What's Wrong With This Picture: No Way That's An Aveo Edition
February 23rd, 2010 4:34 PM Share
Kicking Tires calls these “the first official photos of the production version” of the next-generation Chevrolet Aveo. They show a subcompact that’s definitely less showcar-ish than the Aveo RS concept from NAIAS, but is still in the computer-generated “uncanny valley” between the realistic and real. Or maybe I’m just getting used to the idea of a halfway-appealing Aveo.
Published February 23rd, 2010 4:34 PM
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- MaintenanceCosts We need cheaper batteries. This is a difficult proposition at $50k base/$60k as tested but would be pretty compelling at $40k base/$50k as tested.
- Scott ?Wonder what Toyota will be using when they enter the market?
- Fred The bigger issue is what happens to the other systems as demand dwindles? Will thet convert or will they just just shut down?
- Roger hopkins Why do they all have to be 4 door??? Why not a "cab & a half" and a bit longer box. This is just another station wagon of the 21st century. Maybe they should put fake woodgrain on the side lol...
- Greg Add me to the list: 2017 Sorento EX AWD w/2.0 Turbo GDI 68K miles. Changed oil religiously with only synthetic. Checked oil level before a rare long road trip and Ievel was at least 2 quarts down. That was less than 6 months after the last oil change. I'm now adding a quart of oil every 1000 miles and checking every 500 miles because I read reports that the oil usage gets worse. Too bad, really like the 2023 Tuscon. But I have not seen Hyundai/Kia doing anything new in terms of engine development. Therefore, I have to suspect that I will ony become a victim of a fatally flawed engine development program if I were to a purchase another Kia/Hyundai.
I kinda like it but I do have one comment to make: Digital speedos SUCK!!! Digital should be used only for displaying measurements that don't change by 1-2 all the time. Like the time, the temperature, range to empty, etc. When used to display quantities that often fluctuate by a few, they are always winking and changing but not really giving you any useful information for all that distracting activity.
@xyzzy: As the former owner of a long-gone Pontiac '87 6000STE, I agree completely about digital instruments. While I loved that car's handling and balance, the dashboard was a nightmare. When the circuits started failing, the repair bills were horrendous. I sold it for $3,500 with 67K miles and counted myself lucky. Don't do this, GM!