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Chevy Aveo Hatchback



  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    Sounds like a bad situation with this car. With every manufacturer their is always that problematic car that comes off the assembly and it sounds like you got it. I see today that a good amount of the new Honda Fit's were recalled for air bags. Sometimes you get a gem of a car with no issues and sometimes you don't but one will never know until after the fact. Your car should get close to 40 mpg so yes I would be ticked off as well. Have they flashed the cpu yet to reset.
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    I took it in several time and they say the computer says it is tuned to the exact specs.
    They say it is because it is 100% city driving and I only drive like 3 miles a day, so it doesn't get heated up enough to run 'efficantlly'. When I do drive it for like an afternoon, running errands and drive up to 30 miles in one time. I can get a whopping 19mpg. If I time the rights right, drive like an old lady, take my foot off the gas when I see a red light ahead, and glide to a stop. And I always put it in neutral when I sit at a red light, it makes it run smoother and revs less and at a lower speed.

    But I filled up today, half a tank, $16.00....the Escalde next to me, with just 1 skinny tiny woman in it, thats a lot to haul around,...was still filling up at $55.98 when I drove away ! So........
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    I have the 2-volume set of the shop manuals covering the 2005 Chevrolet Aveo for sale. They were purchased from Helm, the supplier for GM's shop manuals. Since the hatchback has not changed much since the 2004 model, I would expect these manuals would also apply significantly to the 2006-08 model years as well.

    If interested, make me an offer. The manual set cost $110.00 originally. You can reach me at (a temporary hotmail account that I set up for this purpose).
  • Try spraying the Boundary in a perimeter around the car..

    The WheelMan
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 11,025
    A national magazine is doing a story about the new popularity of small cars and looking for people who downsized from a larger car to a Toyota Yaris, Honda Fit, Nissan Versa, Mini Cooper, or Chevy Aveo -- someone who never envisioned themselves driving a small car, but felt forced to go small by gas prices that have shot above $3 a gallon. Or maybe they went small to show they are doing their part to save the planet, or stop terrorism, or maybe all three. Please respond no later than Feb. 6 to Chintan Talati at


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  • Wave 54. The only problem is that if it is the fuel system, the 5 year/60,000 mile doesn't cover it. Trust me, I went to court. More money wasted. The fuel pump was bad and they had all of this BS against me. The best thing about my Aveo is that as soon as it blows up, I'll be buying something that has a real warranty so that excludes all GM products.
  • Jeff...
    I'm so sorry about the STATIC you're going through with your AVEO.
    You know, I wanted to get the new 2009 version of the AVEO5, with all its "improvements"...but after reading various negative messages concerning the AVEO in general I find myself not so turned on to the idea of owning one. Know what I'm sayin'? I know you do!!!
    I hope this bad AVEO dream of yours, so to speak, comes to a favorable conclusion for you soon.
    Peace<-AladdinSane<- :shades: -
  • timsehtimseh Posts: 24
    I'm curious why you're so dissatisfied with the warranty on the Aveo (other than it apparently didn't cover the particular failure you suffered). It's one of the best ever offered by a domestic. 3/36,000 bumper to bumper, 5/100,000 Powertrain.

    I know some of the imports (and I use the terms "imports" and "domestic" loosely here, as the lines blur often) offer a 10/100,000 powertrain warranty, and I've seen TV commercials that I believe imply a "lifetime" powertrain warranty (though I'll bet it's not transferrable and I honestly can't remember who it was for... one of those things you half catch while getting up for another beer or to go to the can).
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    Does anyone know where to get a factory looking rear wing for a 2006 HatchBack Aevo? I saw it on EBay last year, when I had no money to buy one, painted and all ready to just screw into the roof, into the holes that are up there under the paint. It was a company in Canada, and it was only like $195 for a Factory wing ,painted and shipped! BUT now I cant find them on there anymore.
    I have looked online and there are only rear wings for the sedans. Does anyone have any leads, other than going to the dealer,and that is unpainted of course. And I am sure the dealer would be super expensive. With so many online companies that sell rear wings...doesnt any of them sell one for the 5 door hatchback?? :confuse:
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    Sorry, the fuel pump with the GM 5-year 100,000 mile warranty on new cars produced approximately after June 2007, is the most extensive in automobile warranties and covers fuel pumps, etc. You must be thinking of someother brand or don't own an Aveo.
  • yupper1yupper1 Posts: 17
    Has your car overheated? Is your coolant fan working? It may be fuse.
  • andy_handy_h Posts: 49
    Check out the post on April 2.

    Doesn't this car look like a God-like Aveo5?
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    It has a resemblance to it. There are actually several cars that look like the Aveo 5 being that it was styled in Italy. This style car is popular with several manufactures over there and we will see more of this here soon.

