2005 Chevrolet Aveo LS 1.6 from North America
Reliable, inexpensive and easy to fix
First of all I would like to mention that nobody including me or my family are in any way related to the auto industry (car dealers, car shops or parts sellers).
Second, this review it is about my car, a Chevrolet Aveo 2005, and is not a general opinion about other Aveos or other Chevys or the American or import car industry.
Third, I am a careful driver, adapting to the given conditions (weather, car performance, car condition, traffic, type of road...), who takes care of his machine (any model), who loves car stuff and can do small repairs (as a hobby).
Now about my Aveo 2005; I was very satisfied after 8 years of ownership with no major and unexpected problems.
Timing belt and water pump changed at 74000 km (it is a must).
Right front wheel bearing (I hit holes with that side) at 55000 km.
Tires at 45000 km (the car came with summer tires).
Thermostat assembly at 100000 km.
Regular oil and filter change with synthetic every 7000 km.
When I sold the car (Feb, 2015) it was in perfect condition, with all systems working, including A/C and the original battery (AC Delco - 10 years old).
The car spent 50% of her life in a heated garage and the rest outside (Canadian).
The car made 65% of the mileage on highway and 40% in the city. Average consumption 6 to 9 L/100km depending on the conditions (manual transmission).
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2015
21st Oct 2010, 13:18
123,000 miles? Is this your original timing belt? You may have broken a record if it is. You are supposed to be going onto your third one at 120K miles, since they recommend it be changed at 60K miles. Not sure why so many people with these cars don't know about this major service interval, since it can really affect your engine when it breaks.