I've said from the start that whether you love or hate the Aveo depends upon what your expectations are.
Our 2009 is my wife's daily commuter car for 95% of it's use. City gas mileage with the A/T sucks, thanks to Chevy's programming of it. The acceleration in the lowest gears is actually pretty good - it seems to become bogged down in 3rd & 4th gear and it finally goes into converter lockup at about 45 MPH. At speeds under 45 it's a gas thirsty slushbox. When I drain the A/T fluid at six moth intervals, it's usually more brown than red. No malfunction present, but that's not a healthy sign for a car that is still relatively new.
We are at about 22K on the original Kumho tires, and they are not fully worn out yet. They are bottom of the line Kumhos, and mediocre, as most tires are that come with a new car package. I have higher quality Kumhos on my other cars and are happy with them. We really can't blame Chevy or Kumho for that - it's easy to buy better tires when they are worn out.
Interior cargo room is great - but glove box space and storage compartments are pathetically inadequate. The suspension is about as crude and inadequate a design as it could possibly be. I expect that might become a problem as the car ages.
My wife loves the car. It's her daily commuter car in about 95% of its use. I must admit I also enjoy driving it, FWIW. Everything works as it should, except the crappy digital clock which goes blank often. If that's the only thing that ever goes wrong with this car we'll be happy. We really can't complain, as it is about what we expected it to be when we bought it.