Little Red Riding Car - Aveo Steals America�s Hearts, Then Our Patience.
I got the most basic package - no power windows, locks, or anything (except steering), no CD player (just am/FM radio)... that is something I regret. The car itself has been very reliable and required little maintenance over the years outside of the normal stuff like oil changes, tires, batteries, etc. Now that it�s a bit older (13 years!) it�s starting to have different problems - the sealants for the windows are dried and starting to get leaky when it rains, the paint is starting to peel (it spent most of its life baking in the Arizona sunshine), and belts are starting to dry and need replacing. I live in Philadelphia now and its size has been great for the city! Big enough to carry a few passengers for day trips to the beach with a trunk full of snacks, but small enough to fit into those tiny parallel parking spaces. I also got it in the bright red finish, so it is easy to spot! The ride is not what I�d call smooth, but it�s not terribly bumpy, either. Maybe a little below average. Maybe my shocks are just a little old now, too. I've had the a/c touched up once and it has still been cranking out cold air consistently. It�s cheap to maintain, and parts are never back ordered or out of stock. You can basically have any American auto shop fix it up. The seams on the seats have started to come undone and you can see the cushioning of the seat in some spots. Again, she�s an old lady and that�s a newer problem. I probably wouldn't buy one again, but it is a great first car or city car if you don't drive much and won't put it through much wear and tear!