Last post on Jul 03, 2008 at 9:56 AM
You are in the Chevrolet HHR
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Chevrolet HHR, Car Safety, Wagon
#8 of 17 Re: crash of hhr [hhrdude2]
Aug 28, 2007 (5:03 am)
I am not sure I know what you mean by a wobble. Have you taken it to a dealer yet? The base HHR has the smooth soft suspension which would be my preference because I don't want to feel every crack in the road. The HHR chassis is based off of the Chevy Cobalts, which has very nice responsive handling, ride. The Cobalt also has the sport suspension option. On the steering side most new cars including these have the electric steering instead of the previous belt drive which some people have to adjust to. Roll over in this vehicle as pointed out in this forum is not very likely for its class of vehicle. It was a 4-star which matched or exceeded others in this class with none being 5-star.
#9 of 17 Re: crash of hhr [apfelice]
Jan 16, 2008 (2:32 pm)
That's valuable information apfelice! Currently there is no crash tests for the strength of roofs. Just glad the HHR wasn't a convertible!! Sorry to hear about your husband.
My friend had a Subaru Impreza(2004) and hit a tree and flipped over 3 times. He walked away without a scratch. I'm buying a Subie instead. Who want's a car build in Mexico anyways?
#10 of 17 Re: crash of hhr [stevesparadise]
Jan 19, 2008 (5:57 am)
It's not a question of who wants a Mexican built vehicle but who drives a Mexican built vehicle. Most auto manufactures build in Mexico right now including GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Honda, and of course Volks Wagon. There may be others that I don't recall right now.
#11 of 17 Re: crash of hhr [poncho167]
Jan 20, 2008 (1:38 pm)
Mitsubishi does not build in Mexico. They have only one North American assembly plant which is located in Bloomington - Normal Illinois.
#12 of 17 Re: crash of hhr [elgatoloco]
Jan 20, 2008 (6:26 pm)
I saw on some internet article that they have some kind of manufacturing plant in Mexico but it may have been a Fuso truck plant or car parts. Couldn't locate it for reference.
That Normal, Illinois plant is about 3-hours from me. It was a joint venture with Chrysler and has had some bad times with poor quality, lay-offs, and harrassment lawsuits. Every year there seems to be talk of closing it for good.
#13 of 17 Re: crash of hhr [poncho167]
Jan 26, 2008 (6:56 pm)
As far as stability, my 2007 HHR was sideswiped by a semi, and I just got the car back.several days ago. Part of the repair was a full alignment. Though I had no real complaints regarding high speed stability before the accident, I have to say the car is far more stable at high speeds then it ever was prior to the accident. They added a camber kit to align it, maybe you should persue that as a possible fix for the 'wobble' you describe.
I thought for a small car it stood up well, considering what hit it, Neither my wife nor I were injured in the slightest.
#14 of 17 Re: crash of hhr [laco]
Jan 28, 2008 (6:06 am)
Did your side airbags deploy or was there not enough impact.
#15 of 17 Re: crash of hhr [poncho167]
Jan 28, 2008 (7:16 pm)
None of the airbags deployed. We were fortunate, the damage was almost all sheet metal. The front suspension needed some repair work, but the rest was doors, fender, hood and front end.
#16 of 17 Re: HHR Safety & Crash Test Ratings [pf_flyer]
Jul 01, 2008 (12:08 pm)
My HHR a 2006 fully loaded was in Destin Florida during May of this year 2008, I was sitting number two at a traffic light. A woman hit me from befind doing around 40MPH while talking on her cell phone. I was pushed into the vehicle in front of me - a Toyota truck. My HHR was squished between the two vehicles. She didn't even hit her breaks. She was driving a Jaguar. My wife was sitting beside me and she was shook up but other than that fine. I was taken to the hospital by amublance and had muscle spasms as a result of the accident. Everything on my poor HHR was crushed in the front and rear. The passenger cage was totally intact and I feel that the HHR saved our lives. I had Onstar and they were great. They immediately contacted me and called the police and an ambulance. In about 5 minutes I was on the way to the hospital. The HHR was totalled and I really miss it. It was the best car I have had in many many years. Anyway, this is my story and how I feel about that great little car.
#17 of 17 Re: HHR Safety & Crash Test Ratings [donsur]
Jul 03, 2008 (9:56 am)
Good to hear that you can still talk about it.
I had some jerk in bumper to bumper traffic cut out in front of me while on a motorcycle a couple weeks ago. I was only doing about 5 mph so I was able to stop but the guy was busy on the cell phone and continued with his lane change. He did notice me but seemed to busy and proceeded with his ignorance.