Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Pros: Can't just pick a feature. This vehicle has many great features.
Cons: The only problem I have is, it needs a back up sensor or camera. BADLY! A friend of ours, who also is a Hummer 3 owner, already drove OVER a Wal-Mart buggy. Crushed it. No damage to the Hummer. :)
Advice: There are a lot of reviews out there to find out what people think, but to really find out about this vehicle, you need to go and test drive it for yourself.Absolutely had a blast on the test drive. Nothing like looking sideways and feeling like you're fixing to fall over and don't. Very nice smooth ride. The vehicle is no speed racer, but wasn't looking for a race car. As far as comfort, no complaints. Actually, our hummer feels and looks very luxurious. We are averaging about 17 MPG at this point. Better than our Chevrolet Suburban we owned. The only complaint I have is the limited view when backing up. With the smaller window and tire, a back up sensor is needed as a safety device.
Cons: Needs back up sensor.
Advice: test drive during the day and night/negotiate price/Awesome to drive. I will have back up sensor put on, should have come on vehicle due to size. Overall, very happy with feel and drive. Great purchase, so fun to drive.
Pros: Lots of room, sexy vehicle
Cons: 10 miles to the gallon
Advice: Like nothing else.This has to be the best SUV I have seen yet. It is a sleek, sexy and surpisingly powerful vehicle for its size. However, if you're looking for fuel efficiency... this (or any large SUV) is not for you. If gas is not a concern... you will not find a sexier SUV. The one I drove had a 6' lift, 37' tires and was glossy black. Lots of room, touch screen navigation, dvd player etc... it was loaded to the 9's. I figure with all the extras this vehicle had over $70k spent on it.
Pros: Off road ability
Cons: Would like more options in the cab
Advice: If your concerned about what people think of you buy a Toyota HybridJust bought a 06 H2 SUT and believe I made the right choice for me. I don’t mind the gas mileage my wife’s Jeep only averages 13 mpg and my old truck was the same. I don’t off road very often but the area we go to has terrible roads that have claimed plenty of plastic bumper covers and extra body parts. The one Hummer I’ve seen up there always makes it through and has never lost any body moldings. I’ll tell you one thing that made me pick the H2 is all the people who absolutely hate these vehicles for reasons that don’t make any sense. Looking at the idiots on the FUH2 web site made we want one of these things even more. Thanks FUH2!
Cons: lack of horsepower
Advice: do not buy it if you are looking for quick acceleration or horsepowerThe truch is very sluggish at best!
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