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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT FWDReview
mstrboh writes:
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Ugly Goes Straight To The Bone — we had a number of problems with our 2006 2LT HHR: -brakes wore out in less than 20K miles -scratches appeared on rocker panels and rear door because we didn't get the running boards..buy them! -poor visibility overall but especially for taller drivers through the windshield -the car took on water through the firewall, so much water that it filled the wells below the drivers' carpet area. what a mess! The battery cable runs through this area. It was a very distinctive-looking car that I tought would get better gas mileage than the 25 mpg average we got for the 40,000 miles that we owned it.

Pros: not your father's oldsmobile

Cons: too many headaches with body

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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT FWDReview
Cecil writes:
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My Current Ride. — Solid mini-SUV. Not a sports car by any means. Excellent with the kids and their activities. It's not a horrible automobile, despite it's American heritage (built in Mexico). 32 MPG on my daily commute to Barbourville, which isn't bad considering the size and my lead foot. Would I buy it again? Uh, probably not. But I'm not horrified by my experiences.

Pros: Good space, unique styling, and reliability.

Cons: Body roll (it's a miniture SUV, so what's odd about that), book/resale value.

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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT FWDReview
Joel631 writes:
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Nice Car — Call it a station wagon, call it a light truck, call it a cross-over SUV, but the HHR is a nice car. The build quality is good, only needing warranty repair once to replace a blown blower motor for the vent/AC. It has great retro styling and gets 30 mpg on the highway. The only downsides are sometimes the 2.2L 4-cylinder engine doesn't have the "get up and go" needed for some driving situations, replacement body parts are hard to come by, and even simple DIY jobs like replacing a bulb are complicated. Never the less, I would recommend it to a friend that needs a vehicle with storage space.

Pros: body styling, fuel milage, relibility

Cons: complicated to repair, low power

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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT FWDReview
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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 LT FWDReview
SMG720 writes:
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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 LT FWDReview
Laura writes:
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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 LT FWDReview
Elijah writes:
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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 LT FWDReview
Chris3195 writes:
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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 LT FWDReview
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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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2006 Chevrolet HHR LT FWDReview
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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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Good on gas and very comfortable to drive. Read More

Overall Not Bad, Never Liked The Color By migration_chrisjames66

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