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Chevrolet Malibu Maxx, Chevrolet HHR, Hatchback, Wagon
#14 of 23 Re: Our Maxx [estrauss11]
Jun 07, 2006 (9:45 am)
Just replaced my '05 9.2x with an new '05 maxx lt. The maxx is a much better car by far. If you really like the maxx then you might like the subaru outback...drove one for six years and loved it, swore I wouldn't drive another FWD vehicle,then I had the 9.2x for a year and a half.
#15 of 23 Re: Maxx vs HHR [maxx4me]
Jan 01, 2008 (8:56 pm)
I traded my '06 Maxx LT 3.5L A for a HHR 2LT and was very dissapointed. I kick myself every time I see a Maxx. I guess this was the stupid moment that every one has.
#16 of 23 Re: Maxx vs HHR [scortch]
Jan 01, 2008 (11:32 pm)
I rented an HHR 2LT last fall. Better than I would have thought, seemed to handle slightly better than the Maxx and the larger engine wasn't too bad. Like most renters, I didn't stick premium in it, but didn't notice the difference. Still like my Maxx better.
Can I ask for a little more detail as to why you're kicking yourself?
#17 of 23 Re: Maxx vs HHR [csandste]
Jan 05, 2008 (9:51 am)
I kick myself, because for me, the Maxx was a much better car and I traded it for what turned out to be a disaster, for me (the HHR). There were just way too many issues I did not like with the HHR, after I got to driving it for a bit. Things I didn't really notice during the test drive.
Jan 10, 2008 (12:54 pm)
Man, I'm glad I read this thread. I was looking at getting a used HHR or used Maxx and y'all just helped me immensely.
#19 of 23 check out this one also
Jan 10, 2008 (3:59 pm)
Check out this thread, it might help also. Some people disagree with the problems I found with the HHR but, you can look over the list and check them out for yourself when you look at one.
Changes you would like to see
I want my Maxx back Oh well, I have an Impala now and much happier than I was with the HHR.
#20 of 23 Re: Thanks [turboshadow]
Jan 10, 2008 (4:20 pm)
The HHR is nothing more than a tonka toy. The maxx is a real utility car, full of useful features. Unless a fuel cell comes along within the next 6 years, I'm going to really miss my maxx should I need to buy another dinosaur fuel vehicle.
Apr 04, 2008 (6:22 am)
I did this a few years ago but as HHR has not changed all that much since '06 or so (save for the SS model), this might be of help:
Drove an HHR rental on a 1400 mile trip. Compared to my former Maxx, the HHR had less power/responsiveness, less comfortable seats, wandered more on the road, and got about the same gas mileage (maybe a tiny bit better). It more or less got me there but was not all that impressive.
The new '09 Forester blows the HHR away in all but fuel economy, IMHO
#22 of 23 Re: HHR on long trip [kurtamaxxxguy]
Apr 06, 2008 (4:57 am)
The Forester also is not the same class of vehicle and costs $$$ more.
#23 of 23 Re: HHR on long trip [poncho167]
May 11, 2008 (7:14 pm)
Depends which Forester you are talking about.
Foresters are around $19K to start. HHR LT's which appear equivalent to the base Forester is around $18K. Keep in mind Forester has AWD while HHR has FWD, so it's natural the Forester will cost a little more.