15 Years Ago: Hummer H2 By G.B. Trudeau

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    Re: 15 Years Ago: Hummer H2 By G.B. Trudeau

    Looking at the success over the years Land Rover has enjoyed with their Ranger Rover line, it's a shame that GM did not realize what they had in their Hummer brand. Going upscale may have saved the brand and sharpened its image.









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    Re: 15 Years Ago: Hummer H2 By G.B. Trudeau

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    Looking at the success over the years Land Rover has enjoyed with their Ranger Rover line, it's a shame that GM did not realize what they had in their Hummer brand. Going upscale may have saved the brand and sharpened its image.
    Or going upscale pulled them too far away from their Jeep competition.
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    Re: 15 Years Ago: Hummer H2 By G.B. Trudeau

    IMHO, Hummer was doomed from the start. The H1 was simply not built for civilian usage and didn't sell at all.

    The H2 was too big. Period. It also arrived just in time to be the poster child targeted by radical environmentalists. Not to mention the H2 SUT. How can you build such a huge vehicle and manage to have a tiny pickup bed?

    The H3 was too little (figuratively, not literally), too late. A very nice Jeep contender. This should have been the first Hummer, not the last.

    Add in the fact that GM insisted on stand alone dealerships for Hummer and what do you get? Another division shut down. I always felt the Hummer should have been offered at GMC dealerships. But what do I know?
    It sounded pretty good until I actually said it.

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    Re: 15 Years Ago: Hummer H2 By G.B. Trudeau

    GM is loosing 100's of thousands of sales by not having Hummer and letting Jeep take a near monopoly in off road vehicles.

    Drives me crazy.

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    Re: 15 Years Ago: Hummer H2 By G.B. Trudeau

    Quote Originally Posted by kool1 View Post
    GM is loosing 100's of thousands of sales by not having Hummer and letting Jeep take a near monopoly in off road vehicles.

    Drives me crazy.
    I don't know about 100s of thousands of loose sales, but yeah, I was hoping Hummer would survive long enough to come out with more Jeep-type vehicles (an H4?). And maybe less of that bling crap.
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    Re: 15 Years Ago: Hummer H2 By G.B. Trudeau

    I still like the H3.
    Alphas have tremendous resale value.

    It's been 10 years, so the lost sales almost certainly is in the hundreds of thousands.
    But it shouldn't be a stand alone brand, that's a mistake. Hummer should be an offroad sub-brand sold at GMC dealers.
    They could even replace Buick there... they'd make more money.
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    Re: 15 Years Ago: Hummer H2 By G.B. Trudeau

    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    I still like the H3.
    Alphas have tremendous resale value.
    I still browse Cars.com for them on occasion. Alphas only though.
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