Bought brand new in 2004 (1st model year they tell me). Been primary vehicle for me until purchasing a Cruze in 2011. Kept er and had 3 kids learn to drive a 5-speed and drive to school/college. Now it's my 3 dog's car! They know its time for a ride when I rattle the Aveo keys (not any other vehicle keys).
Lost the stock hub caps early on. I Just keep it fitted with cheapie hub caps.
Paint/clear coat is fading. She used to live in the Phoenix desert. Now she's outside and dealing with humidity and snow.
Fading as well. She's a little dirty from the dogs. All original items except for a couple of generic window handles.
Original system. I misplaced the little security card with the radio unlock number on it. Each time the battery is disconnected I have to try to remember the code. I know there is a 2, 5, & 1 in it. Not smart enough to write it down, I guess. I did put in some 6x9s in the back.
Had to replace an MAP sensor, air intake boot, valve cover gaskets twice, timing belt at 67000, rear driver hub, and most recently an oil pressure sensor.