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      My golden girl

      Bought new by me in June of 2005. She now has 270,000 miles on original clutch and engine. And STILL gets 35 MPG!

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      Welcome to the site. That is pretty impressive! Lots of people wouldn't believe an Aveo could live that long. Nice job with the maintenance. Have you had to do any major repairs?

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      (That's 435,000 km for our Metric members)

      And you're still on the original timing belt! (Kidding... I hope.)

      Congrats on taking care of your Aveo so well. Could teach the energizer bunny a thing or two.

      Also... great photo!

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      Thanks for the compliments! That picture was after an air show in Reading PA last June.

      It's never broke down or failed to start. All the maintenance is pretty much up to date. I do it all myself. Timing belt was done at 100k, 170k and 250k. Original clutch, rear shoes and all components. I had to replace the water outlet/thermostat housing as the original was plastic and cracked. I routinely check things so I caught that one early. The upstream O2 sensor failed at 230k.

      Replaced the tie rods, lower control arms (with ball joints) and struts with linkage and mounts at 200k. These cars can't hold alignment well... We both drive pretty much only highway.

      It chews through valve cover gaskets! They seem to leak no matter how often they're replaced. I'm on my third.

      My wife has an 06 with 170k on it - we bought it new also. Whatever happens to one invariably does on the other. Both cars are manual transmissions. Love them that way.

      Mine has a clogged orifice valve in the A/C that is affecting performance and will need replacement in spring. Both have problems with the catalytic converter giving a MIL code occasionally. That's too much money for a part I can't justify for enough performance to make a difference for me. My instrument lights intermittently won't come on either. Can't figure that aside from a bad switch.

      Maybe someone here has run into that one before?

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      Welcome to the forum! Feel free to send me a message if you have any questions or need any assistance. Your Aveo looks nice!

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      That's impressive! And to think I'm havinh major problems at 160,000mi

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      Quote Originally Posted by Geo View Post
      That's impressive! And to think I'm havinh major problems at 160,000mi
      I am not too far from you in the Lehigh Valley. Share what issues you're having.

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      im barley at 73,xxx lol

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      Wow that's so good! Thinking about buying an Aveo (right now driving a crappy 92 Escort, sold my Cobalt SS/SC GMS2 to pay for my divorce--worth every penny), and am doing some research on average reliability, common issues, and how many miles are on Aveos.. yours is quite impressive! I found a couple here for 3800-4000 cash with approx 150-180k on them. Would have loved another SS/SC but I could really use a smaller car. My ex had an Aveo with AC and loved it (her only complaint was gutless acceleration).

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      xravenswingsx - you might be interested in this thread too:

      http://www.aveoforum.com/forum/f81/h...miles-km-9865/

      Welcome to the site!





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