I get crap all the time. mostly from my co-workers at a local Honda dealership i work at "try" to make their civics into race cars even though they are base models with automatics and beat the living hell out of them. their cars constantly break down. gently driving my aveo it just keeps on running like a sewing machine every day. I am a strong believer in the saying "If you take care of your car it will take care of you." sure when on the interstate i need a realllllllly big distance to pass something and don't even think about accelerating uphill. but with me, it's all about dependability. I love my aveo and i'm shooting for 500k miles.