Chevrolet Aveo Reviews from UK and Ireland

2008 Chevrolet Aveo S 1.2

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired14 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles

Summary:

Excellent cheap small car

Faults:

Nothing so far.

General Comments:

Good solid build quality, door shuts excellent.

Super seating, plenty of space for 5 adults (5 door model). "Tardis" like interior (bigger inside than it looks!).

Very quiet engine, but the 1.2 is not the fastest on acceleration.

Very economical.

Reasonable when climbing 1:4 hills (25% gradient).

Superb design inside and out.

Very simple mechanical layout.

Highly recommended!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2009

29th Apr 2009, 10:40

Thank you for the good review.

2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.6 LS 1.6 petrol

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance500 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Fun to drive, cheap small car

Faults:

Nothing, it was our hire car on holiday in the US.

General Comments:

Aveo is a small hatchback sold in the USA. It is similar to the Daewoo Kalos sold in the UK.

This car was fun to drive, it handled well and seemed to be very economical. If they sold it here and I needed a small car I would buy one.

Fairly spacious inside for a little car.

It was fairly well built, but obviously built to a price. Nice car to hire out, it was the cheapest option and didn't disappoint.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th January, 2004

8th Mar 2004, 03:19

The reason for it being similar to a Daewoo is because it IS a Daewoo-GM bought Daewoo recently, and this is the first Daewoo-made car they are selling under a GM nameplate in the US. They are also selling a couple Daewoo models under the Suzuki nameplate (which GM owns a stake in and basically controls).

30th Mar 2004, 23:29

I thought they were Suzuki-designed.

6th May 2004, 09:05

They were never designed by Suzuki. GM did all the design work from 1989-2001 and suzuki contributed the engine.

16th Sep 2004, 03:10

As off today there will be little confusion as Daewoo are now being re branded to Chevrolet in Europe.

14th May 2005, 17:54

Daewoo designed this car before the GM take Over. The engine in the American version is not a Suzuki engine. It is a Holden 1.6L. A copy of an old Opel design. Daewoo has used GM engines for years. Basically you can follow the chain back to the '80's. Some markets still get a version of the old kadette engine!

23rd Jun 2005, 10:33

To the person who posted on 2005-03-10:

There's still some confusion because the model in Europe is still called "Kalos", while in the US it's called "Aveo".

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews