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Old 02 Jan 2005, 04:31 pm
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Default PICS - Chevrolet's new RETRO vehicle - The 2006 HHR

http://jlaenterprises.ath.cx/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=20

Pics at link above

Thumbs up or Thumbs down?


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Old 02 Jan 2005, 04:50 pm
Elmo P. Shagnasty
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Default Re: PICS - Chevrolet's new RETRO vehicle - The 2006 HHR

In article <0D_Bd.16093$B66.431172@twister.southeast.rr.com >,
"StuffFinder" <StuffFinder@yahoo.com> wrote:

> http://jlaenterprises.ath.cx/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=20
>
> Pics at link above
>
> Thumbs up or Thumbs down?


That's a Chevy SUV with some rounded corners. There's absolutely
nothing new there.

It's about as retro as a pencil.

Looks like they got some PT Cruiser envy, but didn't have any money to
do the operation--so they took an existing small SUV and rounded the
corners.

Pretty ugly, actually.

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Old 02 Jan 2005, 05:23 pm
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Default Re: PICS - Chevrolet's new RETRO vehicle - The 2006 HHR

"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
news:elmop-AF3485.17503402012005@text.usenetserver.com...
> In article <0D_Bd.16093$B66.431172@twister.southeast.rr.com >,
> "StuffFinder" <StuffFinder@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
> > http://jlaenterprises.ath.cx/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=20
> >
> > Pics at link above
> >
> > Thumbs up or Thumbs down?

>
> That's a Chevy SUV with some rounded corners. There's absolutely
> nothing new there.
>
> It's about as retro as a pencil.
>
> Looks like they got some PT Cruiser envy, but didn't have any money to
> do the operation--so they took an existing small SUV and rounded the
> corners.
>
> Pretty ugly, actually.


That's what I was thinking...butt ugly, probably horrendously expensive
(given the 70k+ truck they based the front end on) and it's OBVIOUSLY a pale
imitation of the PT Cruiser.

Too bad...Chrysler beat out GM's design team with the Prowler (which they
promptly killed), Ford beat GM's Designers with the rebirth of a REAL
Mustang at JUST the right moment to catch the ceasing of production of the
Camaro in it's entirety...looks to me as though GM's either going to hell in
a handcart, or they're simply getting ready to go tits-up.

GM can't seem to get anything right these days, can they?!


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Old 02 Jan 2005, 05:23 pm
Jim M
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Default Re: PICS - Chevrolet's new RETRO vehicle - The 2006 HHR

Yup...I agree...I give it a big thumbs down...yuk!

Jim


"Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
news:elmop-AF3485.17503402012005@text.usenetserver.com...
> In article <0D_Bd.16093$B66.431172@twister.southeast.rr.com >,
> "StuffFinder" <StuffFinder@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>> http://jlaenterprises.ath.cx/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=20
>>
>> Pics at link above
>>
>> Thumbs up or Thumbs down?

>
> That's a Chevy SUV with some rounded corners. There's absolutely
> nothing new there.
>
> It's about as retro as a pencil.
>
> Looks like they got some PT Cruiser envy, but didn't have any money to
> do the operation--so they took an existing small SUV and rounded the
> corners.
>
> Pretty ugly, actually.
>



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Old 02 Jan 2005, 05:43 pm
Frank
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Default Re: PICS - Chevrolet's new RETRO vehicle - The 2006 HHR


"ElectroPig" <anon@home.net> wrote in message
news:cr9vq10ce8@enews1.newsguy.com...
> "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
> news:elmop-AF3485.17503402012005@text.usenetserver.com...
>> In article <0D_Bd.16093$B66.431172@twister.southeast.rr.com >,
>> "StuffFinder" <StuffFinder@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>> > http://jlaenterprises.ath.cx/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=20
>> >
>> > Pics at link above
>> >
>> > Thumbs up or Thumbs down?

>>
>> That's a Chevy SUV with some rounded corners. There's
>> absolutely
>> nothing new there.
>>
>> It's about as retro as a pencil.
>>
>> Looks like they got some PT Cruiser envy, but didn't have any
>> money to
>> do the operation--so they took an existing small SUV and
>> rounded the
>> corners.
>>
>> Pretty ugly, actually.

>
> That's what I was thinking...butt ugly, probably horrendously
> expensive
> (given the 70k+ truck they based the front end on) and it's
> OBVIOUSLY a pale
> imitation of the PT Cruiser.
>
> Too bad...Chrysler beat out GM's design team with the Prowler
> (which they
> promptly killed), Ford beat GM's Designers with the rebirth of
> a REAL
> Mustang at JUST the right moment to catch the ceasing of
> production of the
> Camaro in it's entirety...looks to me as though GM's either
> going to hell in
> a handcart, or they're simply getting ready to go tits-up.
>
> GM can't seem to get anything right these days, can they?!


