2008 Chevrolet Aveo Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Chevrolet Aveo
The comfortable but somewhat flawed Subcompact from Chevrolet
I purchased My 2008 Chevrolet Aveo with the 4 speed automatic as a used car in 2017 And it has been very reliable car for me. It has always started right up and has reliably ferried me to and from work for over a year now. I'm 6 feet tall and 320 lbs. the Aveo is easy for me to get in and out of (I like that very much) and the sitting position and head room is very comfortable as well. however it has room to improve in several areas, the first is the engine power / power delivery (or drive-ability) horsepower needs to be improved without question, but I feel the real weak link is the transmission, it seems like it was done on the cheap it's poorly mounted to the car and the frame and it's common to see comments on Aveo fan sites about transmission failures and transmission mount failures, also the interior fit and finish has a lot to be desired, this also seems to be where Chevy fell short of a really quality product, everything except the head liner seems "thin" and "flimsy" tons of low grade plastics and fabrics. the dashboard ergonomics are not great but acceptable, and the digital LCD odometer and trip A & B displays fade in and out often. hope this helps.
The Aveo is Chevy's smallest and least cost efficient vehicle.
My 2008 Chevy Aveo is the first vehicle I have owned, I had purchased another vehicle for a year, but ended up going back to the Aveo after that. The Aveo is a very reliable vehicle, and very cost efficient. I can put twenty dollars into the vehicle, filling it all the way up, and drive around on it for a week. One feature I do not like about my Chevrolet is that it does not have cruise control, due to the fact I drive sixty miles to and from work, but that is just a downfall to owning an older model vehicle. I have had two issues with my Aveo. The speakers blew on me shortly after purchasing the vehicle, which needed to be completely replaced, and the a/c was went out recently. The Aveo is overall a great car, good amount of trunk space, and also very safe and reliable.
It is fairly cheap out the door but it will get you on the back end.
The first few years were great. It got decent gas mileage and was fairly low maintenance. After that, we started to have problems that might not have happened with a more solidly built car. Nothing major broke down but we started having small problems quite frequently. Our gas mileage dropped and we had to put in more and more money to keep it running. We will most likely get rid of it the next time it needs and work done that isn't minor.
I have had this car longer than any other vehicle I have owned.
I am not sure how relevant this is since I am not sure this model is still in production. I really like this car and it has served me well. No more than the typical repairs for an aging car. The only thing I would have liked is a little more comfort in the driver's and passenger's seats. Gas mileage is great and despite the size of the car, I feel safe in it. The folding back seats provide quite a bit of luggage and shopping capacity, too.
The '08 Chevy Aveo's Biggest Mechanical Problems (That I've Had To Deal With)
It's been a decent car. Three of the bigger issues though were: the shifter got stuck in park and I had to have that fixed. And the steering column had an issue where it locks your key in the starter. That was irritating. Then there was some sensor issue that trips the airbag light, but instead of just fixing the sensor, you have to replace the entire clock mechanism. I had to have that last one done twice.
My 2008 Chevy Aveo 5 has taken me to all kinds of destinations.
I love my 2008 Chevy Aveo. It gets great gas mileage & has gotten me everywhere. Unfortunately, it does now have power windows or seats, but I am okay with not having those options. It has been to Florida several times & also the lower part of Kentucky. I loved the hatchback feature & the fact that I can lower back bench seat & haul things in it.
Small light way fun to drive.
There are some transmission slipping problems but other than that it's great on gas and is lightweight the windshield I'd very strong which is a plus over all the pros way out way the cons it's a good car. Plus the seats are really easy to clean it's a small car but still has space and the windows are not automatic which is nice on a hot day.
It's small on the outside, but it's bigger on the inside.
I like the fact that even though it is a small car, it can still carry a lot of stuff when needed. I do wish it had a little more power sometimes as getting up hope and accelerating at the same time can be difficult. I also would love ac, especially as it is the tail end of summer as I write this, but all in all I love my car.
2008 Chevy Aveo - great little car.
Have had several issues with brakes since purchasing it used several years ago, but it has been a reliable vehicle with decent gas mileage. It is a good size for me, as I was not looking for a large vehicle. however, it is not a good vehicle for transporting adults in the back seat. There is very little leg room.
Chevrolet Aveo; quite an interesting bug.
Our car is a little older and a little more used, but if it were brand new, I am sure it'd be a lot better. It is very reliable and comfortable. We recently had to change our gas line, but other than that we haven't had too many issues. I'd say with proper care and maintenance, this would be the best car for you.