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Got the wifes new HHR

Discussion in 'Chevy HHR Forum' started by tbplus10, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    The wifes new HHR arrived last Wednesday.
    MSRP was $23,695. Out the door was $18,695 for a fully loaded HHR. We had pricing help from a friend of a friend that's the dealership GM. General Motors is also offering a $1500 rebate for Texas customers.

    Cardinal Red
    Cashmere Leather interior
    4spd Auto
    17" Polished wheels
    Power Sunroof
    On Star
    XM Satelight
    AM/FM single indash CD/MP3 player

    Added and unexpected features were:
    Glove box IPOD connection
    Heated seats
    Tire Pressure Monitor system

    For some reason GM advertisement literature doesnt mention the tire pressure monitor system, not sure what models have it.

    Owners manual is very vague on when to turn off the Stabilitrac and Traction enhancement systems. At a guess I'd say during ice and snow conditions.
    Anyone know for sure?

    The owners manual has no information on checking the Auto Trans fluid. They do state not to change fluid and filter until 100K miles.
    Is this a non-service item?

    So far I've added an Eibach 2" lowering kit (when time permits I'll download pics taken while changing the coils, an easy job that takes 4 hours).

    Ordered Stainless Steel threshhold plates for the front doors and a black plastic threshhold plate for the rear hatch.

    Were researching wheels, interior trim kit, and drop in airfilters. So far I've only found K&N, I'd like to find a Dry Flow version if it's available.

    And as soon as I can pry her fingers off the steering wheel I'll get pictures of the car, in less than a week she's managed to put 400 miles on it. She says she's testing the fuel mileage numbers.
  2. JayMack75

    JayMack75 Former Member

    Let me know how it drives if you will. My girlfriend is obsessed with the idea of getting a HHR Panel. I'm not too excited about the project, but she insists she is going to get it.
  3. Davandy

    Davandy Moderator 1000 Posts

    Looks like you’ve got a good deal :great:
  4. Cableguy

    Cableguy New Member 1000 Posts

    Bravo! on the wifes ride.:party: Sadly, you won't see her around much anymore. :neutral:

    And some pictures would be nice....if she'll park it for a minute
  5. ChevyFan

    ChevyFan Administrator Staff Member 1000 Posts

    I love the HHR, sadly my wife wants something bigger. :neutral:
  6. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Drove the wifes HHR for the first time today. I expected the lower coils to bottom out but it surprised me on bumps and hard cornering it never bottomed. A nice smooth ride.
    The wife says it rides even smoother now that it's lowered (I never got to ride in it previous to lowering it so I dont know).
    Every vehicle we own gets 16 mpg or less (except my Harley) so the 28+ mpg it's getting is nice.
    I'd never race it against my B/B Suburban but it has a lot of potential for performance.
    I think she could pick a much worse vehicle to plan a project around. I say back her on this one I think you'll be pleasantly surprised by these little cars.
  7. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Absense makes the heart grow fonder. So they say.

    I took her car to work today, she went to the dentist and couldnt drive, or talk enough to say "no, dont drive my car" her bad luck.
    Drove pretty nice, maybe I'll have to institute an HHR Thursday for myself every week.
    Working on pictures this weekend.
  8. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Rent her one for a week and see if it grows on her.
  9. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member Platinum Contributor 1000 Posts

    Thanks, we think we did. The best part is we had no buyers remorse after getting it home.
  10. JayMack75

    JayMack75 Former Member

    Sounds good to me. Thanks for the update!

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