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I had a cyber grey All Terrain I "settled" for. Loved the truck and kept it a year but wanted red with a Duramax. They were scarce in these parts. Looked online and local dealer showed a red hot z71 in stock. Went to local dealer and they said it wasn't in stock but showed to be coming in. I put my name on it as it was ordered for stock. It showed up the next day. I attached the first pic I ever took of it. Not only was it the right drive train and color. It had just about all the OEM goodies I wanted ordered OEM with the truck. Even better the dealer was having a slow month and it was late in the month and they gave me a decent discount. Unheard of in Amarillo TX. Had it a year now and still loving it! Didn't settle this time!



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I almost always do a search on the MFG web site and even auto trader to see who has what and then make the deal with the local dealer that normally gives me a good deal. I then tell them what I want and 9 times out of ten they find the same one I found and arrange a dealer trade.



Every time I expected to order I have always had my new vehicle in 3 days or less with the trade. My Malibu also came from NY to Ohio and we just happen to buy it here it was a prior dealer trade.



The only color I had to settle on was my HHR SS where it is black and I wanted red. The truth is I really wanted black but did not really want two black cars. But it was the end of the year and we went all over to get the SS and could not get a Red one with the red and black interior. I had to chose color or interior and I went to black as I loved the color and the duel tone interior made it look better than all black. So in a way I did have to change but really went back to my first love black. It was my third black car.



All others unless used were the colors I wanted or were more than happy with when I found them.



Kind of like my Denali. I originally wanted Red Hot ZR2 but after I found Red Hot was not on the list I discovered Cajun Red. Then I got fed up with the Chevy dealers lies and incompetence on trying to order that I went to GMC and the Denali was in Red Quartz the same as Cajun Red and I would not have picked another color for the truck.



Note in the end I did not settle for the Denali either as I had originally looked at it but they were not dealing. when the price came down to SLT range I was all in after the drive. Nothing wrong with the ZR2 but most of my miles are daily drive and it really is the truck I should have gone with in the first place. I just had to wait till the price came to me. They are a good deal when you take some off the sticker.


Wow you actually wanted an HHR? I drive one for work and that is the single worst car I've ever driven. I'm not tall I'm 5'11". But for the life of me I can't see out of that thing. I have to sit 4 cars back from a stop light to see it. If I don't I have to lean forward and lean my head over to the passenger side of the car. If I don't want to do either of those I have to cram my knees to the dash and lean the seat way back. And who's bright idea was to put the window buttons on the bottom center of the dash?


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I wanted Summit White to replace my 2011 Summit White Silverado. The Silverdo still looked new at 88,000 miles so I am sold on white.
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Wow you actually wanted an HHR? I drive one for work and that is the single worst car I've ever driven. I'm not tall I'm 5'11". But for the life of me I can't see out of that thing. I have to sit 4 cars back from a stop light to see it. If I don't I have to lean forward and lean my head over to the passenger side of the car. If I don't want to do either of those I have to cram my knees to the dash and lean the seat way back. And who's bright idea was to put the window buttons on the bottom center of the dash?


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First off don't knock an SS unless you have driven one.

Few were made but with the GM tune it was 300 HP and 315 torque with 23 psi of boost. Add to that the The GM Performance Divisons suspension tuning that provided a Nurburgring 8 min lap time. It is far from the normal HHR. Also if you were dumb enough it can reach 160 mph.

As for the window buttons mine were on the doors.

As for fitting I am 5/11 and had no issue. Sure it had a bunker feel but I am used to driving special an unique vehicles.

There is no need to be 4 cars back at a light and you only have issues if you are too stupied to pull to far under the light.

As for arms and legs unless you have alligator arms it is not much of an issue.

Adapting to it was no more difficult than it is for a Corvette it Hummer.

If you had that much trouble adapting you would never make it as a true Hot rodder you could never handle a chopped coupe.

Hey for the money it was a good buy and it has held its value. It got great mpg and could haul a lot of cargo.

The best part was when a guy in a Mustang tried to leave you and you keep with him. Then it making him ask how you did that made any minor issues worth it.
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Was looking at the Cajun color, but the Graphite Met. is pretty cool. Harder to keep clean though. And it just figures my dealers gets a Cajun in about a week after I bought mine, really... That did gripe me a bit. Oh well I like my color.
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There is no need to be 4 cars back at a light and you only have issues if you are too stupid (Fixed your spelling) to pull too far under the light.
Where I drive you often have no choice but, to pull up under a light. I am far from a genius but I am not STUPID at all.

