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Advice: Wait for discounts!I was attracted to this vehicle for its external appearance. After driving I was very unhappy. No power and a cheap interior. Back seats don`t recline for usable space!
Pros: Heavy, safe vehicle
Cons: Visibility is limited with the small windows - we are a short family!
Advice: Have back up sensors put on!I bought this for my 16 year old son, and gee wiz, once I drove it - I wanted it for myself. It handles really well and has the best safety features.
Advice: Buy it, get the Adventure package with the Luxury upgrades. Then aftermarket accessoriesLooked at many, many other SUV's and Mid sized SUV's. The H3 is by far the best of both when considering amenities and price points. First weekend I had it couldn't help putting over 800 miles on it through forest and mountain roads other SUV's could have only gotten to if towed in by a HUMMER. Needless to say LOVE IT. Only improvement could be more horsepower. But then again, if I want to drive fast I will drive my 350Z. Buy a H3 you will love it.
Pros: The looks and Gas mileage
Cons: The 3rd seat its a little cramp
Advice: Buy it you wont regret itThis vehicle is the best, never owned a suv that gets this much attention in my neighborhood. The interior of the car is looks kinda cheap, but that dosent matter when u go off-roading in the woods, the seats are the best in the factory except the 3rd row its kinda cramped for adult. The ride is great silent and smooth on L.A higways, does get a little engine itrusion when accelerating hard inside the cabin but unless u like the sound of 325hp V8 coming out of your muffler this is the vehicles for you. gas mileage is okay considering this 3 1/2 ton beast. get around 13 in the city but the hwy you can get up to 24 mpg if you keep in cruise control @ 68mph, but most of the time you'll get around 19 or 20mpg. The manufacturer says this car gets 10city and 13hwy but thats not true, there was a mistake. Payload is awesome this baby can haul more that a full size TRUCK!!!!! 2,500lbs to be exact. My F-250 can hold up 1,850lbs.
Pros: xm radio
Cons: heating & A/C
Advice: not enough horsepowerSlow on pick up, needs more power. Handles poorly at highy speeds in the rain. Rides smoothly on and off road. Off road in 4 wheel low is great! Towing a trailer is great except for the lack of power. Turning radius very good. Visitablity is not so good but the little windows make for good style. Not enough creature features.
Pros: Styling and manuverability - parking is great, and people keep looking at it.
Cons: Back Seat inclines too much when retracted - the dog keeps sliding!
Advice: Automatic is adequate, MPG really is the EPA numbers of 14/20. Get aftermarket barsAt two months and 3000 miles, I have some experience in this baby. I've driven the back mountain roads to Tahoe, and taken hiway 1 from San Francisco to San Simeon and back - the vehicle was a dream to drive! The 5 cylinder is adequate - enough power for passing, and good at 75-80 mph highway speeds (my normal). The engine only had difficulty passing at extreme inclines - but we are talking almost two tons of machine here! Maneuverability (turning radius) is fantastic; parking in San Francisco is a breeze! Interior space is good for four big adults - though we have gotten five in. Visibility is also good - don't let the small windows fool you, it gets comfortable. The vehicle size is easy to judge, so backing isn't as much guess work with the spare tire view obstruction. Mileage on trips averaged 19-20, in town 13-14, just like my corvette! Being a new style, it gets lots of looks and comments ('washed it in hot water, huh?') - and surprises about how large the interior is when it looks 'small' on the outside. I've also added an iPod connection, so sounds are good with the 'base' radio. Also have the Explorer package with sun roof, and added some bars to the package. I think my Vette is feeling left out - the H3 is just too much fun!
Pros: Iconic HUMMER design, adventure series package, superior blue color
Cons: steering wheel texture, i didnt get the leather wrapped
Advice: get oneI actually traded my Colorado z71 crew LS for it. I really like how this vehicle rides and feels. The acceleration is overcome by the rest of the vehicle. Besides you want people to see you in it.