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Old 02-14-2003, 03:19 PM
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Default Thinking of buying an H1 Hummer, any advise??

Hey guys, thinking of selling my Excursion and getting a used H1 Hummer Wagon. Can anyone tell me their views/experience on them, which year is better than others, gas or desiel, common problems etc. I will probably get a mid 90's with low to mid miles.

Also, do you know if GM does the service work on them now, since the new H2 arrived?

I imagine when you need something fixed it is very costly!


Any input would be great!

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All I know is 8-10mpg runs topped out around 80mph and a local radio station bought one and blew the tranny and now it sits waiting for a $5400 trans.

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Not to mention that pig of a diesel GM put in there...
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My next door neighbor is a dealer,giving the line up,has 11 2000 and 2001's left, selling at $15000-$20000 below cost,just to dump them. Before you buy,drive one for a day or two to see if you want one.
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H1 : excellent desicion.much better then h2. but emotion is right about parts 2 expensive...
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Check out this site..................


http://www.lynchhummer.com/

They have some used H1's for sale with really low miles in the $50K-$65K price range!!
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If you want a new H1 at an absolute bargain call Bill Long at John Crump Automotive.205-221-3939. He's my next door neighbor and a good friend. And if dumps them he will buy a new boat from me . He also has taken several boats on trade for Hummers.I think that he just wants the H1's to go away at some price.
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Yeah, drive one for a weekend. I'm guessing you'll hate it unless you are out to cruise for chicks (for some reason they love those things).

Slow, noisy, cumbersome. They are a crappy street car.
They are, however, one fine offroader.

You can buy an early model with 60k on the miles for around $25k these days. At that price they start being cool. At over $60k they suck. And at $114k they are a joke.

They are stout. Won't tow.

H2 is a far better all around machine (and the girls like it, too since they are stupid and son't know the difference).
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I can tell you basically anything that you want to know. My first was a '93 Diesel Hard Top, then a '94 Diesel wagon and now a '97 TD wagon. Do not get anything under a mid yr. '97 or as they call it, a 97.5. Significant improvements were made. Mine have never been the primary driver, however, I have many friends that do. Mine is set up for heavy offroad usage, 38 PJ Dirt Grips, 2in. lift, exhaust, snorkel, d-ring brush guard, etc... If it is serviced regularly, you shouldn't have a proble. Take it to someone who knows the vehicle. Most of the parts are not Hummer specific so w/ a good cross-reference # for parts you'll be OK. I've never had a problem towing a 14 ft. enclosed motorcycle trailer or my 30 Cobra. Let me know, if I can help out.
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Oh, BTW, I forgot to mention that I just bought a left over '02 PSD Excursion, which is my daily driver. A totally different animal than the Hummer (see, us original guys refuse to call it a H1).
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