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2006 Chevrolet HHR Consumer Reviews

4.3
Average based on 38 reviews
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Would buy another if they still made them

by from Jackson,Ga on August 16, 2011

Bought vehicle new in 06 and have 145000 miles on it with no problems, still have the original battery in it. Get an average of 30 mpg. Only issues were the rotors which I went and bought some after m...
Bought vehicle new in 06 and have 145000 miles on it with no problems, still have the original battery in it. Get an average of 30 mpg. Only issues were the rotors which I went and bought some after markets and it fixed the problem. Friend of mine purchased an 08 and has had no problems as well. Good car for the money
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Functional & reliable - also kinda snappy

by from TEXAS on November 3, 2007

Have put 12000 miles on vehicle almost all on highway driving. Average MPG has been right at 30 which amazed me! Cute care; handles very well and surprisingly comfortable. Am 6'2" and have driven on 1...
Have put 12000 miles on vehicle almost all on highway driving. Average MPG has been right at 30 which amazed me! Cute care; handles very well and surprisingly comfortable. Am 6'2" and have driven on 1500 mile road trip with no side effects. Would highly recommend.
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The First purchased vehicle.

by from Bixby, OK on December 27, 2011

I have driven many cars from a nice standard Toyota truck, to a mini foreign car I learned how to drive on ice in.( Thanks to my brother.) I have found that the HHR 2.0 liter vehicle is great for mane...
I have driven many cars from a nice standard Toyota truck, to a mini foreign car I learned how to drive on ice in.( Thanks to my brother.) I have found that the HHR 2.0 liter vehicle is great for maneuverability. I love the feature of the multiple lighter ports throughout the car. The CD player leaves you wanting, but the AUX IN port takes care of that just as long as you have an mp3 player. As for the reliability, I caution you check you coil packs for they like to go, especially when you drive in town frequently.
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Loves to go

by from Vermont on March 20, 2008

Over 50K and not a problem! This car loves to be on the road. The handling is superb. Nothing you would expect from a 'wagon'.
Over 50K and not a problem! This car loves to be on the road. The handling is superb. Nothing you would expect from a 'wagon'.
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2006 Chevy HHR Succeeds

by from San Mateo Ca on September 24, 2011

I bought a 2006 HHR in Aug. of 2006. It was an LT with a 2.4 L engine. I put 25K miles a year on it and cannot complain. I now have 130K on it and have only had one repair, a hole in a bend in the exh...
I bought a 2006 HHR in Aug. of 2006. It was an LT with a 2.4 L engine. I put 25K miles a year on it and cannot complain. I now have 130K on it and have only had one repair, a hole in a bend in the exhaust-$168 fixed it. I tuned it at 100k and have done all the other services. I drive 84 miles a day and they are hard miles on a freeway moving between 40 and 80 MPH. One thing I did do was to use synthetic oil at every oil change. My engine runs like new and starts on the first turn, even at 130k miles. It would be cool to have a new car, but i have trouble justifying it. Even this car's interior has held up well. The driver's seat does not look used. That's amazing. No wear marks or holes. The car has held up well. This chevy product has served me well. Yeah, i was surprised. It was really well made. Seats are okay, it is no cadillac. Ride is bit rough but it is an economy car. Cheap up keep, tho.
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Cute and efficient

by from Archbold, OH on March 16, 2007

This is the first new car I've owned. I love its size, smaller but lots of space on the inside. Gas mileage is great. I love the interior light that comes on when it gets dark outside. Very smooth rid...
This is the first new car I've owned. I love its size, smaller but lots of space on the inside. Gas mileage is great. I love the interior light that comes on when it gets dark outside. Very smooth ride, even in the back seat.
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wife's sweet ride

by from Quincy, FL on December 24, 2009

bought this car new in may 06. just out for a ride, and came home with two vehicles. now has 82000 miles, without any problems. just keep servicing regularly! wife loves the ride and mileage, still ar...
bought this car new in may 06. just out for a ride, and came home with two vehicles. now has 82000 miles, without any problems. just keep servicing regularly! wife loves the ride and mileage, still around 32 in combined city/hiway driving. sorry it is gonna be discontinued in 2012 and replaced by a different model (that's about when we'll trade again.
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Gas sipper

by from Seattle, Wa. on April 30, 2010

Bought used with 32,000 miles on it. My last vehicle was a Dakota Quadcab so this was a big change. Love the looks, versitility, and comfort. Gas milage is wonderful, around 24 MPG in town and 30 MPG ...
Bought used with 32,000 miles on it. My last vehicle was a Dakota Quadcab so this was a big change. Love the looks, versitility, and comfort. Gas milage is wonderful, around 24 MPG in town and 30 MPG on the road. I've owned it for four months and so far no problems. Could use more stash pockets and cup holders and better interior lighting such as larger map lights.
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Iconoclastic fantastic

by from Grand Rapids, MI on October 19, 2009

I was one of the first to buy this in Connecticut when it came out in '06, bought the dealer's demo model off the lot with 17,000 miles on it. Now have 78,000 miles and drive it all over Michigan and ...
I was one of the first to buy this in Connecticut when it came out in '06, bought the dealer's demo model off the lot with 17,000 miles on it. Now have 78,000 miles and drive it all over Michigan and the Midwest in all kinds of weather. It still turns heads, my favorite comment was a co-worker who said, "this is the perfect iconoclastic car for someone like you." Indeed. As someone who has had maintenance issues on other cars, the HHR is a delight. At 75,000 miles I asked if it was time to replace the timing belt and learned happily that it has a timing chain that goes the life of the car. Comfortable for a tall person to drive.
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Better than the Price Tag Suggests

by from Chicago, IL on May 18, 2006

I recently got an HHR as a rental for a long driving trip. I was immediately worried that it would be a punishing 1000 miles -- it's a $16,000 car based on a compact. Boy, was I wrong -- it exceeded m...
I recently got an HHR as a rental for a long driving trip. I was immediately worried that it would be a punishing 1000 miles -- it's a $16,000 car based on a compact. Boy, was I wrong -- it exceeded my expectations in almost every way. Performance was punchy for a little 4-banger, and handling was nice and tight. It handled the Midwest's brutal potholes without destroying my lower back. In fact, I was pleasantly surprised at just how comfortable the seats and ride were on this over-achieving little retro-mobile. Although I think the exterior styling is ugly as sin, other folks think it's the best design since the PT Cruiser (another design I abhor). I can't argue -- you like what you like. Favorite feature: Ipod jack. Biggest annoyance: Placement of the power window buttons -- they are in the center console near the floor, which makes no sense at all. Overall though, it's a great value for the money. No idea about reliability. I only spent 1000 miles with it.
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