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2009 Chevrolet Aveo review by Bernard Scott

2009 Chevrolet Aveo

Bernard Scott
Ratings:
Performance:4
Exterior:5
Interior:5
Overall:4
Review Guide:
5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
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Pros: What do you like about your 2009 Chevrolet Aveo?
Exterior design:
- attractive. This is subjective but I find the Aveo shape attractive. It is far better than the truly ugly Toyota Yaris.
- excellent fit and finish.
- very nice paint.

Interior:
- attractive well designed dash with logical placement of controls.
- easy to read, accurate analog gauges.
-comfortable seats. Once had an expensive Saturn with horrible seats.
- good head room (I'm 6'1")
- plenty of leg room
- interior space. Amazing how four adults in such a tiny car can all have enough leg and head room to be comfortable on short to medium rides.
- very nice 6 speaker stereo with aux jack
- logical easy to read and use radio and temp controls.
- Goldilocks ride - not too harsh, not too soft. Just right.
- great commuter car
- easy to park, small, excellent turning radius.

Cons: How would you improve your 2009 Chevrolet Aveo?
- better gas mileage. For a small car gas mileage is only decent. I'm getting 27 mpg in combined city/highway driving with an automatic transmission.
- better tires/soundproofing. On certain surfaces stock tires generate quite a bit of road noise. Better aftermarket tires are quieter.
- improved quality control. By 2009 Chevy/Daewoo corrected the major more serious past quality issues such as the timing belts and thermostat housings. But minor usually easily fixed quality issues continue to pop up such as the driver's door lock coming loose and falling into the door (one time fix) or chrome peeling off the inside door handles ($20 each to replace).

2009 Chevrolet Aveo Review:
Despite these minor annoyances, overall the car delivers a lot of value for the money. It is unfair to compare it to stripped versions of more expensive cars in its class such as the Honda Fit. Every Honda Fit I looked at with similar options was $3,000 to $4,000 more. $4,000 pays for a lot of gas and/or necessary repairs over the years. There are many very happy Aveo owners with over 200,000 trouble free miles who still have that $4,000 in the bank.


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