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Old 08-12-2007, 10:31 AM   #1
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Hello from a '07 Aveo5 SVM owner

Been lurking the forum for a little while and figured I'd finally post something. I've managed to beat the EPA average MPG, and yesterday bumped my tire pressures up to 42/40 PSI (sidewall max is 44) which should help the rather pathetic mileage this car gets compared to other similar vehicles.
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Old 08-12-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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Hey, welcome.

Curious: what other cars did you consider before you pulled the trigger on the Aveo?
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The second choice (and, if money wasn't an issue, the preferred one) was a Yaris. In the end it was the price and the fact that the dealer actually had a no-frills Aveo5 SVM on the lot. I do like the car, and the extra interior room is nice.
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Welcome to the site! Maybe you should go crazy and inflate your tires up to 50 psi My sidewalls say 35 psi and I've got 50 psi in them so it is definitely doable. Make sure you create a gaslog as it's fun to track your own mileage.
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The aveo 5 speed was on my list of possible cars, before my saturn was reborn as a stick shift
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Welcome to the site. you should try a quick grill block out your grill looks perfect on the lower part
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Welcome to the site. you should try a quick grill block out your grill looks perfect on the lower part
I agree that you need to work on a grill block. Also, consider front tire spats.
You should be able to do much better in mileage on the car. Keep trying.
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I like the Aveos. I was THIS close[] to buying one, but then my Cavalier surfaced.
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The second choice (and, if money wasn't an issue, the preferred one) was a Yaris. In the end it was the price and the fact that the dealer actually had a no-frills Aveo5 SVM on the lot. I do like the car, and the extra interior room is nice.
Welcome to GS! I drove the Euro-version in 2006, the Chevy "Kalos". You're right about the space. When I was in Europe (for work), two of us went to pick up 2 more people at the airport. I was worried 4 people + 2 people's luggage woudn't fit, but we were snug as a bug in a rug. It's turning radius was very "Euro-city" friendly, which helped alot.

EDIT : There have been some kool tricked out ones here in LA.

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I understand from a guy who owns one (Aveo 5 speed) that the gearing is a little short, a la Honda Fit. Which would go a long way toward explaining its low MPG relative to its competitors.

The guy I talked to went from a 95 Metro to the Aveo.
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