Cool looking truck, 5 cylinder economy, Japanese engineering
I think everyone needs to chill a minute on the Hummer thing. The H3 is not like the H1 or the H2. The H3 has a 3.5L 5 cylinder engine (same displacement as a Honda Pilot with one cylinder less than my Tercel). The power-train and chassis are designed by Isuzu with the look of a smaller H2.
The truck is really cool and I get reasonable fuel economy with the 5 cylinder engine and moderate driving. Yeah it's a little expensive, and I don't like to buy American cars cause the big three have been screwing us for decades with low quality cars that don't last. I worked for many years at a Toyota dealership and have always bought Honda or Toyota cars. We still drive our Tercel daily, the Hummer is a lease and a company car.
I like having the ground clearance for the snowstorms we get up here in Canada, and needed a frame that could handle all the big pot holes. I bought it to show off, and I stickered her up with my company logo.
I don't plan on hitting anyone or being hit by anyone, and I drive safe and look where I'm going, and observe speed limits weather permiting. I slow down in bad weather even with the truck.
I loved my Civic and Tercel, but I can't pull my boat with them. I bought a set of 20 inch chrome rims for summer time with all the chrome options. Where were all you people when GM was screwing you with crappy cars. Stop complaining now and give them credit for a job well done.
As for the jealousy, I drove a lot of old $100.00 beaters for many years, and paid my way through school, working bad jobs to get there. I looked up to people that had worked hard, and was always happy for them. I work hard for what I've got.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 1st May, 2006