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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
Pros: Off-road capabilities. I have taken it on some intense trails and it handles the mud and inclines with ease.
Cons: I knew prior to purchasing it the windows are smaller and more difficult to see out the rear and sides. It just takes time getting used to smaller areas to look out of. That did not take long to get used to and is not an issue after the first week.
Advice: Drive one if you do any king of off-roading or camping ect. You will love this truck off of the pavement but it is easy to drive around town unlike a really large 4X4 pick-up.This truck is a pleasesure to drive around town and a great vehicle to off-road with. I had an Explorer prior to getting my H3 a month ago and have found the H3 to drive much better around town and it is no comparison off-road. The turning radius is great and the height of the truck allows for better viewing of the road. The advanture package I purchased with the large tires and off-road suspenion allows for climbing of large curbs around town or logs and rocks off road, I suggest getting the adventure package for looks but also the capabilities. The truck is not super fast but that is not what it is for, the gripping traction from the 4-wheel low lock is unelievable. I left 4 tire burn marks in my driveway going only 4 mphs!
Pros: chopped look of the windows
Cons: headrests on rear seats block rear view. really a minor issue with the big mirrors it has.
Advice: get one todayIt is absolutely one of the best vehicles I have owned. I do miss not having an information center but I guess it's a minor annoyance. Pickup is more than adequate ro me but an optional higher output engine would be nice for people that desire 'more power'.
Pros: Hugh sunroof
Cons: Needs a horn with more authority, it's pretty bad I can only come up with the horn
Advice: Adventure Series Package!!!! its worth every penny for look it adds with the bigger tires to fill the wheel wells and it allows this thing to go just about anywhereDrove it once and had to have it! Traded in 96 Collector Edition Corvette and thought I would leave the dealership with regrets. 32 days and 2800 holiday miles later with very few thoughts about the, what was I driving before? oh well I forgot. Everbody keeps talking about the lack of performance? Sure you're not going to race anyone for pink slips, but this thing performs about as well as the Jeep Commander and Lincoln Aviator that I was also looking at and drove. If I wanted a speed demon I would have kept the Vette. This little monster drives like a dream and gives more sense of security than anything I have driven in a long time, it's a good thing that I'm not insecure about people staring at my vehicle everywhere I go :)
Cons: rear window visability
Advice: custom order your vehicleI have had mine for 3 months now and I do not regret a thing. It has the getup and go that I need, the handling i love and the style of the best. I feel very safe in this vehicle. The one thing I would like to see Hummer add is heater mirrors to clear the snow from them. No problems so far and the dealership has been outstanding.