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Old 10-11-2007, 07:47 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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You never see the original Hummers anymore. Remember them? The kind Ahhnold drove. They were the only cool ones imho. They used the most gas and couldn't fit into a normal sized parking space, but thats what gave them their charm. Those things were built like tanks too, and had such a low center of gravity that they would never roll. You could drop little johnny off at school REALLY looking like you were ready for war.
These new H2s and H3s have nothing special about them. It may as well be an Escalade or Navigator.
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Old 10-12-2007, 10:46 AM
 
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Great thread. Just thought I'd add my 2c to the pile.

Oversized SUVs are the most blatant consumption society status symbol out there. I implore anyone to show me a real need for a navigator, sequoia, suburban, expedition, excursion, tahoe, or god forbid, a hummer. I understand that some people need 4WD or a little bit more space to lug some stuff around. I find it hard to believe that a explorer or other mid-sized suv wouldn't fit your needs. The average american family is shrinking, while the size of the average american vehicle (and house - more on that later) is phenomenally increasing. Suv's are nothing more than a great marketing ploy to get you to spend more $$$ on a vehicle than you normally would. Also, they are not safer than regular cars. Quite the contrary, in fact.

To the guy who was yelping about "live & let live", etc. It is YOU who is forcing the rest of us to accommodate your wanton lifestyle. On the road, I have to feel less safe because I can't see around your monstrous vehicle, not to mention that it drives up my gas prices, and destroys the environment. And your 5k sq ft McMansion uglies up my neighborhood, and because it's so big and made from shoddy materials and workmanship, it consumes an exorbitant amount of power to heat and cool.
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Old 10-12-2007, 11:22 AM
 
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These new H2s and H3s have nothing special about them. It may as well be an Escalade or Navigator.
They essentially are. The H2's are built on Yukon frames and drivetrains, and the H3's on Trailblazer frames/drivetrains- they just throw a different body on. And if you've ever seen photos of some of the accidents these things get into, you'd be amazed by how they come apart. I guess people think they're driving a tank or something- which the H1's really are- those things will practically climb up a wall if you want them to.....
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