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Review: 2008 Chevy HHR SS

Our first experience with the Chevy HHR was back in 2006 when we rented one in Los Angeles while covering the 2006 L.A. Auto Show. Being a fleet vehicle, our HHR rental failed to impress with its raspy, underpowered Ecotec four-cylinder and cheap interior materials. The HHR does, however, have a way about itself. Its retro-inspired design is just plain good looking, better than the PT Cruiser to which this vehicle is most often compared (they were both designed by Brian Nesibtt, GM's current Executive Director of its European design center), and its outward attractiveness shows even on... Read More

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    New York Auto Show: Art school students wrap-up the Chevy HHR
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    Click the image above for full-size, high-res pics.In an effort to drum up enthusiasm for Chevy's new HRR panel wagon, The General decided to enlist the help of some art students and the results hit on both the sick and sweet sides of the spectrum.The "Skull from Hell" version (seriously, check the red headlamps) of the HHR was developed by Jim McCammon, ...

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    All future Chevys to be right-hand drive ready
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    As evidence by the complete transformation of Saturn from a plastic-bodied, college car brand to an imported reflection of the European Opel brand, General Motors is serious about sharing its platforms the world over. To that end, the company has announced that all future Chevrolet products will be built to accomodate left- or right-hand drive. It's ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: Chevy dealers go to Xtremes
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    High-res gallery available by clicking imageThe Chevy dealers of Chicagoland decided to add a little extra pizzazz to the Chicago Auto Show this year by toting out some of their best accessorized concept vehicles from the past few years -- cars and trucks that help customers see what they can do with their own Bowtied babies. Love it or hate it, the HHR is ...

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    Chevy HHR Premiere Edition announced for Detroit
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    click image to enlargeGeneral Motors announced this afternoon the impending arrival of the HHR Premiere Edition to Chevy's lineup. The Premiere Edition is actually a package option that will only be made available on 4,000 HHRs at a price of $995. For the extra G you get a unique Cappuccino Frost Metallic paint job and Ebony/Gray two-tone interior (no pics ...

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    Kia shows off next Carens at Madrid Auto Show
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    More details on Kia's new Carens have surfaced, now that the mini MPV has debuted in Madrid. The five-to-seven seater is widely expected to show up in U.S. dealers as the 'Rondo' where it will mix it up with everything from the Mazda 5 to Chevrolet HHR and Toyota Matrix. A marked improvement in the visuals over the previous iteration will help the Carens ...

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    HHR accessories becoming sizeable revenue stream for Chevrolet
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    Automotive News reports that the Chevrolet HHR is one of three most accessorized vehicles among Chevrolet-brand owner’s General Motors lineup. The two other vehicles are Hummer’s H2 and H3 models. Over fifty percent of the HHR sold in 2005 were purchased with one or more accessories. That's "...much higher than what our objectives were. We ...

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