Chevy was quite prompt in replacing an inside door handle whose chrome was peeling. There's not much oomph with the manual, either, but at least you get to decide when it kicks in. Luckily I was under warranty for this repair as well. Exterior The Aveo5 was restyled for 2009, and it's a good look. The only problem was they were so hard to find for sale! I visited them to look at the car I saw online, and Tony was still working with another customer so, Scott was the salesman helping me that day. I love my car and would recommend it to anyone who needs a nicer car for a college student budget as long as you don't plan on trying to race anyone in it. Our Take on the 2009 Chevrolet Aveo If you read newspaper editorials, America is on a course for change, namely thrift and less conspicuous consumption than the previous 40 years have enjoyed.
News Best Cars Staff May 19, 2015 The 2009 Chevrolet Aveo has good fuel economy and respectable cargo space, but most 2009 small cars trump it with better performance, more standard interior features and much better safety scores. Now however, speedometer stopped working, as well as the speed sensor, and my tire light is on. Then again, maybe I was just getting too big a whiff of exhaust. Test Drive The drive of the Aveo5 reveals its city car nature. Given that the Aveo5 only makes 106 horsepower, you'll want to be able to grab a lower gear at will to merge or pass on the highway. Upgrades to the Aveo didn't change its stiff ride, uncomfortable seats, noisy cabin, clumsy handling and slow acceleration.
I test drove many cars in my price range and kept coming back to the Aveos. Test drivers said that the front seats offer plenty of headroom, but legroom is more cramped. There appears to be more negative bias toward this car than deserved. That mileage puts the Aveo5 about even with the Yaris, Fit, Accent and Versa — all of which get within a couple mpg better or worse. The Aveo5 will get you there and back and save you gas money, but it won't do much else. It has been 8 years now and the car still runs great! The Aveo seemed far more comfortable and easier to drive. It's not fast and will has quite a bit of body-roll, but with some wider and lower profile tires it handles a lot better.
The Aveo5 will get you there and back and save you gas money, but it won't do much else. Get used to its modest power, see how the seats fit you and consider if it has enough safety equipment for you. Everything is laid out to give the feeling of extra room. Another space-creating feature is how Chevy set the gauges and controls as far back as possible without making them inconvenient. Gas Saving, Decent Car — I never liked small cars so if you like them small, and you like Chevy's then I recommend getting this car. Many thanks to everyone there at that beautiful dealership for making my car buying experiences so awesome!!!! Easy to get in and out of.
Gas isn't much of a issue with this car, gets pretty good gas mileage for a small car. Great breaks which is one of the reasons I picked this car because I am kind of paranoid about being able to stop in time even if I have plenty of room and this car stops very quickly since it is so small and light. The same goes for the rear: It's got buggy, cute taillights and a narrow grille opening that, to me anyway, made it look like a surprised face. The whole experience was great, everyone was very helpful and responded to all the questions I could possibly come up with, from Scott to finance team. I still had to stick my arms out straighter than I would have preferred — and the wheel didn't telescope toward me — but it could have been a lot worse. So I set up an alert system for when a new one was listed and one day my dream car popped up and I pounced on it.
Our Chevrolet Aveo5 had good road manners, plenty of options, and was a breeze in the city, all without breaking the bank. Primary Use: Family transportation 2009 Aveo — Well, the car is little and its easy to drive and maneuver around in tight spaces. This was the right car for us, considering what we expect from it. The rear hatch has no remote release. The plastics had multiple textures and all panel gaps were tight.
By its size, the Aveo5 is an obvious candidate for small spaces, but the tight steering reinforces this point. I live in the city and often have to squeeze into tiny parking spaces. Great mileage, good safety, comfortable enough for the price, super cute! Seating is small, for a guy like myself being 6 foot, you'll be cramp. Seats feel solid, supportive, and are very adjustable. It should feel machined and taut.
The Aveo feels like a bigger car than it is. . You'll thank me for it. Elements like the high roofline and low floor area make sure a full family can be in the car and not get claustrophobic. Finally, while not a fault in my book, it is worth noting that the cabin lets in a lot of ambient noise. Handling is actually really good.
For a car this small, everyone expects it to get better mpg in city use. We have truly horrid roads in Chicago, and the little Aveo5 was downright pleasant for such a small car. The big thing thing I've been hearing a lot of lately is that Chevy is planning on making the Aveo the next Cobalt. Power is somewhat on the low end, but its more then enough for a smaller car. Economy cars have a social standing that sometimes have people convinced that those who buy one made their decision on price only.
Mileage has been right around but not more than claimed but I have to watch my own driving habits in this case. The biggest thing I don't like about it is the fact that its ugly, looks like a Bettle wannabe. You'll feel like you're walking up to a car, not a fishbowl, and that's a good thing. Instead, it was pretty much an all-plastic affair inside. Each time I would find one and call, it had been sold just a day or even hours before! I did not get the car I was looking at 5 passenger however they had a big selection and I bought a different car from them 7 passenger. Antilock brakes are such a benefit, I wouldn't want to go without them. Plus, let's face it: It's just more fun to drive a manual and ping through the gears yourself.