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#1533 of 1602 Buying '07 HHR
Sep 01, 2011 (5:25 pm)
Im getting a good deal as far as price goes on a Chevy HHR 2007 with 30,000 miles but im confused on the reliability of this vehicle. Ive been reading alot of problems about it. The consumer report says its got a horrible suspension and brake build on it and what i need to know is this going to be a good investment because im getting it for cheap? What are the repair cost and how often do these repairs need to be made and at what milage. Any comments would be helpful from HHR owners but preferably someone who doesn't own i new car because i know you will say that you love and so on. I need information! I don't know how long this car will stay on the lot but hopefully long enough for me to complete my research! Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
#1534 of 1602 Re: Buying '07 HHR [azygos]
Sep 01, 2011 (5:47 pm)
I own a 2006 HHR that has had the front end problems everyone describes.
My suggestion is: Replace the front rotors and brakes with good aftermarket brand ie: EBC slotted and drilled rotors and new pads. This will cost about $300 in parts ( if your good at repairs do them your self). Be sure to " break-in the brakes" properly.
Seal the passenger front cowling from rain water ( and washing ) coming in and ruining the heater motor. I had to replace two fan motor resistors and one motor before I found the leak on the passenger side was causing the failures.
Then cross your fingers. Forget about dealing with GM on your problems, they are full of hot air and failed promises.
We get good gas mileage but yes, the front end steering is bad on these cars.
#1535 of 1602 Re: Buying '07 HHR [rstruthers]
Sep 01, 2011 (10:47 pm)
Thanks for the information very good to know and I hope more people see your post that are also thinking about buying a Chevy HHR... After all it is still a car and if you can get it cheap enough and do the repairs you said it might be worth it but im not very car savvy so im gonna go find me something a little more reliable. Thanks though very appreciated and like I said I hope more people see your post!
Sep 01, 2011 (11:16 pm)
Does anyone own a 2011 HHR? Im curious to know if they have any problems because my mother owns one and I wandering when some stuff is going to start going south on it or if they changed the designs or something? Any information would be appreciated! Thanks.
#1537 of 1602 2007 HHR Paint issues
Sep 25, 2011 (4:53 pm)
Ive been told that the problem I am having, is the "rock guard" applied just in front of my rear wheels. While it looks like paint that I have hit, I have tried everything I know to get it off and it wont, it is a white haze that looks terrible. Anyone else have the problems ? I do not have running boards, that would take care of it. Is that piece easy to replace or even replaceable? I love the car, plan on keeping it for a looooong time, but this ruins the look of the car
Oct 29, 2011 (5:16 pm)
Today, I went to my G.M. Dealer to make a oil change and install my winter tires on my 2010 HHR. There was a 2011 HHR in the showroom, I asked my salesmen when will the 2012 HHR's be coming in, he answered.... never.
The 2011 HHR is the last of production.
And I was counting on trading my 2010 HHR for a 2014/15 HHR.
That's what happens when a car is to reliable...they take it out of production.
Now... what will I trade for?
#1539 of 1602 Re: No more [laserblue]
Nov 01, 2011 (10:49 am)
Iím sorry that a car youíve so enjoyed is being taken out of production. Hopefully when youíre ready to trade, you will find another vehicle that suits your fancy and is as satisfactory for you!
GM Customer Service
#1540 of 1602 Re: No more [gmcustsvc]
Nov 01, 2011 (11:06 am)
It's nice to see that they finally got it right. My 2006 HHR was the most unreliable vehicle I have owned. I sold mine because I was afraid to sneeze in it, for fear of something else going wrong.
Cudo's for getting it right, but boo, for taking it off the market when you did.
Nov 01, 2011 (3:38 pm)
Where is the oil filter on my 08 HHR ?
#1542 of 1602 Re: No more [gary_t]
Nov 02, 2011 (4:42 am)
My 06' has been pretty good so far, but I only have 125K Miles on it, so I'll have to wait and see how it goes from here.