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HUMMER H3, SUV
Apr 22, 2009 (4:06 am)
I leased a H3 with 285/75/16 tires, but when I bought the truck I swapped the tires with a different size. Do I need to put the exact size tires back on or can I turn it in with the other H3 tire option 265/75/16?
#1234 of 1272 Re: H3 Tires [partsguy78]
Apr 22, 2009 (11:26 am)
On all the vehicles I have leased that I changed out the tires the only thing the dealer looked at was how much tread was left. One said he thought it was a little low and I stated that hey, I leased it for 3 years and the mileage is way less than I could have used so I didn't see a problem. Never heard anymore. They just send them to GMAC who auctions them off and no one even sees them. I have also called GMAC and bought one car for almost 6K less than the agreed price was on the lease as it wasn't worth that much. I bet GMAC will be/is taking a bath on the leases left now as my wifes Caddy is quoted at almost 27K and wholesale now is about 20K and the lease isn't up till next Jan. Its been a great car and we may decide on making them an offer next winter. Nothing to lose.
Jun 10, 2009 (11:30 am)
continues to keep open the tranny downshift issue. I also believe like the OP that the shift points, kick down switch in earlier days?, could use an adjustment or my depth of use is not meaningful. Other than having the plastic A pillars taped down to reduce the deafening noise at speed against a headwind from OK, the only other dealer visit was to take a tech with tool connected to the obd to test tranny. With the tool connected, a request for maximum power at 60mph produced that lousy kickdown to second which the tech stated was per specs. While taking blue beauty for a warmup and fuel up some time back, jumped on 65mph road and needed to get up to speed. Made the mistake of putting the pedal to the floor. Kick down to second, rpm's to max, and no real additional speed. Reminded me of the gas automatic deuce and a half at Bragg.
Used Bu for numerous trips earlier this year for shorter interstate time. One time blue beauty was used - tired, tired of I 35. Little arbuckle hill, if at 80 would hold and build speed. Otherwise if they clogged all three lanes and had to brake, back to where is the power. I try to remember to watch the speed and play the go pedal to get maximum performance, like passing and saying where did that power come from.
It was those trips that did in this tired old back and caused the bu to be replaced by blue rubi which is very nice for those trips.
Jun 15, 2009 (8:51 am)
Now they post about the tranny coolers. Repeat performance. Decades ago a lot of grief was caused by some bean counter reducing the silver content in the silver solder (as my memory recalls). You have to be able trust your drivetrain. Better_Half has a nice daily driver and Onstar (and an extended warranty).
#1237 of 1272 Used h3 2007....is this a good deal?
Jul 20, 2009 (6:40 am)
I'm strongly considering a used 2007 H3. I'm not sure if it's a good deal or not, so I thought I'd ask those of you that actually have a hummer.
Mileage is 23,000, has power sunroof, some chrome on body, but otherwise seems to be pretty standard.
The dealer really hasn't moved from his original price of $21,880. The trade in value on my current jeep started at 12,000 but now he's up to $13,600. I owe $13000 on it right now, so I would have a whopping $600.
They are unwilling to move on price since they've upped the trade in value $1600. I asked for exterior accessories since they wouldn't move on price, but they finally said, this is the best they can do.
As a give back, they said if I ordered accessories (roof carrier, etc) they'd give me a deep discount.
Bottom line - is this a good deal? I can't ask the men in my family since they all think I've lost my mind....again.
#1238 of 1272 Re: Used h3 2007....is this a good deal? [bustersmom]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 20, 2009 (9:11 am)
The last post in the Hummer H3 Prices Paid & Buying Experience discussion raises the issue of value and support.
If GM completes the pending sale to the Chinese company trying to buy it (not a sure thing), does that help or hurt the resale? Scarcity could increase the value, but who knows. There should be plenty of parts available even at GM dealers for quite a while I'd think.
There's a Used Car Appraiser here that may help.
#1239 of 1272 Re: Used h3 2007....is this a good deal? [bustersmom]
Jul 20, 2009 (3:21 pm)
I just got rid of my 2007 h3. I had big problems with the service 4 whl drive and stabilitrak. 12 times i brought it in and it seemed like it would fix it for a couple of weeks. If I we're you I'd ask for the history on repairs before you buy it.
#1240 of 1272 Re: Used h3 2007....is this a good deal? [bustersmom]
Jul 21, 2009 (3:29 am)
The trade in value on my current jeep started at 12,000 but now he's up to $13,600. I owe $13000 on it right now, so I would have a whopping $600. They are unwilling to move on price since they've upped the trade in value $1600......................Bottom line - is this a good deal?
Maybe, maybe not, as you haven't given any details about the Jeep except what you owe, which has no bearing on its trade in value.
#1241 of 1272 Re: Used h3 2007....is this a good deal? [bustersmom]
Jul 24, 2009 (10:35 pm)
Like the other response, what jeep do you own ? what year?
Why buy used? For years the net has been talking about Korea being the new Japan. The situation is not going to get better. Moriarty is afoot. If your Jeep is not a wrangler or if you bought a wrangler or anything from a tote the note...
Notice how your jeep went up from 12k to 13.6k
Think about it
#1242 of 1272 Re: Used h3 2007....is this a good deal? [tired_old_dave]
Jul 25, 2009 (4:14 am)
First of all...thanks to all of you that replied.
I did in fact trade in Jeep Commander and buy the Hummer H3.
I'm very happy with the trade and so far am enjoying my H3.
I was surprised that within an hour of picking up the H3, some one asked if it was one of those 'gas guzzling' machines. The woman clearly had an agenda, and I had to bite my tongue to not snap at her.
I've considered having a bumper sticker made that says something along the lines of....
Facts don't lie....
a) My energy consumption
b) TIMES 20
c) Equals = Al Gore’s consumption