Originally Posted by birdswitharms
It took all of a week, but my problem was resolved. They had to order the part from Tacoma in order to fix the interlock issue.
Also, they gave my wife a Chevy Uplander as a loaner and now she wants one.
One thing, she mentioned that she liked the Uplander to the service guy and he said, "Yeah, you should really consider getting one. We hardly ever see them in here. I can not say the same thing bout the HHR."
Regardless, I still love the car. Thanks for all the advice and tips!
Well it makes sense for them to try and sell the Uplander since they make more money on it!
Plus they sell in record LOW numbers so there simply are not thea many around to go into the reapir shop.
y local dealer sells a LOT of HHRs and has only sold three Uplanders since its introduction
None on the road = none in the shop, or something close tot hat
We just went through a two month period of mini van hunting and came out on the Dark Side with a " Domestic" of sorts, a Honda Odyssey made in Alabama by rednecks!
The domestics failed us and our needs. We really wanted a Chevy Astro AWD but Chvy ceased production on it in 2005.
The Uplander had a lot of downsides to us and our needs, so we passed.
Too small, seats do not fold into the floors anywhere, poor access tot he rear from the sliding doors and lots more. Its sister minivans are selling horribly too from what I hear. Gm is like a generation or two behind in the minivan arena, I think it is because it has concentrated so much on getting minivan folkss into SUVs and stopped all research and development on minivans.
Heck, Ford gave it up last year, so no Ford or Mercury Minis any more. Chrysler is the only one making new advances with their new platform up redo of their minivans.
More on our decisions etc here:
if you are interested. But please, keep the HHR if it fits your lifestyle. It is an optimized piece of engineering not a compromised piece of.........like the Uplander
Here is an interesting video with a seven minivan comparison. The Uplander is quite consistent in its rating,.....dead last.....