2007 Chevrolet Aveo from North America
Great idea, but iffy performance
At 8,900 miles, I already have an oil leak. It's leaking at a place where the oil pan and block meet. The dealer said it needs an oil gasket, but they cannot locate one because no one has them. They have called around, even Chevy, and no one has a gasket. So my car will be in the shop for a week or may be two weeks until they can get the part. No loaner was provided to me, so I'm hitch hiking it to and from work or getting rides from workers. Where I live, there is no bus system.
I also have a difficult time in shifting. Seems when its cold outside, if I let the car warm up, it will shift smoother. Going into 2nd and/or 3rd gear is becoming difficult. I haven't presented this problem to the dealership because they kept thinking I had work done on the vehicle and that why the oil is leaking. The only place its been is the same dealership where I purchased it from and it just comes in for oil changes.
I really like the style of this vehicle. It matches perfectly to what I need it for; however, I'm just amazed that the oil gasket would go at 8,900 miles on it. I'm having doubts about keeping this vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th September, 2007
12th Sep 2007, 14:25
Maybe your service manager should look in Daewoo catalogs instead of Chevy ones to find your pan gasket. Don't hate the car, hate your service manager.
19th Sep 2007, 22:56
My 2007 Aveo LS dumped oil all over my driveway last weekend. Dealership says it needs a new oil oil pump gasket, which will take several days to obtain - this car has only 5200 miles on it! I have really liked it so far - perfect for my needs - but now that I've read several other accounts similar to mine, I wonder if I should be alarmed.