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

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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
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    3. 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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      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 #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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      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.

      Perhaps I should consult with Mr Armstrong
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      10-11-2012 05:32 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbio! View Post
      The whole concept of the H2 borders on a sort of unconsciously ironic self-mockery. It's like meta-douchebaggery.
      Meh, while I was never a fan, I never really understood why they were SO hated give that they were, literally, a Tahoe with a body kit. I get the whole overcompensation thing, but I also think there was a significant contingent which were compensating for their own shortcomings (lack of manliness?) by being so outspoken against something that wasn't any worse than the average Tahoe.

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      10-11-2012 05:40 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by SoSuMi View Post
      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.

      Perhaps I should consult with Mr Armstrong
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      10-11-2012 05:50 PM #53
      When the H2 was popular, I hated them. But now that I rarely see them, I kind of want one.
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    19. 10-11-2012 06:03 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris Stack View Post
      Meh, while I was never a fan, I never really understood why they were SO hated give that they were, literally, a Tahoe with a body kit. I get the whole overcompensation thing, but I also think there was a significant contingent which were compensating for their own shortcomings (lack of manliness?) by being so outspoken against something that wasn't any worse than the average Tahoe.
      I think Hummers became seen as a symbol of excess, anti-environmentalism, etc. Too big, too wasteful, too over-the-top in terms of appearance.

      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 ...

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      10-11-2012 06:17 PM #56
      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.

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      Quote Originally Posted by miatafreak View Post
      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.
      The ghastly "LOOK AT ME" appearance is a significant contributor.

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      10-11-2012 10:20 PM #59
      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

    25. 10-11-2012 10:45 PM #60
      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.

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      10-11-2012 10:51 PM #62
      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.
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      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.

      There is a local landscaping company that has three cobalt blue H1 diesel hummers as the company trucks. Owner bought them new, said he intends to drive them until they fall apart. Very distinctive, and a pretty stand-up guy.
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      10-11-2012 11:09 PM #64
      I saw one today. First time in several weeks. Definitely saw more of them a few years ago, almost always driven (poorly) by hot blonde chicks.

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      10-12-2012 01:21 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by kraut_pauer79 View Post
      Probably the same place Excursions and a lot of other nonsensical overcompensating highway beasts went, to the front lines of many car dealers' used lots.
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      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.
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      10-12-2012 04:57 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye7 View Post
      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.
      So a Suzuki Samurai with all of its 120 hp pulled an H2 with a busted front axle out of a mud hole? By pulled do you mean winched? Is this an exaggeration of juxtaposition to make the H2 seem worse?

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      10-12-2012 06:52 AM #67
      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.
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    33. 10-12-2012 07:00 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by warren_s View Post
      Definitely saw more of them a few years ago, almost always driven (poorly) by hot blonde chicks.
      There was an absolute MILF in our town that drove a black one. I mean this lady is fine...

      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.

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      10-12-2012 07:08 AM #69
      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.
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      There are 349 available in Germany right now: http://suchen.mobile.de/auto/hummer-...4&ambitCountry=

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