2004 Chevrolet Aveo from North America


Average little car with plenty of interior room, poor gas mileage, MSRP = questionable value


City gas mileage is terrible. With the AC running, mileage fluctuates between 15 and 20 MPG. I expected a car this size to get much better mileage. Highway driving is marginally better, but still off the mark from what I expected. I doubt that it's my driving style, I get comparable mileage under identical conditions in my 2003 Ford Explorer Sport Trac 4.0L.

Interior dome light has burned out 3x since the car was purchased.

Warning buzzer (doors, keys, lights) went out almost immediately.

Does not respond well when braking. Seems to think about stopping.

Seats are hard.

Serious road noise.

General Comments:

Cavernous interior room.

Sub compact. Performance is adequate - neither impressive nor unimpressive. Responsive enough to get into freeway traffic, but lacks any sort of neck snapping acceleration.

MSRP is high for what the car offers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th August, 2006

2004 Chevrolet Aveo from North America


Worst ever purchased


Teeth on timing belt torn damaged valves on engine at 61000 miles.

General Comments:

Economy car not many positives.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th June, 2006

9th Jun 2006, 17:13

So let's get this straight. You acquired the car at 61,000 miles. And as of right now you've got 61,000 miles still showing on the odometer? You may want to put a little more effort into your review next time.

5th Aug 2008, 17:27

Timing belts need to be replaced more often than 61000 miles on these cars. You should have checked to see whether it had been replaced when you purchased it. It is your responsibility to keep up with maintaining your vehicle. Also, these very small cars with small higher rpm engines always need more TLC than a typical older large car. A lot of people learned this the hard way when small cars became popular in the eighties, now it seems they will have to learn again.

2004 Chevrolet Aveo LS from North America


Big car, little price = Excellent



General Comments:

I've just recently bought a 2004 Chevrolet Aveo 5-Door (Hatchback) in white.

The first thing I noticed when I got into the vehicle at the car lot was how roomy inside it was.

The Chevy Aveo does look like it would be small and uncomfortable from the outside view, but in reality it's roomier than most vehicles I've been in and the seats are extremely comfortable.

The Aveo has excellent handling.

Since it is bigger than my old car (Nissan NX 1600), I figured it would be harder to steer in places and drive around on curvy roads and sharp turns, but it is exactly the opposite. The Aveo far out stands in handling than my Nissan did.

Although there are more good points than bad, I'm not getting the expected gas mileage. I fill up every few days or so. $25 dollars fills it up, but it definitely goes quick.

As performance goes, the acceleration isn't much to boast about. The engine is very quiet. The drive is smooth.

This car is solid.

I recommend this car to anybody who wants an affordable economy car with all the perks of an expensive car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd April, 2006

23rd Apr 2006, 13:54

The Aveo, as anyone who has read any of the Aveo boards knows, is built by Daewoo now owned by Chevy. The only remotely-American thing on it is the lawyer warning on the visors about the airbags.

And while its long term reliability is still up in the air, I have had my 2005 Aveo for over a year and only one thing has gone wrong - a squeaky rear seat. The car performs flawlessly under any condition (had it up to 85 mph in traffic yesterday). It has an amazing torque curve, and if you understand how its engine works the acceleration is not as slow as one might think.

2004 Chevrolet Aveo base 1.6 from North America


I love it


AM side of the radio started buzzing, at 5,000 miles when stepping on the gas.

Air intake tube shattered at -55F on a long trip (my fault on that one).

PCV valve froze up, same trip, puking oil all over the engine.

General Comments:

I love the 5 speed transmission.

However in extreme cold, the hydraulic clutch really acts up.

The interior is very roomy and simple.

I wish it had cruise control.

Grrreeeaaatt heater!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 2006