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Chevy Aveo Hatchback



  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    The Aveo or any other car as a value edition comes with a radio standard.
  • merckxmerckx Posts: 565
    I think the Aveo5 is a nice looking car,but radio or not,it's not worth $2,000 more than a stripped Versa.

    I suspect this is an example of GM "old think"...since gas had shot up,raise the price of the gas sippers.....Meanwhile, Nissan finds a way to lower a Versa by $3,000....No matter how stripped this $10,000 Versa may be,it still is a great value...
  • aveo5aveo5 Posts: 8
    GM is alot like Microsoft, they can't turn on a dime - in a few model years we'll see GM's answer to the 10K Versa (201x ?) ;)
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    They used to have a value model priced at $9,900 or something like that. The Hyundai is the least expensive now.
  • Well I bought one, 2007, and drove many many miles in the two years--70K

    You have to change timing belt @ only 60,000--$400 from dealer cost me $40 for Gates belt & 2 hr work. If you don't no motor warranty on belt break and it's an interference motor.

    Cooling fan shroud wears through radiator you need to add washers and padding if you don't $600 dealer fix after it fails and it will ! I got after market radiator for $124

    Went through 2 front wheel bearings--100,000 warranty covered both.

    If you air bag light comes on its the side air bag plugs under the seat wiggling loose. Push them together light will clear it self no need for scanner to clear codes.

    The dealers put GM power steering fluid in and it will leak and make noise some day. They were supposed to use Dextron VI--works much better. You can't mix them.

    Seats are made for 100 pounders will rip if your 200 plus.

    Stock tires mega suck, you wont believe how much quieter and smoother it drives on $500 worth of tires

    It drives as nice as it did when new and I don't think it's all that bad, realizing it's not a VW Golf but dose not cost $16,000 ether. A little buzzy @ high speeds 75+

    I got 36+ mpg on hwy 65-70

    Use KN oil filters with the 1 inch wrench thing on the end. They are easy to change from top. Run 5-30 Mobile one synthetic. Starts great @ -20 F

    There is a cabin filter that filters the air coming out the heater blower motor under the glove box which just pops off--change it. Google for one $46 from GM.

    Car is very easy to work on all kinds of room under the hood @ other areas.

    Hopefully I'll get another 70K out of it with little trouble.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    It's hard to say. There are three versions of this car with one being SUV like. I believe this is a smaller car in the micro car size.
  • andy_handy_h Posts: 49
    That car (the Spark) looks small, like a 4-door Smart car, with no trunk space. I like my roomy Aveo hatchback with adaquate trunk space.

