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Chevrolet Aveo Real World MPG



  • randydriverrandydriver Posts: 262
    Yes I had just filled up the thank after about ll days of driving and I went 328.8 miles and it took....9.94 gallons to fill up on this tank....mostly just scooting around Plano and on quick trip to my mom's. ( in east texas). :)
  • randydriverrandydriver Posts: 262
    Did the drive to my mom's and back......went 160.2 miles and filled up the tank ....took 4.201 gallons....thats all I could get in the tank....
  • timsehtimseh Posts: 24
    Just drove from Cleveland to Fort Campbell (KY / TN border). 552 Miles averaged 36 MPG. Averaged 65 MPH in Ohio, 70 to 75 in KY.
  • randydriverrandydriver Posts: 262
    sounds good....I was averaging about 65 mph..... :)
  • I really don't get these big automakers. They do everything backwords. First they build pure electric vehicles with their EV1, Rav4 EV and so on and so forth. Then they stop building them because the auto dealers say knowone wants a pure electric vehicle. This all about ten years ago. Toyota starts building the Prius Hybrid, but doesn't give you the choice to Plug it in(bad move Toyota), now ten years later(first Prius sold in 1997, it's now 2008) Toyota is working(supposedly very hard too) on releasing a Plug-In Gas Electric Hybrid That will some day also give you the choice of not only choosing when you get to use electric only propulsion, but also the choice of What fuel you put in it(ie flex fuel), including the choice of filling up with natural gas(if pumped from your home with the "Phill" Station, CNG only cost you less than $1.oo Dollar per gallon). So why didn't all the automakers figure this out ten years ago and make a flex fuel, plug in Hybrid then? makes me sick and dizzy. All these damn fumes I breathe everyday in LA, Yuck. CNG, Good enough for buses, and to cook in your home with and heat your water heater, but run your car on the stuff, oh no not that, that's just too easy. We're going to sell you Hydrogen in thirty years, yeah, keep your eye on that and hold your breath till your blue in the face, or demand the car you want/need today! Now there's an idea. Yeah, tell car dealers what you Want!. Two million New cars are sold every year in California Alone. That's a lot of cars. if everyone, or even half those people said, I'm waiting until you build the car I want, a Plug in Hybrid, flex fuel vehicle. Note: for those of you who think electricity production is dirtier than gasoline. theres the study(actually several reports written on this one), even if 100% of your electricity(to power your electric car) came from a coal(the dirtiest of dirty), your electric car would still be creating one half the pollution compared to the Gas Only Car. and remember, every gallon of gasoline burned, creates 19Pounds of co2. You'll need to know some chemistry to figure that one out, but it's been figured many times and always the same result. 19 Pounds per gallon of CO2(humanly unbreathable Poison for the lungs). So, how about the Chevy Aveo Plug-In Hybrid Flex Fuel Vehicle with CNG capabilities? :blush:
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    There are other ways to produce electricity that are not mentioned when people/studies like to throw the polution factor into making electricity. Wind and water powered turbines are probably the most economical and the solar is getting better ever year. I recently saw on TV of a town that produces its own electricity by wind and sells back what it can't use. I think it was in Iowa? and they had those large wind towers on farmers land. The farmers didn't mind sharing their property and got additional money for doing so. Totally self sufficient community.

    The EV1 (Impact) car was ahead of its time and a great design. They leased everyone of them but the demise was and still is a big contraversy. There is conspiracy theories behind GM pulling the plug that sound pretty credible. Yes the car cost a lot to produce but what new model/technology doesn't. One theory says they were forced to give up the car by big oil companies. Who knows but I wouldn't doubt something more than cost influenced its end. What a waste of resources and what could have been.
  • randydriverrandydriver Posts: 262
    A friend and I drove up to the north side of Lake Texoma and back today. The trip was 194 miles including the sight seeing part and I filled up the car when I got back and it took 5.09 gallons. :P
  • randydriverrandydriver Posts: 262
    Did nothing but in town driving for a little over two weeks and went 285.3 miles and it took exactly 10.00 gallons to fill up......28.5 mpg. :) Last fillup was may 26.
  • aveoctbaveoctb Posts: 5
    1152 mile trip from Harrisburg PA to the Outer Banks of NC and back:

    37.9 mpg on the trip down, nearly all highway at 55-75

    36.2 mpg after driving on the Outer Banks

    35.2 mpg overall mileage which included about 50 miles of heavy stop and go driving at different points between Richmond, VA, and Alexandria, VA, and an accidental detour through downtown Norfolk, VA and Virginia Beach.

