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Chevrolet HHR, Wagon
#1387 of 1606 Re: Looking for MPG. Is the HHR the answer? [micweb]
May 22, 2008 (10:11 am)
The HHR will likely give you mid -20's around town and into the 30's mpg highway. It's cousin the Chevy Cobalt which is built on the same chassis is also a very nice car for the money and tops in mileage with the great Ecotec engine of course. Stay away from the Caliber because its build quality is not very good and average mileage. The upcoming Chevy Aveo for 2009 will be slightly restyled in the hatchback with upgrades including engine which will put it in the Yaris, Fit mileage ratings.
#1388 of 1606 07 HHR rocker panel damage and installing air filter
Aug 07, 2008 (2:38 pm)
I am glad to find this forum. my husband recently installed a new air filter on our HHR and was faced with the same problem. where the heck is the air filter????/ where it is practically under everything you see when you look under the hood! we got out the owners manual and it advised taking it to the dealership to have the new airfilter installed because it was a difficult job. being the can do guy that he is, hubby tackled the challenge and after several minutes of taking off all of the protective covers, sensors etc. he was able to replace our air filter which by the way , at 17,000 miles , was not very dirty you may want to wait awhile depending on how many miles you have on your car.
also we are not getting good mileage. when we first bought our car , we were averaging nearly 28 around town and were please as punch! now we are lucky to get 26. everyone is telling us it is the ethanol in the gas, but we are not so sure. I would love to see 30! that is what we hoped for when we bought our car. we did see 31 on a long trip shortly after we purchased but not since.
we also have issues with the rocker panels in front of the rear wheels. lots of road rash. our car is the majestic amenthyst (sp?) and now the rocker panels look grey. we brought this issue to the attention of our dealer early this year. they advised installing splash guards or running boards. we installed the splash guards right away but we are still very unhappy with the appearance of those panels. the rest of our car looks perfect.
I took it into the dealership 2 weeks ago and it seems chevy now has issues a "fix" for this problem because of all the complaints.. but we are not happy with their fix. they want us to buy, paint and install running boards at our cost and they will pay to refinish and paint the rocker panels.
we feel this is a design issue and a common customer complaint and that they should pay the total cost for this resolution.
what do you think? has anyone else had this issue???
thanks for any advise and help.
#1389 of 1606 Re: 07 HHR rocker panel damage and installing air filter [ourwayband3]
Aug 18, 2008 (1:20 pm)
I installed mud flaps front and back. It seems to have helped protect the rocker panels and the leading lower edge of the rear fender. It wasn't that expensive to do.
Aug 27, 2008 (8:23 pm)
Just got back from a two week 6323km (3950mi) trip, Campbell River- Whitehorse-Skagway return in our 07 LT that had 7000km on it when we left. We were four- two adults and two teenagers. What a perfect car. Had a big roof carrier on with all our camping gear and I know the Passat I was thinking about buying would not have done as well at twice the price. The only thing was the brake shudder that happened on hard braking- even that was not consistent- will be getting that fixed soon. Congrats to GM for a real sleeper. By the way, I put a strip of expanded metal in front of the rad to catch stones,affixing it with zap straps- worked great.
#1391 of 1606 Recall Notice Sept 2008, Storage bin latch
Sep 09, 2008 (3:57 pm)
Just got off the phone with GM Canada after hearing the recall notice on local radio station,
"2006-2008 Chev HHR Dash Storage bin Lid latch may not stay closed in a crash. There is a recall notice regarding this matter."
I have not received my letter, just heard the notice on the radio and investigated on my own. Anyhow, be sure to get it fixed if your warrenty is about to expire. A reall notice addressed to you is required.
Do not hestitate to call GM and/orGM Canada for any Customer service issues, they are very helpful (when you have a new car). The numbers are posted on GM.com or gmcanada.ca The Canadian call center is usually available until 11:30pm E.T.
#1392 of 1606 Re: crdave [crdave]
Sep 09, 2008 (4:11 pm)
Awesome! I am glad to see that you are happy with your Chevrolet. I bet you H is almost as efficient as that Passat too. We are really happy with our H too. We just came back form a camping trip from Niagara falls. Loaded with two adults, gear, coolers, two bicycles and a black lab. Great trip, be gentle yet firm with that 4 banger and it will last a long time (hopefully during that trip you had the oil changed). That is one thing I fail to relaize. when i do a LONG trip, have it serviced (Lube, oil, inspection etc) duing the trip. The brake thing, with all that weight and that many KM that was the only issue, you shuold be proud of that little chevrolet.
#1393 of 1606 Re: Recall Notice Sept 2008, Storage bin latch [rdesantis]
Sep 09, 2008 (5:24 pm)
Anytime there is a recall it doesn't matter how many miles or how old your vehicle is. It will be fixed. As far as this recall goes, GM will send the part to fix it to you will simple instructions on how to do it or to take it to your dealer and he will do it for free. While I'm all in favor of recalls I think some of them are a little far feched. So the dash bin does open in a crash, the seat belts and the air bags will protect us from ever hitting it. Besides it is in the center of the car and only the center passenger would be affected. Oh, wait a minute, there is no center passenger in a HHR.
#1394 of 1606 Re: Recall Notice Sept 2008, Storage bin latch [dmathews3]
Sep 10, 2008 (6:56 am)
I believe the recall stuuf for this will go out in novenber when the part(s) become available.
#1395 of 1606 Re: Recall Notice Sept 2008, Storage bin latch [dmathews3]
Sep 21, 2008 (12:54 pm)
I agree that center dash bin door seems a pretty trival recall. Mine is often part way open anyway, I put my GPS at the front of the compartment, velcro holds it in place, and velcro the lid down on the top of it.
#1396 of 1606 Re: Recall Notice Sept 2008, Storage bin latch [laco]
Sep 22, 2008 (3:02 am)
I put my GPS at the front of the compartment, velcro holds it in place, and velcro the lid down on the top of it.
Arn't you afraid that your head might hit the GPS in an accident? Would be pretty tough to get your head up there with an airbag. You can see why cars are so expensive with some of their rules.