Last post on May 04, 2007 at 5:21 PM
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Chevrolet HHR, Engine, Wagon
Apr 27, 2007 (1:05 pm)
until the diesel engine is fitted to the HHR you will always be unhappy with either LOW power or fit a larger petrol engine and complain of LOW MPG.
this happened with the PT cruiser
it started with a 1600cc petrol then a 2litre petrol then a 2.4 petrol then a 2.4 turbo petrol all of which had low MPG.
THEN they fitted a 2.2 diesel Turbo (European version) and low and behold it had POWER and gave an average of 38mpg, such was the difference the stayhard petrol heads started to buy the new DIESEL version, or importing the 2.4 turbo petrol high output LHD.
The diesels of today DONT smell, are NOT as noisy as they used to be, yet give GOOD power for less fuel against the petrol engine.
But there again good old USA want BIG BIG BIG engines YET want BIG MPG as well (oil/fuel price crisis)
Fit a diesel engine , a GOOD diesel engine, dont spend millions of $$$$$ developing a suitable engine or makkle up an old existing diesel engine.
GRIT your teeth, save your money and buy in a GOOD well known engine that delivers what the HHR needs POWER and ECONOMY (Mercedes, Honda, GM ) to name a few.
are you really LISTENING or are you going to carry on making STUPID mistakes for the sake of "THE COMPANIES " name and continue manufacturing a vehicle that CANNOT compete within the motoring market place.
There are two types of people those that "say what they mean"
and those that "MEAN what they say"
CHEVROLET which are YOU??????????????
Apr 27, 2007 (3:48 pm)
GM Diesel engines in the UK are
Vauxhall Frontera 2.2 Diesel Turbo
Signum 1.9 " "
signum 3.0 v6 Diesel turbo
Vectra 2.0 diesel turbo
vectra 1.7 " "
all these engines are real fliers
General Motors owns:
-Daewoo (GM owns 44%)
-Fiat (GM has decided to divorce itself from Fiat as of Feb '05, but will retain 10% ownership.)
-Oldsmobile (brand discontinued)
-Suzuki (2.5%, from 20%)
so WHERE is the problem getting a GOOD diesel engine for the HHR?????????
maybe GM think you Americans are ALL stupid and wont take the initative and buy a quick diesel HHR
BMW have diesel engines now , the same as Jaguar or Saab so why NOT an HHR (makes sense to me.
We are unlucky in the UK you cant buy an HHR for love nor money (unless you import) and the diesel HHR I think would sell well over here.
#33 of 33 Re: HHR Diesel [mike91326]
May 04, 2007 (5:21 pm)
i have a harley i take to daytona from pittsburgh,pa. put that diesel in there with 4 wheel disc. brakes, I'LL BUY IT, i'm going to wait for 2009 model its going to get a face lift that year,i know about the 1,000lb trailer wt.limit, the bike is about 620lb and the custom trl is 290lb, trailer is from PORTACHOPPER.COM