Been towing our HHR since new...Oct 07. 17K miles and never had a problem with it other than a dead battery after 5-6 hours if you don't stop and start it, or pull the #8 ACC fuse.
Easy to tow, just hook up, put in netural, leave key in ACC position to unlock the steering wheel, and off you go.
HHR is also my daily driver, about 42 miles round trip M-F. Get 25 MPG on my daily trip, have gotten 34 MPG on a straight highway trip. I like the way the seats sit up, like a small van, and also the cargo room in the back with the rear seats folded down. Easy to take along tables, chairs, and other items in the HHR instead of putting them in the coach.
Andy & Lee, plus Ruby & Bella, the Cocker Spaniel girls
'05 Fleetwood Bounder 33R, F53 w/6.8L V10...towing a
'07 Chevy HHR LT2 w/2.4L EcoTec,
Blue Ox Aventa LX, Brake Buddy Classic
FMCA #F359977 - Colonial Virginians
FCRV #733452 - Tidewater Wheels
We have a 2006, have towed it approx. 42K miles since new. Installed a home-made switch to shut down the #8 fuse, towed it for four days straight at highway speeds of 60-65 in May without any issues. Easy to ready it for towing by turning the key to accessory, put trans in neutral, turn of the fuse switch, and you're gone. At a curb weight of 3300#, it's probably one of the lightest toads at this time. Current combined miles on toad is approx. 94K.
Weak points of HHR's are brake rotors, and front suspension components.
Strong point is the DW loves it!
We bought one of the first HHRs, in 2006, still have it. A few wonky electrical issues, a warped brake rotor, leaking seal at AC which caused carpet to get wet, that's about it. No other issues, we like the little wagon. Be careful backing up. Two different drivers have backed mine into stuff, and I almost did once, I think the small rear window contributes to this.
Have had an HHR for two years now. I bought it used. Have yet to have anything go wrong with it. Plenty of room with the back seats folded and even more folding the right front seat down. Have never towed it, but have seen lots on the road being towed.
Bought ours new in '09, this is our only vehicle and we really like it, we would get another if they were still making it.. I did get a switch for the fuse..No problems other than a couple of minor recalls.. We have alittle over 40,000 driven miles and around 18,000 towed miles..Mike M..
2003 Holiday Rambler Neptune 36 PBD - ISB 300 Cummins- Allison MH2000 5 speed
2009 HHR w/Blue Ox Aventa II & SMI Stay-n-Play Duo
FMCA 331658 HRRVC 105155 Chapter - 57- Good Sam Life Member - Coach Net - 3/4 timers
Mike & Sharon
We have a 2006 HHR we bought used. No major problems in 2.5 years and really like the vehicle. Have towed on 2 long trips (3600 miles in 2010 and 4000 miles in 2012) and several short trips. As previously stated pull #8 fuse and go. The only negative I have, and that might just be the base plate I have (Demco), is that the HHR is so low that I have to use a 10 inch drop receiver to have the tow bar level. Have to be aware of this to prevent from dragging at times. Positive, as stated is the 3000 pound weight. I don't yet have a braking system for the HHR and have not experienced any problems
Hayden & Jan
1994 Southwind 33L P-Chassis 454
2006 Chevrolet HHR
OTY (Mini Dachsund)