Jmc1975 From Israel, joined Sep 2000, 3319 posts, RR: 15 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
How many of you have spotted the controverisal Hummer H2 in your land or on foreign soil outside of North America? Here in the USA, it is the most hated SUV by envirornmentalist because of its hefty thirst for gasoline. I know that official sales outside the US are limited, but I'd like to hear where you've seen one and your comment and impressions of it.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11866 posts, RR: 60
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2340 times:
There's one down here in Plymouth, England that I see just about every morning on my way to college. Don't like it, just another way for 'townies' to show off, wouldn't be surprised if its never been off road in its life!
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Killjoy From Finland, joined Dec 1999, 646 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2343 times:
There's some asshole driving one here in the center of Helsinki, where most of the streets weren't even designed for today's traffic levels in the first place. I see it every once in a while, and wonder how many other cars it scratches per day in the tightest places. It's amazing what trouble people with small dicks will go through...
NoUFO From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 7975 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2333 times:
Never seen it here and don't miss it, but I would like to see the stretched version (!) in downtown London. Let's see how far the driver gets that behemouth or how long it takes for him to find a parking lot.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2322 times:
I haven't seen any yet - why would anyone voluntarily drive around in a car that looks like a security van ?
The Porsche SUV is much in evidence down this end of the world though - usually with Monaco plates. It's another total pose-mobile which nobody in their right mind would ever take off road - I mean its not as if the South of France is ideal off-road territory anyway !
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7572 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2260 times:
Here in the USA, it is the most hated SUV by envirornmentalist because of its hefty thirst for gasoline.
I wonder if it's hated more than the Ford Excursion. That vehicle was in the environmentalists' crosshairs before it even came out. At least, the Excursion has some style to it.
Although, personally (and Superfly would agree with me on this), give me a Ford Country Squire or a Mercury Colony Park (especially the 70s models) over the current brute SUVs any day. Most people who buy these thing here and abroad are not using them for off-roading.
Should Superfly see this post, look for a picture of a '78 Colony Park to follow.
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Greaser From Bahamas, joined Jan 2004, 1101 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2261 times:
I personally hate the H2, but i love the H1, the same as the Army's. Gosh you could run over anything with the H1.
BTW, the hummer is more capable than you think in harsh conditions, it's just that the H2 is a "Stromboni" version of the Hummer
S12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2227 times:
NoUFO: We have an H2 stretch just like that in our town. Ugliest piece of crap I think I've ever seen. What a waste of space.
I personally think the new H2's are a waste. The original Hummer was an all purpose, off road vehicle designed for the armed forces. It was only when they designed a street version that people here, rich people, took an interest. The first time I saw a Hummer was in "The Rock" with Nicolas Cage. Remember when Sean Conary stole it? Anyway. The whole purpose of an H2 in my mind, is to take it off road. If you drive the damn thing around on the street, you are defeating it's purpose. Now, you can put DVD players in them, and all other sorts of toys. I was watching the newest piece of junk reality show on ABC, The 25 million dollar hoax, and she went to buy a new H2. She put off road tires on it! She isn't even going to drive the thing off road!
Bottom line, if I hit it big in the lotery, I'd buy a big truck, before I'd buy an H2.