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Despite distancing itself from overzealous sales predictions in the six-figure range, GM says it's looking for the new HHR to sell 60,000 units per year. At the same time, critics are wondering if the company has overestimated the drawing power of retrograde styling. Nonetheless, GM is sticking with its plan to make the HHR a hit: Court the aftermarket like it was Katie Holmes. To follow our awkward analogy to its terminus, GM is like Tom Cruise on Oprah, letting car enthusiasts know that this time it's love — jumping up on the chairs, pumping its fist, getting down on one knee, grinning maniacally. You get the picture. But are a few modded-up customs enough to start a wider trend?

HHR ready to rock and roll with accessories [USA Today]

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