Wow, I am impressed at this little jewel. It is really an excellent vehicle that GM has made. Far superior from the last GM product I had purchased. It lives up to everything I have read about it in my research before buying it. You can not go wrong with this great little commuter car.
I rented an HHR SS for Labor Day weekend. I initially thought the HHR was UGLY. But then I had my car in the repair shop, and needed a rental for work for two days. I usually get a subcompact/compact but there was nothing left on the lot.... They gave me this for the same price as a subcompact. I was very reluctant and tried to wait on a corolla that was coming thru inspection in 40 minutes. But it was 8pm Saturday night and they told me it wouldn't be ready to rent until Monday. So I took the HHR SS. OH..MY..GOD I got into this thing and clicked the ignition switch. It was instant love. The display was a light festival for me. I loved the steering wheel with the SS in the middle of it. The sunroof was totally the bomb!! I put that bad boy in D, and drove away. Hit I-55 to drive back to the northside. Oh that thing blew me away. The sound system made the Partridge Family sound like a rock concert!!! I was floored!! I was crazy over the mag wheels!! I drove it Sunday/Monday.Everyone at work thought I bought it. I had to take it back Monday night and as I pulled in to the lot and got out, it took me a while to compose myself. My eyes filled with tears because a part of me just wanted to go in the office and ask how much it was. I can't really afford a car payment nor a high insurance payment, but I wanted this thing so bad, I was willing to use my paid off car and $1000 as a trade in. Since then, I test drive the LS, the LT, and again the SS. The LS lacks fun but if you want an HHR that bad, the LS will have to do. The LT is the next step up, offering more amenities so you feel like you have "crossed over" from the bare bones but you haven't exactly arrived at "nirvana" yet. The SS, IS NIRVANA. I'll tell anyone: if you can afford the HHR period, GET ONE. Lord knows I wish I could have one right now.
In searching for the vehicle I found not many available. Fortunately perserverance prevailed. Iam happy with the performance it delivers. Sharp and quick response very smooth. I use the remote starting quite frequently. Capacity for carrying stuff is great. The folding seats that lay flat adds alot to. Keep truckin