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Chevrolet HHR, Truck, Sedan, SUV
#89 of 158 NEW Silver 2007 HRR LS
Sep 13, 2007 (1:51 pm)
Pretty much base Silver LS. Love this car and the mileage. Lonestar Chevy in Houston was a pleasure to deal with. Got my LS for 11,888 +TT&L wich was less than $500 due to my almost break even trade. Got a 5yr/100K mile extended warranty for $300 due to online coupon. So for approximately $13100 drive out, I got a fun car that's good on gas, and a warranty that literally covers everything but brakes and tires. I thought I got a good deal.
#90 of 158 Re: NEW Silver 2007 HRR LS [txczshooter]
Sep 14, 2007 (5:31 am)
I don't understand the warranty part. Is it 5-year bumper to bumper? The standard warranty for Chevrolet/GM is 5-year/100,000 miles, transferable. If they deceived you, request the money back right away. Otherwise, have fun with your new ride.
#91 of 158 New "07 HHR LT
Sep 14, 2007 (7:48 pm)
White,2.2 ltr.,5 speed, LT1, fog lights, chrome package, mud flaps. $18,000 MSRP, Paid $13,445 plus $238 for Oregon plates (4 years !), and title. Minus a $709 GM Card rebate= $12974 out the door. (no sales tax in the Beaver state)
Price would have been $50 more if I hadn't paid cash, the dealer would have been able to hit me up for a "Doc Fee" to carry my paperwork to the DMV.
Found my deal in the Saturday Oregonian newspaper auto section, Carr Chevrolet in Beaverton occasionaly runs "loss Leader" ads good only on weekends. Last weekend they had 3 '07 LS 5 speeds $12,495, 3 "07 LT 5 speeds $13,495. My HHR was fresh with only 14 miles on the odometer, the other two LT's had around 100 miles on them.
#92 of 158 Re: NEW Silver 2007 HRR LS [poncho167]
Sep 15, 2007 (1:48 am)
I think that 5yr/100,000 is just powertrain...
#93 of 158 Re: New "07 HHR LT [jeffroyd]
Sep 15, 2007 (4:47 am)
Very good price. A lot of times dealers will put those ads in the paper just to get people to come in and really not intend to sell them that model if they even have it. Here in Illinois, a few dealers got in trouble for not having the car, and some park it in the back or service area so it won't be found unless the customer insists.
#94 of 158 Re: NEW Silver 2007 HRR LS [smogdung]
Sep 15, 2007 (4:58 am)
Yes it is only powertrain, but I wasn't sure what he meant by the extra money for a 5-year extended warranty. The 5-year standard powertrain warranty that GM has covers much more than the competition including axles, driveshaft, engine accessories, a whole lot of stuff.
The Chrysler warranty is a gimmick and really hasn't started any parades into the showrooms other than some customers initially. Most consumers are still not that educated when buying an auto and tend to overlook the fine print. People still only keep a car around the 4-5 year range before selling or trading it. This probably was on Chryslers mind because the Chrysler warranty is voided right away once gone. Hyundai made out good on this as well because their warranty is also non-transferable but to only a family member. They know for the most part people don't keep their cars and were banking on it.
#95 of 158 Re: Chevrolet HHR: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Sep 19, 2007 (7:03 am)
Heres my recent buying experience
I recently bought a 2006 HHR that had an original sticker of $24,125. The original buyer bought it 14 months ago. They had it marked at $18,995 Carfax said it was local and bought locally.
I had a 2003 Explorer with 48K on it. I offered $4k and my Ford OTD. They wanted $8500! Since I was in no hurry I siad no I made an offer. They invited me to look up both cars on KBB. I did. I saw ACV trade in in good condition on the Explorer at $9800 and $13.5 low book as equipt or so for the HHR in good condition.
I figured they have $12k in the HHR (What a beating those cars take). Thats how I came up with my offer. The Sales Manager was a good guy. No a GREAT guy. He took no offense but kidded with me " So lets see you want to trade wholesale for wholesale" I said "And?" HE laughed and dropped his proce $3000!!!! to $5500 OTD and my truck.
We both were silent for about 5 minutes. "I said I guess the next person who talks loses" He laughed and said "I knew you were thinking that"
I pull out a single check from my wallet and fill it out for $5000. I hand him the check and tell him it's my last check. I will have to go home to get another. HE again laughs and calls his used car manager to find out "how much they have in the HHR" The sales guy is standing there not saying a word.
The SM gets up and says we have a deal. Easy and a good experience. Not anything like I have had in the past.
Now the HHR has 11k miles on it and has EVERY option available. Even the On Star and XM Radio still apparently have time left. Its a nice alternative to the big Explorer.
But they are obviously worse then KIAs in resale LOL
Whether or not the dealer made $200 $2000 or $5000 on the deal makes no difference. I bought the car for $14k OTD and felt it was a good value.
I did not buy the car at a Chevy dealer which in my mind saved me money because it would have been "Certified" and I am sure that would have cost another $1500 or more. Because it was at a Dodge Dealer I believe they let it go as it may be competition to their PT Cruisers. I sure would not want the chance of someone coming in for a new PT to decide they rather have a new HHR instead...Perhaps.
So yes Sales managers can be fun to deal with IF you keep it light and you are standing while negotiating. Which I was because I was "negotiating" at the "tower". I cannot stand those cubicles....and never plant there. I do believe if one is standing the sales people know it's more likely they will leave rather then grind for hours.
#96 of 158 Re: Chevrolet HHR: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [stealthrt]
Sep 19, 2007 (11:47 am)
You got a great deal, but the original owner may have paid $20K or less....there were red tag sales or public rebates + he may have had GM Card savings....+ negotiated savings....enjoy!
#97 of 158 Re: Chevrolet HHR: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [smogdung]
Sep 20, 2007 (8:12 pm)
I am sure the original owner did not pay near MSRP. Seems a min of $4000 off MSRP is the rule on these cars. No wonder trade in resale is so far below MSRP in one year. LOL
Now show mw a HOnda that has an MSRP of $24,000 and can be bought a year later for $14k out the door
Sep 27, 2007 (7:40 am)
Im in the process of buying an HHR, and have been quoted a price of 21k (out the door). Its the 2008, base engine, with On star, Side air bags, chrome extras, steel wheels, ABS, luggage rack... THe MSRP on the window says around 21k, so Im saving around 2,000 with this price, but I wonder if I could get a better deal. Is 21k out the door a good price?