The 2006 Chevy HHR hits the market at $15,990 for the LS, which includes air conditioning, power windows, door locks and outside mirrors, six-speaker CD stereo with aux-jack and remote keyless entry. Sounds like a decent price for the equipment. Cheaper than we thought, anyway. The 1LT model starts at $16,990 and ads an MP3 player, eight-way power seat with power lumbar, a satin exterior finish (we guess the grille work) and cast aluminum wheels. Top of the line model 2LT stickers for $18,790 and throws in ABS, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter, a 260-watt Pioneer sound system with sub, FE3 sport suspension and bright chrome exterior trim. 17-inch aluminum wheels are also standard with the 2LT. The HHR will be in dealerships by late summer. Consumer reaction will be very interesting to see. The versatility of the vehicle along with the sub-$20,000 price will lead many people to check out the trucklet.

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