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    Thread: Possibly stupid question: where did all the H2s go?

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      10-11-2012 04:24 PM #26
      I actually saw one this morning. Not gonna lie, I think they're still pretty badass looking when they have the monochrome grille.

      They did seem to absolutely fall off the face of the planet around 2007.

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      10-11-2012 04:24 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      Reminds me of the time an H2 went 4wheeling with my local Jeep club. Someone posted free sticker to the anyone with a picture of it getting stuck. It took him about an hour to make it through the first 10 minute trail then when he broke a tie rod on a hill climb the camera flashes could be seen all over the place. I still see a few in my area but this is bro-dozer heaven. Overcompensation is in here and every other truck is lifted to the point of being to tall to haul anything to big to go off road and to big to be safe on the road
      What's funny is that when I was at the OC classic car show in the first part of the year, there were a ton of lifted diesels and they were the ones mostly doing burnouts.

      I bought a Jeep, but I'm lifting it and putting bigger wheels and tires on it so next time I'm at the offroad park, I don't end up beating the **** out of the bottom of it like I did last time with it stock.

    3. 10-11-2012 04:40 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by justanotherusername View Post
      A lot of H2 were purchased by small business owners exploiting a tax loophole (something to do with commercial vehicles over a certain weight IIRC), and by now a lot of them have traded and gone to something else.
      That explains so much. I thought maybe foreign business owners (laundromats, chinese restaurants, pack-and-ship stores, asian-mom-n-pop anything, really) thought they were stereotypical american things, and made good advertising vehicles or helped them appeal to murricans or something.

      Tax loophole makes WAY more sense.

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      10-11-2012 04:46 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by 484 View Post
      That explains so much. I thought maybe foreign business owners (laundromats, chinese restaurants, pack-and-ship stores, asian-mom-n-pop anything, really) thought they were stereotypical american things, and made good advertising vehicles or helped them appeal to murricans or something.

      Tax loophole makes WAY more sense.
      Yeah, it took me a while to catch on to this too. I couldn't figure out why so many real-estate agent types were buying them in S. FL.

      It's closed now, but here's some background:

      http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=11172853

      Had to be over 6k lbs to qualify.

    5. 10-11-2012 04:47 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
      Reminds me of the time an H2 went 4wheeling with my local Jeep club. Someone posted free sticker to the anyone with a picture of it getting stuck. It took him about an hour to make it through the first 10 minute trail then when he broke a tie rod on a hill climb the camera flashes could be seen all over the place. I still see a few in my area but this is bro-dozer heaven. Overcompensation is in here and every other truck is lifted to the point of being to tall to haul anything to big to go off road and to big to be safe on the road
      When I had my TJ I saw one at the off-road park. He was stuck half in a mud hole and just flooring it. The spinning wheel found purchase and BOOM busted front axle.

      He got pulled out by a Suzuki Samurai.

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      10-11-2012 04:48 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by 484 View Post
      Tax loophole makes WAY more sense.
      They were not the only vehicles that fit through that tax loophole, though. Lots of larger trucks and SUVs did.

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      10-11-2012 04:49 PM #32
      It's been a while since we have had an H2 ignorance thread. Good to see they still exist.

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      10-11-2012 04:52 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by tjl View Post
      They were not the only vehicles that fit through that tax loophole, though. Lots of larger trucks and SUVs did.
      True, but so many people buying H2s were using it that it was commonly known as the "Hummer Tax Break".

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      10-11-2012 04:52 PM #34
      Weirdly enough, the only Hummers I've seen recently are H1's. And I've seen three different ones, even chatted with the owner of one at Walgreens.
      All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

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      10-11-2012 04:55 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by thefrese View Post
      Weirdly enough, the only Hummers I've seen recently are H1's. And I've seen three different ones, even chatted with the owner of one at Walgreens.
      Yeah, the H1 is an entirely different animal though. It's a military vehicle converted to civilian use. The H2 is made to resemble a military vehicle but has none of the hardware of the original.

      I'd love to have an H1.

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      10-11-2012 04:58 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by 484 View Post
      That explains so much. I thought maybe foreign business owners (laundromats, chinese restaurants, pack-and-ship stores, asian-mom-n-pop anything, really) thought they were stereotypical american things, and made good advertising vehicles or helped them appeal to murricans or something.

      Tax loophole makes WAY more sense.
      It explains why they were purchased but it doesn't explain why you don't see them anymore. They would still be out there, even if they are on their 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. owner.

      The only explanation that makes sense is that a lot of them have been shipped overseas
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      10-11-2012 04:58 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by justanotherusername View Post
      Yeah, the H1 is an entirely different animal though. It's a military vehicle converted to civilian use. The H2 is made to resemble a military vehicle but has none of the hardware of the original.

      I'd love to have an H1.
      I wouldn't want one, but I had to talk to someone who can afford to own it and drives it around with his kids
      All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.

    13. 10-11-2012 05:00 PM #38
      I met a guy two weeks ago that was... COLLECTING them. Yes, he bought 4 H2's to collect and put away.
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      10-11-2012 05:01 PM #39
      How many are on Manheim right now? I see the occasional one but were they even very good vehicles?

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      10-11-2012 05:02 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      I met a guy two weeks ago that was... COLLECTING them. Yes, he bought 4 H2's to collect and put away.

      That's essentially a fleet of quasi-schoolbuses.
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      10-11-2012 05:03 PM #41
      I used to own one. I had one of the joe gibbs models with the magna charger. This with a mild lift & 22's allowed me to see 10-11mpg max & fill ups where well over 100. I gotta say the car never broke down on me & the only repair I had to make was for a faulty air bag sensor, but the gas killed me. Would've been better with a diesel imo.
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      10-11-2012 05:05 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      I met a guy two weeks ago that was... COLLECTING them. Yes, he bought 4 H2's to collect and put away.
      There's a lot of speculation that I've read recently that these things are going to be very valuable in the future because they're doing to be so different from where automotive design is headed.

      In 2050 a twenty something year old car enthusiast will probably be amazed that there was once a vehicle that averaged less than 10MPG.

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      10-11-2012 05:09 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by 01tj View Post
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      I'm absolutely stealing this term

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      10-11-2012 05:09 PM #44
      There's a 98 lb blond-haired fitness chick at the gym I go to. She rolls in a original gangsta H2 accessorized with all sorts of chrome crap. She has nice air bags.
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      10-11-2012 05:11 PM #45
      There are still tons of idiots who drive them out here in Vegas. The best part is that most I see, the owner's all blinged out with a gangsta lean -- like the whole cultural transition away from needlessly large vehicles somehow never occurred to them.
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      10-11-2012 05:16 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by SoSuMi View Post
      She has nice air bags.
      Aftermarket or OEM?
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      Welcome to like a million years ago man.

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      10-11-2012 05:29 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      There are still tons of idiots who drive them out here in Vegas. The best part is that most I see, the owner's all blinged out with a gangsta lean -- like the whole cultural transition away from needlessly large vehicles somehow never occurred to them.
      The whole concept of the H2 borders on a sort of unconsciously ironic self-mockery. It's like meta-douchebaggery.
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      10-11-2012 05:31 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Clyde Smith View Post
      Aftermarket or OEM?
      While I'm certain that she's not running stock and has had lots of aftermarket work done, the only way that I might have a chance to actually know would be to: 1) get a hair transplant, 2) flash my cash, and 3) spend about six month taking 'special vitamins' under the guidance of a large animal veterinarian.

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