Well...that’s my friend smiling in the photo. He is our GOP club prez and I think he’s happy because he is riding shotgun in the parade. I’m on the starboard side of this “boat” wearing the patriotic shirt.
Anyways...mine is a ‘03.
No rolling map system or XM. It is the adventure/luxury package though with leather interior, air compressor and lots of other amenities. My wife insisted on having a DVD player installed too.
I also improved the HP and performance by adding a Corsa cat back exhaust system (the engine has the soft rumble of a tiger) and a cold air induction intake. It runs at about 350 HP now.
You are so right about the turn radius. The vehicle is such a pleasure to drive. I feel no guilt about it whatsoever. In fact, I have magnetic bumper stickers on the bumpers that read things like “Stop Global Whining” and “My SUV Loves Iraqi Oil” AND “My SUV Can Beat Up Your Prius”
You can find some of these snarky bumper stickers at:
Oh yeah...it was my wife who insisted that we purchase a H2 back in 2003. I’m glad I listened to her. My wife is so cool.
“Oh yeah...it was my wife who insisted that we purchase a H2 back in 2003. Im glad I listened to her. My wife is so cool.”
I had a late model Avalanche before the H2, got the Hummer for the increased towing capacity.
Have you had problems with the ‘green drivers’? I drive ‘into town’ about thirty minutes a few times per month, and half the time I get some idiot with a enviromental bumper sticker flipping me the bird, or doing something equally as silly.
I once had a woman approach me at Krogers once while loading grocery’s, she asked me ‘how can you drive that monster with global warming happening?’
My reply was ‘Because I support the United Auto Workers, and American manufacturing. The cost of this Hummer paid several dozen Union members wages and healthcare and retirement costs...you do support working Americans don’t you?’
Try it, they always look completely stunned...and you can ‘tap the horn’ and wave with a big grin as you leave out....trust me, its Priceless, the look on their face.