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      Unhappy What would you like changed in the next gen. 2011 Aveo?

      Personally, I'm hoping GM is making some effort at weight reduction.

      Ford and Mazda are doing it (~2200 lbs for the new North American spec Fiesta/Mazda2).

      Weight reduction is good for EVERYTHING people on this board care about: handling, acceleration, braking and fuel economy.

      So I want the engineers to make an effort to get the lead out. ~2550 lbs is porky for a subcompact hatch. We already know the next gen car is going to be a bit bigger ... if they have to make it bigger, it would be cool if they could do it without upping the weight too (or even reduce it).


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      Re: What would you like changed in the next gen. 2011 Aveo?

      just curious where you got the 2550 number? never see the empty weights anywhere for "low end" cars.

      i doubt it will be lighter just yet, although the design lines look like more area covered in plastic, (1/4 is smaller with no window and bumpers seem to wrap further) but we know that means little in terms of weight.


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      Re: What would you like changed in the next gen. 2011 Aveo?

      I went with the 2010 hatchback curb weight from GM figures: 2010_chevy_aveo_specifications_features.php

      The 2004 was ~2350 lbs: 2004_chevy_aveo_specifications_features.php

      Quote Originally Posted by petrified.rabbit
      i doubt it will be lighter just yet
      I doubt it too (eg. just an example: I see 5 lug wheels in the spy shots, not the current 4). But it's good to have a dream. [-o<
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      Re: What would you like changed in the next gen. 2011 Aveo?

      I would like them to go with projection headlights. I had those in my mazda cx-7 and fell in love with them. That's why I installed them on my aveo.... they're not as good as OEM mazda were, but they're a definite improvement over the stock optics... Also I would like to see bigger size stock speakers (makes it easier to upgrade your sound quality without cutting bigger holes in doors/panels).

      And I agree with you guys, a little bit lighter car would be a great improvement if GM is trying to market this car as a sporty hatch to compete with FIT and other cars out there... But that could be wishful thinking on our part.

      And I would LOVE it if GM would come out with quite a bit more of aftermarket tuner support and parts that could be purchased from the dealer and be covered under the warranty too, kind of like scion does... That's my .02$




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