I have spent many hours behind the wheel of a Corvette and an HMMWV (Oh wait HUMMER). I have also spent many hours behind the wheel of many other vehicles.

I just don't like the HHR.


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Where I drive you often have no choice but, to pull up under a light. I am far from a genius but I am not STUPID at all.

I have spent many hours behind the wheel of a Corvette and an HMMWV (Oh wait HUMMER). I have also spent many hours behind the wheel of many other vehicles.

I just don't like the HHR.


A true hot rodder. LOL. Spent over half my life working on Hot rods.

You are fine to hate if you like but you could work on your accuracy and delivery.
Many of the most satisfying or fun cars can hold many compromises.


Having lived with mine and enjoying it I first hand can not complain a bit. Yes there are a few things I would like to have changed but it is what it is.


It has hauled, run 13 sec 1/4 miles and gotten 32 highway, when I sell it I will see over half of what I paid come back and few cars today will do that over 10 years,


For the money it was a good deal and I just could bring myself to by a first gen Canyon. Just did not like them and needed to replace my Sonoma.


That experiment is over and went fine. The new Canyon has replaced it and we move on.
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Definitely did not settle. My dealer said they could get the exact truck I wanted on a trade, CCSB Z71 diesel 4x4 w/ Bose. Would have settled if they could've got one of three colors, Silver being my first choice. After 3 days and no response I found one at a dealer 80 miles away. Weren't willing to give me the 10% GM was offering but did do the costco discount, 3k off plus $700 Costco cash, so about the same anyway. Didn't want to let it get away or wait, especially since the diesel 4x4's are hard to come by in Socal. Paid 40k including TT&L. Not the best deal, but got exactly what I wanted, and don't regret it one bit.
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I went to the dealer after having settled on a GM site-configured cyber grey Colorado, but after seeing it in person, instead chose the graphite metallic. The grey just seemed too blah to me whereas I liked how the graphite changes colors, yet is still subdued.

I also like the laser blue and the forest green (unavailable) quite a bit. But the blue seems too flashy for a truck, and I can't help but think 'park ranger' when I see a green pickup. lol

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Wanted green and I ordered a Deepwood Green ZR2.


If your buying off the lot around me: 80% of the Colorado's are Black!


Don't know why GM or the local dealers are pushing black exterior and interiors?

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Don't know why GM or the local dealers are pushing black exterior and interiors?
Because black is the best truck color I suppose...
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Because black is the best truck color I suppose...
Perhaps for some, but not for me. Yesterday and today it was 90 degrees and when I got in the truck it felt surprisingly cool inside. Also I was putting something in the bed and noticed that up close the tailgate is really dirty and dusty. From a few steps away though, it's hardly noticeable. Compare that to my white VW and there's a huge difference. For me, Silver is the way to go :)
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Lee Majors took my color scheme and hood sticker concept.
I had to settle for Graphite.



I hope he falls from a tall building.......
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While I do like the color of my Canyon I do wish that other colors were offered. I would have liked the blue that the Colorado comes in.


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Perhaps for some, but not for me. Yesterday and today it was 90 degrees and when I got in the truck it felt surprisingly cool inside. Also I was putting something in the bed and noticed that up close the tailgate is really dirty and dusty. From a few steps away though, it's hardly noticeable. Compare that to my white VW and there's a huge difference. For me, Silver is the way to go :)
My last car that I owned for 7 years was black and now my truck is too so I know all about dust. About every two or three days I need to dust it off. But I just like the way it looks when it's shined up. The car I had before that was silver. And I agree silver stays clean looking even when it's dirty. Never noticed my black car or truck being hot inside really - and I live in Florida. Wife's car is a silver CRV and I can't notice any real difference when it's parked in the sun. I should do a test with a thermometer and see if it's really true (could be). I think I like all of the Colorado/Canyon colors except one and I'm not saying which so that no one gets offended. Real happy with it at 2500 miles.
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I bought a Silver Canyon All-Terrain. I really like that wild orange that was available on the '16 Colorado but it wasn't an option on the GMC with the All-Terrain package...which is kinda lame but not that big a deal.
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Got my perfect color. Summit White on 2017 Canyon Crew Cab short box. LOVE IT!
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Lee Majors took my color scheme and hood sticker concept.
I had to settle for Graphite.



I hope he falls from a tall building.......
Now THAT is a truck. That is a beautiful truck!

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Ordered Kinetic Blue Metallic for my 2018, however I can't show it as the truck is not here yet. The color is a little darker than the current Laser Blue Metallic and is the same dark blue as used on the newer Camaro.
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