I am the up-until-now happy owner of a Chevrolet HHR. There have been issues in the past, like with the fact that the air intake for the car is in the front passenger wheel well, but, I should have known better than to be out driving in the pouring rain. I mean, people don’t drive in the rain.
Anyway, about two weeks ago I went to open my door to get out, a fairly normal activity in my opinion, and the door handle came off in my hand. I was shocked and kind of amused. I’ve spent the last two weeks just rolling down my window to open the door from the outside. But, finally, this weekend I’ll be home and my dad was going to be able to fix the car. Up until we learned that Chevy will not just sell us the cheap little door handle. Even marked up it shouldn’t have cost me more than $10.00. Nope, instead, I have to buy the entire door panel. For $369.00. As if that’s going to happen.
I’m more than just a little peeved at Chevy now. I have no intentions of ever being a Chevy owner again. And I’ve told them this. I love my little HHR. But asking me to spend over $350.00 for a less than $10.00 part, that’s ridiculous. And I’m not going to do it.
Buy American cars? Only if the value is actually good.