Update 18 OCT 2010:
Stopped by the shop this morning and they had the handle fixed in 30 minutes. Now all is well in the universe.
Update 16 OCT 2010:
Opened the front passenger door today and discovered that the handle is unacceptably loose. About a half inch of play before any mechanism is engaged to open the door. Another trip to the body shop first thing monday morning. I am sure this will result in another part order and a week or so wait for repair. Sigh......
Fix one thing and break another in the process is a familiar story in Aviation Maintenance too.
Update 15 OCT 2010:
Picked my G8 GT up this morning from Bentley BGC Body Shop. They did a great job with the repair. I will post picks later today but they will look just like my last wash and wax photos.
Total out of pocket from me was a $500 deductible with USAA picking up the other $1000 and rental HHR for 4-5 days.
Ironic thing is my 7 year old daughter said she liked the HHR better because the back window rolls all the way down, has higher seating position, a quieter engine, and doesn't go as fast. I averaged 26.5 MPG over 160 miles of 50/50 driving with the HHR 1LT.
The body shop said that I should not wax it for 60 days. Glad they told me that as I would have done it this weekend.
Walking to my car after a nice nine hour day in the office filled with meetings and other stuff I get to walk up to this. No note or anything either. I definitely hate humanity today.