Anyone Own a HHR? (1 Viewer)

JamesJ

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I am thinking of buying a chevy HHR tommorow, well I am going to look at two...but Anyone have them or drive them? your thoughts? they reason I am looking at them is I can get one for 13,000 (it is a 2008 with 14,000 miles on it) it gets 30 miles to the gallon (cobalt engine) but has the space of a suv (this is big as I have a 10 month old, and we need room!). Plus its a chevy and profits go to america (I think they do dont they? Vurbano I believe or Joe posted something where profits go)
 

BigTimMN

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a friend of mine has one and she loves it. thats the best i can tell ya.

Personally i lke the way the look but my wife hates it, so its not something we would look at, but we are in the market for something new as well.
 

wjs53

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My wife had one and loved it. Great car great mileage,but i found it very uncomfortable driving , not much leg room and my knees kept hitting the dash . I am 6 ft tall so you can judge for yourself . But the car is a very good car overall.
 

JamesJ

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My wife had one and loved it. Great car great mileage,but i found it very uncomfortable driving , not much leg room and my knees kept hitting the dash . I am 6 ft tall so you can judge for yourself . But the car is a very good car overall.

I am 5'11-6' foot as well, and I was worried about that, but the one I sat in seemed roomy (for the two minutes i was in it)...I was shocked at how roomy it FELT to me, now wether that works out to actually being real world roomy (car seat) we will see.
 

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I rode in one when we were in Reno. I did not care for it. But then again, I am spoiled. :eek:

If you decide to buy it, hope you love it. :)
 

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My wife had one and loved it. Great car great mileage,but i found it very uncomfortable driving , not much leg room and my knees kept hitting the dash . I am 6 ft tall so you can judge for yourself . But the car is a very good car overall.

I'm only 5' 10'' and I had the same complaint when I rented one on a trip.
 

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I rented one for awhile. the headroom is not an issue the real issue was legroom. I am a bit shorter and my legs are short so I was fine but I can see where a long legged adult woudl be frustrated.
 

Smitty7831

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My In-Laws have one and I am not a fan. I am just over 6 feet tall and have the same issues as everyone else above. I also thought that the car was very noisy. Lots of wind sound and road noise.

They love it, I do not. I liked the PT Cruiser better if that is the style of car you are looking for. My wife had 2 (my In-Laws had 1 too) and I really liked it. The PT definitely has more room on the inside.

Good luck!
 

koolbean

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I install tow hitches here at the business and do 8-10 a month. I did an HHR a few weeks ago and was shocked (compared to other cars and trucks I have done) at how thin the frame was when drilling to install the hitch. Like a hot knife in butter, really. If it were mine I might worry about how it would hold up in the long term; They don't make'em like they used too. Also, while driving it around for the customer my shoulder seemed really close to the door; I'm 6'1'' and felt kinda cramped in that manner. However leg room was great for me. By the way, I'm still enjoying the grip modified (dog chewed) PS3 controller! :) Good luck at the car lot!
 

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My wife drove one (rental car) when she came here to look at housing last August. She was indifferent towards it, but she did mention it got excellent gas mileage. I rented an HHR when I was down here in March, prior to our move, mainly because I had to do a lot of in-and-about driving. The mileage was pretty good, but there was nothing particular special or endearing about the car in my opinion. I am right at 71" and the car had plenty of headroom, but if my legs were a little longer it may have been a bit cramped.

Unless you're into driving a Geek Squad car, I would consider the Ford Focus, Toyota Prius, and Honda Civic (economy class vehicles) long before I considered an HHR.

Just my opinion...
 

JamesJ

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I install tow hitches here at the business and do 8-10 a month. I did an HHR a few weeks ago and was shocked (compared to other cars and trucks I have done) at how thin the frame was when drilling to install the hitch. Like a hot knife in butter, really. If it were mine I might worry about how it would hold up in the long term; They don't make'em like they used too. Also, while driving it around for the customer my shoulder seemed really close to the door; I'm 6'1'' and felt kinda cramped in that manner. However leg room was great for me. By the way, I'm still enjoying the grip modified (dog chewed) PS3 controller! :) Good luck at the car lot!

That thing held up this long? I just sent my Ps3 in for repair, I am realllllllly hoping it comes back soon as I am missing some blu ray :(
 

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