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Review: 2009 HUMMER H3

By Syed on October 24, 2008

On 23, 2008, GM announced it was hiring to help it in a strategic review of the brand. After being with a base H3 for a week, I’d the venerable the General skip to the and sell off the brand to anyone who it. By offering vehicles like the H3, GM demonstrates it is/was unwilling unable to nurture what the most focused brand in its portfolio.

The H3’s primary point is#8211; was#8211; its appearance. Sporting some Gubernator-inspired styling, the H3 comes by poseur-approved chrome grill, hood vents, chrome bars, an exposed spare and over-sized fender flares. mucho machismo to be had here. many of the details are perfect for rocks, dirt, boulders and nature offers to thwart the most timid off-roader.

Everywhere it went, the H3 stood out as a in a cheap tux amongst the barebones that showed their scars with pride.

The exterior dimensions promise and convenience nowhere to be found on the The back seat offers the room as any family sedan; utterly cramped with adults.

The trunk’s even With two huge intrusions on side, the H3 struggled to hold suitcases and two duffel bags, a that would easily fit any station wagon or large on sale today.

Unique styling cues the H2#8242;s cabin are nowhere to be except on the horn. The H3, sadly, is another GM truck. Bearing a wheel and a center stack Chevrolet owners could blindly, the H3 utterly fails to up to HUMMER’s “Like nothing slogan.

That said, the H3 from GM’s other, recent truck interior The leatherette seats are supportive and The steering wheel itself is to grasp, though the observation from a recovering Pontiac Prix renter.

The center is well placed for long And truth be told, it’s to slag the H3 for the rest of the cheap that permeate the interior, its supposed off-roader mojo itself well to cheap, materials.

The H3#8242;s heart is its tragic its Achilles#8217; heel. No matter speed or gear I hit, WOT and the result was the same: epic thrash and acceleration so gradual it spill your coffee. yet, coming off higher the engine tended to hang, lead to lurching upshifts of the confused slushbox.

In a vehicle an MSRP that touches (good luck with the lack of refinement is staggering.

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To say the peculiar I5 is utterly defeated by the mass is to unabashedly don the mantle of Obvious. As to why GM chose the I5, I’ll the speculation to you. It clearly economy.

In 128 miles of equally city, highway and off-road the H3 attained an abysmal 9.8 mpg.

If you muster the patience required to the H3 to 80 mph, you’ll need a management certification to operate the overmatched brakes. No seriously. in the H3 required such advanced that I found myself out the GPS screen to identify upcoming

Looking to ride and handling in the of redemption are futile, even by standards. Weighing about 500 too much, the H3 transmits everything to its Drive down the smoothest of and the vibrations will make you the tires are made of solid It’s Jeep Syndrome to the degree.

A combination of mass and crappy makes the H3 prone to bus-like and hitting four-wheel drifts on gravel roads was pathetically

On the trails is where the H3 finally to be in its element. The H3 with locked is a redoubtable climber. Similarly, it boulders, crevasses, mud, and (yeah, I admit it) sidewalks and without protest. The gloriously truck is easy to modulate the throttle and power-braking. But then, how H3 owners will risk its make-up by removing it from its

That’s what I thought.

GM to make the H3 be all things to all people, and lays the problem. The H3 will do you ask of it, but none of it well. It’s too for the road, too pretty for the outback, too for an SUV and too listless for the highway.

Worse in the age of the Prius, the H3’s image is out of date. As an exemplar of how GM can … the from any car brand, the H3 is as good/bad as it As anything else, it#8217;s plain awful.

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