2008 Chevrolet Aveo User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet Aveo Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"weak power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Shawna writes:
2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS Review
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800 kms per tank baby

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I have yet to see James Bond drive one

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It's Cute And Fun. — My sweet little Burro! It's comfortable, reasonably scooty, fuel-efficient and easy to drive. The Aveo is small and it looks small, there's no getting around it. Watching a full-sized adult climb out of the driver's seat made circus music run through my head. Once I got past that, I noticed that the Aveo is nicely styled, with modern lines and tasteful details. The proportions of the car make it seem a little tall for its size. The body has just enough curves to keep the overall shape from being boxy. Big rectangular headlights wrap the front corners, and a small grill features a polished Chevy bowtie. Fit and finish are very good, with high quality paint and chrome, and tight, even seams and gaps.

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Jessica writes:
2008 Chevrolet Aveo LT Review
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great look, gas mileage, great performance

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haven't found any so far!!

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My Favorite Car Ever!!! — It's a cute car...I got this car after a 1999 Nissan Sentra and I love it...It has great pick up and go...It can stop fast as well...I love being seen in this car...I've been asked if it is customized being young I am able to have both looks and performance....It has no need for repairs and I get free oil changes for life plus plenty of warranty...I am able to save on filling up because of the gas mileage...I have very little maintenance...I just have to clean the leather seats...The car is a blast to drive and the sound system is AMAZING!!!

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Siddhant writes:
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5

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extremely stylish,cheerful interiors,very comfortable,good road presense,the brand-chevrolet

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a bit sluggish,engine noisy

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Q — i have this chevy in platinum metallic and it looks pretty stylish.I wanted a car which would look good,should have plush looking and roomy interiors,a comfortable car with a good fuel economy and i think i got the perfect car.The other cars around are not as stylish as the chevy.The honda city is way to overpriced and it is the most unpretty car.The verna is also not as stylish and comfortable and even the sx4 looks very bulky.The fiesta is a good car but it offers you less for your money and the interiors could have been better.The aveo is immensely spacious and the boot-mind you ,you are out for a week this car has enough space for your luggage.I really loved the stereo on this car it comes from the new set of GM stereos and sounds extremely good and i don't think i could have found any other car even in the upper segment having such a superb 6 speaker sound system.The driving position of the car is very good and the theater styled rear seats are really comfortable.You enter the car and you automatically feel cozy and comfortable.The car has some minor negative points.The engine is a bit sluggish and noisy and the ride can be harsh at times.Otherwise the car is perfect.It has the brand image-chevrolet-the most desired car brand in the world and the car is stylish enough to make a supermodel turn green.It is slightly under-rated in the auto industry.But it is truly the car which is above the c segment and it is unfair to compare it with the much hyped honda and the sx4.So anybody wants advice i say go there and grab the chevy -it is a great car gives you more than enough for your money.No wonder it is ranked no. 1 in the J.D Power Study because it deserves it!

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Vince writes:
2008 Chevrolet Aveo Aveo5 LS Review
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4

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Great gas mileage. More room than most would expect, given it's size. Feels light and nimble. Maintenance costs very reasonable.

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Pretty noisy on the highway. Could have more supportive front seats.

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Great Little Econo-box! — Very fun car to drive. Actually gets quite a few looks, after debadging, dark tinting the windows and adding 15 inch wheels with low profile tires. People don't know what it is. I call it the rocket. Just needs a cape now!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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baronsamedi writes:
2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS Review
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Decent gas mileage. Great turning radius. Handles well at highway speed. Nice storage for a car this size. Very reliable.

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Under powered. Slow acceleration. Handles terrible in cold weather.

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Good Car For Student Or Grocery Go-getter — It was a great little car for the price. I got it because I was having to drive over 300 miles every other week as well as commute 26 miles each way to go to school every day. We paid only $12,500 brand new and it has had few maintenance issues for over 60,000 so far. Aveos do have a problem with the fuel sensor which causes an intermittent check engine light and requires $500 or so to fix because the whole throttle body has to be replaced. I just wait til the light goes out to get it inspected. Running ethanol-free gas may solve the problem, but I don't know. The fix may not be a big deal for someone who is a mechanic. It handles very well at both low and highway speed in sun and rain, but this car handles poorly if there is snow or ice on the ground. I'm good at winter driving but I still ended up doing a 360 on the highway when ice was on the ground.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008aveo writes:
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Pros

good looks
fair fuel economy 38-40 hwy  28-32 city
good sound system in the LT
comfortable ride

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issue with the coil , wires and spark plugs some years are covered by a recall my 2008 is not. about 300 dollars to fix
MUST REPLACE TIMING BELT BY 60000 MILES AT MOST. ABOUT 400 DOLLAR FIX
chrome trim in car is cheap and is flaking around vents.
tires are expensive to replace 560 dollars as of 2011
car dents if you look at it wrong

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Good Car But Must Be Maintained!!!!! — I bought this car used in 2008 and have put nearly 60000 miles on it since then. I paid 10200 with 7000 miles on the vehicle the cons I have noted are every issue that i have had with this vehicle although i am a little disappointed i am not unsatisfied. the key with this car is maintenance. Follow the manufacturers recommendations and you should be satisfied just remember to factor the costs i have mentioned into the price

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Aditya writes:
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well it certainly aint on top of the charts for its looks.....but i feel its performance is certainly up to mark concidering its price...

