Chevrolet HHR

Posted by Chris Green on Friday February 16 @ 8:51 pm

Chevrolet HHR 3

Originally uploaded by Chris Green.

A quick pic of the hire car I had in San Francisco. It’s a Chevrolet HHR.

Having driven it, I can understand why they have never launched it in the UK. Bad handling, dashboard made out of a plastic dustbin and that stuff that holds the sweets in a chocolate box, and a big engine that produces very little power.

But you have to love the retro styling. I think it looks fantastic.

8 responses to “Chevrolet HHR”

  1. claire says:

    We hired one in Boston and loved it!

  2. mark sampson says:

    was given one by enterprise rental at orlando completely random choice, fantastic car, wife and daughter loved it so much we are going to buy one and import it to the UK, I thought the interior materials were no better or worse than any mid class uk saloon car, it cruised smoothly and quietly at motorway speeds, has lots of luggage space, is reasonably economical and just looks fantastic, especially when compared to the generic euroboxes on british roads, car manufacturers should be congratulated for going out on a limb with designs like this.

  3. dominic says:

    Mark, How do you intend on importing one – I’d love to get one too after having rented one in florida a few years back.

  4. Estie says:

    Are they still being made I would very much considder one as a replacement for my ageing PT Cruiser and yes Mark how do I get it accross that pond.?

  5. Mark Sampson says:

    Hi Dominic, I just did a google search for car importing USA to UK, If you buy from a Chevy dealer in Florida many of them have arrangements in place with Shippers and can organize everything for you, for a price of course..we bought one in Daytona and the dealer arranged everything, we have a baby blue HHR with the 2.4L engine and it stops traffic everywhere we go, pedestrians step into the road to get a better look ! drivers wave me to open my window and ask me if its some sort of custom built hotrod…hilarious..In fact I get stopped so many times Im getting sick of it lol

  6. Gaye says:

    I imported a 2007 HHR Chevrolet a few years ago, British garages can’t think outside the box if you need service, at least here in worthing they are very limited. Make sure if you import that the rear indicators are amber and they ask for same on front wings so they can be seen, otherwise I just love this car,lots of room,Great to drive, cute too ! Big enough to sleep in as seats go flat. Mine has tinted windows and running boards, I even have magnet bullet holes to give it a mafioso look.

  7. Jo says:

    I lived in Canada for 8 years and had a(n) HHR for 4 of those years. Loved, loved, loved it. Miss it to bits. If I could get my hands on another one I would jump at the chance!!!

  8. Jo says:

    Anyone who’s imported one care to provide specific details? Did anyone get finance to import it.?

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