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#31 of 60 Re: HHR Changes I'd Like To See [pf_flyer]
Jan 01, 2008 (9:09 pm)
More power. Very poor engine power even with the 2.4L. I had to run 92 octane fuel to get somewhat decent performance. I had the 2LT with pretty much everything on it. Still sucked.
Totally redesign the poorly designed interior. It's cheap for a reason.
The outside looks great but, that is the only thing I like about the HHR. I was always getting compliments on the looks.
The all plastic interior just reeks of cheap.
The seats are small and I feel like I am in the movie theater sitting next to someone in the passenger seat. It's great if you want to cuddle up to your woman or something but, sucks otherwise.
Console? What console? That piece of junk they put on the dash? please
My knee was always hurting due to the center area design. It was cramped up against the center area and the curved part pressed into the knee area.
Arm rest? Oh, the things that sit way too low to be of any use? It needs to be raised up.
Cup holders. Oh man, what a bad design. If you have anything larger than a small drink, it hits the side of the seat and tilts and they are hard to get to. Move the emergency brake to the floor at least.
Back seat room is too small.
Lower the seats or something. It sucks having to lean forward into the steering wheel to see when the red light changes.
Move the window controls back to the door where they belong. If nothing else, at least move them up further.
Door locks are in a bad position. When I have the window down and my arm resting on the window, the lock pokes my arm. It being small, it hurts like heck too.
Do something about the rear airflow. The back door area gets extremely dirty really fast.
Massive blindspot in the rear. Backing up is a pain and when moving into the right lane can be a hassle mkaing sure you are far enough ahead.
Worst mistake I ever made in buying a car. I loved the look and the drive was ok, if it wasn't so uncomfortable. Just way too many things wrong with the poor interior design. The person that designed the interior should be fired.
I moved up to an Impala and MUCH happier. Even the Malibu was a much better car. My Pontiac Vibe was even better, even though it had the same center arm rest height issue and engine performance problems. That was it though.
I have never been more dissapointed in a car than I was the HHR. The outside was really great, only to be so let down by the interior.
#32 of 60 Re: HHR Changes I'd Like To See [scortch]
Jan 05, 2008 (6:43 am)
I disagree with almost everything you say, but that is your opinion. The 2.2 L engine has more than enough power for this car/van for normal driving, and the 2.4 L a has a little more go. Compare the 0-60 times with most any car out there and you will see this is normal for a 4-cylinder vehicle. The designer of the vehicle was the same guy who did the PT Cruiser though I don't know if he was involved with the interior.
#33 of 60 Re: HHR Changes I'd Like To See [poncho167]
Jan 05, 2008 (10:37 am)
Isn't all of this people's opinions? Every person's changes they would like to see is an opinion.
It's all the stuff I didn't like and what led me to get rid of it finally. Of course some people are going to disagree and some agree. They asked, I posted
#34 of 60 Re: HHR Changes I'd Like To See [scortch]
Jan 27, 2008 (2:29 pm)
Yes its all personal opinion.
Mine is, I'm pretty satisified with the 2.2, but I also have the five speed manual transmission, which is more efficient in getting what power there is to the drive wheels. Mileage, I consistantly get 35mpg highway, 28mpg or so city, so it does well in that catagory, but then I also don't drive it hard.
Visability, yes there are blind spots, but getting the mirrors adjusted properly goes a long way to help that.
My only interior issue, is, I wish there was more storage inside, compartments accessable to the driver. I really miss center console storage, but it is a small car, and something has to give.
Jan 27, 2008 (5:18 pm)
I have noticed several HHR's with dented tailgates, i saw a used one at the dealer and it was dented right above the license plate, the same dent I have seen on several other HHR's, I put my thumb on the metal and it caved in with a "pop" sound, like a coke can and it left a new dent!! Have any of you noticed this with your HHR? It stopped me dead in my tracks from buying the HHR.
#36 of 60 Re: Dented Tailgate [fredstein1]
Jan 28, 2008 (7:14 am)
It sounds like a design flaw. If that was the only thing holding me back from purchase I would live with the small ding or would be careful with that area when washing. You can get those suction cup dent/ding pullers at stores for as little as $10 now.
#37 of 60 HHR doored panel
Mar 11, 2008 (9:37 pm)
I found an 08 with doors and a seat but the back windows were panel. I bought an 08 LT1 but should have looked at the panel closer, I'm a new owner as of2/25/08, Cardinal Red w/Chrome package.
#38 of 60 Re: More power [dschleicher]
Mar 12, 2008 (2:42 am)
i'd like to see the front end changed to look more "macho" like a truck. more edgy on the front,,, basically so the front end will match the rest of the vehicle.
May 18, 2008 (5:13 pm)
I have an 06 LT2 with all the bells and whistles. Needs bigger brake rotors and calipers. Rotors warp fairly quickly.
I'm 6'4'' and have to sit on the front of the seat for head room. Wife had to have a moon roof. We bought a new FJ Cruiser and I got stuck with the "No head room HHR". Sucks to be me.
Seriously, I love the car, great power, handles smoothly, sound system is good and it's fairly inexpensive.
I think I'll trade it for a loaded Tundra. That should fix the brake problem!
#40 of 60 HHR Panel cargo room
May 18, 2008 (7:03 pm)
Hello everyone, does anyone use a HHR panel van for a business? Are you pleased with the cargo space? I am a building services contractor and my 05' Chevrolet Express with the 4.8 is killing me on gas, I am thinking about adding an HHR and using the full size only when necessary like when I have a large carpet cleaning job or a floor refinishing when I need to load with larger pieces of equipment, but for the everyday grind I'm thinking the HHR can handle a vacuum or two, a tool box, and a box of misc items I may need. Thanks for any input. Mike