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Pros: Comfort, street cred
Cons: Nothing, really. The mileage isn't great, but if you don't know that going in you've been living on mars.
Advice: Make sure you like attention.More comfortable than you could imagine. The ride is surprisingly good for a truck designed for (and capable of in spades) off road prowess. Its also a very quiet vehicle, at highway speeds the bad aerodynamics generate some wind noise, but at lower speeds only gentle tire noise breaks up a very hushed ride. Personalization options abound, and the H2 still draws attention like few other vehicles on the planet. Mileage varies with how its driven.
Pros: Interior comfort / effect. The combination of high riding position, smooth ride, low noise, awesome seats, and room that somehow feels snug and secure is truly one of a kind. Riding/driving in the H2 is a great experience, and passengers rave about it
Cons: The mileage isn't great - similar to a full size pickup. The interior, despite being the vehicles best feature, could use higher grade materials.
Advice: if you think you want one, but haven't driven one, you'll like it more than you imagined.If you are worried that the H2 - with its offroad design - will ride like a truck, don't. It rides like a lux SUV. Noise and ride aren't worse than the Escalade, and the seats are a masterpiece. The effect that a ride in the humm has on people is priceless. They just relax, sink into the seats, and ask you to drive again the next day. Offroad capacity is the real deal, and it can be alot of fun to go through some swamps or over some rocks just for fun. I did get the H2 stuck once, so make sure to learn about its capabilities and how to use them before you just point-and-drive-through-something-really-bad. The thing that amazes me about the H2 is that, although some people seem really reserved about it, that all changes once they ride in it. And it would be as comfortable off road, being valet parked, on a gentle cruise seeing the sites, a cross-country road trip, or a late-night social cruise down the strip. And it doesn't just fit in everywhere, it's in its element everywhere. If you think you might want one, you absolutely do. I like mine more after some time in the saddle than i did during the test drive. If you don't want attention, this isn't for you. Get something that doesn't draw as much attention, like an Escalade, a Range Rover, or a Neon Green Porsche 911 Turbo. None of the above will turn heads like the hummer. Oh, and BTW, the H2 is a low-emissions-vehicle. :) PS: it was a 2006 SL500 i also considered, but the database won't allow that