I was really looking to buy a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, but after test driving the Hummer on a whim I was sold! It's amazing off road and on the highway it handles like a dream. I've always have customized V8's and I was leary about such a small engine; but I can easily keep pace with the big boys! The only thing I'm not in love with is the placement of the window controls...they're too far back on the arm rest of the doors (unless you have stumpy arms). I adverage about 17 miles to the gallon (not the 20 that was advertised), but I have a heavy foot so I'm sure that's where the difference is. Overall, I love my Hummer!
I was very pleasantly surprised with this vehicle. It handles WAY better than I expected it to. It gets better gas mileage than my V6 Dodge 1500 did as well. I've had it for a few months now and have no complaints. The blind spots aren't nearly as bad as I had expected, and I have been unable to make the car spin out yet, so it feels very safe to drive. It doesn't have a whole lot of power for acceleration, but it doesn't really feel underpowered either. This vehicle is vastly different than an H2, and they aren't even made by the same people. GM makes the H3s based on Hummer specifications. It's just a cool SUV that doesn't look like a "mom" car.
I love the looks of the vehicle. Its sporty and comfortable. I have owned vehicles for 33 years and have never had to have a vehicle towed. I bought this Hummer approximately a month ago. After this vehicle I will never be able to say that again. The "PASSLOCK" anti theft system kicked in for no apparent reason after stopping for gas while on a trip. It could not be reset. After a 60 mile tow to the nearest dealership, an extremely large tow bill and a 16 hour delay we were on our way. The whole system had to be re wired. I have talked to a few Hummer H3 owners and they had the same problem. Now some of the electrical components do not work. Now every time I start the vehicle I hope that it will start. The vehicle shifts hard and is very sluggish from the start. The heated seats turn on at each start. This is very uncomfortable when it is 95 degrees out. I traded in a Chevrolet pick up for the Hummer. I'm thinking this was a mistake.