2005 Hummer H3 Reviews

2005 Hummer H3 from North America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance25000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

Fun to drive and looks great!

Faults:

Both remotes have broke off of key chain giving no way to secure them.

General Comments:

The engine is very much underpowered for a vehicle this size. If you can live with the slow pick-up, it's a great SUV. I have enjoyed it and would consider buying another.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st May, 2006

2005 Hummer H3 Adventure Package 3.5 liter Vortech inline 5 DOHC from North America

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.5 liter Vortech inline 5 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Most recent distance25750 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Almost perfect for me

Faults:

Blower motor resistors burnt out at 5K because it got water in it somehow. I replaced this myself and sealed with silicone. No problems ever since.

General Comments:

This thing works awesome for what I use it for. Mostly commuting, but my driveway is a 500 yard dirt path through the woods, and it usually is either very muddy or covered in snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2006

2005 Hummer H3 from North America

Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12000 miles
Most recent distance52000 miles
Previous carSAAB 9-3

Summary:

The way America should be!

Faults:

Problem with the door lock.

Someone ran their Subaru into my passenger door. Got fixed with a new door.

A nice person sprayed my wonderful truck with lead shot, new paint, but the BB dings are still there.

Rear driver tire kept going flat, found out I had a 4 inch nail in my tire. Got new tire, now she's good.

General Comments:

I love this truck.

I was tempted by the earlier H1 and H2 models, but when I heard that GM was making another Hummer I knew this was the time.

Since its smaller than the other Hummers, I find that it is more able to maneuver through the city, or narrow trails.

The 4 wheel drive works great, I need it since I live in Maine.

I'm not really sure what to make of all the "bad press" that the entire Hummer line has had to endure. I myself am not arrogant and do not appreciate other Hummer owners being called arrogant. But I suppose that everyone is entitled to their opinion. But I still think that this SUV is a wonderful vehicle.

Really, the only thing I am not sure about is the engine setup, but it seems to work fine right now :)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2006

30th Jan 2006, 15:26

What a wonderful and powerful review, you sold me. God bless America. We make such great products here, I don't see how people can buy imports when they can buy a real car.

7th Feb 2006, 19:28

(To the original reviewer)

I have heard that these new Hummer H3's only have a V6 engine, if this is the case, does it have much power? also I am curious as to whether it has enough interior room, when I saw it at the Portland auto show, it looked as if the inside was a bit small.

8th Feb 2006, 10:23

The reason people buy imports is because the quality and reliability on imports is far more superior then anything American. God bless the Imports.

But the H3 is built on a Chevy Colorado chassis and it only has a 5 cylinder, which is underpowered. You are just buying the Hummer name because there is nothing good about this truck. I like the H2 but the H3 is just lame.

8th Feb 2006, 15:40

Well obviously the reviewer, who actually owns one, thinks there are several things good about this truck. At least he seems happy with it, despite your assertion that there is nothing good about this truck. You know it's no good because you own one, I suppose...no?

8th Feb 2006, 20:42

No, but my brother owns an H2 which is a gas hog, but it's a good truck. He was looking at buying an Escalade and they tried to show him an H3 and man that thing is small and underpowered. For 30K plus, you might as well buy a new Tahoe.

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 3 reviews