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  • RIP: The Hummer

    GM pulls the plug on the orginal Hummer H1 this June:

    http://www.cnn.com/2006/AUTOS/05/12/hum ... index.html

  • #2
    Ridiculous impractical vehicle that, if you buy it up here, can only be serviced at certain dealers. Almost bought one. Got a Sequoia instead. Would have been the dumbest thing I have ever done. They aren't even that big.

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    • #3
      Any SUV that allows you to inflate or deflate your tires (for better traction) by pushing a button on the dashboard can't be all bad.

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      • #4
        How often would a California type need something like that? Never been stuck with the Toyota and it has been driven in some brutal conditions.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by MJD
          How often would a California type need something like that?
          Desert sands.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by bad hammy
            Originally posted by MJD
            How often would a California type need something like that?
            Desert sands.
            You're thinking about how to cross the central valley after global warming sets in? Smart long term planning there. Do GM have an electric version in case the oil is too expensive then?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Daisy
              Originally posted by bad hammy
              Originally posted by MJD
              How often would a California type need something like that?
              Desert sands.
              You're thinking about how to cross the central valley after global warming sets in? Smart long term planning there. Do GM have an electric version in case the oil is too expensive then?
              Mojave desert, Death Valley. California has a lot of varied terrain.

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              • #8
                I just swore the other day that I would buy a Hummer if I strike it rich. Best hurry on now with those remaining deals before it is too late!

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                • #9
                  Mojave desert, Death Valley. California has a lot of varied terrain.[/quote]

                  Yeah, that's right, take a behemoth of a vehicle with some kinda' cool outdoorsy name (tahoe, sequoiya, environmentalist?) and drive it out into the wilderness to crush anything and everything that it comes in contact with, with tons of pressure digging wheel ruts into a fragile environment to remain for the next who knows how many years. Why do they always show them out in some wilderness area where a car should never go? Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints, and on the established trail at that.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Helen S
                    Take nothing but memories, leave nothing but footprints, and on the established trail at that.
                    And never leave food in your car.
                    http://www.cnn.com/EARTH/9805/20/yosemite.bear.warning/

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                    • #11
                      People forget that they are temporarily visiting in the animal's neighborhood, and that the local original residents are not bound by any of our societal conventions. When they are given the opportunity to get something to eat (even if they have to work for it a little bit- animal caretakers call it "enrichment") they will act like, well.... animals.

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                      • #12
                        The Hummer--awful both as a military vehicle and a private vehicle. Good riddance.

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