I have a 2006 HHR i purchased new. First was the water leak problem. after a hard rain, the driver side floor board floods. a seal on the firewall cracks. design flaw. they fixed it. Second was the shifter. a sensor broke that told the ignition the car was no longer in gear. as a result, the key would not turn to the off position. this happened 15000 miles past the warranty. 450.00 out of my pocket for a manufacture defect.
love the body styling. hate the lack of comfort.
get rid of the center console from the dash to the floor. the center console makes the leg room very narrow. if you are tall, your leg is always resting against the console making long drives leave a bruise on your leg. no padded armrest on the door leaves your elbows sore on long trips as well. pad the armrests on the door panel. do not charge customers for factory design flaws even if they are a bit out of warranty.