? When are you looking to buy one? Have you driven one yet? No? How about if I check our orders and find out when we'll be getting some more in, and I'll let you know when one arrives so you can come in and drive it? Would you like a brochure?" But he said no such thing. Since I already had a brochure from a previous visit, I thanked him and left. How do people like that get jobs as new car salespeople?
  • backy: It is just the fact that there is not a lot of money in a Aveo even @ the best deal for the dealer. I would suspect that a salesman would a whole lot rather spend his / her time peddling a loaded-up Monte Carlo, Impala or some hulking overpriced SUV. The old sales adage that "you can't do any business with people that don't have any money" applies here. Anyone buying a Aveo is not a very good prospect for a lot of profit unless they really get ripped-off by the F & I guy on the "back end" of the deal.

    HUD :):)
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,630
    How do they know that I would buy only an Aveo from them? Maybe I need an Aveo for my teen-ager (which is not far from the truth) and down the road I'll need a Silverado or Tahoe or Impala or whatever for me or my DW? A good salesperson doesn't just think about one transaction, but about creating a lifetime, repeat customer.
  • above, hudra. That is NOT a good Chevy salesperson, if they just grunt out a quick, NO, WE DON'T HAVE ANY OF THOSE, and look the other way. That's the equivalent of all the bonehead American drivers who prefer to do the slow drift into your lane in front of you without signalling their intention to change lanes. Boneheaded, short-sighted thinking that leads nowhere. I've heard people say that the reason they don't signal IS THAT THEY'RE AFRAID SOMEONE (YOU)WILL SPEED UP IF THEY SIGNAL AND NOT LET THEM IN. How stupid! We are that paranoid and devoid of fellow feeling towards one another that we omit a turn signal because we're afraid that we'll lose our spot on the freeway if we do? Ya gotta be kiddin' me! This thing is deteriorating fast IMO.
         Chevy's fortunes are not going to improve with service like that. Dumb and impersonal treatment from the person that represents Chevy doesn't make a good impression on a potential buyer at all.

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • backy & iluv: You are exactly right. No GOOD salesman would operate this way. How many GOOD salesmen have you run across lately ? This is the typical attitude with most car dealers. Live for today. Sell, sell,sell and worry about tomorrow, tomorow.

    This is why my business long ago gave up going eyeball to eyeball with the sales weasels. We have purchased the last 10 or twelve vehicles "on line". We get the lowest price we can and move on to the next purchase without actually ever seeing anyone face-to-face. Works for us and as far as I can tell it works for them. Never get any tins of cookies, "birthday cards" or even a short "thank you" but that's show biz LOL !

    HUD :):)
  • LOL, you guys are better off buying the way you are, I think. I am going to strongly consider buying online when the time comes to pull the trigger again. I'm a Kia buyer(2 in a row)and I have noticed a general lack of overall brand knowledge from the lot salespeople. Who needs them then? I mean really, we may as well buy from Internet car-pushers then!

    2008 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,630
    is the way to go; I've purchased/leased two of my last three cars that way. But I've got to drive the cars first to figure out what I want to buy. That is the salesperson's one chance to demonstrate why I'd want to come back there to buy the car. I guess I am a little sensitive on this subject because I am in sales, and I really appreciate good service from a salesperson when I get it--which isn't too often these days.
  • exzurexzur Posts: 166
    GM tells dealers to stop selling the AVEO.
  • backybacky Twin CitiesPosts: 18,630
    The temporary halt is over. GM determined the cars were not at fault for five crashes. But they decided to play it safe and halt sales until they could investigate.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273
    all is well again. Link thanks to "bigdaddycoats" in AVEO Sedan topic.

    http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/michigan/index.ssf?/base/business-- 2/1077209644176322.xml

    What I find REALLY strange is that the AP writer John Porretto, who wrote the first article in YAHOO earlier today is the same writer who wrote the above article. These two URL's were given in the AVEO sedan TH topic. When you click on the Yahoo news article now, it does NOT give you the story from earlier today. I'm sure the earlier article said that GM notified dealers TODAY to stop selling AVEOS and that no further info was available. Could it be that between the first story and the second one the AP writer got new info or did he know it all along? Why would he find out before GM dealers who were told that they would find out the reason TOMORROW?

    Just curious. I knew there was nothing wrong with the car itself.

    fastdriver
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