2004 Chevrolet Aveo Reviews - Page 5 of 15

2004 Chevrolet Aveo LS from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Great little car

Faults:

Remote key failed under warranty. Some squeaks.

General Comments:

After market cost to replace the belt less than most similar cars.

My wife the loves the car, and I have no problem with it.

Highly under rated by people comparing it to high-end myths.

Don't know what 100,000 will bring, but I'll find out.

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

Review Date: 26th March, 2009

2004 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6L Etec from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6L Etec Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance69000 miles
Previous carChevrolet C10

Summary:

Squeekers is cute, but I wouldn't get another one

Faults:

At 63,000 the valve cover gasket gave out and shot oil all over the exhaust manifold. Cost 186.00.

64,000 - needed new brakes.

At 69,000 miles the timing chain decided to snap while going 80 down a hill 50 miles out side of Needles CA.

General Comments:

My sister had this car since 2006, I got it from her over the summer. So in all honesty a lot of its problems could be due to the fact that she doesn't know anything about taking care of a car. But since I've had it, it has been nothing but trouble.

To its credit it has been really good on gas. I've pulled 28 to 29mpg out of it in the city and about 36 on the interstate. The seats are comfy front and back. The acceleration is okay for what it is, as are the brakes and handling.

However, it has left us stranded when the timing chain exploded. Parts are hard to find for it when you take it to a GM dealership, especially a small one that doesn't carry little cars. If yours isn't under warranty and you can't find a timing belt for it, it is the same thing as a Pontiac G3, or a Daewoo (it's actually just a Daewoo with Chevy badges).

I'd recommend it as a commuter car, but not for road trips, and for the love of god keep it maintained.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2009

2004 Chevrolet Aveo from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Manual
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles

Summary:

This car is reliable

Faults:

Faulty fuel pump after a month of owning it, but the warranty covered it.

Took it in to have the seat belts fixed because of the recall.

Just now at 120,000 miles, I find that my spark plugs need to be replaced for the first time, as well as my oil gasket.

Timing belts was changed at around 80,000 miles. It was shredded. I went in for an oil change and it was discovered.

General Comments:

Overall this car has been a great investment. It's taken me up and down the west coast through every single type of weather you can think of.

It's braved two years of pretty heavy winters in Spokane, Wa, two years of hot temps in Yuma, Az, and two years of mild weather in Lubbock, Tx.

This car is great on gas. I've been back and forth between these three cities for the past 6 years, and I knew I could count on my little car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th January, 2009

2004 Chevrolet Aveo from North America

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Faults:

The back seat belt quit working.

The shifter will quit going out of park, and when it does, the brake lights quit working.

The alternator went out.

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

Review Date: 10th January, 2009

16th Feb 2009, 14:01

Can't shift gears, from part to reverse or drive. Stays locked

18th Dec 2009, 19:55

Get the shift linkage checked, and what do you mean the alternator "went out" did it unbolt itself and walk out of the engine compartment??? :O.

2004 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual

Summary:

It's not that great of a car..

Faults:

The engine light continues to come on.. Now it just stays on...

If the car is idling it the heat works great, but as soon as you start going then the needle on the temp gauge goes down to 0 and it's freezing. My windows fog up and I have to open the window just so the fog will go away on the windshield so I can see.

As of now I am really not happy with this car... We bought it in March of '08 and were only December... It has 63k. I like Chevy's but I will never buy an Aveo again that's for sure...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2008

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 46 reviews