The Chevy HHR SS Panel Is One of the Weirdest Modern Cars

  • Published on May 21, 2020
    The Chevy HHR SS Panel is one of the strangest modern cars in existence. Today I'm reviewing the HHR SS Panel, and I'm going to show you the quirks and features of the Chevy HHR SS Panel -- a high-performance panel van. Then I'm going to get it out on the road, drive it, and tell you what it's like.
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Comments • 70

  • Doug DeMuro
    Doug DeMuro  5 months ago +2324

    This is one on my favorite recent videos. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

    • Light Theory LLC
      Light Theory LLC 13 days ago

      Your Car Show on FLash-player is Best #1 Cause of your personality and pronunciations.
      But, you need a female model to help you out and make people laugh too.
      Not in a bikini of course, but one that is cute, long hair, lifts weights, competes in IFBB amateur competitions and is looking for more video FLash-player time and exposure.

    • Mercedes Benz G-Class
      Mercedes Benz G-Class 15 days ago +1

      Doug DeMuro I Did!

    • joshua herget
      joshua herget Month ago

      @Arron Somerville He meant the whole world but there is one somewhere in Europe.

    • joshua herget
      joshua herget Month ago

      @Luke White no you can't. Rear seats weren't an option in the panel

    • Roblox_craft guy
      Roblox_craft guy Month ago

      Doug DeMuro yep I did, it’s a really nice car aswell

  • Pickaxe 87
    Pickaxe 87 2 days ago

    Is it just me, or do the panels seem to be a different color than the doors? Maybe a different type of plastic...

  • Josh Jones
    Josh Jones 3 days ago

    PT loser

  • CitSOLD
    CitSOLD 3 days ago +1

    if doug is reviewing your car YOU CLEAN IT! this car is 1 of ~200 - and it's being treated like garbage.

    • joshua herget
      joshua herget 2 days ago

      @CitSOLD Sort by newest. At the time ur jelly comment was the first one. Took 5 seconds.

    • CitSOLD
      CitSOLD 2 days ago

      @joshua herget inam jelly that you have hours to waste going through all the comments just to show how one comment negates another. Must be nice.

    • joshua herget
      joshua herget 2 days ago

      Look at this guy not reading the owner's comment earlier up the thread. So jelly you don't have one.🤣🤣🤣

  • Random Animation
    Random Animation 4 days ago

    Mini creeper van.

  • Mason Elam
    Mason Elam 4 days ago

    My uncle had one of these and sold it for an S10🤦‍♂️😂 his had like 330hp

  • joemago
    joemago 4 days ago

    This might work as a camping car.

  • Maxy boy
    Maxy boy 4 days ago

    I will not die until ive seen doug with a manual one of these 😂

  • Music Charts Now!
    Music Charts Now! 5 days ago

    I've had a 2009 HHR panel for 5 years, and didn't know about the hidden hatch release. The last time my battery died, I resorted to attaching a battery starter/charger under the hood, in order to get the hatch open. lol. Really enjoyed the video. Great car too. My non-ss version is ridiculously reliable.

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  • Arvin Gobin
    Arvin Gobin 5 days ago

    Please review a nissian silvia s15

  • Nathan King
    Nathan King 5 days ago

    Budweiser in my old town has a these. One or two of which are SS models. I may try to buy one of them. They are automatics for sure tho.

  • Dave turbo
    Dave turbo 7 days ago

    This would make an awesome mini rv.

  • Dave turbo
    Dave turbo 7 days ago

    I like it

  • Geek Therapy Radio
    Geek Therapy Radio 8 days ago

    My mom's HHR had it's engine replaced as well. This was one of the worst times in GM's history ever. Such horrible plastic garbage. No wonder they needed a bailout. GM is WAYYYYYYYYYYYY better now.

  • Chocolate Chicken
    Chocolate Chicken 9 days ago +1

    Me: Mom can we have a Chrysler PT Cruiser?
    Mom: No we have a Chrysler PT Cruiser at home.
    Chrysler PT Cruiser at home:

  • Roblox_craft guy
    Roblox_craft guy 9 days ago

    I love this thing

  • Fazilamzir F
    Fazilamzir F 10 days ago

    Would be much shorter if you didn't keep repeating yourself. Only 216....yeah, we know, we heard you. The PT designer was hired by GM. Yeah, I heard that. Ten seconds ago.

  • Serendipity DoctorXqY
    Serendipity DoctorXqY 11 days ago

    Re: plastic moulding to unlock the trunk
    4th gen subaru outbacks have that. If the battery dies or wiring to the trunk fails, you can remove a small plastic cover on the inside of the trunk to reveal a switch. This switch becomes a manual lock/unlock switch, and the handle outside the car functions normally.
    It's not as hidden as the one in the HHR, though.

