Could have been a great little car.
It feels like there is always something wrong with this car. I started driving it in 2012, so 7 years now, and every year something has had to be worked on. If my father-in-law wasn't a mechanic I probably would have traded in my car a while ago. First I had power steering problems and things kept going wrong from there. The key would get stuck in the ignition -- luckily there was a recall on that part, but not for the bulk of time the problem was occurring -- I have had to replace the rotors several times, brakes need replaced more than normal, the driver's and passenger's mirrors will not move, shocks just got replaced, the stock CD player gets CDs stuck in it, the steering wheel buttons to control the CD system only half work, my back driver's side passenger door only locks half the time, I have replaced the key fob three times and now I just open the door with my key because I do not want to pay the $125 for another key fob, and the other morning my car made a funny noise starting up and it was determined I will, in the near future, need a new fuel pump. I am part of a Chevy hhr Facebook group and the issues are not only with my vehicle, rather they're common throughout the hhr community. Overall, the car is the perfect size for me, gas mileage is good, and the comfort level is decent -- although the leather in my front seats is cracking after only 135k miles of sitting time and I weigh a measly 100 lbs. Would I buy it again? No, absolutely not.