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The 2008 Chevrolet Aveo isn’t a paragon of room or quality, but it’s not bad in either respect.
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[no] hard, shiny surfaces that remind you of a restroom floor
Car and Driver

wasn't impressed with Aveo's seats...these feel pretty cheap
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

interior is plenty comfortable for about half [the] ride
The Auto Channel

As small as it is, the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo is actually pretty roomy inside, and it’s made of decent materials.

The 2008 Chevrolet Aveo is a spartan, no-frills piece of extremely basic transportation, and it’s outfitted with inexpensive materials. Despite the reference to seats that "feel pretty cheap," the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel acknowledges that GM has put a fair amount of effort into quieting the vehicle.

Cars.com found plenty of room inside: “I'm 5 feet, 11 inches tall, and I found enough headroom plus an inch left over when I adjusted the driver's seat to maximum height.” However, the reviewer added that “the front seatbacks are narrow and thinly padded, and I couldn't find a comfortable position...”

The Auto Channel took a test drive over the Thanksgiving holidays in the Chevy Aveo. After one hour, the seats were reported to become much less comfortable, while the driver became fatigued at a steering wheel that was positioned at arm's length. (The cup holder was found to be entirely inadequate as well.)

Nonetheless, Car and Driver notes the presence of interior materials in the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo that "would be at home in a mid-price sedan.” The Detroit News agrees: "the materials in the cabin are very nice, especially the cloth upholstery and the dimpled plastic trim on the doors and instrument panel." Cars.com thought the visor “snapped cheaply” into place, and the headliner had a “rough” surface. There’s also lots of road noise, they noted.

TheCarConnection.com drove an Aveo this spring and found that whether as a hatchback or sedan, the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo has a well-designed interior, with lots of passenger space for four full-size adults or three kids across the backseat. The tall body affords plenty of headroom or a boxlike cargo space with the seats folded. The sedan's 12.4-cubic-foot trunk is surprisingly roomy as well.


The 2008 Chevrolet Aveo isn’t a paragon of room or quality, but it’s not bad in either respect.

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