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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 Wagon 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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3 of 3 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 Wagon 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 Wagon 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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2 of 10 people found this review helpful
Original Owner Since New
By cc732 on 02/11/13 18:18 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I originally leased this car new and bought it in '09. I drove the car 350 miles a week for the first 2 years (35,000 mi.) until I retired from General Motors Canada. It now has about 60,000 miles with no problems. Tires and brakes were replaced at about 35,000 mi. Four Uniroyal TigerPaw II snow tires solved the winter driving issues and four Michelin HydroEdges are used in the summer. Oil changes were being done when the oil life monitor indicated. Gas mileage is good at about 40 mpg. (combined) with the automatic transmission. The key sticking issue and the water leakage were fixed at my local dealer to my satisfaction. he still does all the maitenance on the vehicle.
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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 Wagon 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 Wagon 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 Wagon 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 Wagon 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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I Hate My Car.
By divalicious1 on 03/07/12 21:34 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

I bought my car in 2007 with 15,000 miles on it. It had one owner be fore i purchased it. I would never in my life own another Chevrolet HHR. The door handles breaks easily, and just recently I was going down the road and i was accelerating and the car started going slower and slower. I had to pull to the side of the road to see the problem, and much to my surprise there is no dip stick for the transmission. It has to be brought into a shop to be checked. But how could I bring it, it will not go into drive, only reverse.
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car want work
By shouseearl on 02/29/12 14:47 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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

Review

my 2006 hhr only has 104,000 on it. always changed the oil when reguired. took very good care of car. then as i was riding down the road it just shut off. had it towed home and then found out a rod broke right in half and ended up in oil pan. any know of a recall on this.
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