View Full Version : Is the HHR a PT Cruiser RIP-OFF???
Naga Royal Guard
01-08-2005, 07:58 PM
01-08-2005, 08:50 PM
Yes, it was meant to compete againts the PT, and it came out looking just like it!! And Chevy complains about the Chinese!!! Chevy pulled a Chery!!!
By Rick Kranz<br>Automotive News / January 08, 2005<p>Some writers have derided the retro-styled 2006 Chevrolet HHR as a Chrysler PT Cruiser clone. And General Motors Vice Chairman Robert Lutz is hopping mad about that.<p>He told reporters at the Los Angeles auto show last week: "I read a news story today that is the height of stupidity - 'GM's reply to the PT Cruiser but it comes to the party at least three years late.'<p>"Who the hell says there is some magic period when you must absolutely introduce a heritage-derived vehicle for one of your brands? Who says that three years ago was the right time to do it? Who says the PT Cruiser sucked up all the demand for small front-wheel-drive cars that draw on the corporate heritage for their definition? By that definition, the new Ford Mustang came to the party 40 years too late because that was the last time they used that style!<p>"I swear to God some of your colleagues just don't understand this business, which doesn't prevent their busy fingers from moving over the keyboard. Read my lips, the HHR will be sensationally successful. I don't apologize for it."<p>that also goes the same for the design as well...I am sure you can pick out many similarities between many different cars, does that make them a clone of one another? hell no...you just dont notice it as much because cars today have bland styling, so when these retro designs come out, it makes it a lot easier to pinpoint similarities because the looks are mroe extreme therefore they get studied more and are heavily scrutinized...
01-10-2005, 08:48 AM
Not a rip-off because they were designed by the same individual (who did he rip-off? himself?), but definitely too similar in execution.
01-10-2005, 09:38 PM
I think it's uglier than the PT Cruiser, not interesting at all.
01-13-2005, 07:31 PM
Attention: People who killed the HHR thread in the New Cars section.<p>Continue your pissing contest in here. Or better yet, buy a Cobalt.
01-14-2005, 09:49 AM
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01-17-2005, 07:47 AM
is a lot like the pt cruiser and is much the same i picked yes almost the shame on u GM but it has got a little bit of origin there
Odd... Same car designer..... Did he rip off himself?<br>Anyway, i'm getting a bit tired of the PT cruiser... so I don't mind seeing the similar but still different HHR.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by AM2 at 9:14 PM 1/19/2005</i>
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