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RE: OT: I got to drive a Hummer H1

Troops are ditching their H1's not so much because of reliability, but rather their size...unlike the U.S., with our 8 or 10 lane highways many parts of the world have roads designed to hande small cars and therefore the H1 will not fit on them.
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My friend has an H1 and it gets 10MPG and my 300GD gets 22MPG around Atlanta, also the H1 does not like highway speeds either. I drove him to the airport in it and it sounded like it was going to blow up at 75MPH. It is a piece of trash and yes his is the 6.5 Turbo motor and it still sucks.
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My Friend has 2 H1s at home and we play with them all the time. They are a blast. We went through rivers and climbed hills, the trucks are amazing. I have never done anything with my new G (slightly becuase I am afraid to scratch it up) but from what I read this thing is a beast too. The H1s are great but not as daily drivers. I looked at a few when going to purchase mine and I could not see myself driving that every day.
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RE: OT: I got to drive a Hummer H1

BLASPHEMY ALERT! BLASPHEMY ALERT! (no talking nice things about the enemy) Just kidding, i'd like to get behind the wheel of one, although i'd REALLY like to drive an Lambo LM002 even more (even if it's ugly... do a search, good thread on the Lambo but please don't post in that string 'cause it's too damn long already).

The G is a beast, except you can park it in a compact space... no really i'm not kidding. SUV haters will think you're a selfish jerk becasue it'll be like double overhead most compact cars at 6.5 feet tall, and nothing that tall can fit in a compact space right? but the truck is narrow enough to do it that you can still get in and out without a lot of trouble nor doing damage to thy neighbors. (vertical doors are the secret)... course if their doors aren't vertical maybe they can't get into their cars... hummm... haven't checked that one yet.

O.K. i gotta sleep, my antics need to stop... but i'm shooting for laughs and not offenses though... that counts.

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The '04 and up H1's have optional front and rear lockers. it is very capable, but size and weight are the main problems with H1.

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RE: OT: I got to drive a Hummer H1

A friend of mine brought his H1 to my cabin in North Carolina. Because it was so wide, he couldn't make it up the mountain.
The next day, we went out looking for old fire-roads and logging trails and had alot of fun. He was scared @#$%@$ a few times because he thought that we were going to 'fall-off' the mountain roads because he took up both sides and couldn't see all four corners very well.

I think that they are great machines. The cab can be very loud on the highway. The width can also be your enemy sometimes too.


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