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    Thread: Hummer H3, what do you know about it?

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      04-07-2012 01:56 PM #1
      I can't believe I am asking this but what can you tell me about the H3. I will probably sell my Jeep this summer and get something with a little more luxury and space and it seems like used H3's are priced about the same as Wrangler unlimiteds. Not sure I would get one but if I ever did it would have to be a stick and I would probably try to get leather. How well do they hold up? I know the I-5 is under powered but does it get decent miles? Any cool features?






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      04-07-2012 01:57 PM #2
      5 gallons per mile

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      04-07-2012 06:21 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by coolalex View Post
      5 gallons per mile

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      Actually- they do ok.
      And they were sold with a 5 speed manual (which always helps truck fuel economy).

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      04-07-2012 07:27 PM #4
      Just get an x-terra. They look great stock or modified. Lots of goodies out there just like Jeeps. Can carry alot in & out on the roof. Rear passengers get a great view while riding along, and gets a whole 5 more mpg than the H3

    5. 04-07-2012 01:59 PM #5
      I've seen one H3T in the wild in my entire life, and I got excited because I thought it was a concept or import from another country. That's all.

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      04-07-2012 02:00 PM #6
      It's ridiculous and made for people who would do better to spend their compensation money on Enzyte.
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      04-07-2012 02:08 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by coolalex View Post
      5 gallons per mile

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      Even with the 5-speed and I5

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      It's ridiculous and made for people who would do better to spend their compensation money on Enzyte.
      I've always been an anti-gm-hummer guy and have felt the same way. The only reason I would even think about considering one is I need something bigger than my wrangler, 4 doors would be nice and and a stick is a must. I would love a Wrangler unlimited but they have held their value and if I would get a new one I'd have to give up my E46

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      04-07-2012 02:52 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      The only reason I would even think about considering one is I need something bigger than my wrangler, 4 doors would be nice and and a stick is a must. I would love a Wrangler unlimited but they have held their value and if I would get a new one I'd have to give up my E46
      If you need something "bigger than a Wrangler", rent a Ford Econoline van when the need arises. U-Haul will you give you one for like $20/day.

      .... or get a trailer.

      .... or if you need something for professional work, just about everything on the market is better suited than an H3.

    9. 04-07-2012 02:09 PM #9
      Outward visibility sucks

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      04-07-2012 02:10 PM #10
      its built on the colorado/canyon platform= meh

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      04-07-2012 02:12 PM #11
      The I5 is anemic at best. If you can swing the V8, go for it. I had a roomate in college with a H2, they're fun. Feel like tonka toys.
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    12. 04-07-2012 02:40 PM #12
      A co-worker has one...12 mpg...she spends $100/week on gas. You might just as well set your wallet on fire.....................every monday.

      Just buy a Subaru wagon and be done.

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      04-07-2012 02:48 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by peevish1 View Post
      A co-worker has one...12 mpg...she spends $100/week on gas.
      Important keyword here -- "she".

      The H3 is very much an insecure-but-pretending-to-be-confident chick's truck.

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      04-07-2012 02:49 PM #14
      Honestly, the most anemic, bloated, un-enjoyable vehicle that I have ever had the displeasure of driving.
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    15. 04-07-2012 02:52 PM #15
      I did some research on them last year when I was shopping. There were no major "red flags". I think there have been a few with off-roading issues (can't recall suspension?). But you're right, with the depreciation, it does make an interesting option against the Wrangler and FJs.

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      04-07-2012 03:04 PM #17
      some are also known to need entire heads replaced, and i believe there is a bulletin about that some where out there. let me go dig it out

      EDIT: lied about the bulletin, but i do see some that come in that are running rough and they require a new head.
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      04-07-2012 10:28 PM #18
      I'm not sure about all the hate in here. It's a handsome, good-sized SUV and should be reasonably reliable if you're not taking it off-road. The I5 isn't fast, but then again, neither is any of it's competition and these aren't fast SUVs like Cayennes. The mileage is basically the same as its competitors as well. Cheap-looking (read: durable) interiors are the norm in this segment, so that should be no surprise.

      If the size of the H3 suits you best, I can't see any reason not to consider one.

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      04-07-2012 10:30 PM #19
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      04-07-2012 10:41 PM #20
      If you buy one, you MUST read this! Addresses all the weak points in the drivetrain. Also, all GM IFS are weak when put under stress.

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      04-07-2012 10:33 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Only an ******* would drive one
      Like this. Why is an H3 driver an a**hole but a Wrangler driver is not?

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