    Car definitely gets its best mileage around 70-75.

    Should also note that I have an SES related to a throttle position problem which induced a lot of unwanted "feathering" like I was removing my foot from the pedal and then applying pressure again. It also triggered limp mode five times (three of which were on the outer loop around D.C., which was lovely...) and I had to pull over and restart the car to clear it. This almost certainly harmed my mileage, but by how much, I couldn't tell.
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    Glad to see you are getting such good mileage.

    It puzzles me, however, that you claim the best mileage at 70-75 MPH.

    That defies all currently known science about fuel comsumption as it relates to engine rpm, wind resistance, etc.

    Again, glad you are happy with it...
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    Some cars because of gearing get better mileage at faster speeds. I am not sure about the Aveo, but I have read this about other cars/trucks on other forums as well.
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    Hey, Poncho!

    This week, I saw one of the convertible Geo's we spoke about earlier. It was a red LSi, but it had been "rode hard and put up wet", so to speak. Even at that, it still appeared to be running just fine...
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    I remember years ago when I was at the Chicago Auto Show they had a concept Yugo convertible. I already disliked Yugo's but this thing was ugly and they had it on a revolving platform with a spokes women. I told her it was a joke and would never sell and she was like who asked you type of look. They are there to get opinions and I gave mine. I like to give these temporary spokes people a hard time with technical questions that they usually can't answer.
  • busirisbusiris Posts: 3,490
    WOW! A Yugo convertible!

    I wonder if the top was made out of cardboard, like the bumpers were?

    Although, that car would definitely be a collector's item today....but by who, I don't know...
  • randydriverrandydriver Posts: 262
    Made the biweekly trip out to visit family in East Texas.....(I live in Plano Tx.) and filled up when I got back...36.25 mpg..not bad.
  • ron1970-

    I also have a 06 sedan svm 5 speed and now have 41,600 miles on it and my mileage gets better all the time i'm getting 37.5 consistantly and hit 38.1 today. drops a little in the winter time but very pleased. :shades:
  • I'm glad to hear it. I'm at almost 50K miles and my average is just over 40. A couple of things I've found to bump the winter mileage issues. I bought a K&N Filter and Bosch Double Platinum Plugs. My winter average bumped by 1.2 mpg average. It has already payed for the 2.

  • timsehtimseh Posts: 24
    Took a road trip over the weekend and got 38.19 MPG going through nearly a full tank. (9 gallons 343.7 miles)

    I have just over 10,000 miles on the car now and couldn't be happier.
  • No mileage yet, but got a price of $9,250 for a new LS with auto and air. Figure my cost with gasoline will beat 99% of hybrids over the years.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    Not bad. Hybrids are overrated.
  • packer3packer3 Posts: 277
    2008 Aveo standard with crank windows with 10,000 on it, I had to rent it while my 08 Accord was in the body shop. What a relief to get it back. I have to say though it has some pep when taking off but after that, I felt like I was sitting on a high chair, with the seat all the way back, my leg stayed angled while driving, I needed another 6 inches and I'm only 5'10'', you hit a stone in the road and you could feel it in the wheel. However the real issue was the gas mileage horrible in the city no lie I got 18mpg with it and it's a small car, my Accord isn't a whole lot better but I get 20mpg. I think the new Malibu V6 gets better mileage than this car.
  • In 1987, while I was working at the Post Office in Manhattan (NYC), I walked over to the Javits Center to see the auto show and spotted the Ford display. One of their execs was there (not a model/spokesperson) and I questioned him about their 1975 Mustang 2.

    I'd owned one straight out of the showroom (6 miles on the ODO) and immediately after driving off the lot I began to get sick but the salespeople simply told me that was normal during the break-in period and the mechanics said "We couldn't find any problems. It's all in your head".

    I developed a permanent respiratory illness and spent thousands of dollars on medical exams/treatments/medications to relieve my illness. Blowing my nose brought out black soot and I always smell a rotten-egg odor and fell asleep at the wheel - even on SHORT drives!

    After I stopped driving it (put up on blocks) and drove some cheap used cars I no longer fell asleep at the wheel or smelled rotten eggs - except when driving behind other new cars.

