Last post on Jun 23, 2007 at 5:24 PM
You are in the Hummer
What is this discussion about?
May 07, 2007 (4:55 pm)
What if GM could build a smaller than H3 type vehicle with the 4.8 v8 or smaller power plant, 3.23 or 3.55 gears with a rear locker and give us a real alternative to a crv/rav4.
Someone close to me had a straight 8 '48 automatic buick that could climb the PA hills like a diesel. He also had a '66 riviera with a 2.56? rear and the drum would bounce off the 140 indicator with abandon.
#2 of 3 What if ... an H4 or H5
May 16, 2007 (8:58 am)
should probably have been the title and not just "What if..." Thanks for the add to the title edmunds, but I didn't really mean a redesign of the H3. I guess the H3 Alpha has answered the call for the rock climbers. And I believe H can stay true to its philosophy and still be bought by non rock climbers.
#3 of 3 Re: What if ... an H4 or H5 [tired_old_dave]
Jun 23, 2007 (5:24 pm)
I apologize Edmund's. Your title was better after all. The lightbulb got lit with the new question - which Hummer. The H3X (Blinger) might be a marketing misfire. First, since the Greek(alpha) denotes character, it seems that alphabet has been used. Second, the common alphabet letter X was used to promote a bling vehicle that provided nothing, save a special color, which can be made with options added to an H3. Now, if you realize, as rock climbers contend, that most H's will never climb anything higher than a parking lot tire stop, what do you call/name the surburbia version with gearing for the highway and interstate economy.
I am not a rebuilder or an engineer, but if someone can run the numbers, is it an illusion to expect this?