"Bought brand new off the lot w/ 36 miles on it. At 3000 miles the fuel pump went out and it took 3 weeks to get the part b/c they had to order it from Korea. This is when I found out we had bought a Daewoo rebranded as a Chevy. Fast forward to 65,000 miles-the coil pack burns out about every 6-8 months. Now my car has been in the shop for SIX weeks b/c parts are almost impossible to find for it. Timing belt and cam sensors broke. A special tool kit is needed to change the timing belt-that took 3 weeks to get b/c it had to come from the UK. Finally found a used cam which had to come from Michigan and according to the Chevy dealer it was the only one they could find in the US. When part arrived the dealer called our mechanic and asked him to hurry up and pick it up b/c they do not want any Aveo parts laying around and jinxing them-yes Chevy dealers KNOW this car is a joke. DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!! Also, interior is extremely cheap-passenger door handle broke at around 50,000 miles with minimal use and the drivers is held together by duct tape b/c it cracked in the middle. Metallic finish rubbed off before that and the seats are the most uncomfortable things since a wooden bench. Only good thing is the car does get good mileage when the coil pack isn't going out then haha you're lucky to get 10 mpg. I would not recommend this car to anyone unless it has been given to you for FREE."
Pros: "price, fun and easy access to pkg w/hatchback"
Cons: "low profile tires/rougher ride"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I love the idea of a hatchback and would not think of going to another vehicle without it. My little car can get into small places, has a wheel base that allows 'u-turns' if needed. The only thing that I do not like is the low profile tires. They are more expensive and are not a smooth ride. I really hate it that my car is already 9 years old and I hate the thought of ever having to part with it."
"Multiple front wheel bearing replacements needed. Small electrical problems (flashing clock light when headlights on and it's damp; occasional other electrical anomalies, but nothing unduly serious). Small car, so scraping ground clearance for Vermont's "mud season", but lots of room to haul stuff if the back seats are folded down. Seems very stable in handling. Wide stance. Needs new tie-rod end at 100K miles. Leaking front MacPherson strut. Milage never better than 38 in summer with a light foot, highway driving, but roof rack likely why. ~ 27 mpg in winter in cold, with resisting studded snows, lots of friction, cold weather idling."
"Fun to drive and has lots of room for a small car. I am six feet two inches tall and 240lbs. and have lots of leg room and butt room. Bought the car brand new and have been pleased with it so far. I did have to change the stock tires out after 25,000 miles due to bad ride and fast wear."
"I have sunk so much money into this car. It was ok when I first got it. After a few months the timing belt snapped and pretty much wrecked my engine. I payed to get it fixed. Now it has electrical issues, the transmission is going out, and the alignment is out of whack. I hardly drive, considering the car only had 38000 miles on it when I first got it. I have had it for 5 years and now it has 69000 miles on it. I also keep up matinence on it and no matter what I do everything continues to fail on it. Do not buy this car. It may be cheap but it's a money pit."
Cons: "No center console, bad suspension, rock hard seats"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2
"Definitely should of spent more time with this car before buying it. The seats are almost hard as rocks, suspension feels like my moms 1998 Camaro, stiff and you feel each and every bump. Radio is tinny and sounds very bad. Never did listen to radio on test drive. Having traded in a 1999 Cavalier which was starting to have many mechanical problems I was focused on mechanics rather than how the car would feel and drive on a daily basis which now is a big problem to me. The shifter is too low for my liking and there's no center console. Should of rejected this car and went onto something else. It's my fault for getting it and now I will have to live with it for a long time and not really enjoy it. I'm just going to use this as a way to build credit and get rid of it as soon as its feasible."