I was initially looking for a PT Cruiser. But the gas mileage was so awful!! Then I found out about the HHR. It's similar to a cruiser but SO MUCH BETTER! It's MUCH more comfortable. I have the leather seats that heat up and I love them. I would've liked a little more cushioning in the seats because I commute a long distance but overall it's wonderful. I was able to get it in my favorite color - Purple! It's a beautiful car and I feel so safe in it. The gas mileage is great - about 31 hywy (that's going a bit over the speed limit sometimes too!) Drawbacks: cup holders are in an odd spot. So are the front window controls. The arm rests need to be longer. The drawbacks are so minor in comparison to all the great things about this car!
I am really enjoying this car. I deducted a point for comfort because the cupholders are in an uncomfortable location. Otherwise, it's great. It handles very well and I feel secure in it. It also has a lot of cargo space. I recommend it.
What a great surprise!! The HHR was not my first choice when I started looking at buying a car. But, I had a friend that had purchased one and she suggested that I might at least take one for a spin...what did I have to lose? Wow...was she right. The interior is a very pleasant surprise. My husband and I are not small people and we have plenty of room in the HHR. Not only that, but there is actually room in the back seat to sit 2 normal or 3 small people comfortably, quite a change from our last vehicle. For those of us that like to sit a little higher, this car fits the bill. Some of the interior features take a little getting used to: this model has the beverage holders in a kind of akward spot and the controls for the windows are on the center console, not on the door. The handling is a little on the sloppy side but certainly nothing that would be of concern. I took it on road trip recently, set the cruise control and enjoyed a great ride as well as 30 mph! It is a little light in the snow but with the addition of some weight in the back end, it manages just fine. All in all, I am very happy with my purchse and would recommend the Chevy HHR to anyone looking for a comfortable ride, good fuel economy and some fun in a new car!!