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    Hi to the Hummer guys out there,

    I have 9 year old Autistic son and he has decided that my first 4x4 is going to be a Hummer.

    Now the question is, I'm looking to buy next early next year in the R150k price bracket. I noticed that there are a few available in my price range. They all have upwards of 150000km already. My purchase is for long term, so what am I in for for maintenance for that age and mileage vehicle?? Any thing that I must look out for or be aware of?

    Any feedback is welcomed. Has to be yellow or red.
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    Hi Soutie


    Your son has an eye for good 4x4's


    I have owned a Hummer for the past 4 years now and I'm extremely satisfied with it.


    Now for me to type all the pros and cons that will influents your decision will take me a few years, so I'll send you a PM with my e-mail... I'll start typing so long.


    hope to hear from you
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    They are impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QuantumPi View Post
    Hi Soutie


    Your son has an eye for good 4x4's


    I have owned a Hummer for the past 4 years now and I'm extremely satisfied with it.


    Now for me to type all the pros and cons that will influents your decision will take me a few years, so I'll send you a PM with my e-mail... I'll start typing so long.


    hope to hear from you
    Hi,

    Thanks for response. Will mail you shortly. Are there any Hummer guys in Cape Town?
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    My Hummer in a 4 year period only had a Viscous fan replaced at R3500 and my vehicle did over 120 000km of rugged trail , weekend trails, Baaviaans and many many many Lesotho sani top and more trails, so it only knew gravel .
    I did mod it with proper shock absorbers ( Rancho) roof rack,winch etc etc.
    my only concern now is what will GM do next for parts and availability.
    if you ask me if I would buy a Hummer again my answer will be MOST DEFINETLY.
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    I bought my HUMMER at 78k km and it is now currently sitting at 175k km. It has done more trails than I care to remember and has never failed me once.

    Additionally, apart from GMSA, parts are easily available from www.newgmparts.com in the US; just now in September, it took a little less than a week to have them delivered into the country from Detroit, viz. water pump (USD105) for a friend and a transfer case controller (the 4x4 control buttons with PCBs) for USD50. Very easy.
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    Most important of all, does it fit in your garage?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetkit View Post
    Most important of all, does it fit in your garage?
    Ha haa! It is not that big a car. Just a little over 1.9m wide and shy of 5m in length, not bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wetkit View Post
    Most important of all, does it fit in your garage?
    Already have Isuzu KB, Yaris, RunX and old Tazz with trailer under carport. Space no problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soutie View Post
    Already have Isuzu KB, Yaris, RunX and old Tazz with trailer under carport. Space no problem.
    So when do you pull the trigger and buy a Hummer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sennin View Post
    So when do you pull the trigger and buy a Hummer
    Hopefully early next year by about March. I like the Hummer, don't get me wrong, just I like to have all my ducks in a row before I buy something. I have watched loads of Hummer action on Youtube. From States and Europe. Not much from here. All I've seen is guys breaking their Hummer from here on Youtube. Just want real unbiased opinion from people who lives with their Hummer's daily.....Servicing costs, real issues to be on look out for and long term ownership. This will be my first and only 4x4.
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    Soutie


    if you in JHB let us know we will take you on a Hummer day out and you can get first hand experience.


    non of us broke our hummers on any trails we have had a 100% drive home success rate.
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    Thanks to all if you guys feedback. Last Saturday I went to look at a white adventure. Walked out with a Mitsubishi Rodeo v6 4x4. It's a 2008 with 100000km with full service history mint condition that has never seen a trail. Best of all, the price was too good to resist. Still preferred the Hummer, but saved myself over 50k on price of Hummer.
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    I heard you can fit 35" tyres to a stock h3! Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JurgenSteyn View Post
    I heard you can fit 35" tyres to a stock h3! Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JurgenSteyn View Post
    I heard you can fit 35" tyres to a stock h3! Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sennin View Post
    You have heard correct

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    Yummy!

    Hummers can be had for R150k or even less... 35" muds go for R5k or less so for R175k or less you have an awesome 4x4 toy... this is very tempting...

    How are they offroad with the bakkie suspension setup? Approach and departure angles are better though.

    I guess they are between a bakkie and a wrangler with offroad ability?

    Hows the engine and gearbox?

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    If I may ask, what is the fuel consumption on a Hummer? You only get them in petrol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JurgenSteyn View Post
    Yummy!

    Hummers can be had for R150k or even less... 35" muds go for R5k or less so for R175k or less you have an awesome 4x4 toy... this is very tempting...

    How are they offroad with the bakkie suspension setup? Approach and departure angles are better though.

    I guess they are between a bakkie and a wrangler with offroad ability?

    Hows the engine and gearbox?

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    Jurgen, Sennin will be here shortly I'm sure. He now has the V8 H3, and that has the lowest crawl ratios I have seen..

    But let him tell you what he has done in his two Hummers...

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    Fuel Consumption if you drive like a normal person I get between 7 to 8 Km/liter or around 700km on a 87 liter tank. And that is with my current 5.3 V8, but also had the same consumption on the 3.7 I5.

    Offroad they perform extremely well, and always amazes people with their abilities. I.e almost identical crawler gear ratios as the Rubicon. Traction control in all models with the additionn of rear difflocks on adventure models and front difflocks on V8 adventure model as well as late 2009 3.7 adventure models.

    The bakkie suspension has a massive amount of travel in the rear. So what if you lift a front wheel now and again, just makes for epic photos :-)

    The engines are bullet proof and are actually ünder stressed" if i can call it that. 180kW out of the 3.7 and 224kW out of the V8.

    The gearbox is an automatix 4L60E that only has 4 gears i prefer more gears, you do get a few 3.7LITER models that have the 5 speed manual gearbox.

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