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Old 02-26-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Getting another HHR

After the 2012 Motorhome Dingy Guide arrived awhile back, the family discussion was what are going to tow next. The new generation of small towable automatic transmission vehicles all have the new 6 speed. This seems a PIA having to run the engine for 5 minutes every 200 miles or something similar. We do not need another 4x4 pickup truck even if it is small.

We were among the first to buy an HHR and ours now has about 135,000 basically trouble free miles showing. Could have another 40,000 plus on the towbar. So easy to tow with just the trans in Neutral, fuse pulled for long runs and only 3100 lbs. Never have even added oil between 5,000 mile changes. Great little car.

Wife said she wanted another HHR. We take delivery of a low mileage 2011 HHR next week.
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After the 2012 Motorhome Dingy Guide arrived awhile back, the family discussion was what are going to tow next. The new generation of small towable automatic transmission vehicles all have the new 6 speed. This seems a PIA having to run the engine for 5 minutes every 200 miles or something similar. We do not need another 4x4 pickup truck even if it is small.

We were among the first to buy an HHR and ours now has about 135,000 basically trouble free miles showing. Could have another 40,000 plus on the towbar. So easy to tow with just the trans in Neutral, fuse pulled for long runs and only 3100 lbs. Never have even added oil between 5,000 mile changes. Great little car.

Wife said she wanted another HHR. We take delivery of a low mileage 2011 HHR next week.
Our 09 has been great as well.
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Just traded my 09 for a 2012 eco boost Ford Edge.. Hope the Ford is as good as my HHR was..
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Just traded my 09 for a 2012 eco boost Ford Edge.. Hope the Ford is as good as my HHR was..
Come back with a report when you have one. Hope it's good as they no longer make the HHR.
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We love our HHR as a toad. DW's daily driver.

Not too many of the new cars with auto trans can be towed with little to no concern of running the engine, shifting thru the gears every 4-6 hrs towing. Easy set up each day for towing.

My daily driver is a Ford Escape. It's towable 4-down, but there's a lot of bad press on this transmission. Must run it thru the gears freqently, have to lower the trans oil level, etc. We'll keep the HHR for towing.

I think you made a good choice in another HHR.
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