While on vacation in Florida I rented a car. I was expecting somewhat sporty Pontiac G6 but was dismayed when Budget told me they ran out but could either give me a PT Cruiser or the Chevy HHR. What I ended up with is the HHR.
This has got to be the ugliest, most embarrassing, shitty handling car I've ever driven. It's a cross between a gangster-mobile and a hearse.
Towards the end of our vacation I got used to the embarrassment partly because I saw other people driving one (most likely renters as well). Despite it's seemingly large appearance from the exterior it barely bit our two suitcases and a stroller. The dash feels like it's made by Fisher Price and the window controls are strangely placed on the dash. Wiper controls are located on both the stock and the dash. Everything seems like and afterthought.
There's no need to wonder why Japanese cars outsell Domestics.