2022 March 04

Day        71⁰     Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog this morning. A slight chance of showers this afternoon. Highs in the mid 70s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Night     59⁰     Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

Yesterday I read from Leviticus chapter fifteen where the laws concerning bodily discharges we given. I read through Numbers three where the laws for the redemption of the first born males is given. Today I’m beginning with Numbers charter four where the  Kohathites (separate from the other Levites) are given the responsibility of transporting the holy items. In Numbers eight all of the Levites are presented as an offering to the Lord.

We had looked at this HHR previously but not seriously. The only reason it even caught my attention is because I had previously driven an HHR (Heritage High Roof) from Iowa to Texas and back. Even back then, I was surprised at how well my oversized frame fit into the vehicle. It was quite roomy. It handled interstate speeds well and was fuel efficient. (Definitely better than my 2001 GMC 2500HD 3/4 ton pickup with an 8.1 Liter V8)
However we have been looking for mini vans. We’ve come to the conclusion that there aren’t any anywhere close to what we can afford.
Today we went back and did a test drive. I asked them to price it out with the title, tax, and license. In other words I wanted the final price we needed to pay. $6,617.31 was the answer.

My other concern was that, after only five years, they discontinued the HHR. However it was built on the same GM Delta platform that is still in use today. So parts shouldn’t be a problem. The Chevrolet HHR Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 13th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $542 which means it has lower than average ownership costs.

The high seating position is nice and even better than a modern crossover. You simply slide in and slide out. For a person of limited mobility, this can make or break a vehicle. It’ll almost effortlessly cruise down the highway, provided you aren’t carrying an entire family with you. For a single person, the elderly, or a couple? This thing is pretty neat. We’ve been using the HHR in the same way we used my old Ford Ranger and we’re surprised at just how much you can fit after folding the seats flat enough to essentially make a pickup bed. Sure enoughthe EPA classifies the HHR as being a SUV.

Jalopnik https://jalopnik.com/the-chevy-hhr-is-a-better-car-than-you-remember-1845570128/amp

©2022 Thomas E Williams


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