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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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No. I ordered my color.

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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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