Chevrolet Aveo Reviews from Egypt

2008 Chevrolet Aveo 1.5 injection petrol

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 1.5 injection petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired107 kilometres
Most recent distance49000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 504

Summary:

You can find something better at the same price

Faults:

There is not enough horsepower in this engine.

The seats are extremely uncomfortable, especially when you go on a long journey.

The car loses a lot of its stability once you go above 100 km/h (60 mph) only.

Believe it or not, no airbags in the car; I always feel unsafe when I am inside it.

General Comments:

The car is not bad compared to its price, has low running costs and is reliable, yet it is still really below average, due to some problems that make you regret that you bought this car.

First, the engine of the car is very weak; 1.5L, and only generates 75 horsepower. I have a friend that has a Toyota Yaris 1.3L, and that generates around 93 horsepower. So it takes like century to go from zero to 100 km, so you keeping pushing the accelerator pedal, and the kilometer speed indicator is barely moving.

The second thing is that the car loses a lot of its stability once you go above 100 or 120 km/h, and above the 120 the engine sound becomes very loud, almost screaming, and the car starts shaking.

Thirdly, there are no airbags in some categories in this car, which makes me feel insecure whenever I am inside this car.

Last but not least, the seating in this car, especially on long journeys, is very annoying; there is not enough room in the rear seats, and the front seats are also uncomfortable; you will start to feel pain in your back when your journey reaches its first hour.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd September, 2010

13th Dec 2010, 20:36

Are there really not any airbags in your Aveo? That is hard to believe, mine has 4 airbags. But perhaps they didn't include them in Egypt?

75 HP is incorrect, if you have the 1.6 L 4 cylinder. These should generate just over 100 HP according to the manufacturer. 75 HP is what a 1.0 L 3-cylinder engine produces.

2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.5

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.5 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired95 kilometres
Most recent distance950 kilometres
Previous carBMW 5 Series

Summary:

Not bad

Faults:

On my first drive home I felt an unusual tremble in the drive-train. I think it is the automatic transmission.

General Comments:

Very spacious for its size. Love the dashboard!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd October, 2008

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews