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2008 (58) Chevrolet Aveo 1.2 S 3dr

Blackpool Renault / Dacia

This vehicle may have been advertised at the higher price for less than 28 days, but for a minimum of 10 days.

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Power SteeringRemote fuel cap release

Entertainment

4 speakersAuxiliary socket for external MP3 player
Radio/single CD player 

Exterior Features

Black finish on B pillarsBody coloured bumpers
Electric front windowsHeadlamp levelling
Intermittent rear wash/wipeInternally adjustable door mirrors
Side window demist ventsTinted glass all round
Variable intermittent front wash/wipe 

Interior Features

2 front seat back pockets60/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable headrestsBricker cloth upholstery
Door courtesy lampsDriver/passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Front cupholdersFront door pockets
Isofix rear child seat preparationLidded glovebox
Passenger seat side pocketTiltable steering column

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS
Dual airbagsFront passenger airbag deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensionersHeight adjustable front seatbelts
Side airbags 

Security

Engine immobiliserRemote central door locking

Wheels

14" steel wheelsSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO0.68CO2 (g/km)132
HC0.06Noise Level dB(A)70.1
NOx0.01Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 4

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1206Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)69.7Cylinders - Stroke (mm)79
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryMULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)51.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)39.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.2Badge Power83
Coin SeriesSInsurance Group 14
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0714AInsurance Group 2A
EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)12.8Engine Power - BHP84
Engine Power - KW62Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM6000Engine Torque - LBS.FT84
Engine Torque - MKG12Engine Torque - NM114
Engine Torque - RPM3800Top Speed106

Tyres

Space Saver?TrueTyre Size Front185/60 R14
Tyre Size Rear185/60 R14Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVER
Wheel Type14" STEEL 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1505Length3920
Wheelbase2480Width1680

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1503
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)980Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)220
Max. Loading Weight473Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked400
Minimum Kerbweight1030No. of Seats5
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Chevrolet Aveo

By Andy Enright

Introduction

I'm not sure whether I've yet fully embraced the environmental benefits of recycling. I once watched the collections of my carefully sorted glass, paper and plastics all being tipped into the same bin truck and figured that perhaps my local authority wasn't quite up to speed with it. One company that most certainly is on the money when it comes to recycling is Chevrolet. Rather than bin the old Chevy Kalos model, it facelifted and retrimmed it and in 2008 launched it as the Aveo. As with any recycled product you'll need to accept a few rough edges but you'll get a rosy glow of contentment in the process. Here's how to save even bigger by bagging a used bargain.

History

The Chevrolet Kalos? The one that was previously the Daewoo Kalos? Yes, that one. If this was a German car you'd be paying more for a distinguished bloodline, so don't get too superior about the fact that the design has been around a while. The Aveo campaigns at the budget end of the supermini range and by buying used you're getting a big slice knocked off an already inexpensive car so it seems churlish to grumble that some of the interior fittings aren't exactly state of the art. Launched in UK dealers in 2008, the Aveo had already been on sale for some time in Eastern Europe where it is an absolutely huge seller. That this unassuming little hatch was the most profitable vehicle in the whole of Chevrolet Europe's product portfolio will have escaped many but at a time when General Motors will take whatever's going, the Aveo was a beacon of light in the darkness. The Aveo's successor was shown at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Retaining the name, it's bigger, sportier in appeal and features a more efficient array of engines.

What You Get

As makeovers go, the Aveo is one of the cleverest we've seen. In profile it doesn't look too much different to the Kalos, the five-door car's rather odd drooping swage line being instantly familiar. Move round to the front and the impression is utterly different. The Kalos' rather unhappy looking face has been replaced with something a whole lot bolder. The upswept headlamps and enormous double grille are punctuated by a serious Chevy cross logo. It's got about twice as much attitude as any other small car you could care to mention. The three-door model is even smarter, with the flanks being sculpted to incorporate pronounced flared rear wheel arches. At the back, there's one of the neatest rear lights clusters around. The interior lacks the self-assurance of the exterior and, rather inevitably in this corner of the market, feels somewhat built down to a price. The same can be said of the Aveo's key rivals though and Chevrolet has specified and trimmed the interior wisely, giving it a sensible equipment count, fairly decent materials and as much space and versatility as the design constraints allow. It's not the biggest car in its sector, but the compact torsion beam rear suspension means that there's plenty of useful room in the back. With two engines and three and five door body styles to choose from, Aveo customers also benefit from a decent level of standard kit. "Plenty of car and equipment for a fair price" is part of Chevrolet's corporate philosophy and the entry-level Aveo adheres to that maxim with driver and passenger airbags, an MP3-compatible CD stereo and wipers with intermittent facility. Plusher trim levels add tinted glass and electric front windows. Options include 15-inch aluminium wheels, leather trim for the steering wheel and gear knob, an onboard computer, steering wheel-mounted audio controls and automatic climate control. The Aveo's biggest markets to date have been Spain and the Ukraine, followed by Russia. Italy is in fourth place, followed by Germany. More than 90 per cent of these sales go to the five-door car and statistics show that in Western Europe, the Aveo is usually a second car whereas in Central and Eastern Europe it's usually the family's sole vehicle.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

Make sure the car is in perfect condition. There's no reason why it shouldn't be, as it will be within warranty; any dents, scratches or interior damage will knock values hard. One advantage of the Aveo is that most cars will have had a relatively easy life, the majority of customers using them for shopping trips but do check the bodywork for trolley scrapes or multi-story reversing incidents. Otherwise insist on a full service record and contact a few franchised dealers to try to find the best bargain available.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2009 Aveo 1.4 LT) Parts prices are hardly astronomical, a clutch assembly will be around £90 and an air filter should be close to £12. Brake pads are around £35 a front set with a water pump relieving you of nearly £60.

On the Road

The 1.2-litre version is the entry-level model and these normally act as a decent barometer of a car's basic worth. If you've ever driven a Chevrolet Kalos, there won't be too many surprises here. The driving position is very similar, the handling and ride feel much the same and the steering is still rather light. While this means that it's not the most tactile car to bully along a testing hill route, it means it's great in the city. The 1.2-litre will get to 60mph in 12.7 seconds and run on to a top speed of 108 mph. If this isn't enough, go for the 1.4-litre lump with 101bhp. This is usefully quicker, topping out at 110mph and hitting 60 in 11 seconds. The 1.4-litre is a notably more complex engine, with four valves per cylinder and DCVP (Double Continuous Variable Cam Phase) that helps to boost torque at lower revs and power at higher engine speeds. Visibility out of the Aveo is very good, although larger drivers may find that the dashboard moulding intrudes on legroom a little. Both engines are decent units but the added motorway refinement of the 1.4-litre powerplant would swing the balance for me.

Overall

The Chevrolet Aveo isn't exceptional in any way bar the value for money it offers. While this might seem a damning indictment, it actually means you'll be able to sniff out a bargain if you're not particularly concerned with your small car being best in class in any particular attribute. If 'good enough' is good enough for you, then the Aveo will cost about 60% of what you might pay for a rival with a five-star test score. If you need a small car to do the undemanding things, that makes a used Chevrolet Aveo a very smart pick indeed.

Performance
60%
Handling
70%
Comfort
60%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

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