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2006 Chevrolet HHR

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Information shown for entry-level Wagon.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 28/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: Mexico

2006 Chevrolet HHR Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.2
Out of 10

Based on 794 Ratings for the 2006 - 2011 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.5/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.8/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.6/10

Very good vehicle for the price I pay for!

By on Tuesday, December 23, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 50,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Well equipped and good cargo space, good millage,"

Cons: "Poor visibility on the corners, high tire price."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I was looking for a family car able to carry hardware when I needed to do improvements on my home and to be comfortable to drive me and my wife around. Very good millage, and low maintenance cost overall. Unfortunately this model was discontinued by GM."

I would not buy this car ever again.

By on Monday, December 22, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
1/10
Comfort
2/10

Pros: "easy to get into"

Cons: "The electrical system is expensive to fix"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I purchased this car in a time of desperation. I was in need of a car, and this is the one the the car dealer told me was available for my price range. I have had constant malfunctions since I purchased it. If I could do it over again, I would make a different decision."

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

We have the Primer Eduition, and my wife loves it.

By on Saturday, December 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 94,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun drive even for folks in their 60's"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This has been a wonderful Vehicle and we have enjoyed it alot. The heated leather seats in the winter are great. And if you crank up the radio, open the sliding sunroof on a summers night ...wow !"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Design is very good but execution inadequate

By on Wednesday, December 10, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 83,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "exterior retro design"

Cons: "cheap materials, parts that commonly fail"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"The appearance and exterior and interior design is very appealing. Even the LS is well-equipped and mpg is decent. However the execution of this design is severely compromised by the use of cheap imported materials that fail in significant numbers. Yet GM has worked hard to evade recalls, even though they had recalled for similar defects in other models. These are safety issues, ignition lock, power steering and airbags. The former two have now been recalled but GM has not issued an airbag recall and expect the owner to pay for diagnostics to tell them what they already know, that resistance builds up in poor quality wire. I should have figured out this was constructed of cheap imported parts when we had to replace struts shortly after we bought it at 32,000 miles."

8 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Good little car

By on Sunday, November 30, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,248

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Fuel mileage and dependability."

Cons: "Little interior room, no console for storage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Has been a great little car for me. A pillar is extra wide so it blocks view and the top of the windshield is very low and I had to learn to deal with it. Fuel mileage is great and it runs well, have only had minor repairs done, brakes, emission canister, and wear out parts like tires, air filters, fuel filter. This has been the least expensive car I have had in twenty years or more."

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

I bought this car by default. It was not my choice

By on Friday, November 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 67,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Durable. Quality. LOTS OF ROOM! Practical."

Cons: "Visibility."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car during the "Cash for Clunkers" boost. I was one of the first people to join the program. At the time I had a 15 year old Saturn that served me extremely well (like a truck) and NEVER broke down. I looked at so many cars and many dealers tried to rip me off. (It was a large learning experience since I didn't buy a car in 15 years! I could teach you a lot about shopping!) After months of cancelling purchase after purchase because of dealer deceptions, the program was nearing an end. There weren't many cars left available. (The HHR was one of three left available to me.) I purchased the HHR because it was the lesser of the other two "evils". I grew to resent the whole car industry. As it turns out my HHR is a "sleeper". I RARELY have trouble with it. I enjoy driving it. I owned 43 cars and the best one turned out to be the Saturn. This HHR may prove to be an equal! It too bad that such a well built, heavy, quality car was discontinued. The only gripe is the visibility. But all cars seem to have that problem today. (Wide stanchions, small windows.) The design is awkward and not aero-dynamic. The radios are notorious for self destruction. The car drives and feels more like a truck - which I like! Flex fuel is worthless. It costs more to run than gasoline! (The government lied to us again!)(I met someone who helped design the flex fuel motor. He said the best way to use it is 50 percent gas to 50 percent E85. The E85 thins the gas and the gas thickens the E85. He was right so you might want to fill up the tank using alternating fuels. E85 burns up faster and that makes any savings pointless.)"

7 people out of 11 found this review helpful

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