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Chevrolet HHR, Truck, Sedan, SUV
#13 of 158 Just Bought New Black HHR
Jan 03, 2006 (2:06 pm)
I bought a Black 2LT fully loaded including Onstar. I will have every option available, the HHR is in route to the dealership. I bought it today to take advantage of the the last day for the Red Tag sale that is going on. The MSRP on this HHR is $24805, the red tag price I paid was $23240. I also got 3.9% interest for 60 months from GMAC. I bickered for a while about my trade allowance and they came up another $1000 as I was ready to walk. All in all, I think I got a good deal and I got the car I wanted, the color I wanted with all the options I wanted. I bought the car at Gwinnett Place Chevrolet in Duluth Georgia. So far so good. I am suppose to take delivery sometime in the next three to four days. I looked very seriously at a PT Cruiser Limited Turbo with all the bells and whistles, but after driving the HHR I preferred the way it drove. Two things really bothered me about the PT Cruiser, One no side curtain head airbags available and Two it is going to change in 2007. The price was very comparable between the two. The Cruiser deal was at 7.1% best interest with a $2000 rebate or 4.9% with $1000 rebate - not a very good deal from my point of view. I like the looks of the HHR and the versatility of the interior.
#14 of 158 Re: Just Bought New Black HHR [donsur]
Jan 03, 2006 (6:12 pm)
I also test drove PT Cruiser......I was not impressed... PT cruiser was like a toy in comparison to the Heritage High Roof. Also turbo PT cruisers have had brake and tire problems by 20k miles also PT Cruiser has a horrible trade-in value. The HHR has a solid feel that the Chrysler sadly misses.Does yours have the optional rear spoiler;IMHO it takes away from the HHR's clean rear end !
#15 of 158 Re: Just Bought New Black HHR [theking]
Jan 05, 2006 (7:27 am)
Yes it has the spoiler. This is the way it came from the factory. I agree with you about the PT trade in. When I visited the local dealer to look at and drive the new 06s they had several 05s in the used car lot for just about half of what they cost new. That was a real turn off for me also. I just feel better with something new on the scene instead of a car that has been around for 6 years.
#16 of 158 Re: Just Bought New Black HHR [donsur]
Jan 07, 2006 (5:48 pm)
We've had ours since Nov. 28th....there's just something special about it...we've had about 15-20 new cars in the last 30 years...this one...seems like GM is really on to something....maybe it's a new kind of quality & style???
#17 of 158 Visibility and engines
Jan 08, 2006 (10:48 am)
How is the view out the back window? I have noticed that many cars have limited visibility when backing up... as the back end sits higher ...like the RAV and the PT. Any comments on visibility from the HHR. I need an automatic and would appreciate any comments on difference felt between the 2.2L and 2.4L engines. I drive a manual Passat with turbo and like the acceleration but I need an automatic and a car that is easier to get into due to a back injury and think the HHR may fit my needs.
#18 of 158 Want me to pay a $450 advertising fee
Jan 08, 2006 (12:38 pm)
I want to order a HHR....I have offered my vehicle at $500 under KBB and also the ordered car at invoice. Dealer is telling me there is a $450 advertising fee. I have bought cars for 40 years and never paid such a fee. He told me this fee is not part of his holdback. I think this fee is "B.S." Give me your views !!!!
#19 of 158 Re: Chevrolet HHR: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Jan 08, 2006 (8:34 pm)
With Red Tag price, $1000 GM card rebate, and $750 GM hurricane relief rebate, ended up paying $15,686 (including all dealer fees) for a silver LT with automatic. Sticker price was $18,239 including dealer fee. Car was at dealership when I went in and I bought it the same day. Have had the HHR for two weeks and surprised at what a solid little car it is.
#20 of 158 Re: Want me to pay a $450 advertising fee [theking]
Jan 09, 2006 (5:11 am)
I say the dealer is blowing smoke your way..when in doubt..call GM customer service and ask...what is this advertising fee for.....go to another dealer and see what they are charging....if no fee..then confront your dealer with the issue.....seems like a way to line the pockets of the dealer....is it worth walking away from a deal...since you ordered your car at the invoice price???
#21 of 158 Re: Just Bought New Black HHR [donsur]
Jan 09, 2006 (11:53 am)
I am in the military and was stationed overseas.I just got back to the states after seven years over there.I was interested in buying a HHR but am looking for responses on any troubles with it.I know when the Equinox was released I almost bought one but the troubles with it was unbelievable. So any help with problems that have raised an eyebrow with the HHR would be greatly appreciated.
#22 of 158 Re: Just Bought New Black HHR [whytejap]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jan 09, 2006 (4:30 pm)
I encourage you to visit the general Chevy HHR discussion...
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