The HHR is a reliable vehicle in favor of it is stature and fuel efficiency.
My vehicle has to have the tires rotated three or so times a year, otherwise it pulls to the side of the road when driving. It is comfortable and fits quite a fair amount for its size. Since it is a smaller vehicle it is easier to maneuver it into parking spaces that do not give you much room. It has not once broken down on me in the few years that I have owned it. The wipers have been replaced because the stock ones smeared less than cleared. I have gone the majority of the miles and I have no complaints about the handling of the vehicle. In severe weather conditions it gets thrown about pretty effortlessly. Even though that may be the case, I have braced the storm with little issue and never wrecked my car. Fun features of the her is that the back carpet lifts up and reveals storage spaces. Smaller cubbies for more portable items. Then it has a bigger one where the spare tire and battery are held. Other features include, a secondary glove compartment on top of the dash. The windshield is at an excessively odd angle and I have never been able to find a windshield shade that actually fits it. My brakes will be the next thing I have inspected because they are touchy, bumpy, and cacophonous when trying to stop. The side windows in the back past the doors are so good for seeing past blind spots. The automatic "trunk" door is really handy when my hands are full. My family owns 4 HHRs at the moment to testify how reliable and fuel efficient they are.