    The Versa hatchback loaded, costs more than the Aveo hatchback, and the Aveo has a moonroof.
  • aveo5aveo5 Posts: 8
    The Spark is supposedly a hatchback, so yes no trunk space (grin) - the Aveo has a (OEM or aftermarket) moonroof (big grin) ?
  • I have a 2004 Chevy Aveo Hatchback. Today my temperature gauge stopped working and there was no heat blowing either. I live in Calgary, and it was appx. -22C today, but it normally takes about 10min for the car to heat up. After driving for 45min today, I still had no heat. I am clueless about cars - Anybody got any suggestions as to what I might need to look into? I don't want to get ripped off by the dealership.
  • nikkipnikkip Posts: 3
    check that your engine coolant is topped up. i have a 2007 aveo5 hatchback and had heating problems, and finally noticed the temp gauge had shifted. i checked the engine coolant level and found it below 'min'. i topped it up with the prescribed 'dex cool' (50% water/etc) and heater has worked great since. mechanic says the engine coolant system is more tied in with the heating system than the air conditioning. strange 2 me but i'm no mechanic. had the mechanic check the engine coolant system with no pressure problems? now i just check/top it everytime i fill it up. wondered how it uses/loses the coolant till i noticed a lot of cars in traffic pour lots of 'water'/liquid out their tailpipes...guess this is where it's going..other than a few other problems covered by warranty i am continuing to enjoy the car...
  • I had the very same problem. Heat did not work and I noticed the car was running a little on the hot side so I checked by coolant. It was low and I had to add some to get it up to the right level. I check it more often now and found that I have to add some about once every 2-3 months. I don't know if it evaporates or if it goes out the tailpipe like you said but adding a little when it gets low seems to solve the issue. Other than that, no problems and love my car. BTW, I have a 2007 hatchback and LOVE IT (so far).
  • Thanks for your responses. I will start with a coolant check/top up and go from there. Hopefully that solves my problem. The car is not running hot...I don't think -> cause the gauge does not move, so, can't really tell. lol.
    I will write back and give some feedback as soon as I give that a shot.
  • Sorry this has nothing to do with your post, but I seen in another post you offered to sell your stock radio to someone. If its a double din let me know at thanks.
  • andy_handy_h Posts: 49
    I am surprised that you did not know the Aveo has an OEM moonroof.
  • Thanks for your suggestion on simply adding some coolant. The coolant was slightly below the min. level, The mechanic said that sometimes a air-bubble can get into the systems and cause it to malfunction. He added the coolant, and revved the engine with the lid off the coolant reservoir for about 5min. And there we go > heat! Awesome really....considering it has been -38C here the last few days. Having no heat really wasn't an option.
  • andy_handy_h Posts: 49
    The antenna on the 2006 was a bit crappy. I just changed it.
  • We chose to buy this car for our daughter to use over the next 5 years. Own a 5 year old Honda, Altima and 3 year old Corolla but decided to keep the profits in the US, even if this one was made in Korea. New ones will be made in Canada and Mexico, and I would rather support those economies. I'm much more interested in where things are made now.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    I know what you mean. The Aveo may not be an American made car but the company that sells it stands to profit and that is an American company, unlike Toyota where they take their money and bank it back home in Japan.

    It's interesting of the millions of American citizens who never think of who they support when they purchase a high dollar item like a car. That is why they say especially the new generation of people only care about themselves, etc.
  • I have a 2009 Aveo5 2LT. Is there a way to disable the horn honk when locking the doors with the keyless remote? This is really annoying. Just the lights flashing like my Yaris does is just fine. Thanks.
  • I have a 2009 Aveo5 2LT. Is there a way to disable the horn honk when locking the doors with the remote? It is really annoying. Just the lights flashing like my Yaris does would be fine. Thanks.
  • flaaveo22flaaveo22 Posts: 11
    Hey. Well I cant believe that I have actually kept my Aveo 3 years. I never keep a car or truck 3 years, past its bumper to bumper warranty time. But with the economy and all..well I might keep it a while longer. I had a question about the warranty. is buying an extended warranty..NOT from GM,from another company worth the money? My parents bought one, at my insistance, for their 98 Ford Escort, and it was half the price of one from Ford. Anyway, they used it just as it was about to run out of coverage, so it basically paid for itself in the replacement of the transmission. But so far, other than the damn hatch not opening ,and the tires going bald after 7,000 mile, and me buying new ones that are still as new as the day I bought them a year ago! Crappy tires on the Aveo!! So no mechanical troubles.

    I havent had a single mechanical problem with the car. Just the hatch not opening, which has been fixed, and the tires, which I have replaced. it worth it to buy an extended warranty for the car? From an after market company, NOT GM. I might keep it 6 more months, I might keep it a year. I have been thinking about getting a year old HHR instead. To have a bigger 'car', and hopefully 2 years more warranty on a car. or whatever it is considered to be. But I dont know if they are reliable,or fun to drive or if they ride like a truck or a car or anything about them.

    And I am at a whopping 11,000 miles at the 3 year mark, no mechanical problems, minor interior issues that annoy me, but I have 2 months left to get them fixed. So..if spending like $800-1100 for a 5 year more warranty worth it...even though I might only keep it a year at most. Thats all I can seem to find...nothing shorter. I have never in 30 years of driving not had a warranty covered car. Or should I trade in and get myself a Honda Accord, that I have wanted for 20 years!! They never brake down. My Civic never did..and that is the only car I kept for 5 years, in my life!

