2008 Chevrolet HHR Owner Reviews & Problems
Reviews For Chevrolet HHR
Reliable and surprisingly spacious.
In my experience, the 2008 HHR is a highly reliable vehicle. I have not had very many issues with it in the time that I have owned it. As with all cars, there is a certain amount of upkeep which is to be expected. The suspension of the vehicle holds up pretty well. It drives very smoothly on the highway and has minimal road noise. On unpaved country roads it handles bumps and potholes very well. It has a surprisingly spacious interior. Three grown adult women were comfortable riding in the back seats during a six-hour road trip, and all five of our weekend bags, pillows and blankets fit in the trunk of the vehicle. It is not a great vehicle for those who are exceptionally tall as it is a shorter vehicle and does not have a ton of leg space. Because it sits so low, the headlights do not feel as though they reach very far at night. The interior is very comfortable and durable. Seats come clean easily and give good lumbar support. This vehicle handles surprisingly well in both the rain and in snowy/icy conditions. The heating and cooling systems in the vehicle are very responsive which makes temperature regulation easy. The CD player can only hold one CD at a time, but there is a CD player which is a feature you do not always find in cars nowadays. This vehicle is very practical for a single person or small family, as there is a good amount of storage space, but still allows easy access if you have children in the backseat who need car seats.
This is strange. When you get in the car and turn the air to inside circulation the air gets cold like you had turned on the ac but you didn't.
The car itself isn't so bad it's the way it was built that has a lot to desire. The battery is in the hatch and to change the a front light you have to remove a front tire and go through the opening. Other then that it's pretty much a good car to have for going back and for to work or school. One of the other things I did not like and forgot to mention was that the year 2008 models had a feature that was kind of nerve racking and thankfully that was the only year they did that. When you got your speed to 40 mph and if you kept it there the car felt like it was pulsing, not good, and could not be changed. So until I get another car I had to learn to live with it.
The car is very comfortable, compact (with lots of space), and simple.
For the most part this vehicle has had no major problems but there have been a few minor one. Such as wear and tear (replacing tires, brakes, battery, air filter, oil change spark plugs, and wires) replacing the ball joints. Right now the current problems are motor mounts and suspension leaks. There could be more that I am not aware of. When we first got the car it ran smoothly/ hat lasted about a month and then car started to run really hard. As far as comfort and the features it has, the seats are comfy. The stereo is not world class but it is simple. There is plenty of space in the whether or not you put down the seats.
It had a lot of recalls that needed service but it is dependable if maintenance is completed accordingly.
Like the visibility even though it does have a blind spot. It has a large rear windshield. I did install a back up camera & side mirror attachments. I like that it has Bluetooth for the phone calls but after installing my own Soundstream GPS/Backup camera i can longer use the call buttons on the steering wheel. I wish it was compatible with that system or that it was easier to use voice command. Wish the back seats were more comfortable maybe arm rests. It's somewhat a hassle to install car seats in the back. I do like that I can fully collapse the back seats & have enough space for moving avg sized items.
130, 000 mi with 3, 00 mi oil changes and keeping maintenance durability occurs.
Problems; after 7yrs a constant change in parts include such things as rear door latch, audio speakers, bearings, brakes, struts, small rust corrosion. Performance; 20-24 mpg city, smooth ride, well balanced, no sway, no shake. Comfort/features; plenty of leg room front, rear leg room could have a little more, rear space extends w/ rear back seats flat, storage compartment above dash, intermittent wipers, automatic headlights, 3 drink holders, air conditioning, am/FM radio, cruise control, travel pedometer.
A great car! Very zippy, compact but spacious.
I enjoy the car, I share it with my mother and it has great mileage. I have taken many trips in it and I have never had any problems. I life that it is compact but still very spacious. It can hold up to 5 people. I love that the it has a large trunk and the back seats go down. The only issues I've noticed are the tires. Since there are sensors in them if you change out the tires or move them they will not register that the tires are even on the car. . . Other then that I would be happy to get another hhr.
Her 2008 is a great small family car.
We have had this car for about 2 years and so far the only real problems we have had out of it is the sensors for psi in the tires goes in and out. The radio speakers had to be replaced because they started make horrible sounds. Other than those few issues I love this car. It is reliable and spacious. It took some getting used to because the power window button are in the center console but overall a great car.
This is a great car for a family. It has enough room for everyone and storage in the back.
My HHR is the SS version, so it has a lot of power when I need it. It handles well, gets decent gas mileage for Its size, and I haven't had any mechanical issues with it. It is surprisingly spacious for storage when you fold the back seats down. I would like to get better gas mileage, but the extra room for people/items is worth the compromise.
Their is nothing special about this car, not a car I would but again.
Sensors were bad. Good on gas, converter went bad, ride hard, not a car I would buy again. Has enough room to carry supplies, brake lights go out a lot. Engine can be loud, not good if you go fast on highway. Car did not pass emission test, had to take test 3 times. I am going to sell this car soon, not going to spend anymore money on this car.
Fun to drive and super reliable!
My hhr has been extremely reliable, only ever needing routine maintenance. It is fun to drive, with plenty of room for the whole family and all of our stuff. My 6 foot tall husband does complain about the windshield being to short for him, but the only thing I would change would be the location of the cup holders and window controls.