2008 Chevrolet HHR User Reviews

2008 Chevrolet HHR Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 30 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 21 reviews
"ride" 11 reviews
"big space" 8 reviews
"space" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
CONS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"in snow" 2 reviews

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Judith writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LT1 Review
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Best buy for your dollar, comfort, eco efficient, looks retro cool

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None yet just don't want it to get old.  Maybe a small console would be nice but it doesn't really matter.

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Well Built — I love the way the car handles and how it is good on gas. It has a low looking profile however your sit high. The HHR is a good choice for the dollar. When I am driving my car I am having a great time. I would recomend the HHR to all of my friends.

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Vince writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR Panel LS Review
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Cool, Retro, Economical, Clean Body Style, Great Options, Great Warranty, and Very Cool

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Some Parts and Accessories are a bit Pricy

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Hhr Panel — I was searching for a Panel because it is just me and my dog Bruce and we don't need 4 seats, and I would like somthing that can carry a little cargo and be able to lock it up or keep it out of the weather if needed unlike a truck. I was contemplating either a Scion Xb or a PT Cruiser but neither had a panel. Then I saw an HHR Panel on the freeway...cool! I was not that impressed with the window model but the panel just looks clean (and retro)...very cool. Oh did I mention 30mpg! (added bonus)

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Alex writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LT2 Review
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Looks hot, nice interior, great performance

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Build quality could be just slightly better, automatic needs to be a six speed instead of four

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2008 Chevrolet Hhr Ss — I really enjoy my HHR Super Sport. It's a bargain of a car and has great performance while still getting good gas mileage. I'm really impressed with the great utility and nice interior. The exterior of this car makes the mouth water. So much classic Chevy yet modern lines make this car a head-turner. The HHR SS is an affordable, stylish, and fun to drive vehicle. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a sports car, but still needs utility.

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Paul writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS Review
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My Car — I needed a car and it was cheap. What more is there to say? And it comes standard with a remote starter which helps when it's 115 in June.

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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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Tim2443 writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LT2 Review
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Great fuel mileage, lots of room, smooth ride,

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Weak engine choice for large vehicle, sub-par steering and breaking,

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Great, Retro-style Car — This car is amazing, it gets great gas mileage, very reliable. It has a very smooth ride, and plenty of room for cargo.

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Crawford writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR Panel LS Review
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gas mileage is good, the cubic space is surprisingly large to the size of the vehicle.  steering and control of the vehicle is great.

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visibility in the panel trim vehicle and acceleration.

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A Fun Crossover — great crossover with a lot of room, the panel feature is cool but visibility isn't that great. acceleration leaves much to the imagination.

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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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marvirtual writes:
2008 Chevrolet HHR LT2 Review
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5

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Fun to Drive, Great Gas Mileage, Sun Roof, OnStar, Satellite Radio. Roof Rack, Comfortable Car

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Smaller interior for family, Transported a wheelchair which was tight in the back.

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Great! — This has been our family car and it is great on gas and even has a trip monitor so that we can really extend our fuel mileage. The sound system is great, everything has worked fantastically! I would highly recommend this car to anyone looking for a simple, fun, car with good storage and great mileage!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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!.

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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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2011 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

This Car Is Good Comfortable Transportation By ArethaFlowers

I liked this car when I first got it. It handles nice. It hauls all the groceries. It is great for running around in. My family has grown and we need a bigger car. It has been well maintained. It is a... Read More

Sporty Fun Suv Crossover By dttyler

Nice mid size Chevrolet crossover, loaded with features and room. Can be a sporty fun vehicle for the younger crowd, a cargo vehicle for the working person, or a nice family vehicle. Great gas milea... Read More

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2010 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

Affordable, Fast, And Functional. One Of The Best Cars I've Owned By videojay

I switched from a Jeep Grand Cherokee to a Chevy HHR. I was sick of spending as much as I did on gas, but still needed to cart around film gear for the occasional gig, so this seemed to be the obvious... Read More

Great First Car By Mar

great first car got it when i was in high school . good on gas and cheap on gas lol. ride smooth good car all around never had any problem just out grew it for the most part i love this car when i wa... Read More

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2009 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

2009 Chevrolet Hhr By WILDAUTOSALESLLC

Economical Vehicle With Good Looks And Drive Quality. —and very Practical. Roomy interior for size. 2.4l engine with surprising get up and go. Good gas mileage. Initially the vehicle lacks pickup,... Read More

Good Car By enigmaxs

Nothing too positive or too negative. Throw back design. Family Friendly. Averages 28 mpg. easy to maintain. Reliable. Peppy. Don't have to worry too much about being carjacked. With the back seats fo... Read More

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2007 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

Overall Not Bad, Never Liked The Color By chrisjames66

having to rate it, its what I could afford...... good mileage and hauling capacity, unique styling brake rotors, ball joints and sway bar links, COLOR Overall not bad, never liked the color Hoping... Read More

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

Great Car For Family Or Pets By Jcabral

This was a great little car with ample space inside. Easy to drive, low maintenance costs, and you feel fully in control when driving. This is an excellent starting car for new drivers as it is smalle... Read More

Stylish And Economical By PhysicsTeacher

A few little design things I would have done differently but mechanically this is a great car - my wife drove it for seven years and we did ZERO repairs other than routine maintenance and a fuse that ... Read More

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