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Hummer H3

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  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    ... edmunds for some reason put them in there.

    I don't think so.

    In any case, here's the link.

    tidester, host
  • h1vch1vc Posts: 295
    I think if you leave the http on there it will work, but won't when left out, like my link.
  • sbcookesbcooke Posts: 2,297
    The back half looks something like the VUE...at least from that photo.
  • h1vch1vc Posts: 295
    I really wanted to know more about the future of the Hummer and this "message", so I emailed the the Hummer communications person listed on media.gm.com. I asked her about the "message" and H3 info, this is her response. Very interesting, someone is lying.

    "H1 sales are actually up almost 20% since the launch of the H2 and there are no plans to walk away from the product. The announcement at SEMA will be focused on how GM is continuing to invest in the H1 not discontinue it. The H3 and H4 stuff is a bunch of rumored nonsense, you won't see anything about the H3 or H4, H5 H6...etc at SEMA Wendy."
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,950
    SEMA is a trade association of aftermarket auto suppliers, and they have a site that's usually interesting. I got some good pics of high performance minivans off there a couple of years ago.

    Their site is www.sema.org.

    Steve, Host
  • tbcreativetbcreative Posts: 357
    Have you seen this, yet?!

    http://www.hummer3.net/index.html

    I wish they'd give us the whole picture...
  • h1vch1vc Posts: 295
    That sketch has been out for awhile now, I know, I sent them to him, don't know why he only put up part of one sketch though. They're from Consumer Review Car Preview magazine, there are 2 sketches total, don't think I have the scans anymore.
  • h1vch1vc Posts: 295
    just read your profile, I see that you work for CBS news in phoenix, do you know what happened to the Hummer owner that ran over the guys that robbed him?
  • tbcreativetbcreative Posts: 357
    That's a good question! I'm not sure, but we should do a follow up on him.

    I thought I recognized that art. That guy has a very distinctive style; slightly amateurish and "cartoonie," but still helpful when trying to give an idea of a new model coming out. Are you sure you don't have that scan any more? Do you know of any place it exists on the web? I'd just like to take a better look at it. The guy who runs the Hummer.net sites didn't even give me a source. I was hoping he'd maybe send me a jpeg of it...
  • h1vch1vc Posts: 295
    Please do!
  • tbcreativetbcreative Posts: 357
    I didn't know you were on line right now too. Did you see that I edited my last post and added questions about the sketch? Just making sure...
  • tbcreativetbcreative Posts: 357
    Yes, that's the one. I was just generalizing, because the site for the H3 is Hummer3.net.

    I'd rather not post my email address here, but if you go to my website http://www.tbcreative.com and go to "Contact," there's a link to my email there.

    Thanks! I hope you find it... By the way, is that magazine on the racks still?
  • h1vch1vc Posts: 295
    I think so, saw it last saturday in a mall bookstore. Haven't been to a store since.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Why in the world would people want to buy it knowing full well that the only off-roading that they'll do is at the soccer field and also knowing that you'll be spending waaay toooo much on gasoline? The only benifit over a $23,000 TrailBlazer LS is the Hummer styling. Who'd pay $10K for that?! I know I wouldn't. I consider the Chevrolet Tahoe a bargain next to the Hummer H2.
  • The main reason I would buy an H3 over a Trailblazer is because of it's off-road ability. I'm one of the 10 to 20% who actually takes their truck on rugged terrain to see the sites of Arizona. But I also need a comfortable daily driver. And, most of my commute is on the highway, so my '98 Jimmy 4x4 gets about 22 MPG, which is better than most, making it slightly more economical than a majority of 4-Wheel-Drive SUVs.

    The Trailblazer's ground clearance SUCKS, so, as much as I liked it when it first came out, I've ruled it out. It's too expensive to lift the thing with the front drive shaft running through the oil pan. Also, your dollar figure is way off. Any Trailblazer that would be equipped the way the H3 will, would be an LTZ 4x4, with a sticker of about $33,000. So that argument doesn't make sense. It really comes down to style and utility.

    As far as fuel economy, the H3 is built on the GMT 355 platform, shared with the Canyon/Colorado, and will probably house either the new in-line 5 or 6 under the hood. So, depending on the weight, the mileage should be close to what the Trailblazer/Envoy/Bravada/Rainier get. It may also have the new cylinder shut-down system, aiding in better fuel efficiency and lower emissions.

    To each their own...
  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,078
    didn't the Gov. just pass a law stating that ALL SUV's have to now make a certain MPG for City/HWY?

    Odie
  • Truckin' Magazine has a new spy shot of the H3. It's the same cloaked version of what we've seen, but this picture is great. You can really see a lot more detail, even if it is covered in black. I LOVE the ride height!
  • Off-Road Magazine has the same pic that the new Truckin' has, plus 2 new ones. One is a close-up of the rear, and the other is a PhotoShopped version of what Brenda Priddy & Co. think it may look like. I think their prototype is a bit off, especially with the front bumper, and Trailblazer headlights and side mirrors.

    I'll scan the pics in as soon as I can, and post them.
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