"My wife and I both owned 2006 HHRs that we purchased new. Both are still in the family. My daughter owns by sunburst orange LT2 (leather, chrome 18" wheels, running boards, 5 speed.) and my son is about to get my wife's purple LT1 5-speed. Hers has the multiple disc changer and premium audio. Both cars run well after eight years and 140k plus. They remind me of my 69 Beetle and 84 Cavalier. Reliable and trouble free as the day is long. Turn them on, drive them, and forget it. HHR is very useful and comfortable to drive as well. Fun and unique. Economical as well, at over 30 mpg for my wife and 25 mpg for me."
"We bought new in 2007 and are getting ready to trade it for a Captiva Sport. Wife loves it because it is small and easy to drive and park. Don't know why Chevy quit building them. The get a good product then discontinue it. Also owned the Caprice's best full size ever. LT 350, 130 mph and 26 mpg.
Anyway, car only has 54000 which is extremely low miles for the age. 6750 per year.
I would have bought a newer used one but hard to find."
Cons: "No real cons, just two recalls taken in for"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"We bought this car as a 2nd car, and it has been great. We have a Bernese Mountain Dog and her mobil crate fits well in it, we have carried large furniture with it, and I put snow tires on it for winter, as we live in Northern NY and it does great. I recently took a long trip with it and got 29.7 miles per hour.
I love the heated seats, and the heater and air conditioning are almost immediate.
It is so easy to collapse the rear seats to handle cargo.
All in all, I love the car for it's versatility and for the comfort it offers."