2009 Chevrolet HHR Panel LT

Don Sherman

The blanked-off sides provide a great place to advertise your rock band, plumbing business, or geek service. With some lacy curtains for the back door windows, prying eyes will never penetrate your cargo hold. Unfortunately, there's barely room inside for a full drum set and the fetal position is required for napping. On the plus side, the mid-twenties gas mileage is reasonable and driving off the lot should be doable for less than $20,000. That said, I'd recommend budgeting for the more expensive SS edition powered by a 250- or 260-horsepower turbo motor and underpinned by one of the last suspension systems tuned by GM's illustrious Performance Division.

Don Sherman, Technical Editor

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