2008 Chevrolet HHR User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet HHR Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"ride" 9 reviews
"space" 7 reviews
"big space" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"weight" 2 reviews
"awd" 2 reviews

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jdebaker writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR Panel LS Review
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5

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Quick response (either from a dead stop, OR while on the highway), tight steering, STABLE SUSPENSION - D E P E D A B L E !!!!!  .. starts no matter what the weather. Head Room - I'm 6' tall with no problem getting in/out. HATE my wife's car for that very reason. Cargo room is great - 57 cubic feet behind the seats, you won't find anything with this gas mileage that has that kind of space.

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Noticed the ride is not as smooth when no weight/hauling supplies in the back, which is normal for any vehicle of this type. 2 seater - not a family sedan, but it will haul your kids' stuff to college and back and then some!.

jdebaker
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One Of The Best — Over the years I have owned and drivin full sized trucks, suv's, and cars, including classic -powerful muscle automobiles. If it's domestic, I've probably driven / owned it. The HHR Panel model is hands down one of the best cars I've ever owned. I travel for work (need to haul supplies everyday), where SAFTEY, dependibility, storage, and great gas mileage are a MUST. This wagon has far exceeded my expectations. Not only does it deliver everything I ask, IT IS A PLEASURE TO DRIVE! With more than enough get up and go, for the highway, or aggressive traffic situations. 2 lane highways @ 55 mph she gets 34 avg mpg. With interstate driving at 70 mph is around 29. That is impressive with a load of about 800 lbs. (Maximum load limit is 900 lbs). When I say STABLE SUSPENSION this is why...** Rear suspension has independent torque arms (Not coil springs that sag over time) - the bonus here is you can load the back any way you want, and needent worry about having the weight evenly distributed, because the torque arms automatically compensate! These are solid - well built cars. It will be a very sad day indeed, when I'm forced to buy something different. THE HHR PANEL IS A PERFECT FIT ! I liked it so much I bought another one!

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Buh writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LT2 Review
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Fun to drive, plenty of pep, handles well, all the gadgets one could want.

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Not the biggest interior but still very roomy for how small it is.  Maybe
wish there was an AWD version but I don't really need it.

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Fun, Utilitarian, Comfy, Economical — What a fun, great looking ride! 30+MPG, leather heated seats, moonroof, traction control, stabillitrack, ABS, AC, 260 watt Pioneer stereo with sub, iPod integration, PW, PDL, Remote Start, Cruise. The steering wheel is amongst the best I've ever personally owned, leather wrapped with controls for Cruise and stereo on the wheel. Handling is excellent, car is easy to drive with magnetic variable assist steering. Breaking is good with 4-wheel ABS, 2.4L engine returns over 30MPG on the freeway and a minimum of 22MPG in town. The stereo in the LT2 package is amongst the best I've ever heard in a factory configuration.

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mikencolo writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS Review
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value for money, excellent fuel economy, good ride quality, great turning radius, many std options, good stock stereo system, lots of room, reliable

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difficult to change front light bulbs or air filter and if no running boards dirt roads will result in chips on lower 6" portion of front rear wheel wells.

mikencolo
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Best Used Car Value For Vehicle Class — for two years had just our 350z and jaguar s to drive and use but interior room, fuel economy always just become to much of problem as well as needing a vehicle to go fishing with that i am not afraid of taking on mountain dirt roads. checked many vehicles found this one to have rated good quality, good mpg and best of all a low price for a good used one with very low miles. ours an 08' had 40k when purchased and paid less than 9k. the ride is very good, seats for 6'2" me, is great. it turns sharper, smaller radius than even my Z which was surprising. room is awesome, you can not only fold down the rear seats but also the front passenger. there is also a very large rear floor compartment too. i can't speak to the stock brakes as i always replace brakes of any vehicle i get w/ceramics but that said ours work just fine. on roads going 55 mph we get 40 mpg and in the city on avg 32 mpg. i was very surprised with the get up and go from the little 4 banger. from the top of the off ramp to the bottom it can easily merge with traffic, capable of 0-80 mph in that short distance. it is front wheel drive and does well on snow and ice. standard options even on the LS are many, pwr windows, tilt, cruise, pwr seats, pwr mirrors, air, etc. build quality isn't up to nissan stds let alone jaguar but still good especially when one considers the price paid. we have had absolutely no issues in the past year and half of owning it and highly recommend it to anyone who wants, needs a good all around vehicle that is priced below that of much of the competition.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Jimmy writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS Review
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It's comfortable, roomy and it has a ton of cargo space!

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It's a bit under powered...