  • Bad King John
    Bad King John 12 days ago

    As a German I'm a little concerned with the amount of times SS is emphasized in this video.

  • K B
    K B 12 days ago

    There was also an HHR variant that had front door windows, rear door windows, but no windows where the trunk is...

  • ronch550
    ronch550 12 days ago

    I wonder why they didn't just do away with that cargo bed at the back for more space..

  • Light Theory LLC
    Light Theory LLC 13 days ago +1

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  • Light Theory LLC
    Light Theory LLC 13 days ago +1

    Your Car Show on FLash-player is Best #1 Cause of your personality and pronunciations.
    But, you need a female model to help you out and make people laugh too.
    Not in a bikini of course, but one that is cute, long hair, lifts weights, competes in IFBB amateur competitions and is looking for more video FLash-player time and exposure.

  • Dave Hayter
    Dave Hayter 14 days ago

    I'm surprised you didn't mention the useless map pockets on the back of the seats! 🤣

  • Michael McAuley
    Michael McAuley 14 days ago


  • Charlie Horse
    Charlie Horse 17 days ago

    I was forced into one as a rental car. It was AGONY to drive. Why see the road when you can instead just... totally... not... see... the road?

  • Jeremy Banks
    Jeremy Banks 20 days ago

    I've seen cars like the HHR driving through suburban Miami ever since I was 5, yet I've never actually gotten to know the car that well. I was always itching to find out more about this strange-looking hatchback/van. So glad I was able to find this vid :D

  • time2murk
    time2murk 25 days ago

    Steering wheel and radio are straight from the cobalt

  • Hunter Nelson
    Hunter Nelson 25 days ago

    A 4 cylinder in something marked ss is just depressing

  • Hunter Nelson
    Hunter Nelson 25 days ago

    I think it would be cool if more modern cars had a preformance hub like that.

  • Kyle Scheffler
    Kyle Scheffler 25 days ago

    The Chevrolet HHR Panel SS, in my opinion, is one of the fastest commercial vehicles out there.

  • Kyle Scheffler
    Kyle Scheffler 25 days ago

    The retro-styled SSR pickup roadster by Chevrolet was also built in response to Chrysler's hugely successful PT Cruiser, with production lasting from 2003 to 2006.

  • Kyle Scheffler
    Kyle Scheffler 25 days ago

    The rear cargo area and the buttons on the key fob for the HHR Panel have definitely seen better days.

  • Kyle Scheffler
    Kyle Scheffler 25 days ago

    The Chevrolet HHR Panel is essentially a smaller cargo van, built on similar principles as the Ford Transit Connect, Ram Promaster City, Nissan NV200, Toyota Hiace, and many others.

  • I love Christ
    I love Christ 29 days ago

    You can have everlasting life and be saved and forgiven all your sins if you believe in Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour 😊💕💖❤️ Jesus died for our sins got buried and rose from the dead ❤️ read Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22 they are prophecy’s about Jesus written long before the crucifixion and can be found in the Old Testament or on google ❤️😊 also look up the prophecy of tyre and what happened ( really do if you don’t believe in the real God ) repent toward God and believe in Jesus Christ if you have not and if you do not ❤️💕 do you know where you will go when you die? ❤️❤️ when it comes to truth don’t trust the lies from the ones called roman catholic’s or orthodox and I mean no offence ❤️ but they are not biblical in many things and I’m not saying they lie about everything but it’s just better to read the Bible for yourself then listen to a roman catholic or orthodox priest I believe ❤️ and I have lived in and one side of my family is from a orthodox country so I write from experience ❤️ My tip is to start with the New Testament ❤️💕 God bless you and your family 💕❤️ and if you are Muslim read surah 18:86 without the editing from the commentator ❤️

  • Trigger Bmx
    Trigger Bmx Month ago

    I’ve seen this car on the road so many times and I hadn’t paid any attention to the car, but now I realized how rare it is.

  • TheBassLizard
    TheBassLizard Month ago

    Doug forgot to mention that the front passenger seat folds flat forward and the car will accommodate 8' lumber comfortably. They're fun, funky, and yes highly polarizing.

  • Joachim Yzekiel Ventenilla

    Doug is the type of guy who says “This one” because he dosen’t know which one

  • Aysia Lee
    Aysia Lee Month ago +1

    I’m sorry, but the whole time I couldn’t stop thinking about how it would be ideal for a kidnapping. There are no windows in the back for the kid to get the attention of cars passing, and it has a lot of storage space for children of all sizes, also do to the large cargo space depending on the age of the children and other size factors, multiple kids can be transported at once.

