It's so quiet and smooth, I sometimes forget how fast I'm going. After driving it and the 2005 Matrix, there was no comparing the ride. It's also much more comfortable and stylish. It has more room in the front, and a nicely flexible cargo space. I was afraid it would be a lot larger in length, but it's only longer by 5 inches. The HHR is the car for me
It looks cool while still getting good gas mileage. It has good cargo space while still being small enough for city driving. The hidden storage boxes are a bonus. The smooth ride sealed the deal.