Congrats on the new ride! The SS looks sharp!I took your advice and bought an HHR SS last Wednesday. It replaced my Cadillac CTS. I'm impressed with the performance to say the least. And my 18 year old son can't get enough of it, which is unexpected. Unbelievable torque. At highway speeds in 5th gear, you don't need to downshift to pass. Mash down on the accelerator, the turbo boosts to 15psi, you hear a low growl and the power is as solid as a brick. I went on a 180 mile trip last weekend and got 27.5 mpg combined hwy/city, even while heavy footing at times. My daughter fell asleep in the back seat on the way home, so I think that she was okay with it as well.