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I was out running errands, and needed to stop by my alternative fuel station to fill the Impala. The banner by the neighboring Hummer dealer advertised that they had the H3T's in stock, so I stopped by to check it out. I first sat in an Alpha model, but the sunroof made head room a mere theory, so I got out, and asked them about a "basic" model.

Their "basic" model wasn't all to basic, and still had about $4k worth of options tacked on to it. It did have the 5 cylinder engine, which is what I would spec anyway, so the salescreature and I took off in it.

Overall, I very much liked the truck. It would be a good contender to replace both the F150 and the Cherokee, and be able to fill both roles. The 5 cylinder is no race engine, but fits my ultra relaxed driving style just fine. I did not feel it lacking for power.

Unfortunately however, the "cheapest" truck still starts at $30k with zero options, and manual tranny. I like one, and want one, but will not part with that kind of money for a truck - especially when I can hop into a perfectly stripped down four Colorado or Canyon for less than 2/3 the price, and have it fill the exact same dual role.
 

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Paying MSRP for a Hummer :fall:
 

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So this is the reason we can't get a real off road package or manual in a Chevy truck?

If that's the case, then Hummer should be doing it's own thing within GM, similar to what Saab is trying to do.
 

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its supposed to be like the colorado or canyon, the only difference pretty much is fuel economy, colorado and canyon get 24, h3t 18.
 

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especially when I can hop into a perfectly stripped down four Colorado or Canyon for less than 2/3 the price, and have it fill the exact same dual role.

Not really, see I want the H3T Alpha, with locker FRONT and rear, and plan to use it for what it is built for..

The Jeep I have now will go Spring over axle, and go full widths as well and be a hard core off road buggy with prolly 40s for tires..

The H3T for me will be the family trail rig, The I5 would prolly work for me, but milage is not a huge difference and the pulling with hte Alpha will be better me thinks..

The front locker is AWSOME, for an IFS, that is way cool. my 2 cents.
 

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No, there are no rebates as of yet, and he came right out and stated that they weren't going to deal off of sticker. With our economy as it is, that will quickly change, I'm sure. The salescreature didn't realize at the time, that I've already purchased two vehicles from the Classic auto group. If I touch one, it'll be a few hundred over invoice, and then subtract the rebates and trade(s) off of that figure - just like I did with my Impala. My F150 and Cherokee both sit north of 160k miles. They still don't use a drop of oil, only require cheap liability insurance, are plenty reliable enough to drive cross country, and they are paid for.
 
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