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I own 22 of them. Of course they are in the currently favored "desert" paint scheme right now.
 

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i wouldnt own one of those if it was giving to me(milspec) but i would take one of those civilians ones in a heartbeat.
 

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My dad has an 98 hummer, pretty bullet proof truck, but they are fat and slow pigs that love to drink the diesel. What are you planning on doing with it?
 

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Do yourself a favor and buy an F350 and a Jeep Rubicon for the same price as an H1. I never liked Humvees in the military for anything more than a really heavy duty pickup. They are soo big, that any clearance gained on the geared hubs is lost on the large track and wheelbase, and ditto for the wheel travel. Anyone that thinks that H1's get around good in mud or sand I SUSPECT is because of the huge tires (38" IIRC). Put those same tires on a Jeep or 4x4 pickup and you will get around even better than a H1. And I used to be a dedicated four wheeler in mud and rock crawling with 2 landcruiser FJ40s and a Land Rover Defender. I have gotten a Humvee stuck cross axled in a drainage ditch of the grass strip airfield at Grafenwhore, something I knew my stock FJ40 would have made. Got one stuck in a mud puddle at Hohenfels. Banged a tree at Hohenfels. Just too damn big! with no foot room or shoulder room. Then, you have to put all your equipment on the transmission tunnel where its a long reach and awkward to get to, meanwhile your sitting up against a vinyl door with no protection or room from passing branches, bullets, vehicles, or terrain in the event of an upset. Then you have the fiberglass hood which needed a retrofit grille guard early on because they break so easy. And try to work on the engine with the forward propped hood. The brake disks always seemed to be loosing up. The GM diesel was good for maybe 60000 miles. When outfitted as a pickup version with the large canopy, you could really load some stuff in it, but as a four seater it was worthless. The CUTV Blazer was better, except to the doctrine writers that didnt like the curved glass panels for reflectivity reasons. You can put 3 old jeeps in the space of one HUMVEE, and carry 6-10 people in 3 different directions.

Now, H2? thats just a Yukon with weird shaped body.
H3? again, just a Trailblazer with a weird shaped body.

Whew, glad I got that off my chest.
 

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HMMWV's are great for what they we're designed to do. Military use. Showing my age here but I was around when we had the old jeeps and while good for a photo op thats about it. We needed a good reliable replacement that could do double duty as a legitimate hauler and like I said the HMMWV fit the bill.

The newer one's equipped to handle the uparmor package comes with a Turbo and A.C. I like the turbo:) I've known more than one marine whos bought into the whole H1 craze. Doesn't take long before the trade in. Personally you could'nt give me one of those vehicles I like the looks but daily driver not going to happen.
 

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IMHO, the only hummer worth owning is an H1.
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I own 22 of them. Of course they are in the currently favored "desert" paint scheme right now.
you really own 22 milspec Humvees? wanna make it 21?
 

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ummm I would assume he's a company commander and he's signed for 22 of them not purchased them on his own. They are decent for military use but that is it. They break and leak way too easily too.
 

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ahh...i get it. lol.
 

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lol i'm still not giving up on this. i saw one in dupont magazine selling for $75,000 . for a military humvee slant back. for that price i'd rather buy a used good one.
 

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Suit yourself. Just dont say we didnt warn you when you get one and its not what its cracked up to be.
 

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I don't own a Hummer, but I've gotten a lot of them!! :wiggle:
 
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