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ndwariga
01-10-2008, 09:06 PM
H2 Dual Rear Axle
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We thought we had seen all versions of the much loved and hated H2 until we saw this one. Love em or hate em, H2's get your attention. There us nothing ordinary about them. This is one wiered H2.

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SobeSVT
01-11-2008, 04:59 AM
Talk about a vehicle disconnected with its times. I wonder what the point for this thing is?

Entertainment value: A+

Mbukukanyau
01-11-2008, 07:19 AM
the guy who owns this better not be caught by the earth liberation from ELF..

megeebee
01-11-2008, 07:49 AM
I do not, and never have, understood the appeal of Hummer. If oil was three bucks a barrel, I would still be perplexed.

ndwariga
01-11-2008, 10:00 AM
I do not, and never have, understood the appeal of Hummer. If oil was three bucks a barrel, I would still be perplexed.Oil is not the issue, there is tons of vehicles that get lower MPG than H2, they do not carry the same stigma.
Dislike for the Hummer in my opinion has everything to do with dislike for the United States power. Its got nothing to do with the vehicle itself.

No rational person can make an anti gasoline case aganist the H2 and fail to include Toyota Land Cruiser, Range Rover,the Excursion, S Class V12, Lexus LS, 7 series V12... etc.. but we only see Venom aganist Hummer. Why?

megeebee
01-11-2008, 10:11 AM
No rational person can make an anti gasoline case aganist the H2 and fail to include Toyota Land Cruiser, Range Rover,the Excursion, S Class V12, Lexus LS, 7 series V12... etc.. but we only see Venom aganist Hummer. Why?


I wonder if it's more to do with the "stage-y" quality of a Hummer. The Uber-Masculine applique. For me, anyway, the problem is its cartoon-ish nature. Now that I come to think about it, Hummers aren't the only motor vehicles that could be said to possess this quality. The Hummer just seems the most overt.

SobeSVT
01-11-2008, 10:29 AM
Dislike for the Hummer in my opinion has everything to do with dislike for the United States power. Its got nothing to do with the vehicle itself.
Au contraire mon cher amí,

The HMMWV made by AM General, in which brave soldiers have carried countless missions, may represent US might in a very simple and idilic mind. I have nothing against that vehicle. I only wish they were stronger to better protect the troops.

This abhorrent H2 thing made by GM has nothing to do with US power, but being a wasteful and useless vehicle that excels in nothing makes it the poster boy of everything that makes America vulnerable, as it bold and ugly face reminds us constantly how dependent we are on foreign oil. May not be the only gas guzzler out there but its the biggest and among the ugliest.

GM has a whole stable of much better vehicles, the existence of the H2 is borderline offensive to me.

MaxLegroom
01-17-2008, 09:15 AM
Au contraire mon cher amí,

The HMMWV made by AM General, in which brave soldiers have carried countless missions, may represent US might in a very simple and idilic mind. I have nothing against that vehicle. I only wish they were stronger to better protect the troops.

This abhorrent H2 thing made by GM has nothing to do with US power, but being a wasteful and useless vehicle that excels in nothing makes it the poster boy of everything that makes America vulnerable, as it bold and ugly face reminds us constantly how dependent we are on foreign oil. May not be the only gas guzzler out there but its the biggest and among the ugliest.

GM has a whole stable of much better vehicles, the existence of the H2 is borderline offensive to me.

I'd consider something worse. Among certain groups in this country, ndwariga is right about the hatred based as a symbol of US might. And that's without leaving the country. Some people in this country actually have such malformed political thoughts. When carefully considered, you are right about this, though your disregard for the H2 exceeds mine. Before I bought my current car, I regarded SUVs in general as a interesting con job for most of those who bought them. To wit, how is it perceived as cool to drive what is basically a station wagon body on a truck frame? I also considered them rolling road blocks when I tended to drive the Sebring into corners rather faster than drivers of these vehicles were willing to go. Believe it or not, most of them don't move fast enough to get out of my way with a Prius, so the rolling roadblock thing remains.

As it is, I can't fathom the thoughts of a dual axle H2 buyer, though.