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kickflipjr 05-21-2006 04:09 PM

Aveo trip report
 
So Me and my Dad drove to rockport, Illinois.


The car: Stock 2005 Aveo 5speed Hatchback with 15,000 miles on it
Tire PSI: 40 (non studded snow tires on still on front:()
Speed: 70-75mph @ 3200rpm
MPG: 1,302 miles @ 36.2 Gallons = 36MPG
Weight of passangers+luggage: 400lbs
Temp: 60s-70s

Aerodynamics and gearing seem to be a problem at highway speeds for the aveo. We still ended up beating the EPA of 35mpg. It would of been better at 65mph. I drove for 40% of the time and there was some traffic around chicago.

rh77 05-21-2006 05:33 PM

Good test. What did you think of the car overall? I liked the handling and ergonomics.

RH77

SVOboy 05-21-2006 05:34 PM

Eww, get out of here rick.

Anyway, I'm glad you beat the epa, even going that fast, :p

kickflipjr 05-21-2006 06:13 PM

The seats arn't that great. The whole car is nothing amazing, but gets the job done. I told my dad not to buy the car because It will be worth nothing in 5 years. I would buy one if I could get one cheap.

Chevy Aveo in 5 years $3,000ish
Honda Fit in 5 years $9,000ish

zpiloto 05-21-2006 06:43 PM

Quote:

Aerodynamics and gearing seem to be a problem at highway speeds for the aveo. We still ended up beating the EPA of 35mpg
. Does it have a tach? What kind of RPM's are you doing at 65 MPH. Being from south Texas don't know anything about snow tires.:D What kind of affect on FE do you think they have?

kickflipjr 05-22-2006 05:26 AM

Rpms were 3100 at 70mph. The snow tires were only on the front so it only cost 1mpg or so.

zpiloto 05-22-2006 07:02 AM

Sorry, missed the RPM in the first post. So that would work out to 37 MPG minus the snow tires loaded down with stuff. By today standards on a stock car that's not that bad. Just imagine if they put a final drive where the RPM were 2500 at 70 MPH. Nice report. Thanks

JanGeo 05-22-2006 07:51 AM

my xB turns 3300 at 65mph give or take a few MPH and I needed the RPM yesterday while hauling 4 people into headwinds. Oh I got 36mpg doing that - tail winds got me 39 going out to the cape. Highway 60-65mph.

Also pulled a 3 inch nail out of my left rear and plugged it but it has a bump now - will be gettting an inside patch and checking the tread. 4300 miles on new tires grrrrrrr damn carpenters dropping old nails in the street!

lovemysan 02-07-2007 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by JanGeo (Post 13434)
my xB turns 3300 at 65mph give or take a few MPH and I needed the RPM yesterday while hauling 4 people into headwinds. Oh I got 36mpg doing that - tail winds got me 39 going out to the cape. Highway 60-65mph.

Also pulled a 3 inch nail out of my left rear and plugged it but it has a bump now - will be gettting an inside patch and checking the tread. 4300 miles on new tires grrrrrrr damn carpenters dropping old nails in the street!

I find that gutters distribute more nails than anything else. Storm drains seem to distribute them everywhere.

Sludgy 02-08-2007 05:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JanGeo (Post 13434)
my xB turns 3300 at 65mph give or take a few MPH and I needed the RPM yesterday while hauling 4 people into headwinds. Oh I got 36mpg doing that - tail winds got me 39 going out to the cape. Highway 60-65mph.

Also pulled a 3 inch nail out of my left rear and plugged it but it has a bump now - will be gettting an inside patch and checking the tread. 4300 miles on new tires grrrrrrr damn carpenters dropping old nails in the street!

Now there's a curiosity:

The Aveo is rounded and more aerodynamic than the brick-shaped xB.
The Aveo is considerbly lighter than the xB.
The Aveo is geared lower than the xB in top gear.
The engines are very close in size, 1.5-1.6 liters.

Why does the xB beat the Aveo?


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