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Pros: good safety features, great gas mileage, very reliable, affordable
Cons: needs more front cup holders
Advice: Buy and Aveo, you can't beat it for the moneyI bought a 2007 Aveo 5 door hatch back LS with automatic trans and air condictioning for my 16 year old daughter. That was 2 and a half years and 30,000 miles ago. Its been a great little car ! No problems at all and gets great gas mileage. This was the perfect car for my daughter to learn how to drive. Its easy to drive, has great visiblity and very good safety features like side impact air bags with good crash test ratings. I guy at work has the same car but with a manual transmission and he swears he is getting 40 MPG ! What do people expect from a $12,000 car ? Its a great value made by company that is owned by General Motors. Japanese cars are nice but over rated.
Pros: 4 door
Cons: the recent problems the squealing is driving me nutts
Advice: do not buy a chevy colorado unless you take it to an outside machanic first.we have a 2005 chevy colorado 4 door we have had few problems, but we were haunted by the sales person to buy the extended warenty, which we told them we just do not have that kind of money right now.We kept getting calls and letters. Then we were actualy told that they could gaurentee us that when the warenty of 30,000 miles was up,we would start having trouble.So we could not afoird to not get the extended warenty. We went in for a free oil change, and now have a squealing that keeps getting louder and louder.
Pros: Toss-up - Comfort/gas mileage/4 doors!
Cons: I honestly can't think of anything negitive about this little car!
Advice: PERFECT first car, great on gas, and it REALLY is bigger than it looks!This car was suggested to me by a dealer. I am on a tight budget so value was of upmost importance. Needless to say, this is the best lil car I've ever had. It's GREAT on gas, and it's more roomy on the inside than it looks. I have a husband and a kid, and there's still room for more! It's very comfortable, and the payments are VERY affordable! The trunk is HUGE! We fit a lawnmower in it with the seats down. I love my little Aveo!
Pros: Comfortable seats and smooth quiet engine
Cons: Trunk size on the hatchback
Advice: NoneWe rented a 2007 Chevy Aveo hatchback with automatic transmission for a road trip through Northern Oregon and Washington States. Drove for 2 weeks along the coast and through the mountains. The car was loaded with the two of us with two weeks of luggage, some of which had to lay on the back seat. I was surprised how well this car behaved itself. The engine had plenty of torque and horsepower. The ride and seats were comfortable. Gas mileage was between 32 and 34mpg, and once we attained 37mpg on a day we carried no luggage and the road was flat. Over all, the car was a pleasure and I am thinking about buying one.
Pros: Fuel efficiancy
Cons: No air conditioning
Advice: Make sure of all the options you would like in a carWe bought this car for commuting. It has great MPG. We made the mistake of not making sure it had air conditioning. We did not know cars were made without air conditioning! Air conditioning should be standard in todays cars.
Cons: very bad mpg 22.5 all around
Advice: dont buyi have a lt automatic i get 22.5 mpg with 10,000 miles thy keep telling me its not broken in yet.my mpg will increase.this is bull! this car is history with me and i will let the chevy board of directors no how the dealer and rep respond to a buyer.