I have a 2008 Chevy Aveo hatchback. I’ve done the regular maintenance on it and am just about due for my 90k regular work. Here is the issue : this car regularly requires nonstandard repair. The alignment is a nightmare. I had it done about 10k miles ago and they had to do a bunch of work around it. The blower motor went and multiple replacements failed. The one that remains barely works after 8k miles. 4000 miles ago it had major electrical problems 3000 miles ago the front alignment was so out of whack the front tires loooked like half moon cookies. Now I’m told the rear bushings are bad. This will require a rear end replacement as Chevy does not sell the bushings only a larger assembly.
So. This car blue books for trade in at about 3k-3500. I put 1500 into it not 5 months ago. I’m looking at an estimate for another 1600 just to be able to pass inspection. Will probably need new tires again. And that blower motor is getting close to done. Does it make sense to spend the money.
If I knew that 1500 bucks would make this car run problem free (excepting regular maintenance) for another 50k miles I don’t think it would be an issue, but the aveo seems to be a dud and I fully expect another major repair prior to 100k based on the cars history.
So should I dump the aveo?
If so what do folks think about other compact hatchbacks such as the fit and focus fiesta etc?