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I haven't been around in a while. A couple members here PMed me to ask where I disappeared to, so I figured I'd report back that I ended up buying an HHR SS. It was a tough choice between the HHR, Malibu and the G8, but a lot of it came down to the incentives I was able to get on the HHR and the overall sportiness of the SS model. The car is lightning fast with a turbocharged 2.0 liter engine that produces 260 HP and 0-60 in less than 7 seconds. Yet I am averaging 27-28 MPG, with or without premium fuel.

I wouldn't rule out getting a Malibu in the future since I know it is a nice vehicle and I test drove a couple of them. It will be interesting to see how the Malibus hold up over time, both in reliability and the resale value.

Here's a couple pics of the new ride in case you are interested:



 

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Welcome back Doug, and thanks for the update. Your HHR is hotI The wheels are very nice.

I hope you return from time to time to lets us know you're doing well.
 

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As I said in the PM before...awesome choice.

Did you get the stick or auto? I couldn't remember if you said that or not.
I wanted to get the stick, especially after test driving it, but with all the commuting I do, I just had to get the auto. And my wife refuses to drive a stick. Wait.....maybe that was my chance....... :D
 

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My wife was the one that had issues with the HHR- I like the car. But, like you Jerkyking, she felt cramped. Of course, she says the Malibu's side / rear visibility is only slightly better, so she only drives it if she has to (bonus to me!! :D).
 

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My wife was the one that had issues with the HHR- I like the car. But, like you Jerkyking, she felt cramped. Of course, she says the Malibu's side / rear visibility is only slightly better, so she only drives it if she has to (bonus to me!! :D).
I'm 6' and I don't feel too cramped. It's not as wide as the Grand Prix, but still wide enough for two reasonably sized adults. But it is totally different going to a wagon from a sedan.

I have a co-worker who weighs around 300 pounds, and it was like trying to shoe horn him into the HHR. :eek:

The HHR is so far off the ground compared to the Malibu or GP. When I get back into the GP, I feel like I'm slinking down into a Solstice or Vette. :eek:
 

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I'm 6' and I don't feel too cramped. It's not as wide as the Grand Prix, but still wide enough for two reasonably sized adults. But it is totally different going to a wagon from a sedan.

I have a co-worker who weighs around 300 pounds, and it was like trying to shoe horn him into the HHR. :eek:

The HHR is so far off the ground compared to the Malibu or GP. When I get back into the GP, I feel like I'm slinking down into a Solstice or Vette. :eek:
The HHR SS and the Cobalt SS both are really impressive vehicles, so if my wife hadn't complained we'd be driving the HHR here too (dealer had a black one when I bought the 'bu). I especially liked the performance vs. fuel economy factors- those cars get outstanding fuel economy while still being extremely quick and fun to drive! Congratulations on your beautiful car. :)
 
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