2009 Chevrolet HHR User Reviews
- $8,696 - $11,713
- GPS comes standard, Great fuel economy, High Performance on the road, Handles great
- Windshield cracks too easily when rocks hit it & too much road noise
It is really great to have an American car that operates as well as this one. Once the windshield and noise issues are resolved, I would say it is comparable to any foreign vehicle. I have a friend who calls the HHR, the "Untouchable's Car." The style reminds us of the cars of the 30's. I Love It!...read morehide
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- Great mileage, quietest riding car I've owned, seats lay flat for lots of storage
- seeing overhead traffic lights can be hard, acceleration is poor for passing
Mine is a 2007 I bought new. Straight interstate driving at 62 mph it consistantly gets 37 MPG. Range for one tank is close to 600 miles if highway only. I really like the aux. input jack for the stereo. Just plug in an I-Pod and your set.
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- Great Fuel ecnomy, comfortable ride, fun to drive I really like the looks
- Very few small details, widow switches
My other vehicle is a 1 ton, four door dually Chevy and had to get better mileage. I rented an HHR for several weeks to make sure I could stand a small car and loved it. Bought my 2008 in Jan and after 10 months love it even more. This is a car with personality and fun to drive. No real problem or cons except the window switches are down by the shifter. Kind of a strange location and I still am not used to it.
The ride is smooth, the motor has enough power to get around and in fact can do well over 100 pretty quickly. Car is certainly not a hot rod but for an economy car it has good performance.
It is comfortable to drive or ride in all day and that is rare in any small car. Many HHR owners love their car and customise it. I have lowered it, added a spoiler, front air dam, Solstice wheels and tires and better intake and exhaust. I catch myself just getting in the car and going just becuause it is fun to drive.
This is an economy car (truck?)but it does not look like the generic econoboxes. I really like the look, some do not. My mileage is about 25 city and 40+ @ 60 down to 30 @75 MPH I even got 27 @ 85 MPH. It will get a little better with the air conditioner off myabe 10%? Here in Texas we run the AC most all of the time.
I highly recommend this car. Bruce...read morehide
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- CUTE, Modifiable, fun to drive, PAL is cool, people always stop me to ask about it.
- None so far...quiet & I have the sunroof open ALL the time.
I LOVE this car! Have had it since August, 2007, & almost 13K on it.
Black, gray leather, chrome package, roof rails. Only issue so far was bracket breaking on sunroof & it was replaced under warranty (whole sunroof). I've taken it to Big Sur/Highway 1 & handled the curves perfectly. Mileage is the best.
I've added a sway bar, had it leveled, changed the fishing-pole antenna to a 'stubby' with no loss in radio signal--but don't listen to it much anyhow as I have the PAL installed.
This car is also custom pinstriped (pink stripes), and custom painted (pink) "bowties". CGS air intake (also custom painted black) and dealer tinted front windows to match back. Also removed the rear wiper (kind of useless).
The mods for this car are almost endless! Highly recommend a sunroof! A must in sunny SoCal!
Take it for a drive--you will love it and smile every time you see it. :)...read morehide
22 out of 45 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- 42mpg at 60mph, great seats, very roomy, great utily potential,quiet, loaded for 25K, remote start,
- 1 year of Onstar free for which I do not care
Have owned my 2009 HHR SS for 2 weeks and 250 miles. Had new and used Chevys in the past. This one is light years ahead of any of older Chevys. Very smooth turbocharged four, nearly silent inside, great fit and finish, tastefull chrome accents, 18 inch chromed wheels, Michelin all-season tires, big disc brakes. Really pleasant speed-sensitive steering, nice leather wrapped steering wheel with stereo and cruise controls. On the dash board there is a multifunctional display that exhibits instant and overall mpgs, temperature of the coolant and outboard, also tire pressure. The paint is true without blemishes, tastefull bodykit that keeps the dirt off the body (unlike the LS or LT). The car sits low, but not too low. Car comes with the remote start function, operated via key fob....read morehide
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- No trim specified for this review
- fuel economy, looks, comfort-very comfortable. Safe feeling inside cabin. Quiet
- Yes, there is a bit of blind spot problems, extra care must be taken and use mirrors and look back
Don't understand the "road noise with rear windows. I rarely, if ever, have driven in a car felt felt the need to have windows in back down. Car does a good job of keeping outside noise, out. The 2.4 will get up and go. Love interior layout and control panels. HHR looks so much better than interior of the Equinox, which looks cheap. Love my power seats, heated leather seats and remote start. I am 6'1" and have plenty of shoulder,head and leg room. No squeaks yet or rattles. I have a GMC Seirra and it has 120,000 miles and it doesn't squeak or rattle. Brakes are adequately responsive. I read many reviews before testing and buying and when I test drove, I tried to concentrate on what I read as negative. Other than the blind spots, nothing jumped out at me....read morehide
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- Fuel economy, leg room, cargo capacity
- Slightly underpowered - but a good trade-off for the fuel economy
Don't believe the Yahoo! estimated fuel economy for the 2.2! I rented one of these and drove it from Albuquerque to Los Alamos and back, including some city driving and averaged 36 MPG at 70-80 MPH with the automatic transmission. In town it gets close to 30 MPG. The seating is high and there's plenty of head room. Visibility is good too. It's narrow, so you won't get three people in the back comfortably, but hey, it's not supposed to be a Cadillac! It does have good leg room and plenty of cargo room. Lots of standard features including AC and a CD player. Love the trip computer. Exterior looks nice too. A little rattle here and there and it's no rocket ship, but amazing value for the price you pay. It cruises at 75 MPH with no problems. I have driven Altimas and would pick the HHR over those any time....read morehide
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- Great fuel economy, great int space, good looking retro,
- Blind spots when changing lanes.
We traded a Buick Park Ave Ultra for this car & have not regretted one minute of our trade. Drove it from Ky to Key West & was pleasantly surprised to find we got 36mpg (flat road in south Ga & Fl)! Plenty of room for luggage, band equipment, etc. Ours is a 2008 model. All the bells & whistles. We looked at PT Cruisers but this one was superior in style, comfort, acceleration, & wind resistance. I love this car....read morehide
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- 22 mpg suburbs, 29 mpg Interstate, enough room inside to carry a bicycle
- Paint chips on hood
I bought a used rental car from Avis with 31,000 miles on it. The car drove and worked perfectly. It was a bargain at $15,500 plus tax. It handles well, and has great air conditioning. A/C requires cleaning the mildew from the condensor once or twice a year. This is an easy maintenance job.
All the electrical stuff works perfectly for now. I see why my relatives bought GM cars in the 1950's.
The station wagon was a better value than a Toyota or Honda; More room, same gas mileage, lower price. It may not last 150,000 miles, but I may not, either....read morehide
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