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Old 12-30-2007, 03:10 PM   #43
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Thinking of installing a fuse switch, but for now I will leave the fuse puller tool attached to fuse #8 and pull the fuse when towing.

We now have 2,034 miles on our HHR and the fill-up today we got 28.05 MPG. About half highway and half rural/city roads. Used the remote start and the car would run for about 10 min. each time, about 50 min. total.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:53 PM   #44
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I have the same mileage as bob but only see 22 mpg around town. I wonder if something is wrong with it ?

I need to get my fuse switch hooked up, pulling and reinstalling the fuse is a PITA, especialy at night!
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:33 PM   #45
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Steve, Bob and Pat have the 2.2L engine which may be delivering them better mileage in the city. We are getting 22-24mpg in the city with the 2.4L engine. When on the road, we get 30mpg. Could be the difference.

The fuse switch was easy to install. PM me and I'll provide info on where I bought it.

It's great to use when setting up to tow. Quick and easy.
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Old 01-13-2008, 12:06 PM   #46
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Just towed our HHR 1,200 miles. No problems at all and just like our Sunfire toad you hardly knew it was being towed. Had to turn on the back up camera to make sure it was still behind us.

Pat and I are really happy with the HHR.

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Old 01-13-2008, 04:14 PM   #47
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The HHR toad is the best kept secret in the industry. Shhhhhhhh............ don't tell anyone!

P.S. We love ours too. Tows great!
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Old 01-25-2008, 03:51 PM   #48
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Another vote for the HHR. We LOVE it. Only problem is when we are at home, both of us want to drive the HHR and neither wants to be "stuck" with our Lincoln MKX. Steve, about 22 is all we get on short trips and around town also with the 2.2L engine. Have not taken any LONG trips, on a couple about 60 miles one way it will get up to about 28. Overall MUCH better than the Jeep Liberty that we replaced with it and rides and drives MUCH better. Gene
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Old 02-21-2008, 04:37 PM   #49
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Up date on the HHR mileage. The last three fill-ups.

29.2 all highway with air on half the time. 24.1 and 24.6 city driving with air on here in Florida. We now have 3,600 miles on the HHR.
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Old 02-22-2008, 04:01 PM   #50
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Just checked the computer on our HHR today. Recognize that the majority of its driving in the last 3 months or so has been city, and in the cold winter months. Average was 21.7mpg. 2.4L engine.
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Old 09-11-2008, 05:48 PM   #51
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We just bought a 2009 HHR as our new toad. Has any one hooked up a 2009 for towing. No one knows how to go about hooking up a 2009. Thanks
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I made my own fuse swith for about $6. Bought a rocker switch and an inline fuse holder at autozone. Didn't have a bad fuse so I drilled a small hole in the top of the fuse and through the fuseable link. Then soldered all together and soldered to the bare tabs on fuse top. Mounted in the fuse panel cover. Works great.
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Looking at the 2009 HHR's, they look the same as the 2008's. It should hook up for towing the same as the prior model year.

One thing to check into -- I thought I read somewhere that the 2009 HHR's would come with a 5 speed automatic transmission - which they sorely need. Make sure, if this is true (and I'm not sure about this new transmission) that this transmission is towable 4-down if it is actually offered.

I have looked at a couple '09 HHR's at our local dealer, and these units had only the 4-speed auto tranny, which should be towable 4-down.
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I looked at the HHR website and there is no mention of a 5-speed automatic transmission for 2009.
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HHR MPG follow-up.

About 1/3 highway and 2/3 rural/city roads.

MPG in Florida
3/15/2008 27.5
3/27/2008 23.1
4/20/2008 23.9
4/05/2008 24.5
4/26/2008 26.2

MPG back here in Michigan
5/16/2008 30.2
5/31/2008 33.3
6/09/2008 28.5
6/20/2008 29.8
6/30/2008 29.9
7/11/2008 28.7
7/19/2008 29.2
7/27/2008 29.4
8/01/2008 27.8
8/12/2008 29.7
8/22/2008 31.0
8/26/2008 28.7
9/02/2008 28.2
9/11/2008 31.4
9/20/2008 29.2

Our total Mileage: 11,826 2008 Chevrolet HHR as of 10/3/2008

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Jestme13:
$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. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I have a 07 hhr and i need to get it set up for towing, where is my best bet for a price to get the towbar and baseplates?
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