|07-11-2013 11:07 AM|
I have owned from a CJ to now my second JKU and the only thing that shocks me is the comfort AND offroading ability of my Minivan/Station wagon/convertible Cherokee/H2.5.
Here is the deal we HATE Hummers because most of them are stuck up non offroading ROB's that believe they have gods gift to the car industry.
|07-11-2013 10:51 AM|
|07-11-2013 09:55 AM|
|O_M_Jeep||I actually agree with you on that one, the 4 door wranglers, to me, look like a convertable Cherokee, my opinion, just an opinion, of course I don't own one, obviously|
|07-11-2013 09:44 AM|
|harleydragon||I must have stepped on someones toes|
|07-11-2013 09:08 AM|
I didn't know the top and doors came off of H3's or station wagons.
Besides, the topic is about Hummer hate...
|07-11-2013 04:09 AM|
|michiganadam||You guys know the h1 was designed to be narrow enough to fit through a railroad tunnel right? Lol|
|07-10-2013 07:02 PM|
|O_M_Jeep||yeah, it was the weakest example of all that I found.|
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|07-08-2013 09:42 PM|
I just don't like any hummer GM ever made. They are nothing like a real hummer (H1) and shouldn't carry the name. Other than that I don't find them bad looking if you get rid of all the chrome, but they still have none of the capabilities of a real hummer.
That being said, my buddies wife pulled up to the bbq in her new H2 the other day. Actually decent looking in yellow, but I couldn't resist messing with him a little. "i like your new suburban, it's pretty."
I would get an H1 though if i could afford it, more maintenance than modern jeeps but not near as bad as you think. I used to work on military helo's, H-53, now that is a maintenance PITA. Something like 14 maintenance hour's per flight hour. Plus another hour to fill up the fuel tanks.
Took a 10 man crew like 3 hours to do a wash job for maintenance and lubing up all the moving parts, and greasing the fittings and such afterward. That had to be done every 14 days regardless if it even moved from it's parking spot.
The maintenance on an H1 is nothing compared to aircraft. It has relatively few moving parts by comparison. There is no mountain an H1 can't cross though, just hook it up to an external load sling on an H-53 and fly it on across. Except maybe Mt. Everest, that's kind of pushing it.
|07-08-2013 09:13 PM|
I drove real Hummers in the military, decent vehicle but was a bit large for my taste. The H1 is the same but they are OK and pretty rugged. The H2 is a Poser Tahoe and the H3 is just funny.
Newer jeeps are not comparable to H2's or 3's in my opinion. Now they have gone a bit overboard on the niceties but a new Rubicon, 2 or 4 door, is the most capable off road vehicle on the market. I don't know of anything even in the same league.
|07-08-2013 09:01 PM|
|07-08-2013 05:52 PM|
For the OP, I'd say it's a friendly rivalry, aka Cards/Cubs. As long as the Cub fan/Hummer owner acknowledges our vast superiority.
|07-08-2013 04:59 PM|
|harleydragon||I see very little difference in the h3 and the new jeeps.they are both okay if you are in the market for a station wagon|
|07-08-2013 04:00 PM|
|Scrivah||Only ever liked the H1.....everything else after that was just made to accommodate the blacktop.|
|07-08-2013 03:52 PM|
|GoldenSahara00||Hummers are fat ugly and bad on gas, and way overpriced. Those are the main reasons. h1s can be sweet.|
|07-08-2013 03:29 PM|
I know a few H2 owners, all use them for show and not go. I know a lawyer that wrote his off as a business expense, he hauls file folders in it. He also has the bad ass attitude, it just doesn't work for me at all. I think a lot of people got pissed off when it became fashionable to buy the H2 and then write it off on taxes as a business expense - it was a loophole that people took advantage of. See - It's not just a Hummer, it's a tax break - seattlepi.com
|07-08-2013 02:33 PM|
|zracTA||H1 will always be awesome, the rest not so much|
|07-08-2013 01:56 PM|
it was made for those islanders too...lol
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|Lanco||plus.. its just plain fun to have a villain to go against our hero .|
|07-08-2013 09:50 AM|
|lindel||The Surrey was a special edition from the factory, not something blinged out by the owner.|
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|O_M_Jeep||I have to disagree with "seen many a wrangler the same way", the islanders do like to pretty up the Jeeps, but for the H2/H3 crowd it's S.O.P.|
|07-08-2013 07:49 AM|
It probably requires a lot of maintenance time because of complicated engineering. Like a helicopter.
All aircraft require a lot of maintenance, such as rebuilding engines that run fine. Cause it'd really suck if they failed in operation.
|07-08-2013 12:36 AM|
And don't forget their awesome add campaign years ago when the H3 came out to boost sales..."Get your girl on!" Barf. I believe its the stigma the owners put on themselves. The wannabees buying the H2/3 because they can't afford the H1. It's like peeps buying the Compass and bragging about their new rugged Jeep maybe!
I almost bought an H1 in 95 when I bought my second wrangler until my friend that managed a Jeep/Hummer dealer convinced me otherwise. Every H1 they had in the shop spent many a day in the service bays. H1s are like helicopters...built for the military to be maintained by the military. Which means, 1 hour of operation is 10 hours of maintenance! Made sense to me.
How many H2/3s have u seen on the trails? Maybe a reason for that.
Regarding the ridiculous looking SEMAmobiles above....seen many a Wrangler same way. Again, barf! Hell, even Jeep had the Renegade for a while! Lol
Just my humble insight!
|07-07-2013 11:34 PM|
|07-07-2013 11:05 PM|
|cjeezy||Thanks for the replies everyone...and for going easy on me with my question! Never even realized some of the things that were mentioned!|
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