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it gives a very formal look......feels like you're going for some kinda business deal or something every time you ride it

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.....chevy Aveo.....those Who Drives It, Certainly Knows What I M Talkin Bout — Got the car for my college........and obviously man, you certainly have that nice feelin towards your first car...weather its a beemer or a zen.......well its just been only round 8-9 months for me drivin it...but i certainly do enjoy its ride.....though many of my frnds say that i should've made a better deal for my first ride and certainly now i feel that honda city would've been a beter option....

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Chad writes:
2008 Chevrolet Aveo Aveo5 Special Value Review
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Peppy and Feul Efficient (I get 40+ on long highway trips)

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Road noise

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Excellent Commuter. — Suprisingly much more car for the money than one would expect. Car likes to cruise at 70-75mph and will do 105 easily as I have had it there on a few occasions. Speedo says 120 but the car is so light I am not willing to attempt it. Car goes virtually anywhere and has an amazing amount of cargo space with the back seats all the way folded. The only complaint I have is the road noise. But what do you expect for a car you can buy for $8-$11k?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jessica writes:
2008 Chevrolet Aveo LS Review
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Its great on gas

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no power under the hood

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The Aveo — This is a great car if you are gas conscience. Its really a more sporty type of soccer mom car. I love it! The only reason I would get rid of it would be to be able to get a cute sports car.

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Sean writes:
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Everything

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Its not a ferrari, lol

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Great Car — I based all my ratings on the Aveo compared to other cars in its class. And in this class, you, the customer would be looking for an affordable 4 door sedan that has reliability, quality and economics. My girlfriend has driven the car for a little over a month and just loves it. When you first look at the car it appears as it is, a small car. But when you hop in to the interior its a different story. An adult can fit comfortable in the back seat and has some very nice features from the sunroof to cd player and a good list of standard features. For a car in this class, or for any category has 1 of the best in the industry ( check local dealerships on #s). Take 1 for a drive, you will like it just as much as we do.

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2011 Chevrolet Aveo Reviews

Clean By maryrosepro

This car is overall great. A little small for my liking. It has very low miles and is great on gas. It is very dependable. Has an aux cord and is in very good condition for being 3 years old. Has been... Read More

Great By edimarco9

I liked that this was an affordable, reliable, nice car. When I bought it I was looking for a good car for a good price that would not be spending any time in the shop and this car has been great to m... Read More

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2010 Chevrolet Aveo Reviews

Great Little Car! By Barbara

I'm short, under 5ft. I needed a small car that I could see out of. This is it! I just bought it 8/1/13. So far, it rides great, steers well, seats comfy, stereo sounds good, hatchback space nice, jus... Read More

Dont Recommend To Anyone! By Adwebster11

The tires wear easily, the first month I had the car, I had to replace spark plugs, a coil, my AC doesnt work at all even after being worked on my the dealership, it does not go in the snow, it putter... Read More

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo Reviews

Great First Car By Newd1

My daughter learned to drive in this car. Very user friendly and safe. Easy to service carries the great Chevrolet name. Parts and service are always nearby and at a reasonable cost. Can't think of ... Read More

Great Small Car By haleycars

The Aveo is a good cheap first car. The resale value is very low because they do not make them anymore. If you can find one for cheap, make sure it has low miles on it. It is a good value car. Read More

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2007 Chevrolet Aveo Reviews

Good Car For Point A To Point B By sharbot

No frills on this car - I use it solely for commuting and getting where I need to go. It does that just fine, as long as the roads aren't extremely snowy. It does have FWD so it can function in small ... Read More

Ratty Built And Cheap Components By sjwatzek

Likes $35 10 gallon tank fill-up / no breakdowns - if you want small and cheap Viola!! Dislike - everything else including uncomfortable seats, tinny feel and uncomfortable seats when driving for 4... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet Aveo Reviews

Keep Looking. By rellithorpe

I love the size of this car for me and the gas mileage. I have had issues from the very beginning. Brand new off the lot; 4 months in the alternator died. Last year my coolant housing exploded, resul... Read More

I Love My Aveo.............. By Ghanshyam

performance - good, excellent, neutral build quality - just minor repairs, no squeaks and no rattles. strong car. appearance - very good inside and out. cost of ownership - satisfactory, very low main... Read More

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