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Chevrolet Aveo Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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  • c118fec118fe Posts: 23
    10050 mi,sport red,auto,a/c,mp3,never know it was used.$10,000.High/low $ dont know,but looking at Rio,Accent,had to buy this.Unbelievable storage space with rear seat folded up.Very satisfied. :)
  • akveevoakveevo Posts: 12
    I paid $8400.00 with my GM discount / gave me the 2007 $1500.00 rebate on a left over 2006 sedan LS :)
  • dashbbdashbb Posts: 119
    Congratulations! What was the MSRP of your Aveo?
  • The sticker price was 13425, I think I did good.
  • Cobalt has an additional thousand rebate through july 4th or 6th

    If you can get the dealer to combine this with
    4 instant value certificates (worth $1000 total)
    you will be doing great
    That would be $3000 in total rebates
    $1000 manuf rebate
    $1000 july 4th bonus cash
    $1000 in instant value certificates

    Considering the aveo has only a $500 rebate
    a comparably
    equiped cobalt may actually be cheaper
    and is without a doubt a much more substantial car

    A cobalt LS has all the basics including air, gets pretty
    good mileage (especially with the 5-spd) and offers the MP3 radio for only $150 extra

    If you are shopping the aveo do yourself a favor and at least check out the cobalt
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    No offense meant,but a Cobalt is just a replacement for the horrible Cavalier.Right? Doesnt it have most of the same parts and body frame??? I had heard that the mileage for that tiny engine is as horrible as what most of US Aveo owners get. High teens in the city! And yet it is just a 2.2L 4 cyl. But our 1.6L gets horrible mileage to. Although some of you say you get high 30's-low 40's mpg on the highway. In the city...I never get above 18mpg. With the exception of 2 times, I got a whopping 20mpg! Driving like an old lady and carry nothing and make it a long trip in the city, to get that 20mpg.I'd actually buy the last year of the Cavalier before buying the Cobalt. My $.02
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    The Cavaliar wasn't a horrible car by any means. I have never owned one but have known several people who have and they are just a reliable and long lasting as anything else if maintained. If I had a need for a used car for commuting that was cheap on the pocket that is what id get.

    The Cobalt is a totally different car than the Cavaliar other than sharing that arguably best in class EcoTech engine. If you look at the top of the forum you can see the consumer rating section where people post commments about their cars and mileage. Around town most get mid-20's and up to 40 on the highway. In a Car & Driver evaluation in July 2005, the Cobalt had the best mileage for its class barely edging the Corolla with over-all mileage at 28.3 vs 28.1 for the Corolla. That was both city and highway averaged out. The HHR shares the same chassis and engine as the Cobalt and weighs a couple hundred more and some people get upper 20's city in that vehicle as well.

    The Aveo may not be the best in class mileage for its size, but Motorweek TV did find it better than the Nissan Versa in their evalution. Mid to upper 20's is not bad for a city car.
  • Hi,

    Wanted to find out if anyone tried to buy the "value" version of the car and had a dealer install the a/c on it. What was the cost and was it really worth it against buying an LS version ?
  • Just wondering if current discount of 1K in rebates is good deal (seems like getting LS around 11k should be easy) or would it likely to get better as we go into November ?
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    I have seen people write about buying the value version but I can't say much more. I believe there was someone who had the AC installed on that model. It should be under $1000.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    You didn't mention specifics, but your best bargaining for 2007 is at the end of the year, and especially toward the end of the month where salesman are trying to make as many sales as possible for different commision bonus catagories. Never pay list on any car and use the rebate after finishing negotiation.
  • I just bought a value version of the Aveo5. The dealer wanted $1,660 just for ac. I did not have it installed.
  • jfritschjfritsch Posts: 958
    Hit the parts or service departments of 10-20 dealers via phone or email towards the end of month for install of an ac on your model. See if you can work a 900-1000 deal.

    Good luck
    --jjf

    I just bought a value version of the Aveo5. The dealer wanted $1,660 just for ac. I did not have it installed.
  • I knew I wanted this car. It still took me four hours to get it and the dealership was rude to me.
  • The Value Editions and other non-AC basic model cars (Kia Rio, Ford Focus, etc) are produced in small numbers and when a dealer gets one they want to get rid of it quickly and cheaply. So they'll advertise a ridiculous low number and a hundred people will come to get the car but there will be only one to sell and it will be most likely sold for closer to sticker price and well before the ad is placed in the paper.

    A Kia dealer here in DFW used to advertise their Kia Rios for $5888. Each dealer (they have 3 stores in town) would get one per month and they would run the TV spots all the time. At the time I was living in a hotel behind one of these dealers and I noticed a car with no hubcaps coming off the truck one morning. I checked it out, it had no AC, no radio, no power steering, no nothing. I knew it was the $5888 car and it was even in black. I went inside and tried to buy it for TWO HOURS. Finally they told me they couldn't finance it to me because their minimum financing amount was $5000 and I would have to put a third down, which would mean financing about $4400 and they simply wouldn't do it. I tried to have them add an extended warranty on the car (powertrain was covered 10yr/100K), window tint, floor mats, a radio, etc...I even offered to let them add the $2100 AC package which would have made the car at this point about $10K and even with half down it would be above their minimum and they flat out refused. Then the manager came out and said cash only. I had $3200 to my name at the time and couldn't do it.

