I have owned my HHR for 4 weeks now. It is a lot of fun to drive. I have had many complements on it. I like the retro styling. I traded in my 2001 PT Cruiser for this car. My HHR is more comfortable to ride in especially on long trips. My husband didn't like to drive the Cruiser but boy does he like to drive my HHR.
We put 2000 miles on our HHR the frist week we had it. It is a great road car to travel in. Comfortable seating up front and a lot of luggage room in back. Solid little car. Lots of miles between gas stations. Cruised the mountains at 75-80 mile per hour without a problem. All in all, a best buy for me. I generally but a new vehicle every two years but think that this one will get out of that rotation. It is a keeper.
Comfort, controls (except for window control placement) are easy to reach and work, the ride was great. The open sunroof made out evening rides quite romantic. Luggage storage was great.
Side windows a little small and create blind spots. Front window could be larger so stop lights over the street can be seen without ducking to see them. Cup holders complaint here too.
My wife and I just love this car. We are in sales and move a lot of product and it does the job. We love the quality of the car and the looks as well. Ironically, we both never liked the PT Crusier. The gas mileage is on target. It steers great, it turns great, and brakes great as well.
The exterior and interior design are top notch keeping price as a factor. The cargo room is also an added plus.
The only big negative is not seeing the lights at an intersection when waiting for the light to turn green