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What A Trip It's Been
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By darkwolf927
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2006 Chevrolet HHR Wagon LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Second car ever, lots of ups and downs.
Lots of little things, my electrical problems alone have been a total nightmare, the $2K price tag for the AC repairs, the extra-expensive profile tires, the fact that you can't replace ANYthing easily... but I'm trying not to complain here, and here's why.

Overall, I bought it used with 36k miles, 5 years later I just passed 265,000!
Eaten probably $5,000 in various repairs, and I never did get around to fixing that AC.

But it fits my family of 4, strollers and luggage, and I still marvel driving around on FL roads and watching it get 38 MPG.
Oh, and the stock stereo has killer bass!
Quarter million miles on the original trans & still going!


Best Features

Stereo, comfort (I'm 6'3, the PT I test drove before this had my knees in my chin), incredible mileage, and the 2.4 has some cahones!


Worst Features

Tall drivers have almost NO upward field of vision. I have to scrunch up between the steering wheel and the windshield to see most red lights.


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Original Owner Since New
4 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By cc732
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2006 Chevrolet HHR Wagon LS 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I originally leased this car new and bought it in '09. I drove the car 350 miles a week for the first 2 years (35,000 mi.) until I retired from General Motors Canada. It now has about 60,000 miles with no problems.
Tires and brakes were replaced at about 35,000 mi. Four Uniroyal TigerPaw II snow tires solved the winter driving issues and four Michelin HydroEdges are used in the summer. Oil changes were being done when the oil life monitor indicated. Gas mileage is good at about 40 mpg. (combined) with the automatic transmission.
The key sticking issue and the water leakage were fixed at my local dealer to my satisfaction. he still does all the maitenance on the vehicle.


Best Features

Handling is great with the low profile tires. The Pioneer MP3 player with sub-woofer still has great sound after 6 years. Wipers, heaters, windows and defrosters are all good. Having running boards without the roof rack give it a low "slammed" look. They go well with the overall "chopped and channeled" look of a '60's hotrod. I chose the LS model with satin trim and the burgundy red paint. I matched it with satin finish 5 spoke Ultra wheels for the Michelins. The '06 has the yellow turn signals as DRLs in the daylight. In the dark, the headlight reflectors look like older, round lenses for a super retro look. The headlights work really well and look great.


Worst Features

I can't think of any improvements... I like having high-tech fuel injection, power windows, auto transmission, super sounding MP3 stereo system, power steering and power disc brakes. The fuel efficient 2.2L 4 cylinder completes the economical little 4 door wagon to my satisfaction. Six years later, it still runs good and looks great.


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P.O.S.!! WORST CAR EVER!!!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By sean_1976
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2006 Chevrolet HHR Wagon LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Ive owned many cars over the years and can honestly say this is by far the worst one ive ever had.
Bought it at 80K.. 92K it all started:
- warped front rotors constantly
- road noise is horrible
- terrible desgn with blind spots
- replaced the engine at 135K
- wind shield wipers hitting each other
- -0- power
- replaced 2K worth of sensors and moduals
- seats stained SOOO Easlily
- if the battery goes dead, you cant open the rear gate to get to the battery..

JESUS, i absolutely HATE this damned car.

Does actually get good mileage.. (when its actually on the road and not in the shop)

DO NOT BUY ONE!!
Id buy an ugly 1991 ford escort 4 door hatck back with 350K miles first


Best Features

gas milage


Worst Features

discontinue this P.O.S.!


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Water Problems
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By shutto01
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2006 Chevrolet HHR Wagon LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I too was having problems with standing water in the floorboards.
Easy fix.....the sunroof has 2 drain tubes that run down thru the door post, we blew these hoses out (full of nasty black debris).
Once they were cleared out I have not had 1 problem with water again.
I am so happy with my car.
This car gets great gas mileage and performs great.
So happy we figured out the problem.


Worst Features

You may want to redesign the drain system around the sunroof.


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Terrible Car.
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By journey615
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2006 Chevrolet HHR Wagon LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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My 2006 HHR is the 2nd car I've ever owned and the first car I've ever made payments on. Needless to say, I was extremely excited when I purchased it. That is, until the next time it rained. My car has leaked during a rain storm a total of 5 or more times now. First, it was through the sunroof (which I assumed was my fault). Then it leaked throught the passenger side door. Now it leaks through both doors. Every time it rains, I end up vacuuming my floorboard and spraying Lysol all over my car the next day. My car has been nothing but a hassle ever since I purchased it in September 2011. I do not recommend purchasing one as I am buying another car as soon as I can.


Worst Features

Not so cheap plastic, better seals on all doors.


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