By Joe on
2008 Chevrolet HHR SS 4dr Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
I am used to driving big trucks, but in order to economize I was on a search for a smaller car that had personality. Was I in for a big surprise, the vehicle feels big inside with plenty of headroom and elbow room to spare (I'm 6'0' and about 200 LBS) interior has really good fit and finish although the materials can be a little better, it has plenty of storage space with many hidden compartments. Engine performance impressed me because it does not feel like the if the vehicle is coming apart on hard acceleration, handling and braking are both top notch and they work hand in hand with the engine power. I drove the 2.2L and 2.4L engine's but I will definetly suggest upgrading to the SS.
Overall performance, storage space, smooth and quiet ride, aux outlet for i-pod, bunch of extra features that others don't offer or you have to pay for. Definitely best bang for the buck!
Use better materials for interior finishing, better placement of cup holders, must offer navigational system!