2009 Chevrolet HHR Panel LT

Don Sherman

The Chevy HHR Panel is perfect for your local neighborhood handy man. But if you need to haul anything more than a few toolboxes on a regular basis, the HHR probably won't be big enough for you. Like Amy, I noticed the rear doors don't have exterior handles; however, there are two buttons on the dash to the left of the steering wheel that allow you to pop each door open without having to crawl through the vehicle and all over your precious cargo. The HHR's slick paneled sides provide ample room for whatever aftermarket logo your heart desires. So now your car can truly match your tattoo.

Keeping your cargo in one place is a challenge since the HHR's hard plastic floor allows even the lightest of objects to slide around like they're on ice. You certainly have to use a tie-down strap for heavy items, or you wouldn't want to be in the front seats when the driver hits the brakes hard. The main benefit to the plastic floor is that once you arrive at your destination, you can easily wipe up whatever spilled on the way.

Mike Ofiara, Road Test Editor

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