    Spent a few months on active duty in the Air Force at Lackland (afsc 30650) and returned to my new ANG unit and HAD to put the Stang back on the road. The exhaust system was rotted out and had to be replaced but the local Ford dealers said they couldn't find 'stock' systems and a custom system would cost a fortune. They (strongly) 'advised' me to junk the car or trade it in.

    Because I didn't have a job yet I couldn't afford a custom system - due to employment discrimination against military members (guard/reserve) I was denied employment because "You might get 'called-up'".

    Took it to a Mieneke dealer 15 miles away and HE said he could find a stock system. Installed it a few weeks later and then asked me into the bay to check it out. Said the system was an OEM one but that I MIGHT experience some health problems if it wasn't modified. The symptoms he mentioned were the same ones I'd been suffering all the years I drove that car.

    He said the tailpipes weren't long enough - coming short of the rear bumper by 6" and that, due to the aerodynamics, the exhaust gases would accumulate under the car when moving - but not when stationary. Then these gases might leak-in through the heater/air vents and windows regardless of any body holes (rust). The Mieneke dealer cut the curved down-pipes off and welded some 8" pieces on - taking them out beyond the rear bumper and I NEVER had another incident or experience like I'd suffered through since the day I drove it off the Ford lot!

    Turned-out Lee Ioccoca (president of Ford in 1974) had known about this problem and had pulled production of this model 4 months into the production year - but he never told the Govt as the NHTSA had no record of exhaust system flaws and wouldn't accept any complaints from customers because "our researchers hadn't verfied this flaw" (ie: customers who complain may merely be bad-mouthing the manufacturer).

    Well, I asked the auto-show Ford exec about the Ford Mustang 2 w/V6 engine and dual exhuast and he claimed "We never manufactured any such car" (even though that car can be found in various repair manuals).

    The name of the game at auto-shows as in Washington is 'maintain a good image - perception is everything - reality be damned'. Ford can bite the big one as far as I'm concerned and Ioccoca (and his merry band of NAZIs) can rot in hell for attempting to do to their customers what Eichman did to the Jews.
  • poncho167poncho167 Posts: 1,178
    Try driving a Honda Fit around a little bit and you will see how other sub-compacts are.
  • packer3packer3 Posts: 277
    Is it worse or the same.
  • sun44sun44 Posts: 18
    it's about the same in town. Nothing's changed. In this heavy traffic you have to gun the car sometime to get out of the way of ppl or you're going to get ran over. I am also having problems with the keyless lock on my trunk. Nine times out of 10 I have to open it with the key. They've changed the horse power a little in the 2008, but I don't think they're ever going to get the gas mileage that they say they do on the sticker. That's government issued. Not reality. If you guys are getting good gas mileage in town, that's GREAT, but I'm not..
  • sun44sun44 Posts: 18
    Really not a whole lot more to say about it
  • I researched and test drove the basic entry models of almost all the name brand companies out there (fit, rio, yaris, versa). Ended up getting the Aveo5 in June 08, mainly because of price, and am hoping that was a good decision. It has been so far and i have found that i don't mind driving it anywhere and almost everwhere. I had read how sluggish they were, especially on the highway, but i don't feel that power to the wheels is a problem at all (this is an econobox afterall). Getting up to speed and cruising 70 mph is easy and the noise level in the cabin is quieter than alot of other more expensive models.

    Anyways, the sticker's fuel mileage ratings were low (imo) for such a small car but i weighed this in with it's other qualities and went ahead and bought a 2008 model. To my relief, this car does deliver what's stated on the sticker and more. Both city and highway always get better than it's ratings. Haven't gotten those high numbers that some of you have claimed but i do average a combined city/highway mpg of around 32!

    Lowest city with 4 adults = 24.1 mpg
    Highest mostly highway with 2 adults = 35.8 mpg

    A little over 6000 miles on the odometer now, automatic, running 32 psi in the tires.
  • 35-39 highway
    65-70 mph
    mobile 1 synthetic oil
    5 speed hatchback no AC
    One adult one child.
    Don't drive much in town.
  • I'm in the market for a new Aveo. Where did you get yours for $9200?
    (You're right, your overall costs with a $9.2K purchase price will probably beat 100% of the hybrids which are all over priced.)
  • hammillhammill Posts: 10
    do you run synthetic or have different filters in your car? i do and run a k&n air filter. looking for other mileage tricks!! any help ? get 32-38 now just lookin for max performance!!
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