By 98zq8 on
2008 Chevrolet HHR LS 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)
My 08 LS Auto is fabulous. 2.2 motor 149hp is more than adequate despite the heavy vehicle. Ride is soft as expected and comfortable. We use this as a family hauler with two kids 3 and 4. They can actually get in all by themselves unlike the large SUV guzzlers out there. This is an inexpensive, economy vehicle with some flair and modern features. The info panel is fantastic and interior versatility is top notch. GM is offering the goods to the lower price buyers for a change, not just the monster SUV crowd. Interior quality is better than expected for price and segment. I think it looks more premium than the msrp commanded. Replacement parts are inexpensive too (brakes, rotors,etc)
Styling, electric steering is a pleasant change. Ride is comfy and handling is confident. Vehicle is very low maintenance. 500 treadwear tires, oil life is super high if you trust computer (and why not). Very fun to drive for 16000 dollar car. You don't find that ever.
Window switches are awkward even for a fan of 80's console mounted switches. Cup holders should move forward but this is a small car so