    If my Aveo got 30 mpg like it is suppose to, I would keep it and get the warranty. But at 18-20 at the most, and that is by driving like an old lady, it isn't a super economy car. I rather have a Yaris! Or an HHR if I am going to get 18mpg. Any opinions? I have 2 months left to go..and I do that the powertrain coverage that I didnt know I had! Till 2011? I think that is what GM customer service just told me. So the transmission is STILL covered at least! So...what should I do? :confuse:
  • flaaveo22flaaveo22 Posts: 11
    Well if I keep my Aveo,...I need to know if my engine is suppose to sound like it does. I will take it in to have it looked at in the next 2 months, while I have a warranty. BUT, since it has been 'winter' here in south Fla., I know it isn't cold. But I could actually drive without the A/C on and the windows down. So I finally heard what the engine sounds like. And it sounds like a turbo!, When I push it under HEAVY acceleration. Is that what the little engine in our Aveos' sound like? It sounds like a turbo spooling up, if I push it hard to pass someone. It makes this whining sound. Then it is gone when I am just driving regular. I honestly have never heard it before, since I always have the A/C on and the windows up. But under HEAVY acceleration, it sounds like a turbo! Thats the only way I can describe it. Light acceleration, and it doesn't make any noise. But push it hard and it sounds like a turbo engine! Not much more power, but it does move! our engines sound like this under heavy acceleration? Or do I have a problem?

    And also. At 3 years,BUT ONLY 11,000 miles, do I worry about replacing the timing belt, or do I follow the 60K mile replacement that everyone talks about? I figure that with such low mileage, I wait till I hit the 60K mark...right? Or does the 3 years make a difference? :confuse: :confuse: Guess thats enough questions. any input would be great.
  • When I bought my Aveo hatchback, one of my reasons was to buy American. I was disgusted when I learned it was manufactured in Korea. If the information provided from one of the participants in this discussion is correct, the Aveo will now be made in Canada and Mexico. Maybe that will fix some of the problems that have been discussed, such as stalling (in a separate group discussion under "stalling"). The main purpose of this message, however, is to let everyone who read my comments on stalling know that the problem was me, not the car. I had the ignition switch key dangling from a key case as I drove, and the motion of its swinging caused the engine to cut off. It turns out that has been a more frequent problem than reported. It results from an overly sensitive ignition switch. Perhaps that problem will be corrected with new manufacturers. In the meantime, anyone experiencing this problem will have to take the key out of a key case or off a key chain and just insert the unsupported key in the ignition switch.
    Burton Wolfe
  • andy_handy_h Posts: 49
    To buy a car because it is made in America like a Honda or a Toyota is not smart. Yes, many Honda and Toyota are made in the USA. Blind nationalism is what brought American cars into the craps. The Aveo is a great car at great price.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    People who don't support their country and think of themselves over anything else are the problem. When a country produces similar or better quality products and people still ignore because of false perceptions, fancy marketing by others, or like a friend of mine - status symbol, that is the problem.

    It's good to see Toyota in financial trouble also. They are asking their government for 2-billion as of this week.
  • andy_handy_h Posts: 49
    After 50s K miles, one of my tire's valve started to leak. I changed all 4 tires. The tire place had only 195s, so I bought them. Wider tires are nice, but my bad mpg went down more.

    When did you guys changed your timimg belt? right on 60K miles?
  • c118fec118fe Posts: 23
    Were those "original" tires? I got 20k-front,31k rear.Plan to change belt at 57k. :)
  • c118fec118fe Posts: 23
    Supposed to be fumes from ingr :) edients in manufacture of dasboard.
  • c118fec118fe Posts: 23
    Supposed to be fumes from ingredients in manufacture of dashboard causing film on windows. :)
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