• Jan 24, 2008
click above for more pics of the Chevy HHR: Mercedes-Benz Edition

If I were a Chevy HHR, I wouldn't want to be me either. Spotted by an Autoblog reader in Anaheim, California, this Heritage High Roof is sporting all manner of Mercedes badging, from the big three-pointed star on the grill, to the center caps on the wheels and the steering wheel. Dubbed an LS 500 4 Matic if the badging out back is to be believed, it has traded in its Motown roots for a purer pedigree that traces a line directly back to Mercedes-Benz HQ in Stuttgart, Germany. GM engineers did tune the HHR SS Turbo on the Nurburgring, but we don't think this is the type of German engineering with which they were looking to associate Chevy's little people mover. Thanks for the pics, Oli!




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      • 7 Years Ago
      Interior aside, it would make a good Mercedes (design wise).

      I mean, look at it. o_O
      • 7 Years Ago
      Now that's "Blingalicious"
      • 7 Years Ago
      I've seen an Izuzu Trooper with Mercedes logo's and a brand new Kia Sorrento with BMW logo's on it.
      The owner even made a pretty decent BMW style grill.
      Oh, and Honda tuner stickers on a Cavalier.

      I can only feel bad for those who own Izuzu Troopers, Kia Sorrento's, and Chevrolet HHR's that like their cars and are proud of them.
      They now have those that lust after badge appeal making a joke of their cars.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Is this the same guy that owns the Lamboccord?

      Its a shame what people do w/ cars sometimes...
        • 7 Years Ago
        If I was John Neff, I wouldn't want to be me either.
      • 7 Years Ago
      >>If I were a Chevy HHR, I wouldn't want to be me either.

      Mr. Neff can you please explain this statement? What exactly is wrong with the HHR? Being Affordable? Decent fun quotient? More than enough cargo capability?
        • 7 Years Ago
        geo. :
        you know your the first person to get it right? and its leaps and bounds ahead of the quality in the HHR. my surfboard comment was a joke... wish i could surf though.
        but anyway the HHR was designed by the same designer of the PT after he left....the 'look like' comments can never go away...... and was modeled after the '49 suburban...too bad they missed the boat, that had class and style.

        "Yes, the interior is inundated with hard plastic but nothing else could match both the functionality, features, and performance for near the price."
        great, that much i'll give it, (the exterior looks cheap too)but that does not cut it to be a competitive car company..
        esp. when the PT was a more appealing choice... and i hate chrysler.

        • 7 Years Ago
        yeah Menice, you an really get a turdboard in your Tiburon, unless thats just wishful thinking on your part.

        Actually you can get two boards on an HHR with a luggage rack.

        Yes, the interior is inundated with hard plastic but nothing else could match both the functionality, features, and performance for near the price.

        The HHR looks exactly like the suburban its modeled after and that predates the PT by 50 yrs so lose the PT wannabe arguement. More features and power than the Xb/Xd. And performance to beat them both. The PT drives like a boat on stilts, including the GT. The GT may win the straightline but cant approach the cornering ability or rear storage with the seats up.
        • 7 Years Ago
        It is ugly and a PT rip off.
        • 7 Years Ago
        there's no place for my surf board, it looks like a turd wagon that has less style then an AMC Pacer and up close, it looks like WalMart quality outside and inside.
        checked out one in the lot 2 days ago. chevy made better quality in the 80's then this load.

      • 7 Years Ago
      the sad part of this all is the grille does not look much different from the new C class grille.
      • 7 Years Ago
      This is worse than the Hyundai badged Bentley. Remember that?
      • 7 Years Ago
      well at least its not a benz labeled as a chevy
      • 7 Years Ago
      haha so mercedes made a car that looks like a chevy? j/k
      • 7 Years Ago
      That is good and terrible. Not the first Benz badge I've seen on a Chevy, though. It's always worth a good laugh.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Isn't that a Bentley logo on the dash in the last pic???Look top center above the vents.

        • 7 Years Ago
        yea i was actually posting the same thing. Its a BENTLEY logo on the dash!! lmao..if this guys (or girls) car has identity crisis, i'd hate to see the owner! i wonder if he thinks it adds to his "game" with the ladies..
      • 7 Years Ago
      Last I looked, LS was a Lexus.
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