    The car was sold to the next person who walked in the door after me that morning, who also lived in the same hotel and was waiting JUST LIKE ME.

    So if you want the stripper model, rent a hotel room by the dealership and wait it out!
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    That was pretty good but that dealer is crooked. I don't believe they can legally to you that it has to be financed or cash only or whatever they said. I have read about these dealers hiding these cars in the back and trying to get more money, etc. I wouldn't even pay $1,000 for their accessory A/C. $2,100 is a total rip-off for A/C especially when its 1/3 of the cars price to have it added. Generally most people don't want the A/C on this value leader type car thats how the customer saves money, but $2,100, thats ridiculous.
  • I paid 8990 for a 2008 SVM with nothing in it. the absolute least i could get . just a reference point if you needed. This was in MAss jan 08
  • jb_turnerjb_turner Posts: 702
    What are you talking about?
  • I payed for a GM AVEO IN MASSACHUSETTS AT THE commonwealth Motors in Lawrence. Jan 2008.
  • jb_turnerjb_turner Posts: 702
    Why did you pay that much?
  • well that was the lowest i could get them. Almost all the dealers would nt talk to me beyond that price. they would tell me to go else where. I would walk out and they would not call or ask me to come back
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    I have heard of people getting it for less than that but you aren't going to get much more off of that unless there is a rebate or GM card points involved. It depends on the area. Some Toyota dealers will wheel and deal and others won't budge much. It is still a good price for a new car.

    Have fun with the car.
  • garv214garv214 Posts: 162
    Agreed. A large, volume Chevy dealer in the SF Bay Area is advertising 10 units at a sales price of $8988. I recently got a letter from my GMCard saying they would increase my GM bucks to $3K (I am currently at just under $2K). So, in theory, I could get a brand new Aveo for $5988. If I had a 1999 or newer GM vehicle, then I could knock another $1K off of that price. Hmmm...maybe I should check out Craigslist for a cheapo 1999 geo/chevy...mwuhahahhahahahah :shades:
  • I just bought a 2007 Aveo and drove it off the lot for $7000. Great deal!

    Sticker: $9950
    Minus: -$300 Dealer discount
    Minus: -$1250 Chevy rebate
    Minus: -$2000 GM Card rebate
    Plus: +$600 Aprox. in Tax, title, license.

    Equals: Out the door for $7000

    That's an awfully good price for a brand new car with a 3yr/36,0000 bumper-to-bumper, 5yr/100,000 powertrain warranty.

    Key to all this: Make sure your GM Card doesn't have a redemption allowance. Newer card accounts limit the most you can rebate on an Aveo to $1000, even if you have a rebate for a higher amount. Older accounts shouldn't have such a limit. I got it in writing from GM Card last summer that my card didn't have a redemption allowance.

    Price was good, the sales rep was a good guy, but they tried to tack on an extra $500 when I went to sign the paperwork. Luckily, I had already gotten an "out the door price" in writing (email) and they honored that.

    Car was purchased in the Dallas Metroplex on Jan. 24.

    Tip: Use the "search inventory" feature on the chevrolet.com website to track down 2007 Aveos.
  • I'm in the SF Bay Area, can you tell me what dealer was advertising that price? Mom needs to replace her car.
  • Yeah---I know the color you are talking about. When it first came out I actually called up Chevy corporate and even the customer service rep didn't have a clue about it. Seems like Chevy puts out some limited edition stuff every so often just to keep things interesting, but the problem is, you can't get any tangible info on these things. Anyway, I finally saw a good pic of one of these aveos from a dealer's website, and it was really ugly. Looked like a crayola color or something. It was pimped out though, with some fancy wheels and upgraded audio system. It was called "Maui Blue Spring Edition". This car was priced in the cobalt range, so I bet they had some trouble selling 'em.
  • The Cobalt currently has a $2000 rebate. Puts it square in line with equivalent Aveo pricing. A 4-door, 5-speed, AC/CD/MP3 Aveo costs around $12,500. After rebate, the Cobalt is about a hundred more. Aveo may also have a rebate but it isn't nearly $2000.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    The Cobalts is a pretty descent car and mileage is reported to be good as well. The model you are describing is a base model which I believe comes with air conditioning, but none the less not a bad buy.
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    Personally, and I say this after having owned an Aveo hatchback, I would take the Cobalt (all things/options being equal). In the long run, I think you will be happier with the larger vehicle.
  • Apparently it was a Demo model, or maybe a very quick repo. I got it used with only 6,000 miles yes, six thousand mile.
    Chevy Aveo LT, with all the added stuff.
    ABS, Leather interior, Auto, and steering wheel controls.

    Checked it up on the Chevy site, though costco, and in Kelly Blue Book.

    Chevy MSRP was $16380
    Costco Invoice price $15464
    KBB Used retail was $15100 (before TT&L)

    I picked it up at Good Chevrolet in Seattle for $15,000 out the door.
    Needless to say I am quite pleased with the sale..
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