2006 Hummer H3 Reviews - Page 2 of 6

2006 Hummer H3 5 cylinder from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance49000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Absolutely love it!!!

Faults:

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

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 5 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

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

Faults:

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

2006 Hummer H3 from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles

Summary:

It's a love/hate relationship!

Faults:

Three times while driving, the engine has cut off. Once in a parking lot, and twice while going about 75 mph on the highway. The dealership is stumped, and has replaced the ignition switch. Hopefully that will take care of it, keep your fingers crossed for me! This may sound crazy, but other than this problem, I really love my truck!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st September, 2007

2006 Hummer H3 Luxury 3.5L from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance20000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Alero

Summary:

Love my vehicle because of the looks and off-roading capabilities, but would NEVER purchase another

Faults:

Currently on the third battery in 1 year.

Roof molding has been replaced - 2x (parts flew off in the car wash and while driving home from CA)

Molding problems between the dash and windshield - rattle.

The power control module went out at 3 months.

I recently had door handle repaired that would shut correctly and had to be pushed to shut.

General Comments:

The car is very comfortable for me (woman of smaller build).

I have loved the look of the car from the first time I saw it - still do.

I enjoy the ride, but feel it is very underpowered.

Went on an off-road training sponsored by Hummer. I was absolutely AMAZED with what this can do!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2007

2006 Hummer H3 Luxury package from North America

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired6000 miles
Most recent distance9500 miles
Previous carMazda 6

Summary:

The best I have ever owned

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong. This vehicle is the most reliable I have ever had!

General Comments:

I am in love with my H3! From the chrome package to the 2 tone leather seats there is nothing cheap or ugly about it.

The H3 is great off road as well as on the highway its like having 2 vehicles for the price of one.

Though many hate the fact that its smaller than H2 it doesn't matter to me, its the perfect size for a petite woman like me!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2007

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 20 reviews