Does anyone actually like HHRs?

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  1. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    2nd time I got an HHR from Hertz, this time brand-new (5 miles on odometer. But IMHO, this is a terrible vehicle. Turning radius comparable to a battleship. Visibility of a submarine at max depth, making parking and backing up a dangerous/slow activity. Surprisingly limited leg room for driver. Sure, it had free XM, but I'd have preferred a different car.
     
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    HaHa.:D Thanks you made me smile.
    Me and my senior citizen buddies(who drove cargo vans for years), we like the HHR.:)
    I hear they may be close to the end of their production run.;)
     
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    Glad to hear they are stopping production. I am thrilled to see that Wikipedia confirms it -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_HHR

    Another problem with that vehicle? Can't leave anything in the back as the trunk space is open and visible from the outside.
     
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    I put them right up there with Pintos and PT Cruisers!
     
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    The worst car I ever got from Hertz was a convertible PT Cruiser. I had to avoid eye contact at stop lights. Who buys these cars?!
     
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    The only thing I can say is that they seem to handle themselves quite well in snow.
     
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    It's as if GM decided the PT Cruiser was so wildly successful it needed some competition. No wonder they went bankrupt.

    ALB is currently HHR hell. Had to be about half the cars on their lot. Yes, I got one. At least it gets better mileage than I had expected, some 25-26 mpg.
     
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    Yes great mileage as its based on the Cobalt.
     
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    My parents had an HHR in Park City, UT. My dad would not stop complaining about it the whole time. I have also driven a PT Cruiser, another bad car, but would probably prefer the PT.
     
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    I got stuck with a PT Cruiser convertible in Miami a while back. Not a fun car to drive at all. :)
     
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    Nope. I always switch it out if that is my designated car. They remind me of a hearse:(
     
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    My wife and I call it the coffin cars, because the remind us of hearses as well.
     
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    Do they still have all the window down buttons spread around the shifter? That drove me mad when I tried to open passenger side windows.
     
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    I was renting a lot in southern Texas and it seemed like I got the HHR every week. My PM was named Rudy, so we ended up calling the HHR's "Hooty Hooty Rudy's". Not only did they take forever to accelerate... +1 for those damned window buttons!!
     
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    From my observation, they're purchased by aging baby boomers who like to imagine themselves as being young, hip and living back in a 1960s surf movie;) I especially love it when the PT Cruiser owner applies the fake woodgrain so that they have a "Woody"
     

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