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2007 Chevrolet HHR

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Cute but needs some redesign
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By Kenn
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2007 Chevrolet HHR Panel LT 4dr Wagon (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I have almost had 3 wrecks due to the blind spot dealing with the windshield pillars. They are very thick for such a small vehicle. The windshield needs to be bigger, when I put the visor down I have to slump down in the seat to seat under the dumb thing. GM did move for 2009 the window controls to the door they are a pain in front of the gear shift. The cup holders are too close together so you cannot have to larger cokes in them and then the armrest are in the way to get to your drink. It needs to have a console and lots more cubby holes. There is a lot of space that is wasted that could have been utilized for storage. The storage in the door is way to small needs to accomodate drinks


Best Features

Tells you when to change the oil. I will have way over 10,000 before the oil change. The sunroof is fun too after I had it replaced due to scraping and that ruined the glass. I like that all the seats lie down completly flat and the drivers seat does also.


Worst Features

More storage, bigger and wider apart drink holders and the other stuff I suggested above. I have the larger engine and have gotten just short of 33 MPG going up to Okla to the casino from Fort Worth, generally it get about 25 - 27 MPG running around town and going to work


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Brand new for $12,500!
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By John
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2007 Chevrolet HHR LS 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Liked the retro look from when I first saw the concept car, always been a Chevy fan but only owned their trucks (3/4 ton HD) all my cars had been imports. I traded in a CRV for this car because it was the most car for the money period! We saw an ad price for $12,500 for the LS and with my GM card discount we drove home in it for $11,500 brand new! cheaper than a cobalt or focus, or a less equipped hyundai! We love that the base model has so many features standard. Oh, and did I mention how great the mileage is? We average 36 on trips and have on one trip gone over 600 miles on one tank! For snow, we bought Bridgstone Blizzack studless and they are amazing! No need for AWD


Best Features

Style, trip computer, black seats to hide kids messes! Fuel economy, long distance comfort. Driving a econo car that gets noticed is a bonus


Worst Features

Front end: We have had to have the intermediate steering shaft replaced at 3000 miles, and I think the sway bar bushings are clunking or the shock is bad on the front passenger side. Interior is so quiet that these problems really stand out. Still love the car!


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I love my HHR
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By Jessica
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2007 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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I love this car. I'll admit at first I was not excited about it because I don't think it's the most attractive of vehicles on the outside, but once I stepped inside I fell in love. I got used to the outside, and the only thing Also, I don't know what everyone's talking about with their car being in the shop. I travel everywhere with this car, almost had it for a year and driven over 10000 miles and it's still going strong with no problems. Though, I did get in one accident and my car had the slightest dent/scratch on it while the other was nearly totaled. So it's a pretty tough car.


Best Features

Smooth drive. Very comfortable. Plus the inside is pretty


Worst Features

It has terrible, terrible blind spots. The windows are so tiny you have to be very aware when turning or switching lanes.


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Love - Hate Relationship
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By Tigger
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2007 Chevrolet HHR LS 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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Love my HHR and I won't give it up, but I hate that it has been in the shop so much. It is a blast to drive - especially since mine has the 2.2 with a 5-speed transmission. Great fuel mileage - average 27 mpg daily driving and 33 mpg on highway. Items replaced thus far, upper and lower steering shafts, front brake rotors and brake pads, radio (three times), front sway bar bushings, and body control module (related to radio issues). Running boards and Splash guards are a must if you experience winter driving conditions (protects paint on rear doors). Changed tires to Goodyear TripleTreads (Original Firestone Affinity tires were junk) and I now have better control, handling, and traction.


Best Features

Great retro body styling of vehicle. Total blast to drive – consider the 5- speed transmission. Room for the whole family - including the dog (golden retriever). Location of oil filter element (front right side on top of engine). Large side mirrors (compensates for the poor rear window visibilty.


Worst Features

Relocation of window controls to doors - corrected on 2009 model. Make running boards and splash guard standard equipment on all models. Use different tires - oem tires are terrible in winter and rainy conditions. Add key entry to rear hatch and ability to open glass rather than the whole hatch.


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A mileage wonder
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By Michael Davis
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2007 Chevrolet HHR LT 4dr Wagon (2.2L 4cyl 5M)


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This vehicle has been a mileage surprise. EPA estimates of 30 are often exceeded on longer trips. A recent 400-mile, one-way trip got 31 mpg with several in town stops, while the return, mostly non-stop trip logged 34.5 on the onboard computer, but 39 mpg when actually running the numbers on the calculator! This was at 59-60 mph for most of the way. This replace a 1994 S-10 Blazer that only did 24 mpg on its best days. I wish professional reviewers would quit putting so much emphasis on a vehicle's ability to rocket off the line. Except for race car drivers, we are not buying cars to win drag races. The HHR has plenty of power to accelerate from stop lights and to merge onto freeways.


Best Features

Handling. Small size makes it easy to park and maneuver in small places, yet it has a lot of hauling capacity, especially with the rear seats folded flat.


Worst Features

The driver's power seat really should have more ability to go down. That would help visibility when using the visors.


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