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Old 11-26-2007, 05:51 AM   #15
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Old 11-26-2007, 11:23 AM   #16
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$390.00, I bet Pusherman and I could do the job for $275.00 . Good luck with yer new toad, I just towed our new HHR this past holiday, and used it to cruise around Gettysburg PA, SWEET
PS: what kind if mileage are you all seeing with the HHR? We have the 2.4. DW uses it back and forth to work 5 miles each way, we see 22 mpg city driving.
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Old 11-26-2007, 01:34 PM   #17
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Steve, should have contracted you and Pusherman, my Koni shocks are being installed Tuesday for $100.00 Between the baseplate, wiring and shocks I could have saved enough to buy my gas to Florida this Winter.

Only have 750 miles on the HHR and put gas in it twice and MPG was 29.5 both times. Mostly rural driving in my area 45 - 60 mph.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:49 PM   #18
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Steve,
We live in a rural area, not in the city and we get 24-26mpg and better than 33mpg on a trip.
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Old 11-26-2007, 06:11 PM   #19
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We're getting 25mpg average between city/highway, with 3500 mi on the HHR. On the highway it gets over 30mpg. 2.4L engine (don't belive the manual -- regular gas works just fine).
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:16 PM   #20
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Yes, regular gas works fine in my 2.4 also. We have not done any real hiway to ck that mileage, so far 1500 miles of city, 22 mpg. I don't think that is real great
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:03 PM   #21
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Gets better with more miles on the odometer..
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:26 PM   #22
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I have read on the HHR forums that you need to use the Premium Gas in the 2.4 to get the better MPG.

Check out the following two HHR forum links:

Chevy HHR forums

HHR Club forums
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:20 PM   #23
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I cannot believe it is worth paying 30 cents/gal additional for premium is worth an additional 10% increase in gas mileage (my guess). Nor do I believe it will increase gas mileage. Everything I have read says 'not'.

Premium fuel is the WORST investment anyone can make in their car.
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We have 12k+ miles on our 2006 HHR and we use regular gas......The car has just been Great!
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Old 12-01-2007, 06:12 AM   #25
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Raca-roni, what kind of mileage are you getting on your HHR after 12k miles?

We love ours so far!
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Pusherman,
It's funny you asked me that question. I was driving it last nite on our way out to dinner and I checked and it said 26.2 mpg. That would be town driving .....
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Old 12-07-2007, 05:35 PM   #27
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Had the baseplate and the wiring installed Tuesday December 4, 2007.

The side marker lights on the HHR light up and also the front amber "parking" lights (maybe they are the front running lights) and the license plate lights also light up when I turn on the motorhome headlight switch. When the HHR is plugged into the motorhome when towing. The upper brakelight in the center on the HHR does not light up when the brakes are applied.

My old toad the Pontiac Sunfire I believe only the tail lights would light up when towing.

This HHR was a very good choice.

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My HHR story:
I choked on the installation price for the baseplate, plus the fact that the shop couldn't get one for at least 3 weeks. Ordered one and it was on my driveway 3 days later. I looked at it and said, "I can do this!"
The only tricky part was getting the fascia back on right, bit I did OK. I also was installing a ReadyBrake cable on the firewall from underneath, when I dropped my 1/2 inch box wrench right down the frame channel where it lives to this day and rattles on rough roads. I finally got a piece of wire around it and tied it down but it ain't ever coming out though I have tried. Maybe I will squirt some expanding foam in the channel to encase the wrench.
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