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Review: 2009 Chevy Aveo 5

Until the new Chevy Spark here in 2011, the entry point for getting into the General Motors product line-up remains the Chevy Aveo. The Korean-built Aveo is available in two forms, a four-door sedan and five-door hatch. The hatchback is dubbed the Aveo 5, an example of which spent some time in the AutoblogGreen Garage during the week following the Detroit Auto Show. This is the first opportunity we've had to sample the Aveo and it turned out to be something of a mixed bag. The Aveo 5 is the smallest model in the current North American GM lineup and fits into the sub-compact B-Segment.... Read More

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    IIHS tests roof strength on microcars, Smart Fortwo comes out on top
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just tested the latest batch of the smallest cars on the market to determine the strength of their roofs in the event of a rollover accident. Coming out on top with a "good" rating was the Smart Fortwo, which isn't all that surprising – due in large part to the runabout's diminutive size, Daimler put ...

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    REPORT: Chevy Volt to be in extremely short supply at launch
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    According to a report on Automotive News (sub. req'd), those wishing to get an early crack at the 2011 Chevy Volt had better get in line now as General Motors only plans to build between 200 and 400 total Volts in November and December of 2010 before slowly ramping up production in 2011. After it's all said and done and we're ringing in the New Year in ...

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    REPORT: Chevrolet Aveo replacement postponed until 2011
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    According to Reuters, Chevrolet's Aveo replacement has been postponed until January 2011 due to the well-publicized financial troubles at General Motors and its Korean subsidiary, Daewoo. Previously, the Aveo's replacement, codenamed T300, had been expected to bow in April of 2010.Over the first four months of 2009, Daewoo has reported a whopping ...

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    Vauxhall sans Opel could reallign with GM Daewoo, Holden
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    Eyebrows raised at reports that General Motors could hold on to its British subsidiary Vauxhall even if – or, more likely, when – its German counterpart Opel would leave the family. With the model ranges of the two European GM divisions intertwined, a Vauxhall without Opel would seem like an empty shell. New reports suggest, however, that ...

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    REPORT: GM already has nearly two year supply of Pontiac G3
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    In news that will doubtlessly result in a chorus of "We told you so" forehead-slaps from critics who noted the arrival of the Pontiac G3 with disdain, word is that General Motors has a bumper crop of the Korean-built subcompacts sitting on its lots. How many? According to The Wall Street Journal, nearly a two-year supply at current sales rates. In the ...

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    Honda Fit dominates Consumer Reports subcompact test
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    The folks over at Consumer Reports have ranked the Honda Fit Sport top among tested subcompact cars in their March 2009 issue. "We found the new Fit the most practical and enjoyable car in this month's group," says Consumers Union. The world's largest independent consumer product testing organization, who don't claim to be enthusiasts, ran the small Honda ...

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    Review: 2009 Chevy Aveo 5
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    Until the new Chevy Spark here in 2011, the entry point for getting into the General Motors product line-up remains the Chevy Aveo. The Korean-built Aveo is available in two forms, a four-door sedan and five-door hatch. The hatchback is dubbed the Aveo 5, an example of which spent some time in the AutoblogGreen Garage during the week following the Detroit ...

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    In the AutoblogGreen Garage: 2009 Chevy Aveo 5
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    Until the new Chevy Spark here in 2011, the entry point for getting into the General Motors product line-up remains the Chevy Aveo. The Korean-built Aveo is available in two forms, a four-door sedan and five-door hatch. The hatchback is dubbed the Aveo 5, an example of which spent some time in the AutoblogGreen Garage during the week following the Detroit ...

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    Small car sales give Chevy its best year ever! (in England)
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    While GM may be hurting at home, its Chevrolet brand is breaking sales records in the UK. Fueled by its Daewoo-derived small cars, such as the redesigned Aveo "supermini" and the Matiz, the bow-tied brand enticed Brits to buy 18,372 of its vehicles in total in 2008. While that's only 16 units more than it moved the previous year, consumers in 2007 didn't ...

