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2007 Chevrolet HHRAlthough we aren't crazy about the exterior of the 2007 Chevrolet HHR, we give it credit for making a strong statement. The car is meant for cruising, not for speed, and although it has a full range of tech gear, we don't find OnStar as convenient as...
>> You know, they don't deliver milk to your doorstep any more, but apparently you can still buy the vehicle that makes you look like you're doing that. Okay, that's kind of cold. [ background music ] Let's Check out the Tech in the 2007 Chevy HHR LT. ^M00:00:11 [ music ] ^M00:00:19 Inside the HHR you'll find what you'd expect you'd find, lots of head room. That truck-like body definitely gives you lots of breathing space. I'm pretty tall from top to bottom, and no problem having to get room here and hunch down. Now let's get into the technology. These vehicles, the LT series, are available with a variety of audio options, none of them are too audacious. For example, no Bluetooth, no true iPod adapter, nothing really fancy in terms of that. But you do have a Pioneer branded audio option or system, depending on the trim level you select, that gives you seven speakers, and Pioneer brand two hundred and sixty watt amplification. One of those of course is a sub-woofer of those seven speakers. Here's the head unit. Its base, a single CD player that will handle MP3 discs, or you can option up to a six CD changer that also handles MP3, but none of those options handle WMA. You have an auxiliary jack down here, that's based on all the LT trim HHRs, so you've always got that as your backup, the poor man's iPod if you will. Also XM radio, but not Sirius. Our car is equipped with XM, but that again is optional on the LTs. You don't have HD radio available on this vehicle, most cars done have it yet, but just FYI, not possible. So there's a whole lot of things on the can't get list, but remember we're talking about a sub twenty thousand dollar mini van X. So it's a pretty good value despite all that. Now in terms of navigation, not available on this vehicle except in the sense of On-Star turn by turn navigation, which works pretty well. You call On-Star with the button here on the mirror, then they download directions to the vehicle if it's On-Star system seven equipped, which our HHR is, and you get some visual prompts on the display here of where you should be going, and also audio prompts tells you turn left, turn right. No LCD, but it kinda gets the job done. The last bit of technology to touch on is the power train. Now the LTs have either a two point two or a two point four Eco-tech inline four cylinder. The difference is when you get a one LT or a two LT, and you can option in to the two point four. So it's kind of the same motor. Hooks up to a five speed Getrog [assumed spelling] branded manual transmission base, or you can get this automatic four speed auto, and that would include remote start if you do so. Now you can get into an HHR LT pretty cheaply, seventeen six with the two point two motor. But to do it CNET style is more than just the CNET orange paint. [ background music ] You want to spend about four hundred dollars for the four wheel ABS, three hundred for the six disc changer, three hundred more for the Pioneer upgraded audio, two hundred bucks for XM. If you want the automatic transmission with remote start, that's another grand. ^M00:02:52 [ music ]