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#1 of 13 2009 vs 2008 differences
Jul 06, 2008 (12:07 pm)
I am considering a new HHR LT2. Does anyone know what is new or upgraded on the 2009 over the 2008 model?
#2 of 13 Re: 2009 vs 2008 differences [slydog39]
Jul 16, 2008 (7:10 am)
I found this while wandering around, no idea if its correct or not:
(15U) Sandstone Metallic exterior color
(56U) Sunburst Orange II Metallic exterior color
(67U) Silverstone Metallic exterior color
(US9) AM/FM stereo with 6-disc in-dash CD changer
(N85) 17" painted aluminum wheels
(QP2) 17" forged, high-polished aluminum wheels
(J41) Front disc/rear drum brakes
(L61) 2.2L ECOTEC engine
(LE5) 2.4L ECOTEC engine
(K05) Engine block heater
(PDU) Enhanced Sound Package
(PCW) Enhanced Safety Package
1AU26 Panel SS Turbocharged model
(17U) Silver Ice Metallic exterior color
(51U) Gold Mist Metallic exterior color
(61U) Aqua Blue Metallic exterior color
(17A) Smoke accent single stripe color
(96A) Silver accent single stripe color
(47A) Smoke/Smoke accent double stripe color
(49A) Silver/Silver accent double stripe color
(ASA) Dual-stage, frontal driver and front passenger air bags with infant only suppression standard on LS and LT models
(AK5) Dual-stage, frontal driver and front passenger air bags with Passenger Sensing System standard on SS Turbocharged models
(UPF) Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
(UUI) AM/FM stereo with CD player and USB port
(UAF) Reconfigurable performance display available for SS Turbocharged models
(U2J) XM Satellite Radio delete
(P23) 17" Chrome-Tech cast aluminum wheels
(LE8) 2.2L ECOTEC engine, includes (E85) FlexFuel (gas ethanol) capability, uses gasoline or E85 fuel
(LE9) 2.4L ECOTEC engine, includes (E85) FlexFuel (gas ethanol) capability, uses gasoline or E85 fuel
(ASF) front and rear outboard head curtain side-impact air bags are now standard on all models
(U2K) XM Satellite Radio is now standard on all models
(US8) AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback now standard on all models
(JL4) StabiliTrak electronic stability control system is now standard on all models
(NW9) All-speed, full-function traction control is now standard on all models
(JM4) 4-wheel antilock, front disc/rear drum brakes now standard on all LS and LT models
Front console now has 3 front cup holders except on SS models with manual transmission
(AA5) Solid rear quarter panel is now available on 1AU46 SS
Window switches moved to door
Revised dome lamp placement
Seat bolster material change
#3 of 13 Deleted colors
Jul 23, 2008 (6:41 pm)
I'm in the market for an LT with cashmere interior in the Sunbrust metallic Orange with cashmere interior ,but as you have found out that this color HAS BEEN deleted for the 09 model year.??????
Is any one at GM listening to the consumer, because that Orange Metallic on the HHR looks absolutely gorgeous and I can't understand why such a popular selling color is no longer available in 09......? I was going to order one in Orange but it's now either the Laser blue or Cardinal Metallic red. Hopefully I can still get the cashmere interior with these colors.
#4 of 13 Re: Deleted colors [rvoth]
Jul 24, 2008 (6:42 am)
I can only guess....but....probably the sunburst metallic orange was not enough of a "POPULAR" color as far as sales go.Where I live, I see a lot of white, silver, black and red, but very few of the orange.
#5 of 13 Re: Deleted colors [nortsr1]
Jul 24, 2008 (7:50 pm)
Up here in Western Canada, i guess we Canadian's must love the metallic orange color, it's very popular here in Alberta. Just about every manufacture here has there orange metallic on Dodge Caliber, Nissan Murano, Cobalt, Mitsubishi Ecilspe, HHR, Corvette, Nissan 350,Lincoln SUC as well there other vehicles. But none of them LOOK as good as the HHR does in the orange, the in color of choice for the next few years.
There are a few HHR's in black,red ,met red and dark blue, only a few in Sunburst Orange. Haven't seen a HHR in the laser blue expect at the local Chevy dealer.
#6 of 13 Re: Deleted colors [rvoth]
Jul 26, 2008 (4:36 am)
Does anyone know exactly what the UAF (reconfigurable performance display) option displays other than turbo boost (the a-pillar gauge is deleted as well as a storage bin on the center dash)?? I have seen the bulletin showing 6 screens but have not read what the other 5 screens will be.
#7 of 13 Re: 2009 vs 2008 differences [slydog39]
Aug 02, 2008 (9:46 pm)
I have also heard that the HHR has gained an optional rearview camera. Not sure where the screen is, but the most logical place would be the rearview mirror, about where the compass is on the current model. Also, is the Pioneer 7 speaker system available for '09? My grandpa has an '08 with this and the XM and it sounds awesome! I'm considering buying one, so any information would be great.
#8 of 13 Re: Deleted colors [rvoth]
Aug 05, 2008 (10:03 am)
Up there in your Western Canada ah, as I look sideways, I am from the Peg.
How are you enjoying your HHR burst. I couldn't help notice your post, when I was looking for a replacement for my GMC van ( Gas guseling parachute) I was all over that Orange, still have a poster of it.
I soon change my mind on the color (Reads wife made the change) I ended up buying new an 07 Premier Edition and I haven't looked back, well ok once at the new SS but i'm sticking with the Cap-o-chino 5 speed. Just a great car.
While I was surfing the net I founld out they made only 4000, two of which were sent to the Peg, one auto and one standard, I have yet to see the Automatic one since last Aug, when I left the dealer with mine.
Q: is there any car clubs or HHR Canadian rally's that require little or no money to join.
#9 of 13 A few more changes I noticed...
Sep 19, 2008 (2:53 pm)
Took a test drive the other day in a very base 2009 HHR LS with the 2.2L automatic transmission (that was the only option). Check out my full report in the HHR Test Drive thread. The power window switches are now on the door armrest (and they are illuminated). The "ambient" spot light overhead is no longer there. A nice touch: there is now a "leather" boot around the automatic transmission shifter. Looks VERY nice. The center console has a new design with cup holders and a small storage bin ahead of the shifter (great for cell phones or your iPod). I really wish Chevy would have added some padding to the door armrest however. Those were the only changes I noticed on the interior but there may be other changes that I didn't catch.
Sep 26, 2008 (5:39 am)
...about the HHR SS Panel. I sat in a standard HHR, hated the seats. They're uncomfortable, and I'll be behind the wheel for 45,000 miles a year.
Does anyone know if the "performance" seat is more accomodating?
I'll be giving up my Honda Element EX, its quirky styling, four-wheel drive, and endless utility.
But the HHR Panel SS just looks like alot of fun. It would be the first hot rod this 54-year old teenager has owned in many years.
I'm told by dealers that HHR's are tough to get. They fly off the lots, yada yada...
I would be happy to order one (black, five-speed, sound system) and wait.
C'mon... would someone push me into this?