2008 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan, Part 3

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Why you should buy this car:
Money doesn't grow on trees, you can only live in mom's basement for so long and you live in fear of $5/gallon gas.

Why you should not buy this car:
You care about acceleration, handling and looking cool.

Suitability Parameters:
Speed Merchants: No
Fashion Victims: No
Treehuggers: Yes
Mack Daddies: No
Tuner Crowd: No
Hairdressers: Yes
Penny Pinchers: Yes
Euro Snobs: No
Working Stiffs: No
Technogeeks: No
Poseurs: No
Soccer Moms: No
Nascar Dads: No
Golfing Grandparents: No

Also Consider:
• Kia Rio
• Honda Fit
• Hyundai Accent
• Nissan Versa
• Scion xD
• Toyota Yaris


• Manufacturer: Chevrolet
• Model tested: Aveo LT
• Model year: 2008
• Base Price: $14,365
• Price as Tested: $16,965
• Engine type: 1.6-liter I4 DOHC
• Horsepower: 103 hp @ 5,800 rpm
• Torque: 107 lb.-ft. @ 3,600 rpm
• Red line: 6,500 rpm
• Transmission: 4-speed automatic
• Curb Weight: 2,542 lbs.
• LxWxH: 169.7 X 67.3 X 58.9
• Wheelbase: 97.6 inches
• Tires: P185/55R-15, all-season
• Drive type: FWD
• 0 - 60 mph: 10.8 seconds (via Edmunds)
• 1/4-mile: N/A
• Top speed: N/A
• Fuel economy city/highway: 26/34
• NHTSA crash test rating: 5/4/4/3

2008 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan, Part 1
2008 Chevrolet Aveo Sedan, Part 2

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These days $17,000 can buy a very nice early 2000s Jaguar XK.

Or, if you absolutely have to buy new, I remember seeing a Ford dealer last year closing out new 2006 leftover Crown Vics for $18,000- talk about getting the most car for your money. The '08s may be fleet-only, but there's probably some dealer somewhere offering those kind of deals on '07 leftovers.