Yep, GM is going down. And so is the "quality" of their car (if
it even could go lower). But
I agree, this new model is not my cup of tea either.


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Old 02 Jan 2005, 06:31 pm
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ElectroPig wrote:
> "Elmo P. Shagnasty" <elmop@nastydesigns.com> wrote in message
> news:elmop-AF3485.17503402012005@text.usenetserver.com...
>
>>In article <0D_Bd.16093$B66.431172@twister.southeast.rr.com >,
>> "StuffFinder" <StuffFinder@yahoo.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>http://jlaenterprises.ath.cx/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=20
>>>
>>>Pics at link above
>>>
>>>Thumbs up or Thumbs down?

>>
>>That's a Chevy SUV with some rounded corners. There's absolutely
>>nothing new there.
>>
>>It's about as retro as a pencil.
>>
>>Looks like they got some PT Cruiser envy, but didn't have any money to
>>do the operation--so they took an existing small SUV and rounded the
>>corners.
>>
>>Pretty ugly, actually.

>
>
> That's what I was thinking...butt ugly, probably horrendously expensive
> (given the 70k+ truck they based the front end on) and it's OBVIOUSLY a pale
> imitation of the PT Cruiser.
>
> Too bad...Chrysler beat out GM's design team with the Prowler (which they
> promptly killed), Ford beat GM's Designers with the rebirth of a REAL
> Mustang at JUST the right moment to catch the ceasing of production of the
> Camaro in it's entirety...looks to me as though GM's either going to hell in
> a handcart, or they're simply getting ready to go tits-up.
>
> GM can't seem to get anything right these days, can they?!
>


Keeping in mind GM is the largest auto manufacturer in the world, I
doubt they are "getting ready to go tits-up" just yet. That said, the
HHR is really ugly. I don't like SUVs in general, although there are
some good looking ones out there (X5, MDX for instance), but this one
rivals the Aztec...

And why is it that whenever a car manufacturer designs a completely ugly
and usually underperforming car they say the younger buyers are their
target audience? If I recall correctly, the Element, Echo, Aztec, HHR
and many others were all marketed as such. I'm a young buyer, and I
wouldn't pay money for ANY of these cars.

Cosmin
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Old 02 Jan 2005, 07:01 pm
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Elmo P. Shagnasty wrote:

> In article <0D_Bd.16093$B66.431172@twister.southeast.rr.com >,
> "StuffFinder" <StuffFinder@yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>
>>http://jlaenterprises.ath.cx/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=20
>>
>>Pics at link above
>>
>>Thumbs up or Thumbs down?

>
>
> That's a Chevy SUV with some rounded corners. There's absolutely
> nothing new there.
>
> It's about as retro as a pencil.
>
> Looks like they got some PT Cruiser envy, but didn't have any money to
> do the operation--so they took an existing small SUV and rounded the
> corners.
>
> Pretty ugly, actually.
>


Looks like a PT Snoozer and a Jeep Liberty got it on, and this is the
horrible halfbreed offspring.

I don't like it, in case you couldn't tell.

nate

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Old 02 Jan 2005, 08:42 pm
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"StuffFinder" <StuffFinder@yahoo.com> wrote in news:0D_Bd.16093$B66.431172
@twister.southeast.rr.com:

> http://jlaenterprises.ath.cx/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=20


AS much as i am usually supportive of new and interesting vehicles (read
Aztek) i have 2 words for this:

Boring & Ugly.

I saw it and went....Its a Hyundai Santa Fe on steriods. It isn't retro,
its jsut bad styling.

and its FWD to boot. Come on...
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Old 02 Jan 2005, 09:04 pm
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In article <CJqdnR-X0rrWBEXcRVn-og@comcast.com>,
Nate Nagel <njnagel@flycast.net> wrote:

> Looks like a PT Snoozer and a Jeep Liberty got it on, and this is the
> horrible halfbreed offspring.


That's PERFECT. Thank you for summing it up quite nicely.

(That GM got envious of two rather questionable designs in the first
place is bothersome enough--but that they got so envious that they had
to copy both of them in the same vehicle is REALLY worrying.)

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Old 02 Jan 2005, 09:05 pm
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In article <5Y-dnYM_JajCD0XcRVn-3w@rogers.com>,
"Cosmin N." <no@email.com> wrote:

> And why is it that whenever a car manufacturer designs a completely ugly
> and usually underperforming car they say the younger buyers are their
> target audience?


That's marketing-speak for "we know only stupid people would consider
this"

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