Whose bright idea was this?!
At least tie a red flag to the ladder!
You have heard about the ladder of success? This is not it.
Somewhere, a village is missing its idiot…
I’d rather drive the ladder than an Aveo!
Is that an Aveo? Or is it some sort of Kia (looks kind of like a Kia badge on the trunklid)?
Anyone else notice the lack of a license plate and what appear to be a temporary tag in the window? Also seems to be cruising along in the fast lane…
It’s an Aveo (not surprisingly).
A regretful cash for clunkers participant?
You’ve got to be kidding!
Just like the knuckleheads who lash a mattress to their car’s roof held by just a single rope because they’re too cheap to have it delivered and have their old, grungy mattress taken away.
Somehow, this reminds me of the time when a bunch of us 16- and 17-year-olds pushed a car that had run out of gas uphill by four of us on the front of the car pushing and four guys on the trunk of the car being pushed, interlocking legs to act as a buffer so the bumpers wouldn’t overlap and mess up each others’ cars!
It was a fairly steep hill, too. We got away with that one – it worked perfectly.
Ladder bar rear suspension;
You’re doing it wrong
Looks fine to me provided they tied the ladder to something. All that is needed is a red something on the end of the ladder and for the driver to be aware of the fact their Aveo is now longer and heavier.
Reminds me of the time I put two pallets on the roof of my Voyager with some straps and had the tailgate 1/2 open since 4X8s do not quite fit. Just had to drive slower and open the windows to keep air flowing through the passenger compartment.
You’d never get away with that in England!There’s also VOSA(Vehicle operating standards agency) as well as traffic cops to worry about.
Same here Gem some traffic cop would get his daily quota right there.
And it still has “paper plates”! That there is an invitation for “The Man” to find something to really “make my day”.
Which begs the question. Do you think this clown traded in something that was big enough to haul the ladder in?
Imagine what would happen to the driver if he got rear-ended.
Too bad the car isn’t rear-wheel drive. The ladder would make awesome wheelie bars.
You know, every car makes a statement. This one says, “pull me over and write me a ticket, Officer.”
that car is pure sex on wheels.
THIS is why more people should own hatchbacks or small station wagons. They’re great for the occasional hauling duty as seen here IF you fold down the rear seat & still getting fuel economy comparable to their non big bootied brethern . Agreed on the need for a red flag/cloth/bandana – but if the fluttering of a tiny piece of cloth saves you from rear ending this troglodyte, maybe you shouldn’t be driving anyway?
The driver drives an Aveo… what do you expect?
I got a question and please don’t laugh at me. Did Satan himself made the Aveo or something? Why everybody hates those cars so much? Granted, I have never been inside or driven one, but they don’t look so terrible. I do know that the timing belt of them breaks just by looking it the wrong way, but at least for me they don’t see to be worst than any other Korean car of the early to mid 00s.
they aren’t terrible. My friend has the hatchback. I think some people get a little frustrated with this car because it is made in Korea with a Japanese transmission but wears a Chevy badge. Actually my friend is a newbie to the car world and he had no idea it was Korean. He was like what the F#&k is a Daewoo? Which goes to show you the hypocrisy of world markets. You can buy a Dodge that is assembled in Mexico and everyone undoubtedly thinks it’s American as apple pie yet a BMW X3 which is fully assembled in South Carolina is considered an import.
So you would say that the hate has more to do with the car being Korean or do Aveos have serious reliability or quality control problems?
My friend has an Aveo similar to what was in the photo in the link that Paul submitted. He actually thought he was buying an American car until I showed him the the country of Manufacture sticker. Granted, he wanted a new car, and it was the least expensive new car you could buy at the time and it came with 4 free tanks of gas. Just funny, because it was like the old Lexus LX450s most of the parts on the car were stamped with Toyota badges, yet it was a Lexus. The windows, body panels, etc… Anyways, I feel the American car companies have to be babied and led these days unlike Mercedes or BMW who opened plants in the US and are thriving. I cannot believe how many different models of new Mercs I see on the road on a daily basis. It is like they are giving these cars away. Anyways, the Aveo has been a decent car. Nothing has been wrong with it. I don’t hate and neither does he but it’s not anything that kick starts our hearts when we look at it or drive it. It drives Like a mid 90s Corolla.
Rode in an ’06 sedan a few times. Can’t vouch for the reliability, but the thing was a cheap penalty box. The seats felt like they were made from plywood.
Read this: http://www.curbsideclassic.com/auto-biography/coal-2006-pontiac-wave-chevy-aveodaewoo-kalos-the-worst-new-car-of-a-lifetime/
Thanks Paul, I had forgoten that COAL post.
So based on what I have read here, purchasing an Aveo was like the proverbial Forrest Gump chocolate, you never know what you are going to get. Also the driving experience wouldn’t be that different from that of my Tercel, cheap econobox feeling. So, it sounds like the perfect daily driver for me, except that the drivetrain is NSFGTW, (Not Safe For Going To Work).
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