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When I heard GM was selling the Hummer brand I didn't really think much of it. In fact it made sense considering how few they sell now. But the more I think about it, the more I feel like it's a huge loss for America and GM.

When I look around at all the cars on the road today, they pretty much all fall under the category of boring and mundane. That's what's so great about the H2. There isn't anything about it that's boring or mundane. It's fun to drive, it's fun to look at, and it's fun to even think about.

Yeah sure it may be "excessive" and a "gas guzzler", but who cares! Just about anything that's entertaining or useful is excessive. 50" Plasma TVs, 5,000 sq ft houses, plumbing... it's all excessive. But those are all things you have to work for in order to earn, and they make our lives better. I don't care if the eco Nazis, or the government, or your next door neighbor wants the H2 to go away. It's a fantastic, unapologetic vehicle and a symbol of what makes America so great.

 

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Not everyone hates HUMMER. I totally agree why with you on why it's a great vehicle. It's big, loud, and scares small children. It doesn't pretend to be environmentally friendly when that's the fad now.

The brand hit their target audience pretty well....I think mistakes were made, but as a whole, the brand is still not damaged. It's an off road vehicle, environmentalist are going to be scared of it.

Hits:
-capability
-price
-marketing

Misses:
-too blingy...I want Land Rover Defender style and substance
-no diesel engines
-sometimes plasticy/cheap construction in the early models
-stand alone dealerships....it's a niche vehicle.
 

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Why am I not surprised.
I wouldn't be surprised if there were more H2's per capita in Southern California than anywhere else in the US. We love excess, and we need all that capability to sit in traffic and hope the wheels don't fall off. The H2 was a stupid idea that made GM money initially, but is now costing them a lot more, including all the goodwill that it's losing them.
 

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Hits:
-capability
-price
-marketing

Misses:
-too blingy...I want Land Rover Defender style and substance
-no diesel engines
-sometimes plasticy/cheap construction in the early models
-stand alone dealerships....it's a niche vehicle.
I pretty much agree with all that. It kills me how the newer ones are coming pre pimped with the huge chrome wheels.
 

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It's very ugly and horrible to look at, very poor to drive and laughable to think about.

What amazing is that there were people that actually bought them.
I'm actually surprised everytime I see one (which thankfully is very rare). With all the kick ass cars out there, why would you pay so much for something like an H2...
 

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I think the H2 is awesome as like you said it breaks the repitition of environmentaly freindly everything, Basically if the H2 says I am going to drive what I want and you can go **** yourself!
 

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In America we have freedom (well, moreso than other countries at least). You can buy and drive whatever you want regardless of other's opinions (more or less). I wouldn't mind an H2 as a second vehicle someday. There's tons of used deals on them and will probably get better mileage than the '76 Eldorado convertible I've been dreaming out.

EDIT: I would definitely used its capabilities, however. I've had my Forester in more difficult off road conditions than most HUMMER's have seen...proof: you don't often see Michigan DNR trail permits on them
 

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Hummer would be more successful if the vehicles were slightly more subdued (this is a major problem for its image. I believe the styling should be able to continue to appeal to Hummer fans but not piss so many other people off) and not so oversized. I'd like to see the H2 shrink to H3 size while retaining all of its capabilities, replacing the H3 itself.
 

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I think the H2 is awesome as like you said it breaks the repitition of environmentaly freindly everything, Basically if the H2 says I am going to drive what I want and you can go **** yourself!
Amen! The H2 pisses people off and makes them run to internet forums to beeotch, moan, complain and throw out insults. That's why I love it. Maybe the HUMMER haters are just insecure?
 
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