    Geely is known to have stolen several model cars designs literally, and has been taken to court more than once for copywrite infringement. This is the company that Chrysler will be doing business with soon.
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    Hi. Thank you for answering my question. Do you have any experience with this company, or installing their wing? Did you buy one from them? Is it quality or junk? Does the wing attach to the car ,into the factory holes, that are on the car already, but hidden under the paint? Or did you have to drill new holes into your Aveo? Thanks.
  • andy_handy_h Posts: 49
    My Aveo came with it. But, I had aftermarket wings put on other cars, they are fine. Yours should be fine.
  • Wheelman: How long between oil changes with synthetic oil?
  • sorry you got a lemon but here's my experience:
    I have an '06 aveo lt hatchback. it has just over 46K miles on it. i keep to regular maintenance (fluid changes, oil changes etc) and just put new tires on it as part of an effort to keep this one in great shape. i have not had any problems mechanically with it until the check engine light came on saturday so i'm getting that checked out .. no matter .. that's the way it goes with a heavy commute and 45K miles on it in just under two years. i regularly get between 32 and 35 mpg on the highway. there are some creaks but i'll get those checked out. i'm not at all dissatisfied with this car. this car is not a waste. in this day and age with gas as high as it is i've loved every minute of it.
    it's a great car for long commutes and it serves me well. anyone looking at the aveo should seriously consider it.
  • echo8echo8 Posts: 4
    Hello... I bought my 2007 Aveo hatchback in November of 2007, before I went on a trip to Arkansas last week i only had 1025 miles on it, while on the trip and durning the strong wind there was a loud noise, almost like a Windshield Whiper running on a dry window, the sound seemed to come from around the tire area, but I really am not sure where it came from, when the wind wasn't as strong the sound stopped, I know that I drove close to 1500 miles listening to that loud noise, I take it into the dealship in a couple of days, but of course it isn't making the sound now, does anyone have any idea on what could cause the noise? Any info would be great!
  • yngwieyngwie Posts: 16
    Hey Folks,
    I just got rid of my 99Crown Vic and bought an2007 Aveo 5 about 2 months ago. So far i love it( the pump!) It only had 2000 miles on it when i bought it. Now has 6k as I drive 55 miles a day to work. I'm glad I found this forum to hear what other owners think.
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    So, tell us what type you got and all the extras. Boy you went from a huge 'luxury boat' a very small car. Big inside though isn't it? So...tell us all what you got...did you get a sedan or the hatchback, color, all that stuff. How good of a deal did you get? Did the dealer give you a bad deal on your trade in. Are dealers starting to say things like, 'well you know big cars are not worth as much anyone', etc... yet? I hear that people are having a hard time getting rid of their SUV' is it the same for the big comfy cars as well :confuse:
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    Did the noise come from all the tire areas? Or just one? It was probably just wind that got up behind those big pieces of plastic that are in the wheel wells, know, those hard plastic 'sheets' that keeps stuff from getting into the engine bay? The fact that it stopped after your drive,...probably means it was side winds getting in or behind some part of the car. Thats why I think it was one of those wheel well plastic pieces. Maybe one is loose and just needs to be tightened. IF it is still happening, then it is a problem! But these cars are known for having trouble with side winds, especially on the highway. Has it happened again? try to make it happen again. I would go for a short drive on the highway..and see if it happens,note the speed if it does,where it is coming from, and any other things going on IF it happens. Let us know.
  • echo8echo8 Posts: 4
    Thank you for replying to my message. I haven't heard the noise since I got home, i did drive the car today and didn't hear anything, I think your idea may be just what the problem is, i hope they can fix that, I didn't drive it on the highway, i will do that in the morning before I take it in. I got this car without even seeing it, I was able to test drive the sedan and it was pretty smooth, with the hatchback I can feel pretty much every bump in the road, if i had been able to test drive the hatchback I really am not sure that I would have bought it, but I don't really think its a bad car. Lots of room inside. They had to bring the car in from another dealership, for them to do that I had to sign a paper saying I would accept it when it got here. I was told that it had flip and fold seats, which it doesn't have, I am a Camper and the seats were a big thing to me. Before I signed for it I asked if it could have a luggage rack put on the top and they told me yes, well now they say one can't be put on it. Ohhhhh and those things they call Mud Flaps are like band-aids! But they didn't cost much so it really wasn't a big deal. When it was making the noise the wind was really strong, had to have both hands on the wheel to keep it on the road, and I learned fast that following a Semi wasn't the best thing, tossed me all over the place. I will say the gas mileage in great, I drove to lansing michigan (heard no noise), but there was no strong wind, from there to Arkansas which was just over 11 hundred miles it only took 123.00 in gas. I am going to have them check the tires tomorrow to be sure that they are alright. I got a great deal on the car, I got it during the Red Tag Sale, it was 13000.00 and my brother in law retired from GM so I got his discount, so out the door I got it for 11500.00. I financed it through GM and got 0 percent interest. Before this car I had a 1990 323 Mazda hatchback, bought it new and had it for 17 years, it only had 89000 miles on it, had little to no trouble with it, but things were starting to go wrong with it, i sold it myself and got 1000.00 for it. I really did like the Mazda. But I'm sure I will get used to this car and things will be fine. I'm really glad that I found this website, thanks for everything. I will let you know what the garage has to say tomorrow, I am a woman and some dealerships think they can push a woman around, but they might be alittle shocked if they try that with me.
  • yngwieyngwie Posts: 16
    I got the Hatchback. it's "Victory red" a 5 speed with ac and fog lights. i actually sold the Crown Vic in a private sale. They wanted 9 grand for the had only 2000 miles on it. The owner apparently did not like it and traded it in.I don't miss the old Crown Vic or the 70 dollar a week gas bill at all! I call this car "McDonalds" , cause I'm lovin' it!!
  • echo8echo8 Posts: 4
    I took the Car in yesterday, I do understand that its not making the noise now so its hard for them to know whats going on, the thing that I didn't like is that they say they have never heard of this problem before, what i am going to do is call around to other Chevy Dealers and ask if they have heard of this happening, where it seemed to be the worst was in Indiana, I have free long distance so I am going to search for a Chevy Dealer there and see if they can answer my questions about it, if it happened to me there then it happened to others. The first post that I put in here, I hope I didn't sound terrible in it, I really didn't mean to. They did tell me that if the sound happens again to go get one of them and we can take it for a ride. I mentioned about the Cross Winds and the Wheel Wells, they once again just said that they have never heard of the problem. Thanks so much for your help, with out it I would have walked in there with no idea's on what it could me.
  • okieman1okieman1 Posts: 1
    I bought an aveo for my daughter and we are experiencing the same noise problem (great car except for noise problem), we noticed that it only was happening during high winds (crosswinds as well as head winds) and when we drove at highway speeds (60-70 mph). We took it back to dealer and fortunately it was windy when they drove it because they heard the noise, what they did for us was to tighten up doors to seal out wind noise - this helped immensely but it did not get rid of all the noise interference. They believed the remaining noise was being caused by the antanne cutting thru the air. Even though this noise happens less frequently and is not nearly as loud it was it is still a nuisance. Dealer said we could install a retractable antanne so it could be lowered during driving but they want us to have it installed and that is where we are at this point, I haven't argued the point because the noise problem doesn't happen very often any more so we kind of forget about when we have time to go by dealer and argue for a different antanne. At this point we are waiting for input as to how to remedy this problem without paying to have a different antanne installed. Hope this helps.
  • echo8echo8 Posts: 4
    Thank you very much for replying to my Message, I live in Michigan and we don't very often get high winds like that, it was the loudest near Indiana, the winds were really bad, but I haven't heard it since that weekend, our Chevy Dealer is know for not working very good with the public, I had bought a different car from them in the past and swore to near deal with them again, but I did buy the Aveo, the car is nice and roomy, and I do like it, i am hoping the sound does happen again so that they are willing to fix it, I am still going to call more Chevy dealers in my area to see what they say. Do you mind if I ask where your from? Like I said I am in Michigan. Rereading your message, we were driving on the freeways also, going between 60-70 mph. My dealership didn't even take the car for a drive. On your car, does the sound seem to come from around the tire area? Or from the front of the car? I know its hard to pin point exactly where the sound came from. Thank you so much!
  • flaaveoflaaveo Posts: 161
    A retractable antenna? You must have a sedan?? I know the one on my roof cant possibly be retractable! But if it is will not get any reception. That will be a long ride! Unless you have satelllite radio like me. GO SIRIS!
  • yngwieyngwie Posts: 16
    Srius rocks. I installed a kenwood after market radio in my Aveo 5 with Srius. I love the car and sound!
  • nikkipnikkip Posts: 3
    problems with engine gasket at 7000 miles blew oil on driveway but fortunately covered by warranty. pinhead size crack at base of passendger side windshield is now footlong size crack quickly spreading. think it's a design or installation defect, or even an aerodynamic design flaw for such as small rock to hit there. windhsield wipers very noisy even with $25 per blade ones installed. heater seems to be having problems.. windshield not covered by warranty.
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