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Chevrolet HHR, Wagon
#166 of 1606 Re: September? [medinamalibu]
May 26, 2005 (8:59 am)
From a GM press release 7/27/2004:
The HHR, a crossover vehicle with expressive design and surprising functionality, will add to Chevy's growing family of SUVs when it goes into production in summer 2005 as a 2006 model.
Hah, d'oh! 5/6/2005
HHR production begins in the second quarter in Ramos , Mexico . Vehicles will be in dealerships by late summer.
Okay, so maybe they did move it up a little. Hey I'm happy, I'm about to need a new car!
May 26, 2005 (1:35 pm)
GM execs are now starting to drive them. Living in metro Detroit, cars are on the roads months before they go on sale.
Tons of H3s and quite a few 9-7xs around lately.
#168 of 1606 cargo area
May 27, 2005 (1:58 pm)
I don't think the plastic cargo area is a cost thing, I think it is a function thing. I like the plastic in my Matrix because of what I haul there (bikes). I think it would be great if you were hauling dogs too. I was in a CR-V that had been used to haul wet Labs. Wow, did that smell.
Maybe I am in the minority, but I don't think the Ford Focus wagon sucks. I leased one for a couple years. That is more car-like and has carpet. Chevy is also selling a nice looking Korean wagon (Chevy Optra IIRC, in Canada).
#169 of 1606 cargo area
May 27, 2005 (1:59 pm)
Also I think the mazda5 will have carpet.
#170 of 1606 Re: saw one [bigdaddycoats]
May 28, 2005 (12:30 am)
If it's back again this weekend, any chance of you sneaking over there and snapping a couple digital photos to share with the rest of us?
#171 of 1606 based on .....
May 28, 2005 (4:24 pm)
im tryin to figure out if the hhr is based on something if it is what
#172 of 1606 Re: based on ..... [arkitect]
May 28, 2005 (7:28 pm)
Well, officially, GM says that it is styled after the SSR roadster and the 1949 Suburban. Unofficially, it looks somewhat similar to the Dodge Durango -- and very much, some say almost exactly, like the Chrysler PT Cruiser.
#173 of 1606 Re: based on ..... [arkitect]
May 28, 2005 (7:56 pm)
The models medina noted may have been the main influences on the HHR exterior design, but if you're actually asking about the platform, it's based on the new Chevy Cobalt. The reviews for the Cobalt have been very positive, so I have high hopes for this tall wagon version.
#174 of 1606 Re: saw one [gogophers1]
May 28, 2005 (9:17 pm)
I saw a car hauler full of brand new HHR's in Lindale, Texas right off I-20 two weeks ago. I got a chance to give them a good look over, but they had transit stickers, instead of actual prices on them...
#175 of 1606 Re: Made in Mexico? [junglejim]
May 28, 2005 (9:22 pm)
I am presently driving a 1992 Suburban that has 208,000 miles with the original motor, and it still runs strong...
I find the problems with most cars and trucks originates between the steering wheel and the driver's seat...