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All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
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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How many are on Manheim right now? I see the occasional one but were they even very good vehicles?
There are 213 for sale across the Country on Autotrader.ca
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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.
In 2050 a twenty something year old car enthusiast will probably be amazed that there was once a vehicle that averaged less than 10MPG.
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.
Perhaps I should consult with Mr Armstrong
When the H2 was popular, I hated them. But now that I rarely see them, I kind of want one.
Around here, Tahoes and the like are only bought by people who actually need something of that sort. Every current or past owner of a Hummer (of any type) that I know of, has been a douchebag. They just seem to attract that sort of clientele.
With gasoline costing $1.30 per litre, the market for something like this is pretty small, and few people want to buy one used. It makes sense that a lot of them have been shipped elsewhere (or scrapped). They're seldom seen on the roads around here. "Bro-dozed" trucks aren't common, either - partly $1.30 per litre, and partly because sketchy vehicles get pulled over by the cops for inspection ...
I can only understand about %75 of the hate that H2s get. Like the whole douchebag driving a Hummer stereotype is one I can get behind, but I don't think I'll ever support the environmental criticisms. In the end a Hummer is a Suburban. Putting the Hummer up on some pedestal as the most eco-unfriendly vehicle of all time is ridiculous. There's plenty of vehicles that get worse mileage, are more impractical, and produce more emissions, but for some reason the Hummer has taken the brunt of that argument.
When I was selling cars at Kia, many of them came through as trades to a more economical vehicle. We would just send them off to auction - nobody was going to buy one of those freaking things off our used lot. I'm amazed that I still see a few driving around out here. I talked to one guy who had one and he said the only reason he still had it was because he owed more on it than it was worth and he could get rid of it - nobody would touch it. We had one lady that traded hers in on a Soul and was happy that she got a $600/month payment. She figured she would more than make up for in gas savings
A lot of H2s have been exported to China also, kind of ironic but they are seen as status symbols here because of how expensive they are to run here (displacement tax, import tax, etc.). A used one still costs about 100k USD. H2 limos are also very popular for weddings.
I do still see them on occasion here in VT/NH but it's much, much rarer then in their heyday.
I never "hated" them, though the only time I ever met a guy offroading one he fit all the stereotypes (swearing in front of his and everyone else's kids, hitting every obstacle like it was a mud drag, etc.) He eventually broke a tie-rod, unsurprised.
For the right price, I wouldn't be ashamed to drive one, but last time I looked they weren't cheaper then a similar year/mileage Tahoe so no need to put on the H2 costume.
She had a black Merc G-wagen and I asked her why she traded for the H2. She said the Merc was in the shop 24/7 and she was in LOVE with her H2. Wish she had been in love with me instead.
I live in a rich area in NJ. I usually see a couple every day. They are all used by young douches or their moms driving them to school.
I did see an H1 blacked out, but they ruinied it by putting giant chrome wheels and chrome trim around all of the windows.
I would rather have the actual military vehicle with the canvas doors.
There are 349 available in Germany right now: http://suchen.mobile.de/auto/hummer-...4&ambitCountry=
12.500 Euro up to 590.000 Euro...