  • Ryan Lovejoy
    Ryan Lovejoy Month ago

    mercedes amg sprinter van

  • Moya
    Moya Month ago

    i never knew i wanted a sporty panel van until i watched this video

  • Christopher Conard
    Christopher Conard Month ago

    Why that screen? They watched one episode too many of Motorweek and decided to give John Davis all the information gauges he could ask for. Admittedly you had to skip through them, but they are there.

  • Kevin Spencer
    Kevin Spencer Month ago

    Imagine being 16 and getting this as a first car🤐

  • Kylan Rogers
    Kylan Rogers Month ago +2

    I wonder why my neighbor sold theirs I bet they regret it now

  • Mr Big
    Mr Big Month ago

    It looks kind of like a hearse

  • Roblox_craft guy
    Roblox_craft guy Month ago

    I like it and it’s waaaayyyyyy better than the pt cruiser

  • Dayton Strickland
    Dayton Strickland Month ago

    After watching your Abarth 124 video I’m glad you’ve slowed yourself down. Much more pleasant to watch. Those Mellow Yello Red Bull infused video performances are really hard to watch.

  • R.V. Niddrie
    R.V. Niddrie Month ago

    Rare car. Sad the interior is so trashed

  • Piotr Szybalski
    Piotr Szybalski Month ago

    Aaaand the winner is....Doug's t-shirt with italian villages at Como lake 👌

  • Jasper Winter
    Jasper Winter Month ago

    I saw one of these a few days back, had no clue they were so rare

  • jack hanchett
    jack hanchett Month ago

    As a former driver of an hhr. Fuck that car

  • Bobo Sa-Tee
    Bobo Sa-Tee Month ago

    Every time Doug says "panel van" drink a shot of vodka.

  • mugensamurai
    mugensamurai Month ago +1 definitely a pedo car.

  • Gabriel Teixeira
    Gabriel Teixeira Month ago

    He complained about the Mini GP having two seats but not this one. Double standards 😒

  • Horizon
    Horizon Month ago

    I saw one of these boosted to 800whp at a car show. Not an SS, but still insane

  • Stephen Caputo
    Stephen Caputo Month ago

    I want one of these badly

  • Rudy Patino
    Rudy Patino Month ago

    I love all his videos but somehow I wish they didn't feel soooo long. Lol his voice becomes overwhelming after a few minutes

  • Opera
    Opera Month ago

    Thanks,Soug: this kind of “ rarity” vehicle and history is really interesting.. ! There is a plethora or other small “runs”:1966 RIVIERA 425/ MZ, 1957 Ford Ranchero FEULIE,Dealer Runs, WW2 Studebaker 4WD,, & Packard Hawks,Ford STATion Wagons 4 speed/ 427, Police Packages (** Wow !,,, on couple vehicle runs, even in early days) . Problem finding and , seeing a non- Museum example ( unless a working vehicle-which is another prob,em),.... Actually, think Some WW2 , wagons, trucks &;Cars need more exposures,,,,,: unfortunately most of Drivers/Keepers WW2 now passed,

  • says howitis
    says howitis Month ago

    Panel van-whose primary function us to haul stuff, does exactly what its designed to do, practicality..6/10
    Probably the most rare car in 50 years, value 6/10...Doug...your scores are trash.

  • Rawr
    Rawr Month ago

    That secret trunk open thing I have seen on many of gms vehicles

  • Jaloi
    Jaloi Month ago +1

    Imagine setting up a chill area in the back and using this like a poor mans sprinter lmao

  • The Zarn
    The Zarn Month ago

    Dude my neighbor has this car and I never knew it was this. Holy shidoodles

  • King Vaith Kumars
    King Vaith Kumars Month ago

    Used to be one of the Comcast cars

  • sho942000
    sho942000 Month ago

    Doug looks like he's having more fun driving the HHR SS than his Ford GT.

  • Braylon Chandley
    Braylon Chandley Month ago

    I think it's funny how at a hotdog place I go to one of the employees owns this car 😂😆

  • Grant Taylor the prophecy -Team Save us

    This dude referenced people in the back seat whom arent there so much that im gonna watch ghost adventures. The way this dude talks about vehicles is cringe level 100

  • Bruno Abreu
    Bruno Abreu Month ago

    I love mine.

  • Mummy Of3
    Mummy Of3 Month ago

    I have a Chevy HHR in orange and I love my car

  • PlainStev
    PlainStev Month ago

    I can tell the owner is either a pilot or an avgeek by the stickers on the rear window