23rd Oct 2008, 12:10
Nothing wrong with Chevy Aveo in my book... one of the best selling small cars in USA. Yes it is manufactured by GMDaewoo but they have some of the tightest manufacturing tolerances in the world.
Far rather have a Chevy than a Hyundai or Kia crap.
2nd Dec 2008, 16:06
Update on the crap mobile.
Just changed serpentine and timing belt; cost $500 dollars at the dealer.
Timing belt is tensioned by the water pump, should be noted 06 stopped using water pump and switched to tensioner pulley.
Now that new belt is on, the car is louder then before.
I still smell antifreeze when the car gets hot. Mechanic said that was to be expected, but will go away. Somehow I'm not convinced!!!
5th Dec 2008, 20:43
Rule 1. NEVER, EVER let service station attendants check your oil. If you can't do it yourself, ask the nearest man to show you how. Service station attendants will just pour in oil in order to sell it. I've had friend's who had their car's messed up because young, clueless kids actually poured cans of power steering fluid in the crankcase.
Rule 2. If you KNOW a car has too much oil in it, DON'T DRIVE IT until it has had some drained out. Overfilling the crankcase can cause oil foaming and damage to the engine. I don't wonder that it idled erratically with the rods slapping into the oil. I'm surprised it ran at all.
Finally, NO, Aveo doesn't have ANYTHING American in it. It's a Korean import.
8th Dec 2008, 11:06
My brother in law has a new 4RUNNER. It has better fuel mileage than my Aveo. I feel like an idiot. I should maybe get a Cobalt... but the Aveo was cheap. Now I feel cheap... and stupid :)
12th Jan 2009, 20:02
New update on the crap mobile. New strut mounts at 80,000 miles, valve cover gasket was bad also. Antenna was fraying; the dealer wouldn't replace it. Cost 40 dollars to replace. They had to replace the front wiring harness to. They had to order it from Korea. The dealer had my car from the Thursday before Christmas to the following Wednesday after Christmas. They still have yet to fix the grommets/ bushing on the bar that connects to the sway bar.
Please please everyone. I'm the guinea pig with the most miles. Dump your Aveo's before they are worth nothing. Have you noticed their depreciation??
My car is worth 2500 dollars. I paid 12,500 in September 2005. Heed my advice or you will get nothing when you go to get rid of it.
17th Sep 2009, 20:38
Updated update on the crap mobile. Has anyone noticed how fast it eats tires? Front amp is going out on the radio, and that is why the speakers fade in and out.
I see metal inside the antenna. The rubber exterior is almost gone from a 3 inch section of antenna. I love going through car washes and hearing the antenna hit the roof. It's my cars version of wagging it's tail.
I am almost to 100,000 and it's still going. I must say I am surprised. Front end now sounds something akin to an old pirate ship. Lots of creaking and groaning. When the body gives up, I had jokingly considered installing the motor on my lawn tractor. Good luck to you all.