But many of us spend more time commuting through heavy, stop-and-go traffic than challenging the Nurburgring circuit. The rear restraints adjusted high enough to protect my noggin, but there's no center one. Worse yet, gas mileage is beat by all major competitors — and some of them feel noticeably quicker. The climate and audio controls are easy to use and the driver's seat adjusts for height and it drives well. On the backseat shelf, all three positions have clearly marked top tethers. In many places, it succeeds. As to be expected from this category of car, some tire, wind and engine noise is par for the course.
Despite its friendly face and upmarket frills, I found the new Aveo short on drivability, comfort and — most importantly — overall value. The report also enumerates the vehicles responsible for the highest driver fatality rates: The Nissan 350Z and Titan, and the Chevrolet Aveo and Cobalt. If you're in the market for an affordable small car, you should consider the value, reliability and better gas mileage of the or. Owners were sent interim notices on August 14, 2014. Anti-lock brakes, standard now on virtually all other vehicles, are optional on the Aveo, while four-wheel disc brakes aren't even available, according to Cars. We like the Aveo5 five-door hatchback for its ability to haul stuff.
Vehicle Details Small touches of metallic grain and satin chrome trim give an upscale look to the interior. Wafer-like sun visors snap cheaply into the headliner, itself a rough surface. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. Although the Aveo's side-impact airbags extend upward to protect front occupants' heads, they don't afford rear occupants the protection side curtain airbags do. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-222-1020 Chevrolet.
The automatic transmission shifts smoothly at lower speeds, but on the highway it fights to stay in fourth gear, resisting far too long. As is the case in most small sedans, headroom in back is tight. The 2008 Chevrolet Aveo, a smartly styled subcompact, offers excellent fuel economy, a long list of standard features and a bargain-basement price. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. .
Aveo's basic architecture and mechanical underpinnings date to 2004, and there are no significant changes for 2008. Transmission choices are either a five-speed manual or a four-speed automatic. Our analysis shows the Aveo is uninspired, but a decent choice for value, thanks to an extremely low sticker price. The Chevrolet Aveo is Chevy's smallest, least expensive car. Between the lack of safety features and the equipment that owners of other vehicles simply take for granted, it is as if the carmaker is begrudging the driver any sort of luxury or protection at all.
Chevrolet also markets a companion hatchback, now called the Aveo5. Front seats with tilt headrests, storage pockets in doors and seatbacks, a sunglass holder and six-way adjustable driver's seat are features you'd expect in a higher-priced car. And thanks for reading Autoblog. The Aveo doesn't handle particularly well either; it's not confidence-inspiring in tight corners, possibly due to pronounced body lean. Before you buy, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price, which represents prices consumers are actually paying in your area. To get all the available options, Cars.
Edmunds reports that the base Chevrolet Aveo model does come with front seat side airbags as standard equipment, but not side curtain airbags. Like audio controls at your fingertips? The tall body affords plenty of headroom or a boxlike cargo space with the seats folded. The front passenger seat reclines and, with a trunk capacity of 12. Honda, Toyota and Nissan already are in this segment, but U. The V-shaped hood and strong grille reveal its Chevrolet heritage and emphasize its wide stance.
This is a good place to start. The Aveo's appeal extends to budget-conscious first-time buyers, retired folks on limited incomes and those looking for a thrifty second car. If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. The Inside Despite its small exterior dimensions, the Aveo's cabin has an open feel to it. Steering is moderate, and is unimpressive. The Aveo was extensively updated for 2007 to better compete with a wave of new subcompacts, namely the Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, and Hyundai Accent.
A modest center hump intrudes on the center passenger's foot room. All but one of the sources consulted by experts at TheCarConnection. It's not hard to understand why: the extra door gives them the edge in versatility over their sedan counterparts. Whether as a hatchback or sedan, the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo has a well-designed interior, with lots of passenger space for four full-size adults or three kids across the backseat. The Aveo is offered as a sedan, with an Aveo5 hatchback anticipated this summer. The outboard seats are still more comfortable, but the center seat is better than most.