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It's A Definite Buy For Musicians Out There That Need Extra Space In Their Car! — This car is pretty much perfect for someone like me. It gets decent gas mileage for a mini-suv (it would be a bit better if it had a more powerful engine, as it is underpowered and thus has less fuel efficiency). It also has a ton of space when the back seats are folded down, which is great for traveling to brass quintet gigs with 5 stands, a chair, a tuba, a (french) horn (horn players don't like it when you call it a french horn because it was designed in Germany) and two HUGE folders of music...oh yeah, and a large cooler full of water, lunchables and beer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Heather writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS Review
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Gas Milage

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Not enough room.

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Great Family Car! — Great family car. Can handle the abuse for 2 children. Great gas milage. Good car to take on long family trips. Doesn't cost alot to maintain this car.Love the appearance of the car. All around a great car. Love love love it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tom writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LT2 Review
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Gas Mileage - Looks - Draws Attention

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Economy In A Cool Package. — Came down to the HHR from a Hemi powered Dodge Magnum. I miss the Magnum a lot but not when I get to drive by the fuel pump. The HHR has all the utility, most of the looks and double the gas mileage.

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campbellkidz writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS Review
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Love to drive this car! Easy to handle. Drives straight and smooth. Hugs the road making those sharp turns do-able and fun.

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This is a manual transmission. We're getting older and it's hard on our knees to shift.

campbellkidz
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Best Car We Ever Owned! — When I drove this car I felt GOOD. It was fun and easy to handle. Love the look. The color was another thing I liked about this car, it is mainly blue but from different angles it looks purple and glitters. It has comfy cloth seats that are easy to clean. It also has the power to get the job done, whether it's merging onto a highway or climbing the hills in the Ozarks. Very dependable car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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shezafastone writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS Review
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I like everything about this car.  With the front wheel drive it handles the road excellent in rain and snow.  Any problems that occur are easy to fix and inexpensive.  It is spacious and roomy inside with leg room both in the front seat and the back seat.  The cargo area is large and when the rear seats are down the cargo area becomes huge.    I can't fault this car at all!

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I have yet to find anything negative about this car after driving it for 3 years.

shezafastone
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It Is A Great Compact Car With Tons Of Room, Reliable, Great Gas Milage — I like this car so much I have now bought my second one and will probably buy a 3rd one. Its comfortable, roomy, economical to drive, good manuverability, tires last forever, battery is in the "trunk" area and lends to a longevity to the battery with it away from the engine heat. Tires last forever and with the front wheel drive its hard to get this little car stuck. Tinted windows keep the car cooler, but still give you tons of visability. Repairs are minimal and cost is reasonable. Car is quick to get onto the freeway and settles into cruise control at a highway speed with no problems. The ride is much better than many of the other smaller compact cars. Everyone I know that has a PT Cruiser all say they wish they had bought a HHR instead!

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Brian writes:
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the option custom ablity

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can't put my arm on the window edge wile driving

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Hhr — good car if your not a tall preson, the driver seating is tight for a person 6ft or taller, the driver information center is realy nice and can be customized for your personal tast. I like the feature that you can turn off the horn when locking the car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Shae writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS Review
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excellent gas mileage, storage/hauling capacity, very dependable

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lack of mobility thru very sharp curves, average turning radius

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Great Mpg — Great to drive in city and on highway. Seats are comfortable and easy to adjust, great acceleration for 4 cyl engine. Does well on hazardous road conditions. Good braking capability and drives smoothly. No issues whatsoever with maintenance or repairs.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2010 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

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Perfect Fit By jdebaker

Over the years I have owned and driven full sized trucks, suvs’, and cars, including classic -powerful muscle automobiles. If it's domestic, I've probably driven / owned it. The HHR Panel model is han... Read More

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2009 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

One Of The Best Cars I've Ever Owned! By DjDrPhil

The cornering, the style, the gas mileage, the power and looks from everyone are second to non. The panel adds so much more to the looks of this car for me, combined with a 5% tinted back window and d... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

Very Good Car That Runs Good By ChevyHHR2007

I Like the Style and The Rims Of Mine. They Drive Smoothly and Handle very well. The Black Leather Seats and All Black Interior except the ceiling and floor. Also like Back Seats easily can be put dow... Read More

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2006 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

The Most Reliable Car On His Class By hardwaveboats1

Compact, economic, reliable, good on space, cold a/c, very good on the road, is so comfortable and all controls are on the tips of your hands, stereo sound good for being a factory equipment, the carg... Read More

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Had this car for 3 years, reliable, enough power, great gas mileage, comfort! Looks of this car are great. Storage is great Wish you could shut off the traction control in the winter time when needed,... Read More

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