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Utterly Not Worth The Hype —

Borrowed this car and drove with some trepidation as I'd heard bad things... Backing out the very first thing I notice was that the back window is TINY and the brakes are REALLY touchy. So... let's drive it to the first stop sign... press the gas and... eww... what's wrong with this gas pedal??? And why am I hearing the car noises through the radio? OK stop sign ... *gently* press the brakes and...almost bang my head on the windshield. Maybe it's just me being used to my own car's brakes (where you have to tell it to stop) So... we turn onto the main road and let's see how fast I'm going. Oh, the steering wheel covers the speedometer. Well that's a nice touch! Tilt the wheel up... well... not much better 'cause the dial is so small I can barely make it out. And I have 20/20 vision. And now the wheel is in an uncomfortable position. So... we drive a little more, that noise coming from the speakers every time I accelerate gets progressively more annoying. The fact that I'm having to sit on top of the steering wheel because this car really isn't nice to my 6' frame is not helping my back at all, either. OK... let's merge onto the interstate. Check behind me and... well, nice view of the rear of the car since that stupid small window does not provide me with a safe view outside. The blind spot is precisely where I need to be able to see. Thankfully there was nobody in the lane I was merging into. Leaving the interstate.. same problem when checking the right lane - this thing has awful visibility! God, I'm glad that's over. Conclusion: If I paid money for this, I'd be furious... this car is not only awful to drive, it's downright dangerous.

Pros: -Well, it's pretty good on Gas.

Cons: -The poor visibility is downright dangerous, I guarantee if I drove this car regularly I'd eventually get into a major accident
-The pathetically small instrument cluster that's covered by the steering wheel in most positions
-The accelerator isn't nearly sensitive enough, made worse by the fact the brakes are FAR to sensitive
-That annoying whine from the speakers every time the engine revs up
-This car is not designed for tall drives, there's just now way to get comfortable.

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2006 Chevrolet HHR LTReview
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I Love This Car. — Have Driven it from NC to NH a few times, very comfortable for long rides. Great gas mileage 26 mpg city.

Owner for 2 years, 4 months

Miles Driven per Year:24,000

Pros: Fun to Drive

Cons: no center floor console

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2006 Chevrolet HHR LTReview
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They Hit The Nail On The Head — What attracted me to this car was the body style. I have always liked the look of curves on a car. I don't like the box look of many cars today. With roof rails and running boards my car is a throw back to the car of years ago.

Pros: Duel deck rear storage, front dash storage, great speakers, excellent get
up and go, responsive steering, and much more

Cons: the only thing I would change is the front cup holders and where the
window controls are. I think by switching them it is better for
functionality.

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2006 Chevrolet HHR LTReview
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Almost Too Much Bang For The Buck. — My HHR was bought as a family car and it is one of the best investments I've ever made. This thing has ample room and alot of get up an go to boot. AND the gas mileage is amazing in the 2.2 models.

Pros: Ample space, loaded with standard features and well styled.

Cons: Can scrape if you hit a deep hole in the road.

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2006 Chevrolet HHR LTReview
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One Of Chevy's Better Models. — Sometimes I miss this car. I liked it's unique looks, but I eventually moved on for something better-equipped. This was a pretty reliable car over-all. The only quality issue I had was a misaligned driver's door from the factory. This just made wind noise a little more apparent. Handling was average for this type of vehicle. Braking was not great. Acceleration was acceptable. MPG's were a little disappointing, about 21 MPG in about 50/50 city/hwy driving.

Pros: Unique looks. Standard factory remote-start.

Cons: Lack of standard ABS and side airbags. MPG's could have been better.

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2006 Chevrolet HHR LTReview
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My Car — love the automatic lumbar support, lots of power on highway, great on gas, large trunk space for loading stuff in, very comfortable seats, great deal for the money.

Pros: lots of rear seat room, great xm radio with surround sound speakers very retro!

Cons: not much, but maybe the retro front windshield at a stoplight for seeing light turning green.

