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Chevrolet HHR



  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,184
    That has put pics of their HHR up on carspace?
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  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    Ray, just an FYI... you can search the CarSpace members for HHR owners. Just click the Browse Members link!


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  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Nice pics Ray.
  • Hi, my husband & I got a amethyst HHR in late Oct. & we love it! (would even more if it has not been in the shop for 6 weeks of the 5 months since we purchased it) Got caught in the flood at the Russian River on New Years Eve and got flooded under the floor boards. Have since discovered that the leak was actually coming from the rubber molding around the drivers side. Has been repaired twice and still can't seem to locate the source of the leak. Any one else having a problem like this? Appreciate any help.
  • ray80ray80 Posts: 1,184
    I haven't had any problem with water leak, but I did see some people that did. They found rubber grommet in firewall on drivers side was the culprit. Do you have sunroof? They can be source of water problems sometimes also.
  • lusitanialusitania Posts: 14
    I suggest using the "Locate a Vehicle" web based service available on the website. It'll search all dealers up to 100 miles from your zip code, and you can look at the window sticker for each one. I was able to find the exact color and equipment I wanted. Used the info to leverage my local dealer into a lower price, but eventually went to the dealer with the vehicle in stock when they offered $1000 in coupon rebates. I had established contact with them by asking for an on-line quotation a few weeks prior. Shopping process made simple. Fact is, without the on-line activity they probably wouldn't have sold the car that month, and I probably would have paid a lot more to order the same thing.
  • pacermanpacerman Posts: 62
    Seems to me I saw a TSB regarding this leak on the right side.It may have been in the customer complaints on the National Transportation Safety page...........
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    How deep was the water the car was in?
  • promopromo Posts: 1
    Hello, all. I have had my HHR LT since September and for the most part love it. I enjoy being able to hit the gas on the highway and feel the car go when you need to go. It rides smooth and quiet, looks great, is quite comfortable, and has a great sound system.

    I get about 21 MPG, but here in Las Vegas you are always stuck in traffic or sitting at a long light. In fact my average speed (reset at each fillup) is always only 20-22 MPH, which is a shame with the fun engine that is under the hood.

    Some pet peeves:
    I sometimes drive with my elbow on the windowsill, which is difficult because I get stabbed by the door lock. Likewise when I am at the drive up ATM. I am thinking of cutting them or removing them.

    Have you dropped anything under or between the front seats yet? Very hard to get your hand underneath to retrieve anything.

    I love all of the storage in the back but I think it is a little lacking in the front, except for the top dashboard box. My Toyota Matrix has a lot more up front storage. There isn't a good place for loose change. I tried the little cup under the armrests but you can't the coins out easily without dropping them.

    The switches for the power windows should be where the power mirror switches are and vice versa. And what is that little light in the headliner for? It doesn't seem to be in the manual at all.

    Now for some questions that I hope someone can help me out with:

    1. I just got an iPod and want to hook it up through the single aux jack on the front of the car's radio. Does anyone know if there is such a cable and if so where I can get one?

    2. Has anyone had the roof rails installed? Does the dealer do it or the factory? How much did it cost? I saw them recently and would like to add them to my HHR if it isn't going to cost a fortune.

    Thanks for reading and I look forward to any and all comments.

    Al in Las Vegas
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    20-22 MPH? 21 MPG? What just drive up and down the strip all night in that traffic??? My 2LT with automatic has been averaging 27.5 MPG ....but then, I have to drive 20 miles to the nearest casino in KC. I have to admit though, I do love Vegas. The roof rails cost $150 on the sticker.
  • jerrywimerjerrywimer Posts: 588
    I don't have an HHR (follow this topic because I think the car is pretty sharp, and I'm a bit of an automotive geek), so I can't say too much about your experiences.

    But to answer your first question- having looked at several new GM vehicles in showrooms or on the dealer lot with the new radios like yours, that jack seems to be just a standard 1/8" stereo jack, similar to what walkman headphone outputs use. I believe iPod's use the same type of jack and headphones as walkmans.

    Connecting either to the radio in the HHR would be a simple job of dropping by the local Radio Shack and buying a 1/8" male to 1/8" male stereo cable, probably in a 3 foot length. Then simply plug one end of the cable into the iPod's headphone jack and the other into the radio's aux jack. After that, set the radio to AUX, and use the iPod's controls to pick / play your tunes, the same way you would if you were using your headphones.

    Hope this helps.

    (If you don't have a Radio Shack nearby, you may be able to find the same type of cable at a Wal-Mart, or one of the many electronics and audio stores like Circuit City or Best Buy)
  • 62vetteefp62vetteefp Posts: 6,048
    That little light is sorta mood lighting. Casts a glow across the console to light up the switches and stuff so you can see at night. Should not be very bright.
  • We have had our HHR about 4 months now it has 3 chips in ths windshield from the last month. We also had a rock go through the radiator, which isnt under warranty because it is a road hazard.
  • pacermanpacerman Posts: 62
    Do you live in an area that the roads are gravel?? Or are you saying that the HHR windshields are more than normal prone to rock pecks, bruising and cracking as in the early Honda Element's??
  • smogdungsmogdung Posts: 349
    Absolutely love this car!! 4200 miles on it now, SMOKED a PT Cruiser tonite....2LT Automatic....electronic traction control or not , I still got 2 seconds of tire spin on dry concrete....left foot on brake....right foot giving a little gas , light turns green....SPIN baby SPIN.....& still measured 27 MPG at fill-up!!! Pulls at least .84G on decreasing radius curves!!! Sorry, I'll just go take a pill now....
  • geemacgeemac Posts: 28
    I have seen a number of complaints regarding windshield chipping. I have a chip in mine already - 3600 miles. I am waiting for it to turn into a crack so my insurance will replace it. I have read that aftermarket windshields -- not those purchased from GM -- are sturdier and less prone to chipping. Plus, they have a nice tinted strip across the top of the windshield that is not available with a stock GM windshield.
  • imidazol97imidazol97 Crossroads of America: I70 & I75Posts: 17,688
    Do you have a chip or crack? The chips can be drilled and filled if they're not in a visually important area.

    Why are the originals more prone to chips?

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  • 62vetteefp62vetteefp Posts: 6,048
    I doubt if there is a problem with the glass itself. It is the upright design of the windshield.
  • novanova Posts: 135
    I remember when I bought my brand new chevy Indy 500 pace truck I think it was a 93. I went out to back it out of the garage and the wind sheild was broke.I called the dealer and they said that they were having problems back then. So yes I beleive the glass could have a defect
  • 62vetteefp62vetteefp Posts: 6,048
    That was a completly different issue than what I thought was being complained about. That was a stress issue during glass forming. The problem being reported here is stone throw chips.
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