Instrument cluster defect, apparently this was also an issue with other GM SUVs/ pickup trucks. Basically the speedo, tachometer would vary wildly and sometimes stick. Unfortunately as I was not the first owner, it wasn't covered. So be it. Fortunately I know folks and got it replaced for the cost of the part @ $250. GM I guess was just having a lean moment panhandling in Washington DC. But I digress.
No other problems were noted... yet.
First off I did not buy the H-2 for the gas mileage.
I bought the vehicle because it is a BEAST! Look at the front end, the back end and underneath and you'll know what I'm talking about. While others get in a little fender benders, and have to throw their little econo boxes away. Not the case here, rest assured this one will continue driving me home. Gas mileage isn't everything how about SAFETY? Crash your Prius and let me know how it turns out... if you can still talk/ type.
Secondly, I like the looks. Tough, secure, roomy, stylish and capable. My wife is more than happy for me to take her downtown for a date in the H-2. Heck, that was just a bonus because I got it for me... You know she never did like my Jeep.