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KC: how did the Hummer handle? How did you like the truck itself? Did you have the opportunity to try the fullsize H1 as well as the smaller H2 in the pic you attached?
I was disappointed, no H1, just the H2. The H2 would be a great off-road vehicle, as the hill climbing capability was extraordinary. I would never purchase this vehicle though for everyday driving. 8 miles per gallon and the suspension was so tight for the offroading, you feel every little bump.

Powerful beast of a vehicle, just not for the road!

I test drove a number of trucks and SUV's and by far my favorite was the Cadillac Escalade. All I can say is wow, it was so smoothe, felt no bumps, great acceleration, huge amount of room. A kick ass set of wheels.

I also found the Chevy Avalanche quite impressive and unique.

Other than that, it was hotter than hell, nearly 100F, so it quickly got old waiting for the track officials to put the car seats in for Gavin. We went over to cars and Cyndi drove all kinds of neat stuff...BMW, Mercedes E, Lexus, Saturn, Buick, Chevy...the Impala was nice. I got a bit pissy with the young engineers that kept hitting on my wife...for example she got 2 laps on the Corvette course, when she should have just got one....perhaps I'm just jealous...LOL!!
 

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I was disappointed, no H1, just the H2. The H2 would be a great off-road vehicle, as the hill climbing capability was extraordinary. I would never purchase this vehicle though for everyday driving. 8 miles per gallon and the suspension was so tight for the offroading, you feel every little bump.
That's too bad about not having the H1 there. On the 8 mpg... I assume that was when the 4 wheel drive was locked in and using low gearing?

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I test drove a number of trucks and SUV's and by far my favorite was the Cadillac Escalade. All I can say is wow, it was so smoothe, felt no bumps, great acceleration, huge amount of room. A kick ass set of wheels.
Yeah... that's the one I had out for a couple of test drives so far. It thoroughly impressed me. As you said, the ride is incredibly nice. Not to mention the comfort of the vehicle itself.
 

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Not for sure Robert, the instructor made it sound like that was the normal MPG, I'll have to check into it.

The other thing that disappointed me was the spare tire. It is located directly in the back of the H2. Taking up half of the space in the back. Didn't make much sense to me, why not mount it on the back. I would never spend 50K and have only half of the cargo space available. Real crappy design flaw.
 

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My favorites were without doubt,,,Chevy Impala, Escalade, and even the Avalanche. I have both my vehicles paid off and want to wait at least two more years before I'm seriously researching and in the market. We pay a steep property taxes on vehicles owned, and I may consider leasing my next auto to avoid property tax. Totally ridiculous.

Hey Michael, I drove the VUE, L200, and the ION. I liked the VUE, its a fun ride for the pricetag... Pull up Yahoo IM!!
 
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