Great car for short people
Brakes needed replacing twice.
Trim very poor (pieces of dash coming unglued, chrome trim around gearshift lifting).
I purchased this HHR used in 2009 as I was looking for something more fuel efficient than my Windstar. It is a fun little car to drive, and overall I feel it is a relatively good value for the money. Fuel economy is good, and while you will never beat anyone away from a stoplight, it cruises along great on the highway.
The ride quality overall is amazing considering the size of the vehicle. My only reason for getting rid of it is the visibility issues, I am over 6' tall and no matter how I adjust the drivers seat, I am still bending forward to see out of the top of the windshield to look at street signs, stoplights, etc. but that is really no fault of the car, more that I should have taken more notice of it on my test drive prior to purchasing it. I would highly recommend this car for anyone looking for a reliable, inexpensive wagon (small families, couples with a lot of luggage, etc), so long as the driver is 5'8" or shorter.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd February, 2011