I don't drive on the highway much except to the airport, I am an around town/back and forth to work driver. This vehicle replaced a Suzuki small SUV that I loved. However, the HHR is a great replacement. Very comfortable seats and very smooth drive, maneuverability, quiet,peppy (I have the 2.4L) and it is great in town. Good price for the money. I recommend it.
Love the retro, exterior style/color, Color - white. Peppy, front seat comfort, sunroof, lot's of room - fold the back seats down and it accomodates my 2 rescued greyhounds easily! Much much more room compared to the the PT Cruiser which is cramped and highly uncomfortable side by side.
Terrible front cup holder location. Power window location is hard to get used to. Arm rests are virtually useless; very poor design. Power seats need more range especially up and down. Needs more storage areas in front driving area. Add 4WD or AWD option.