The car is very poorly made. There are serious design flaws in the body. Very low traction with 2 drops of rain, to change a headlight, you need to unscrew the whole grill...60+ screws! The same door handle has broken 3 times in 2 years not only because it is made of poor quality plastic but also because the cable comnector pulls only from one end instead of from the center. The fabric used on the seats is also of the lowest quality. They are irretrievably stained from water alone.
Bought the HHR new. This has been the biggest piece of junk, money pit I have ever owned. Constant front end problems. This car has been in the shop more than all for the cars I have owned in the last 50 years combined.This has been an undependable vehicle since it was new. The blower motor control has been replaced 4 times and has gone bad again. Before 60,000 the brakes and rotors have had to be replaced 3 times.Most all of my driving is highway commuter miles. I will never again own a GM product.
This car is not a person friendly car, the over head comes down too low (can not see street light) , the window buttons are out of reach the radio is not very good at all the good on this HHR is when you put the back seats down you can load a lot of stuff into it it's like a truck want to be. I miss having it, It Was Totaled