Honestly one of the best cars I've owned
Absolutely no mechanical issues whatsoever.
This has been outstanding value. This little car is stylish, economical and surprisingly rugged.
I cannot imagine how others can consider the car cheaply built. The 2.2 ecotec 4 cylinder and Hydra-Matic 4t45e trans-axle are as sturdy as the old Chevy's from the 60's.
The styling is eye catching, and many people who see it stop me to tell a story about the '49 Suburban their dad owned or something of that nature.
The usable storage area is huge for this size vehicle.
The fuel economy is tremendous - far exceeding the EPA 23/30. I have never gone below 25 city, and I have seen 34 highway.
I have never owned a car this small, and I never thought I would be this happy with it.
Just in case any one was wondering, both the HHR and PT Cruiser were designed by the same man - he moved from Chrysler to GM!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 18th April, 2008