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

    1. Member 01tj's Avatar
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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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    3. 04-07-2012 01:59 PM #3
      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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      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 #5
      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

    6. 04-07-2012 02:09 PM #6
      Outward visibility sucks

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      04-07-2012 02:10 PM #7
      its built on the colorado/canyon platform= meh

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      04-07-2012 02:12 PM #8
      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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      04-07-2012 02:13 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Internal Combustion View Post
      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.
      It would be too much and a 5-speed is a must which isn't available with the V8

    10. 04-07-2012 02:40 PM #10
      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 #11
      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 #12
      Honestly, the most anemic, bloated, un-enjoyable vehicle that I have ever had the displeasure of driving.
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      04-07-2012 02:52 PM #13
      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.

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      04-07-2012 02:52 PM #14
      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 #16
      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 03:22 PM #17
      My father leased one for three years in 2006. He saw 15-18mpg combined with the I5, thats driving like grand pa though. Also, dont take them off road, they just break. The big 33" tires and rear locker are too much for the sh*tty chevy colorado driveline.






    18. 04-07-2012 03:51 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by FourPointOh View Post
      My father leased one for three years in 2006.
      Damn, that must have been a long year.
      call it potatography

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      04-07-2012 03:59 PM #19
      Drove one with a stick from Buffalo to Rochester. Slow and unenjoyable to say the least. Also the shifts are really long and squishy. Jeep for me please.

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      04-07-2012 04:37 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by pwilks52 View Post
      Drove one with a stick from Buffalo to Rochester. Slow and unenjoyable to say the least. Also the shifts are really long and squishy. Jeep for me please.
      Guess there's always the LJ



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    22. 04-07-2012 04:49 PM #22
      had one as a rental once.

      really slow, can't see anything, turning radius is awful
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      04-07-2012 04:53 PM #23
      I work for a dealership and a H3 got traded in. It has been sitting on lot for 3 months. It personally feels cheap in my opinions.

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      04-07-2012 04:54 PM #24
      * opinion

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      04-07-2012 04:56 PM #25
      The H3 uses a modified colorado frame and the same engine/trans. Similarities end there.

      And lol at people posting mpgs. As if a wrangler does any better.

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