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2001 Chrysler 300M or 2004 Chevy Aveo 5
Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:24 PM
The first car is 2001 Chrysler 300M with 83k miles. Its automatic w/autostick feature. Its seems to be a very nice car, well taken care of. It has all the options like pw, pl, sunroof, cruise control, leather.What I am curious about is if there are any known problems with these vehicles? Whats the average lifespan?
The second is a 2004 Chevy Aveo 5 Hatchback with 33k miles. It is a 5speed. It seems to be a plain car. No power options. However it does have cruise control. I am not sure of the reliability of these cars since they are made in korea. The low miles is something I am looking for, however I need it to be reliable. Have any thoughts?
Posted 26 September 2007 - 01:38 PM
Posted 26 September 2007 - 02:06 PM
Don't know about the relative merits of either one. Our only Chrysler is a '95 LeBaron Convertible we keep in Hawaii. It's starting to break small things, but has never given us any major headaches in the seven years we've had it.
I'd buy a Subaru.
Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:06 PM
Posted 26 September 2007 - 03:41 PM
Posted 26 September 2007 - 10:50 PM
There ARE other fish in the sea (preferibly japanese models)
Though if your credit is so so you may have to take what you can get.
I think the Aveo will be more reliable given that the 300 is OLD by comparison. What you save in gas will pay for any repairs it may need too.
Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:23 AM
Posted 27 September 2007 - 10:00 AM
Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:57 AM
I would avoid any Chrysler that is built on the Intrepid platform. They have a well deserved reputation as transmission eaters. I know nothing about the Aveo.
Add an oddly high waterpump failure rate that that motor has, and its an all around no go.
Mine was somewhere around $700 to have the water pump done.
Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:29 PM
I can't specifically say fromt personal experience that the Aveo has all these problems, but if you look under the hood and car, it's exactly the same car, just smaller. I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them.
Disclaimer: The Forenza/Reno, and the Verona (production actually stopped because of massive problems as well) are the only Daewoo-based Suzuki cars. The New XL7 is a Suzuki-GM hybrid, but other than that, Japanese-designed Suzuki's are actually pretty decent cars. We rarely see SX4 (5-speed is kinda fun to drive, and has a rally competing version), Aerio, Grand Vitara, XL7, or older Suzuki's back for any significant warranty work. A 4-door SX4 just got released, and the Swift is coming back, so don't be discouraged from buing a Suzuki, they're really half-way decent little cars...just don't touch the Korean ones.
Posted 30 September 2007 - 01:08 PM
Posted 01 October 2007 - 09:35 PM
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