16th Nov 2005, 10:41

Really? WalMart sells microchip-encoded keys that are preprogrammed for each car's unique security system?

Interesting. Does Audi know of this?

In other words, I wish people would post on this site that actually understood the topics under discussion.

18th Nov 2005, 00:27

... And -I- wish people who post on this site understood sarcasm... Don't flame what YOU don't understand.

18th Nov 2005, 09:57

I'm sorry, but there is no semblance of sarcasm in the Walmart comment whatsoever, especially when the poster tells everyone older cars are better.

This site is about critiques of cars, not about trying to be funny with irrelevant comments.

22nd Jan 2006, 15:30

Gosh guys, This is a car survey site not a chat room! If you want to argue that much exchange emails. As far as the Aveo goes, very good economy car. I personally don't own one, but know several people who do and they love them.

27th Jan 2006, 09:36

The Chevcy Aveo Su__kS I bought one brand new and have nothing, but problems. First the tires, then the ECM, then the O2 Sensor (maybe the same as the ECM) and now the timing belt. Okay, it was only $10k, but you'd think after 24 mos, and 53,000 it would still be running.

9th Apr 2006, 19:03

The fact that the EPA has the Aveo pegged at 27 city/35 highway shows Korean cars haven't quite caught up with the Japanese.

10th Apr 2006, 10:46

No, it just proves the Aveo has a more primitive engine vs. the Japanese competitors.

But, then again, I paid $6995 NEW for mine so I can't complain.

For comparison, I would compare a new Hyundai Sonota vs. an Accord or Camry since the Sonota is new from the ground up and has the latest Korean technology.

10th Apr 2006, 17:12

Uh, wouldn't a primitive engine mean Hyundai hasn't caught up with Honda? Let's not rationalize here. I don't care how good the Sonata is...it'll have to do it for 20 years for me to consider it over a Camry or Accord.

11th Apr 2006, 18:12

Seems like a great little car for the money. I have a 2004 4 door with 20,000 miles. No, it isn't an Audi, and it certainly doesn't compare to my wife's Volvo, but for 10 Grand it is a great little commuter. I find it to be roomy, moderately powered, and very economical. I've owned better, but not for this kind of money.

12th Apr 2006, 09:30

To the April 10th poster I suggest you read my comment clearly.

The Aveo has a primitive engine which is why its mileage is "poor" relatively to its size. Motorweek on PBS has a long term Suzuki Reno (built by Chevy/Daewoo) that is returning 23 mpg, unacceptable for a small car, but again a primitive engine.

The hyundai comment, which you misunderstood, was to point out you have to compare apples to apples. The new Sonata is the most advanced Hyundai yet (after the Azera) so therefore should by definition have the latest technology.

I'm not saying it will match the sophistication of the hondas or Toyotas, but then again maybe it might.

According to road tests I've seen and/or read the Sonata is returning mileage on par or greater than a similar Camry or Accord. And my friend who bought one has had no problems in 8 months of ownership.

But time will tell.

24th Oct 2006, 00:18

Cruise control units are available on the internet for Chevy Aveo's and they only cost $200. The Chevy Aveo is a cheap car and while the fuel economy should be a bit better for it's size, the real test will come with time. We'll see how much owners like them at 100,000 miles plus.

26th Nov 2006, 08:57

I agree with your review... to address another comment here... your funny... why don't you go to Asia or Europe and stay there I think $90.00 is a lot for a key replacement too. I also think the newer models are a little better made.

25th Jul 2007, 21:52

It's an econo box what do you expect? It's one step above a Yugo.

11th Aug 2009, 11:49

I agree with a lot of the comments.

You shouldn't have purchased without a test drive and gone over everything. (Not saying you didn't test drive it, just saying you should have thoroughly gone over the car during your test drive). I test drive all cars on highway and city before I make a purchase, if I make a purchase. In the last 2 weeks I have test drove lots of cars in the past month, Toyota Camry/Saturn SL2/Chevy Epica/Honda Civic. (All smaller vehicles, except the Epica, but it was mostly cause I just liked the interior of the vehicle, and wanted to try it out).

If you complain about such minor things on a vehicle, don't buy cheap... what do you expect from a vehicle that had a sticker price of $10,000 new? Do yourself a favor and buy something closer to $20,000. You will be much happier.

I made sure the car had everything I wanted, and made a list of things that are important to me. If the cruise was one of your important things, you should have looked for it.

As for the cups being in the way of the defrost button? I'm sorry, but I had to laugh. First of all. Your windows SHOULD be defrosted BEFORE driving the vehicle, it's against the law not to be. Secondly, it's not hard to stop, remove the abstraction, then turn on your defrost, that's if you haven't already turned it on before hand.

I apologize if the vehicle's cup holder can't hold extra large cups from McDonalds. But the ratio of over weight people in Europe compared to all of North America, is much higher, and it shows with our vehicles. They make cup holders bigger and bigger ever year. I owned a 97 Ford Windstar that had these tiny cup holders, then I got into a 99 and the suckers were HUGE. WHY! Something that big cannot be in your hands when you are driving down the road. And perhaps you won't be drinking them, just bringing them home to whoever. Then find a better way of doing this, cause if you're drinking that much pop anyway, then you have some problems.

Tomorrow I'll be test driving a 04 Chevy Aveo, I have looked online about these cars and find they have good overviews. And reviews have been hit or miss. But for $4,000 with only 70k kilometers, I'm not going to complain about much, so long as it runs good.