In-depth Reviews

Chevrolet Aveo owner reviews

"The Chevrolet Aveo is an affordable supermini that comes with plenty of equipment, but feels a bit cheap and isn't particularly good to drive."

Carbuyer Rating

2.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.3 out of 5

100%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

  • 5reviews
  • 2reviews

Common Problems

  • Other (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch, Other (1 cases)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love the fact that the mid-range and top-end models have heated seats. It's really good for a cold winter's day. It can get a bit noisy on the motorway and the interior feels cheap. It is very hard to get up and hill so I would probably recommend the diesel option.
Reliability

3 out of 5

The Chevrolet Aveo is very reliable but I have had trouble with the 5 year warranty.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

The Chevrolet Aveo is great with fuel economy.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.3 LTZ diesel

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
An extremely, pleasant, smooth yet zippy drive. Very economical on fuel which is one of its strongest points. Great for both long and short drives and a gem to look at. Generally the fully-equipped version is comfy,though the manufacturers could have paid more attention to the upholstery which has a few minor flaws.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.2 5dr Ls

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46
Review
Car is an excellent vehicle to own. It looks the part, runs like a dream and has not let me down. It's currently at 28,000 miles and still strong. Albeit it needs more power up hill, but with economic mode, electric windows and cruise control as standard, it does the job.
Reliability
As it stands like any car it will have a few niggles. At 19k the gear linkages have become worn and are plastic so need replacing. Has some minor dash electrical gremlins The boot handle can work itself loose and needs tightening. Stop start function stopped working
Performance
Not bad for a town car or going on the motorway , however on a long journey the seats are not terribly comfortable and there is some road noise. The 1.2 does need to be worked to get it up hills.
Running Cost
Running costs are okay on a long run. Done about 380 miles on a full tank on the motorway during a long drive and cost me £38 from empty at 109.9 . Depends on traffic and road conditions.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

VCDI

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

63.4
Review
This car has been a good solid workhorse for me. Great handling, good acceleration when required. Comfortable, very economical. Came with 5 year warranty. Looks good. Great audio. Seated 5 adults without complaints. 88,000 miles from new.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

5dr diesel

Year of registration

13

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Had it under a year would highly recommend excellent car nippy around town and up hills

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4 LTZ auto

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Bought to replace a Smart ForTwo. The difference between the two is like comparing chalk with cheese. It's better built, better to drive, quieter, smoother - I could go on. Suffice to say I am very happy with this car and can recommend one. However, a manual would be better than the auto, which is a bit keen to drop a gear or two when braking, otherwise I'd have given it 5 stars not 4.
Reliability

4 out of 5

Driveshaft oil seal replaced, otherwise no problems.
Performance
Auto saps power a bit.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Reasonable so far.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

71
Review
everything works as it should

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
It gets me from a to me and I haven't had any issues with it or had to take it into the dealer.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Pretty good.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.4LTZ

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
So far so good after saying I would never buy another Chevrolet I relented after a good deal at the local dealer.The Mark 2 version far better then first excellent round town easy to park ,parking sensors a boon its solid well built some say harsh plastics so what does it make a difference?The only niggles are no low down grunt in engine and road noise at speed

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