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HUMMER H3, SUV
#1117 of 1272 In addition to looking at
Dec 15, 2006 (7:05 pm)
Explorer, Santa Fe, Verzcruz, Jeep GC, and a few others, I just found out the H3 exists...the other Hummers seemed to me to be like tanks, literally, when all I want is a midsized SUV, about the same size as an Explorer (I do think it is the ideal size, but looking for similar comparables)
In terms of space, size, seat comfort (power seats w/adjustable lumbar supports...yes or no???), how does the H3 compare to the 2007 Explorer, if anyone made the comparo when shopping...
I do know that the Expy has a 292 HP V8, which is impressive, but how does the 242 HP 5 cyl of GM perform???...since a 5 cyl is kind of odd, is it a solid, reliable engine, or are we talking the Caddy V8-6-4 problems of yesteryear???...in essence, I question the widom of GM to make a 5 cyl engine, and the ability to make it work...
Also, how does the build quality stand up against competitors???...are we talking solid like a rock or creaky, squeaky, and things falling off???
How does the engine labor on the highway, or stop and go traffic, when the AC is running on a hot day???
Thanks for any thoughts from anyone, as I never thought I would ever consider another GM product again, and, well, here I am...
#1118 of 1272 In addition to looking at by marsha7
Dec 15, 2006 (7:27 pm)
I have a 04 Colorado and have no problems with the 5 cyl. engine. The 07 Hummers have a slightly bigger engine and more HP as that was really the only complaint with the H3. Gm stepped up to the plate and made it happen. Rummer has it they will offer a V8 by 08 at the latest. Like most GM engines a lot of the parts are really 350 engine family. The 4.3 V6 is just a 350 minus 2 cyl. The 5 chl is the 4.6 straight 6 minus a cyl. Not only is this a cheaper way of producing new engines but all the testing and the durability has already been proven. The Caddy V8, 6, 4 was an idea that was ahead of its time. Worked on a lot of them but some had problems. This is common practice now as GM has a number of engines that are V8 or 4 as in the SS Impala. I follow the Hummer forum and everyone there just loves their Hummer. Join it and find someone to give you a supplier discount certificate as Hummers go for sticker price and have sense they have been out.
#1119 of 1272 Re: In addition to looking at [marsha7]
Dec 16, 2006 (6:06 am)
Had three fords. Sat in Explorers, but never drove one. Yes, an I6 engine is a balanced engine. The I5 is one of the many engines that uses balance shafts, like bigger I4's. V8's rock in the cradle as movement and balance is concerned. Never have floored the H3. Our trip to Hill Country had a few times when I wished the engine and rear end were less geared for off-roading (braking going up a hill and then having to get back up to speed-but never floored it). Cruising, once up to speed, is a dream (like any OHC engine)and with stroke bigger than the bore re:oversquare/undersquare). Believe the rear is a 4.56 with a 3:1 first gear in the auto. She can pull off the line but, especially if you are concerned about mileage, you drive easy and let the other guy peel out at the light. "06 came with 4yr/50K mile warranty. And it seems gm links cadillac and hummer together for corporate care.
#1120 of 1272 Thanks for those
Dec 18, 2006 (11:33 am)
quick responses...any comparo on cargo space behind the drivers seat???...as in the Expy, I do want a second row that is comforatble for passengers, but also can be folded down for cargo...in the Expy there is a fair amount of space behind the SECOND row of seats, enough for third row seating, which I do not care about...
the nearest Hummer dealer is quite far from here, so I ask these queries in order to save time and decide if it is worth the drive...the Ford dealer, as you might expect, is local...
#1121 of 1272 Radio Reception in Hummer H3
Dec 18, 2006 (1:58 pm)
Just picked up my custom-ordered H3 last Thursday. getting used to it. Question: The radio reception isn't very good. Little statically. Any suggestions on how to get better reception? Anyone else with this problem?
2007 H3 Luxury Edition
#1122 of 1272 Re: Thanks for those [marsha7]
Dec 18, 2006 (7:40 pm)
Get your Ford. Something can be said for a local dealership. Just make sure they are good and will be around. Some small towns were loosing their dealerships (and good experienced mechanics)as posted on the flat rate forum a few years back. An H3 without the adventure package is just a suv on goodyear tires. If you have to ask - then the H3 isn't the vehcle for you.
#1123 of 1272 Re: In addition to looking at by marsha7 [dmathews3]
Dec 19, 2006 (11:58 pm)
dmathews 3 or anyone,
I am set on purchasing a 2007 H3 in the next few weeks. Where can I obtain this "GM supplier discount ceriticate"? It sounds like this would be way better than the current $1750 cash rebate currently being offered. Any help would be much appreciated. And do all dealers accept this? I would be purchasing from a Los Angeles County dealer. Thanks all.
#1124 of 1272 Re: In addition to looking at by marsha7 [xk2xbladerx1]
Dec 20, 2006 (3:24 am)
If you want any help from anyone you need to make your email public on this forum and then repost so someone can help. And to anyone else out there who may read this message and want a GMID. MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL IS NOT PRIVATE OR YOU WON'T GET ANY HELP.
#1125 of 1272 Re: In addition to looking at by marsha7 [dmathews3]
Dec 20, 2006 (11:34 am)
Sorry. I didn't change that setting. My e-mail address is now public. Any help would be much appreciated. Any idea if the GMID would be better than the current 1750 holiday cash rebate offer?
#1126 of 1272 Re: In addition to looking at by marsha7 [xk2xbladerx1]
Dec 20, 2006 (12:49 pm)
rebates usually have nothing to do with the discount. You should be able to get both.