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    Just bought a Hummer H3. Roast me if you like.

    My wife and I just bought an 08 H3. I needed a winter car, and she wanted to do something ridiculous and impulsive. I think we succeeded at that. 2008, base model, 165k miles, 3.7L I5, 5 speed manual. No damage, no real rust. Got it for $8300. I feel like such a child driving this thing. She loves it for the same reasons. It's just so ridiculous.


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    Damn I at least thought they had the 4.2 I6. That I5 must be struggling.

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    It's actually not that bad. Even with the oversized tires on it.

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    Our director snagged an H3T with a 5 speed when Hummer had the going out of business sale back in '09 for dirt cheap. Apparently it is a super rare truck (like less than 130-something made) that's semi desired and is worth more used now 10 years later then he paid for it. I told him to make sure if he ever sells it to check the going rate so a dealer doesn't lowball the heck out of it.

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    $8300 seems like a lot.

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    LS swap.

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    Mod that frame with some black Rustoleum!

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    I never imagined they would even put a stick in those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Daniels View Post
    $8300 seems like a lot.
    A-fucking-men. That's a lot for an 11 year old vehicle that is widely regarded as a giant rolling piece of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVILFACE View Post
    LS swap.
    Or save time and hassle and just buy one that was factory equipped with a 5.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Registry Edit View Post
    I never imagined they would even put a stick in those.
    They were based off the Colorado/Canyon platform of the time so they shared powertrains including the manual.

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    I really like the ugly H2's for some reason but they've gone damn near collector status with the prices people and dealers are asking for them these days. Plus the damn things get worse mileage than my diesel 1-ton.

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    that would literally be the last vehicle on my list for a new toy / winter beater...
    ever heard of a jeep?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUSTINASS View Post
    that would literally be the last vehicle on my list for a new toy / winter beater...
    ever heard of a jeep?

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    I had one as rental years ago when the dealer kept our SUV for over a month for an elusive problem. We drove it everywhere. They do very well at the beach, I tried hard to get the thing stuck but couldn't, but on the road it was a turd....no guts at all and deplorable gas mileage. I would never own one after having it that long.

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    The Alpha's (found in the regular and truck versions) are pretty nice set up (5.3 + the good offroad stuff) but are a bit pricey...

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    Truly a waste of money. Congrats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potent68 View Post
    I really like the ugly H2's for some reason but they've gone damn near collector status with the prices people and dealers are asking for them these days. Plus the damn things get worse mileage than my diesel 1-ton.
    And they are gigantic pieces of shit. My dad bought one and I had never rode in something so noisy. Glad it’s gone.

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    This thread is going better than I thought it would.

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    There's a dealer by me that has an H3T for $25k

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    Did it come with the standard Hummer owner starter pack? affliction shirt, bedazzled jeans (rhinestone cross on back pocket), flat billed hat, and square toed boots?

    I don't know if your wife is still required to get the "I need to speak to your manager" haircut or not so you may need to check into that soon.

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    I still like them, it was the big non Military one that I thought was ridiculous.

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    I still want an H1 alpha (duramax). Driving it around where I live would give hybrid owners an aneurysm.

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    This went about how I expected. I especially love being told I paid too much for this, but paying twice as much for a Jeep of the same vintage would have been acceptable.

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    https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing

    I would be impressed if you had bought this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Det.Rice View Post
    https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing

    I would be impressed if you had bought this
    Can you imagine how much GSA could be had in that thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davy_Baby9 View Post
    There's a dealer by me that has an H3T for $25k
    Is it an Alpha?

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    160k miles! 5k suv if that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatecrasher View Post
    This went about how I expected. I especially love being told I paid too much for this, but paying twice as much for a Jeep of the same vintage would have been acceptable.
    I would think a 2008 JK 3.8L for $17k would also be a terrible purchase.

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    Buddy had a 5.3 one. He rolled it till 200k. Pulled a camper, boats, ect. Never gave him much grief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatecrasher View Post
    This went about how I expected. I especially love being told I paid too much for this, but paying twice as much for a Jeep of the same vintage would have been acceptable.
    Considering you could still sell that Jeep after you were done, yes it would be far more acceptable. If you're happy then that is all that matters, but I can't think of a bigger POS to buy.

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    What's so bad about them? They are mechanically a Chevy Colorado.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotWithOne_R/T View Post
    Q. What's so bad about them?

    Quote Originally Posted by ScotWithOne_R/T View Post
    A. They are mechanically a Chevy Colorado.
    You answered your question.

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    whoever you bought it from had a good day, belee dat

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    I still want an H1 alpha (duramax). Driving it around where I live would give hybrid owners an aneurysm.
    I can only imagine the looks you'd get. I'll never understand why it took them so long to put the dmax in them,which ended up being only one model year. The 6.5 is on par with the 80s gm 5.7 diesel

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScotWithOne_R/T View Post
    What's so bad about them? They are mechanically a Chevy Colorado.
    The H2 made a joke out of anything hummer related, that thing was so ridiculous and fake/poser/penis extension on wheels that the brand was killed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gearhead SS View Post
    A-fucking-men. That's a lot for an 11 year old vehicle that is widely regarded as a giant rolling piece of shit.
    especially with that many miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gatecrasher View Post
    This went about how I expected. I especially love being told I paid too much for this, but paying twice as much for a Jeep of the same vintage would have been acceptable.
    certain cars hold value more and are better

    i'll admit i havent priced H3s ... but a car that wasnt well regarded, high miles, and old .. for everyone it seems like a lot and there are a lot better choices for that price

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.0THIS View Post
    I still want an H1 alpha (duramax). Driving it around where I live would give hybrid owners an aneurysm.
    Mod it to burn rubber and roll coal

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwollHottie View Post
    Mod it to burn rubber and roll coal
    with the 6.5 you don't even need to mod it for it to blow excessive black smoke out the exhaust

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    H3T Alpha > Jeep Gladiator

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    Price seems about $8300 too high

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    the problem with getting a jeep is you'd be jeep guy then.


    the old fullsize J series trucks and comanches are the only acceptable jeeps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roush97 View Post
    The H2 made a joke out of anything hummer related, that thing was so ridiculous and fake/poser/penis extension on wheels that the brand was killed
    I completely agree. H1 or pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windham View Post
    You answered your question.


    I thought the Colorado/Canyon were decent mid-sized trucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02RedWS6TA View Post
    H3T Alpha > Jeep Gladiator
    Completely false in nearly any measurable data point.

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