2006 Hummer H3 from North America


Up to now, this Hummer is a very good machine


Nothing, I still have the CJ5 Jeep.

General Comments:

The Hummer H3 is a real off-road machine, and this is the main issue about this vehicle. Have you ever seen a tank winning a race? So there is no need to talk about acceleration here.

The Hummer H3 does great at everything it has been built for.

Mine has a manual transmission, and yes the towing capacities is 3500 pounds instead of 4500 for the automatic transmission, but there are reasons for that. First it is a clutch issue, because the truck will take whatever you are giving to it, compared to the automatic transmission that will take only what it can. Nothing can prevent the driver from shifting into 5th gear with a manual transmission, which is an overdrive, even if you are towing an heavy load, a thing that the automatic transmission won't do. So the hauling capacity is rated that way to protect you from exceeding the truck capacity.

Now let me tell you something, I'm pulling a 23 foot boat on a tandem trailer with my 2006 Hummer, which is equipped with a manual transmission. Of course there are brakes on the trailer, and I don't have any problem with it, but again you have to use your head, go easy on the throttle and do not try do break any speed records, and the truck is more than able to do that.

By the way, I've own 4x4s since 1976, and I still have my CJ5 Jeep, which is a 1974, and it is still in excellent shape. I also had a 1986 Chevy Blazer for over 13 years, and believe me, that truck was pulling a trailer almost every day, and it was still running great when I sold it, so my point is if you operate your truck properly with the right on time maintenance, it will keep up for a long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th October, 2008

2006 Hummer H3 5 cylinder from North America


Absolutely love it!!!


First I must say I love my Hummer H3. But I NEED HELP! I have a white hummer. The problem is there are rust specks all over my truck. The dealer calls it "railroad dust". IT IS RUST!!! Dealer told me to have truck professionally waxed at dealer = $375.00!

Also my engine light came on at 38000 miles. I needed a whole new top of my engine!!! Thank god it was under warranty!!!

Can anyone answer these questions?:

1. Has anyone else had trouble with the rust?? It's a 2006! It should be covered by warranty if Hummer is aware of the problem as I was told by the dealer.

2. Does anyone else have 49000 miles on their 2006 H3? Problems???

3. Did anyone buy the extended warranty???

4. What should a 2 year extended warranty cost with no deductible?? Truck has 49,000 miles.

Thanks in advance for your help!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th May, 2008

26th May 2008, 22:18

Our white Ford Fusion had the same problem just recently. Thankfully they acid washed it for us because it was less than a year old. I heard stories of how GM is less helpful with the matter, but I heard a clay bar can help rub it out. We are waiting to see if the rust comes back over next winter, but according to the service manager the rust is just iron deposits and hasn't penetrated the paint? Not sure I believe him, but I wish you luck in getting that solved.

2006 Hummer H3 Adventure 5 cylinder from North America


It was fun to drive, but considering the low trade in value, a very expensive experience


No problems were encountered in two years.

General Comments:

The early Hummers were quite underpowered for a 5000 lb. vehicle.

Rear vision is limited and backing out of any space is a challenge.

Rear seats do not fold flat and any items carried in the rear slide down. This also limits the amount or size of any items carried.

Since the rear door opens to the side, not down, and the rear window does not open, any longer items will not fit in the rear compartment.

From my experience at the local dealership, the trade in value of this vehicle is low, and the Kelly blue book or NADA trade in pricing listed by them is much higher than a dealer will offer in trade.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th January, 2008