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      Do people make fun of you for driving an aveo?

      Hey guys, for as long as i've had this car ive been getting quite the comments.

      I love my aveo and i will stay with it until it can no longer run.
      However other people seem to look down on compacts and cute looking cars. (my wife says it looks like a jellybean)

      I've heard everything from "you drive a toy car" to "when are you getting a real car?"
      I never take it seriously, but i hear it enough to think there is some sort of bias against these cars.

      anyone ever had something familiar happen to them?



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      OH yeah. I hear it all the time. Not because it's small but because it's an inexpensive car. Doesn't bother me, I hate having a car payment!!

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      I get made fun of all the time.

      One of my co-workers recently sent me a link where the Aveo was rated as one of "worst cars for new drivers." However, the other cars in the list included an S550 Mustang, a F-Type Jaguar, Corvette, some BMW, etc. You can't complain when your Aveo, which retailed for $10k, is being compared alongside $60k+ sports cars.
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      Every since I slammed it, haters always have something to say, but I have tons of fans and kids that love my car.
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      Of course everybody makes fun of the Aveo! I even do when I am driving my Aveo and see one on the road. My response is always the same "Damn, that's a small car and I drive that?" However sitting in my Aveo I feel like a zillion bucks as I zip around everybody.
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      I'll agree with the 'everyone' statement. I even will poke fun at it. I do this with nearly all my cars though.

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      I get comments on it a lot but like everyone else, I don't care. I bought the car because it was cheap and way better on gas for the commute I make going to work. That's all I need from it.

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      Quote Originally Posted by xintersecty View Post
      Of course everybody makes fun of the Aveo! I even do when I am driving my Aveo and see one on the road. My response is always the same "Damn, that's a small car and I drive that?" However sitting in my Aveo I feel like a zillion bucks as I zip around everybody.
      Apparently this is an aspect of youth. When you get older and you and your friends no longer care about such things, it will pass.

      As for zipping around everybody, and usually being able to get ahead of them - you are correct. I can do that in any car that I'm driving. Because it's not about the car. It's all about the driver.

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      This comment also happened in China, all the guides love the biggest car.

      But I like Aveo, because this is a very simple, not much electronics control and easy to maintain car. The manual gear version is very easy to drive and handle on the traffic jam road inside the city.

      You can also drive it fast. I try to drive the top speed to 190km/h. Recently any car in the world can drive 150km/h, that is very much to use it in any area.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Thymeclock View Post
      I can do that in any car that I'm driving. Because it's not about the car. It's all about the driver.
      That is what she said! I will say it's easier in the small car than my small truck depending how close you want to squeeze things. NC, SC, and GA are awful for drivers to sit in the left lane and there are moments when my patience gets the best of me. sigh The universe keeps giving me opportunities to learn patience and I continue to ignore them. Double sigh




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