2004 Chevrolet Aveo 1.3 from North America


Just say no to this car


Overheated at 650 miles.

Dome lights blew.

Transmission shifted hard at 1500 miles.

Sprung an oil leak at around 5,000 miles.

Has worse gas mileage than my dodge stealth.

A/C quit around the time I unloaded this pile of crap.

Paint peeled about 2 months into ownership. it peeled when a bug would hit the car or it would get washed.

Crappy tire that wore out at 8,000 miles.

Started smoking at 9,000 miles.

General Comments:

Drives like an old, cheap import.

You can hear and feel everything in this car, even if you're deaf or paralyzed. It makes a car with no muffler seem quiet and a car with busted springs seem smooth.

I wouldn't even recommend this car to a new family on a budget. Buy something used, trust me, it's safer, and you won't take as bad a hit on the resale value.

Only good thing here was the dealership. The Chevy dealership in Fairbanks, AK was as helpful as they could be.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 13th November, 2007

2004 Chevrolet Aveo LS from North America


Why did I buy new??


After driving the car for 5 months, 2500 miles my service engine light began blinking. I immediately took it to the dealership and found that my injectors were bad. Thank God for warranty cause that little service call would have cost 1300 dollars in repair.

After a year some little annoying things began to spring up.

Clock resting itself twice a week.

Power fluctuating so bad I couldn't use my child's dvd player in the car.

Having to turn the key two or three times to start the car.

Repeatedly blowing the door lock fuses about once a month.

Some awful squeaks in the front end.

Nine months, 11000 miles past and I am living with the quirks. Then I saw the light blinking again. Again I took it directly to the dealer. Again the injectors were bad. They are replaced and I go on.

Now to present my light is blinking again and it's in the shop who knows what it is this time, but with 22700 miles this has not been a good ride.

General Comments:

I don't know exactly what to think about this model of car from my experience it's been a bad dream. Who could have imagined the very first brand new car I ever bought would turn out being more trouble then all the other cars I've ever had combined. Reliable is the last word I would choose to describe it.

If you do decide to purchase one I hope this process does not repeat itself to you. I HIGHLY suggest that the extended warranty will be worth every cent.

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

Review Date: 6th March, 2007

9th Mar 2007, 08:28

I;ve had my 2005 Aveo for two years now and, except for minor trim problems, the car has been perfect.

8th Oct 2008, 07:01

If you purchase a new Chevy Aveo, it will be your last new car purchase, as the nightmare never ends. You will probably never trust in a new car again!!!

2004 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan 1.6 from North America


I am very pleased with my Aveo and will buy it when it comes off lease


The only thing that has gone wrong with the car is having to replace the interior light bulb and the windshield wipers.

General Comments:

I have leased my 2004 Aveo Sedan for nearly 3 years now with 30,000 kms on the clock. I have not had one minute of trouble with my car and I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba with freezing temperatures of minus 40 degrees Celsius and have had no problems starting or driving my car in those conditions. I have also driven across country to the West Coast -a journey of over 3,000 kms through the Rocky Mountains and had no problems getting up and down the mountains. The fuel consumption is great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2007

28th Feb 2007, 21:55

The Korean-built Aveo is a very good small car at a tremendous price. I test drove an Aveo in 2005 and I was amazed at how smooth, powerful, and quiet the car was for such an inexpensive car. I'm glad you have been pleased with yours. I especially like the styling changes made to the 2007 models, and if I were in the market for a new small car I'd definitely put the Aveo high on my list.

2nd Mar 2007, 17:12

The restyle of the Aveo in 2007 killed any desire that I ever had to purchase one of the cars. The dashboard looks ridiculous and over-styled.