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..at Least It Gets Good Gas Mileage. —

On a business trip to Monterrey, I rented a HHR to drive around in. I had obviously seen them around, and was curious to drive one. Here's what I learned. Looks: I've always thought the HHR as rather ugly. It's one of those polarizing vehicles that people either love or hate. Or think is okay. I think the front end is atrocious. It's got the nose of Snoopy and in fact reminds me of the dog-van driven in Dumb-n-Dumber. I love wagons, so like the somewhat boxy shape. And it does actually look good from the back. Interior: The same things that make it look decent-ish on the outside are what ruins it on the inside. The big, bulky pillars that give it a squished thick look seriously diminish visibility and storage room. Trying to take in the scenery while driving down US1 was a severe chore as the windows are reduced to narrow slits on the side and front. Had to practically lay across the seat to see stop lights. And to roll down the windows? Forget about years of learned behavior- the buttons are down below the center shifter. Very awkward. But all this pales in comparison to the uber-poorly designed, um, "weird LED light in the roof". We were baffled. What was this non-controllable light about the size of a M&M located directly above the shifter (and afore mentioned poorly placed window controls)? It really is non-controllable. You can't turn it off or make it brighter. It isn't strong enough to function as a map light (which is also poorly designed and attached to the rear view mirror that is too far out of range to be useful). It just shines and shines. Gently illuminating the shifter. Lovely. Engine/performance. The engine ran fine if not necessarily peppy. Handling was fine if not inspiring. But the gas mileage was truly impressive. I managed and easy 33 mpg. So if you're looking for a weirdly designed, not-terribly thought out car with excellent gas mileage, this may be the car for you!!!

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:60

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2006 Chevrolet HHR LTReview
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Great Hobby Car But Would Not Want It As Only Fulltime Vehicle. — I like the old school look, The cargo capacity is amazing and flat. Fuel economy was great, Pioneer stereo system was better than in any car I owned stock. Very comfortable to get in and out. Car did have tooooo much hard plastic interior. Leather was nice and soft. Performance was so so but good enough for flat travel. Very fun car to drive. HOWEVER it was plagued by little issues. Front rotors warped, Front suspension was quirky as well as the electronic steering. Chevy had to replace Steering column on quit a few and ignition keys would lock in the ignition with car running. Recall on that. Some water leakage from moon roof drains and firewall leaks. All that said I would own another 2LT package only as a hobby car. It grew on my like a fungus, Would have kept it but it was hit and the sheet metal is like tissue.

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

Pros: Very nice ride, Excellent fuel economy. Decent handling. LOTS of flat cargo area. Fun car to customize.  Small but large inside.

Cons: Its a GM. Fit and finish interior is terrible. Weak plastic parts, Sluggish. Lots of little things to fix here and there. A Project. Battery is located in the Rear where the spare tire is. Could not get the rear hatch open if battery was dead. Headlamp replacement a project.

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Excellent — We bought the HHR new and it now as almost 90 thousand miles on it. It has performed exceptionally well. I do all my own maintenance. I have replace front pads and rotors and new spark plugs. It is my wife's daily driver.

Pros: Great gas mileage and fun to drive

Cons: The front suspension components are pretty light duty.

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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT Review
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Handling Ranked 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring worse.
"Sport tuned suspension"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring worse.
"hidden storage compartments"

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2011 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

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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

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2009 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

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

Love This Little Car. By cruisinthemidwest

This car is amazing for people who need cargo space and great gas mileage. The back seats go down and create so much room for everything. It's also really comfortable for being a smaller vehicle. I've... Read More

2008 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

Fun Car To Have! By DrRon17

Combines fun and practicality. It has storage space, power, and good highway fuel economy. The SS models look fierce, or as my uncle who sold me the car would say, "ornery" haha. I bought mine with... Read More

Very Dependable, Good Performing Car. By RLRHHR

This HHR SS has been great for me and the family. Good performance, good fuel economy, and very versatile for carrying large items, luggage, and groceries. I did not like the ESC system. On windy d... Read More

2007 Chevrolet HHR Reviews

Overall Not Bad, Never Liked The Color By migration_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 Cheyenne

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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