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#785 of 1606 Re: Prices Paid for HHR [gogophers1]
Oct 28, 2005 (3:29 am)
"Speaking of styling, it's all a matter of personal taste, but I think the HHR is perhaps the best looking 2006 model on the road. One with fresh dealer tags came up behind me on the expressway today and I almost got in a bender because I kept eyeing it up in the mirror. The front-end, in particular, is absolutely gorgeous. "
I pulled up to an HHR in our new Mazda 5 and couldn't believe how tiny the HHR seemed compared to the 5. It's probably the best looking chevy I've seen, but I think the 5 is the best looking 2006 model on the road .
#786 of 1606 Re: Prices Paid for HHR [whipped95]
Oct 28, 2005 (4:13 am)
I was sitting in a South Beach cafe when one went by. Very nice front end but the rear looked like my old Jeep Liberty (not a bad thing). If you folks really want this car at a decent price, I have one word for you. WAIT!!!!! I am sure all of you are familiar with the PT Cruiser craze. Now you can get one of those for invoice price. Same will be true for the HHR. Trust me.......
Lastly, glad to hear it's a nice quiet interior and smooth. The PT I rented in Hawaii was VERY crude with respect to the engine, but it was fun to drive.
#787 of 1606 Re: Prices Paid for HHR [whipped95]
Oct 28, 2005 (4:30 am)
Is'nt the 5 a midsize? HHR is based on Cobalt-compact car. And it is small inside compared to my minivan! So it will not meet my needs.
#788 of 1606 Re: Test Drove an HHR 2.2, auto today [micweb]
Oct 28, 2005 (4:56 am)
Any problem with a Mazda 3 5dr? Decent mileage for commuting (less than Civic/Cobalt, better than HHR/PT), but loads of fun for less money than HHR w/ similar equipment. More manual tranny vehicles available for test drives.
#789 of 1606 HHR discounts
Oct 28, 2005 (2:13 pm)
I did an Internet inquiry of several dealers in my geographical area -- through the Chevrolet website -- and just about every one offered a discount from the sticker price. Where I ran into a bit of a problem was locating one with the option package I wanted -- 1LT, 2.4, 5-speed, dark silver. The dealer I eventually purchased from did a locator search for me and only found one that came close to what I wanted. It did come with options that I could live with -- side air bags, fog lights, bright chrome trim, ABS, red -- within the price range quoted by my local dealer, who did not have one available but could order it in the configuration I wanted. There were plenty of 5-speed 2.2 combinations available, but the 2.4 was harder to find. The salesman explained that dealers were having trouble deciding what packages to put on the lot because consumer preferences were not yet established. For example, they had a fully-equipped black 2LT stickered at almost 24K that appeared to turn shoppers away due to the high price.
Oct 28, 2005 (3:02 pm)
any idea if the hhr should have similar crash test ratings as cobalt? i have a 4 mo. old daughter and safety is a big issue, and consumer reports has not done their testing yet.">
#791 of 1606 Re: hhr safety? [dylansmom]
Oct 28, 2005 (3:59 pm)
Did you check the Chevrolet website?
#792 of 1606 Re: Prices Paid for HHR [mdcarbuyer]
Oct 28, 2005 (4:59 pm)
Certain areas of the country get the most HHR's, while others barely have any. As stated the price will come down when supply is up. All previously new hot vehicles ( Beetle, PT, Focus, and eventually Mustang) will got discounts once the newness wares off.
GM and other American automakers have been in the process of changing their image to buyers who are used the automatic discounts thrown on the hood of the cars. GM's new price strategy is slowly converting consumers to not expect the big rebate right off the top. The employees pricing strategy helped save a lot of money in incentives and was very successful, though a smart shopper could generally make a better deal before this program took place. All models of GM cars are priced lower for 2006 as part of their new pricing program to get cars closer to the actual selling price right off the bat, though obviously one can bargain for a better price if they are so inclined like any other car manufacture. The days of $3,000-5,000 off list of cars no longer exists for those priced under $20,000 unless you through in a rebate which are getting smaller based on the lower price. Auto's, especially trucks over $20,000 or $30,000 will obviously get the largest discounts except for a few special models. General Motors has in my opinion always had a great selection of cars throughout its many divisions to satisfy any ones desires. People just got infactuated with these Japanese models because they were different, some looked at them as status symbols, and had a perception of better quality which is debatable, though most were better made (fit and finish).
The HHR is a bargain at any price range including the almost $24,000 models if you consider the competition and the amount of equipment included in that price. For one who has the money, the value is in the mind of the beholder, not the neighbor who drives around in used Hyundai or some other car. For me, the base price no thrills model wouldn't cut it and I couldn't live with it. Nor would the $24,000 model with about $4,000-$5,000 worth of stuff I wouldn't want.
As far as the new Civic you can have it. I would like to know what the big mystery and wait was for. This car does not stand out in a crowd, and it appears to have taken a step back from previous models in design, not to mention it has models that will break the $20,000 barrier.
Oct 28, 2005 (5:29 pm)
$24K for an HHR would be crazy. Maybe a fully loaded Impala for that price - well maybe.
All I can say is be patient, lower prices ahead.
#794 of 1606 Re: Prices Paid for HHR [62vetteefp]
Oct 29, 2005 (12:18 am)
FOX news? Get thee behind me Satan!