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    Chevrolet offers free LPG conversions in Germany
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    More good news for LPG (Liquefied Petroleum Gas) fans. Chevrolet in Germany is offering free LPG conversions in certain models. According to Chevrolet, this will help German drivers by saving them up to €10,800 at the pump between 2008 to 2018. 2018 is the year that all tax reductions for LPG will be finished. A similar tax policy as in play in ...

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    2009 Pontiac G3 Wave: Excitement has left the building
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    For a little while there, it looked like Pontiac was getting its mojo back. The G8 is terrific, the Solstice GXP Coupe is ready to join the roadster, and the even more awesome G8 GXP is waiting in the wings. All rear-drive. All meant to be fun. And then GM goes and does this. Behold, friends, the 2009 Pontiac G3 Wave. Yes, that's an Aveo5 with Poncho ...

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    Spy Shots: Chinese Chevy Lova reveals next-gen Aveo?
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    Click above for more spy shots of the Chinese Chevy LovaWe were hoping to get a new sub-compact from Chevy that would ape the design of the Beat concept, but we're seeing more of a Malibu influence in these spy shots of what appears to be the next-gen Lova in China, or what we know as the Aveo in the U.S. The front grille especially looks inspired by the ...

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    Chevrolet adds North American Aveo production in Mexico
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    Up until now all examples of Chevrolet's smallest car, the Aveo have come from GM's South Korean affiliate, Daewoo. With high gas prices causing buyers to snap up Aveos at a similar rapid rate to all other small cars, GM is now adding more production capacity. Aveos are now rolling off a new line at a factory in San Luis Potosi Mexico at the rate of 30 ...

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    Chevy will get mini car by 2011
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    Click on the photo for a high res gallery of the TraxAlthough we were deeply saddened by the notion that General Motors would not be bringing its Beat subcompact car to the Unites States, the General is apparently planning to send a new minicar to America to replace the Aveo that we are currently saddled blessed with. We don't yet know what the car will be ...

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    GM hopes to make more money on smaller cars
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    The General, along with the rest of the American automakers, has a long established history of making the most profits from the largest vehicles. Small cars from the Detroit 3 have therefore fallen way behind the imports when it comes to desirability. GM Global Design Chief Ed Welburn went so far as to say, "In North America, we never did a good small car." ...

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    Aveo production hung up by supplier
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    GM Daewoo has been forced to idle its plant in Bupyeong, South Korea due to strong-arm tactics by tire OEMs Hankook and Kumho. The Bupyeong plant produces the vehicle we know and ummm... tolerate as the Chevrolet Aveo, and possibly (unfortunately) soon as the Pontiac G3. Rather than pony up the 12% price increases that the tire suppliers want, GM wants a ...

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    Penny pinchers: Chevy Aveo billboard speaks to the frugal
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    We might have suspected it'd eventually come to this. Chevy has started paying people to pay attention to its Aveo. Well, not exactly. In a unique piece of advertisement, Chevrolet erected a billboard in London with an image of an Aveo hatchback decorated in real one-pence pieces. It was certainly a clever ploy to grab the attention of the public and ...

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    Help yourself: Chevy Aveo dressed up in pennies for new billboard
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    click to enlargeThe U.S. version of the Chevy Aveo 5 made us scratch our heads a bit, but that vehicle's questionable style is nothing compared to the idea that someone working for GM had to promote the new Aveo had. GM's UK division got some attention by sticking over 20,000 pennies on a billboard picture of the Aveo on London's New Oxford Street. The ...

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    Oh snap! Consumer Reports rips Aveo a new one
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Chevy AveoConsumer Reports isn't known for completely trashing cars in its reviews. In fact, the publication is more often criticized for going too easy on them and finding something to like in everything that passes through the CR garage. But dang if they didn't just tear apart the 2008 Chevy Aveo sedan, going so far ...

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    Number of sub-$15k cars in U.S. falls by one-third
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    Click above for more high-res shots of the 2007 Chevrolet AveoEvery year, cars get just a bit more expensive. There was a time, which doesn't seem too long ago, that ten grand and a signature was all you needed to walk out of a dealership as the owner of a brand new car. Today, not so much. In fact, according to J.D. Power and Associates, $15,000 gets you ...

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