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2006 Chevrolet HHR 1LT 2.4 5 speed
By 06hhr on 01/28/14 10:04 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Bought April, 2012. When bought it had 50,432 on it, Just short of 2 years later it's at just over 90k. Average over 20k miles a year. The clutch still feels new and the 2.4 Ecotec hasn't skipped a beat! All this said, I have done the following: -Thermostat replaced (factory installed coolant caused premature breakdown of OEM part. (known issue) - Fixed broken sunroof wind deflector (common issue) - Replaced/upgraded front rotors (OEM known to warp), upgraded to ceramic pads. Total cost, about $230 to fix, all easily done at home. The one thing I will need to have done is suspension bushings. They're shot and make the car creak horribly in cold weather.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Why doesn't anyone know what is wrong with my car
By allij0812 on 12/10/13 11:53 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I purchased a used 2006 Chevrolet HHR in 2013. I have not experienced trouble at all until a couple of days ago. I was on the highway coming home from work and my odometers started jumping, then the warning light that display read "power steering". My steering was ok. My car was "jerking" real bad as I was slowing down and changing gears, each time I would press the gas the car would jerk. Got it home then had my neighbor drive it she is a certified mechanic. No problems during that trip. The next morning I drove it to do some errands no problems until I was almost home same issue just the odometer was not jumping and no "power steering" displayed. no one can figure out this issue, anyone ??
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What A Trip It's Been
By darkwolf927 on 10/28/13 12:09 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Second car ever, lots of ups and downs. Lots of little things, my electrical problems alone have been a total nightmare, the $2K price tag for the AC repairs, the extra-expensive profile tires, the fact that you can't replace ANYthing easily... but I'm trying not to complain here, and here's why. Overall, I bought it used with 36k miles, 5 years later I just passed 265,000! Eaten probably $5,000 in various repairs, and I never did get around to fixing that AC. But it fits my family of 4, strollers and luggage, and I still marvel driving around on FL roads and watching it get 38 MPG. Oh, and the stock stereo has killer bass! Quarter million miles on the original trans & still going!
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P.O.S.!! WORST CAR EVER!!!
By sean_1976 on 01/19/13 21:57 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

Ive owned many cars over the years and can honestly say this is by far the worst one ive ever had. Bought it at 80K.. 92K it all started: - warped front rotors constantly - road noise is horrible - terrible desgn with blind spots - replaced the engine at 135K - wind shield wipers hitting each other - -0- power - replaced 2K worth of sensors and moduals - seats stained SOOO Easlily - if the battery goes dead, you cant open the rear gate to get to the battery.. JESUS, i absolutely HATE this damned car. Does actually get good mileage.. (when its actually on the road and not in the shop) DO NOT BUY ONE!! Id buy an ugly 1991 ford escort 4 door hatck back with 350K miles first
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Water Problems
By shutto01 on 07/30/12 03:41 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I too was having problems with standing water in the floorboards. Easy fix.....the sunroof has 2 drain tubes that run down thru the door post, we blew these hoses out (full of nasty black debris). Once they were cleared out I have not had 1 problem with water again. I am so happy with my car. This car gets great gas mileage and performs great. So happy we figured out the problem.
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Terrible Car.
By journey615 on 07/09/12 10:39 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

My 2006 HHR is the 2nd car I've ever owned and the first car I've ever made payments on. Needless to say, I was extremely excited when I purchased it. That is, until the next time it rained. My car has leaked during a rain storm a total of 5 or more times now. First, it was through the sunroof (which I assumed was my fault). Then it leaked throught the passenger side door. Now it leaks through both doors. Every time it rains, I end up vacuuming my floorboard and spraying Lysol all over my car the next day. My car has been nothing but a hassle ever since I purchased it in September 2011. I do not recommend purchasing one as I am buying another car as soon as I can.
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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
2006, HHR LT
By jake1995 on 04/02/12 09:32 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I just bought my HHR in March of 2012, and I love it! I get great gas mileage! A full tank will last me a month! I'm 17, and will be going off to college, soon- and this will be GREAT. It had 90,000 miles on it when I bought it- and expect it to last long! They are great cars, and very reliable!
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
water leak
By dmilesi on 06/19/11 12:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

my 2006 chevy HHR is leaking on the passenger side. The water is coming in from the air filter that is located under the hood. below the right windshield wiper. There is a big pocket and a air filter there so when it rains it runs right in under the dashboard. I read that many other people are having the same trouble. Chevy needs to make this a recall or they are going to lose hard working peoples business. Just one person will tell hundreds of people. If there are enough complaints maybe they will do something about this major problem. I went to [violative content deleted] , Still waiting for a response . Also read they are terrible in the snow even with studs on them.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
No problems whatsoever
By love mine on 11/28/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

To whoever paid $800.00 for an alternator you got ripped big time, you can buy these for 89.00 at about any auto parts store, mine now has 93,000 miles and it had a recall on the wiring harness and that all it ever had done to it still runs and drives like new 2.4 engine is the better of the 2 engines mine is a lt model I will drive it till it no longer goes then I will buy a new one they will stop these in 2011 as I was told, varoooom
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Not What I Thought it Would Be
By Rockin' Royce W. on 10/11/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2006 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I mostly bought this car because of the cool retro style, but it kind of goes downhill from there. There's lots of cheap plastic all throughout the interior..everything rattles and buzzes. Wheels are noisy. So- called "chrome" on door handles is starting to peel off like tin foil. No where to put trash. Lame design for window controls (all in the center of the console, not on the doors themselves). Glove box barely big enough to store a map and a couple of fast-food napkins. Cloth interior stains extremely easily, even from water.
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