Last post on Feb 28, 2011 at 8:31 AM
You are in the Chevrolet HHR
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Chevrolet HHR, Future Vehicle, Wagon
#41 of 60 Re: Changes [acmech]
May 19, 2008 (3:42 am)
Yes, that is the situation with those roofs. I once had to sit in the back of a Lincoln Towncar and my head was brushing the roof and I am only 6' tall.
I assume you have the seat height adjustment all the way down. It sounds to me like you should switch vehicles with your wife.
If you do decide to get rid of it why not support an American company and buy a Silverado/Sierra. They are a better truck than a Toyota with better looks, mileage, resale value, built better for work, nicer interiors and road manners, and not as many recalls.
#42 of 60 Re: HHR Panel cargo room [drolds]
May 19, 2008 (3:50 am)
I have seen a few companies using them recently and the panel looks like it would be fine for basic hauling. If your dealer is nearby why not go over there and take some measurements of the cargo area. The chevy.com website probably has the cubic feet listed for the model but its always nice to see it first hand.
#43 of 60 Re: Changes [donthegreek]
Jun 19, 2008 (3:51 pm)
The plastic interior would generally bother me, but actually most cars have them these days...evidently, it is the texturing that bothers you...I'm guessing?
The power up hill is an issue. I think GM developed them for "flatlanders", but they are flattening out most of the mountainous areas these days, so...
The point of the HHR is economy, not luxury...but there are variations within it, and you may have rented a "base" model LS, not a LT or higher.
GM does need to consider that we don't want to spend $5 a gallon for gas, so keep it in mind if they want to sell the vehicle....and for all its flaws, we really like our HHR's!
#44 of 60 Re: Changes [rose4hhr]
Jun 21, 2008 (3:29 pm)
I definitely would move the battery compartment back under the hood where it belongs.
A mechanic guy at my work, owns an HHR -- his battery went dead and he tried to jump it. First, he had to find it. Under the passenger seat and then he jumped it a blew the fuses. Consequently the key was in the ignition but he could not remove it,. design flaw.
What were those engineers thinking when they made that move with the battery?
#45 of 60 Re: Changes [sparkland]
Jun 22, 2008 (10:45 am)
Kind of odd don't you think that someone doesn't know where the battery is especially when he's a mechanic. There are dozens of cars on the market with rear seat batteries. Some of the reasons for the change is better vehicle weight balance, less whether related fatigue if living in the cold belt, and more room under the hood for all those accessories.
One of the first things a new car/truck/motorcycle owner is supposed to do is read the owners manual. There is a wealth of information in there to explain quite of few things.
#46 of 60 Re: Changes [poncho167]
Jun 25, 2008 (8:25 am)
My point was not to challenge the competency of the driver. It was to get the battery moved back into the engine compartment where it is easily accessible and not have the key locked in the ignition when the power goes out.
#47 of 60 Re: suggestions [johntaiyu]
Jul 17, 2008 (3:51 am)
I heard that for 2009 they are moving the window controls to the door and there will be 3 cup holders on the automatic transmission models. Have not heard if there will be a 6 speed auto added
Jul 21, 2008 (6:22 am)
I enjoy my H. and a proud GM Guy, I would like to see the following changes:
1)A rear gate window that pops open or rolls down (like the old station wagons used to have).
2) Redesign the dash board so that we can get some leg room. my suggestion, 60/40 front bench seat (with manuverable arm rest) install a column tranmission shifter. move the radio up, and put the window switches on the driver door and where ever else the have to go. I used to have a '93 Olds Cierra, sheesh the leg room I had in that thing. And that was not a full sized car. i used to strech out on Highway trips when the cruise was on! (oh well).
3) I have sun roof on my unit. My head rubs the head liner on numerous occasions and i drive slouched even with the seat hight adjustor all the way at its lowest. i like to sit up when i drive! Heritage High Roof is the name of the beast, c'mon Chevrolet!
#49 of 60 Re: I enjoy my H [rdesantis]
Jul 21, 2008 (6:39 am)
I'd like to hear from business owners who own the Panel HHR, I still need to go to the dealership and do some measuring to see if my equipment will fit in the thing. I currently own a express cargo with the "access" package, best damn cargo van I have ever owned except the fuel is killing me, tested last week and was getting 12 MPG in town, rarely drive the car on the highway and when I do I get 14 MPG. thanks all. I know, I know, I need to visit the dealership but don't ya' just hate those places
#50 of 60 Re: I enjoy my H [drolds]
Jul 21, 2008 (7:30 pm)
I know that the H does not have as much cargo room as the Express (i too used to rent Chev Express' for work-what a great ride and easy driver they are eh!?) but, if you cannot load all your equipment into the H, have you considered an enclosed utilty Trailer? I have a 4x8 2000 lbs capacity utility trailer and i have towed a full load of stone (2000 lbs) beleive me or not it is true. Now, I only did that out of necesssity and cruised down the road a 40km an hour, but my little H did the job. Something to think about. I am not sure what line of work you are in, but the H is rated with a 1000lbs towing capacity. And when you don't need the trailer unhook and you still have an economical little work horse.