‘Even if gas prices hit $5 per gallon, I’ll still love my
Same opinion here. I LOVE my H2. Its simply the best handling, best riding MACHINE I’ve ever owned.
I’ve driven it to upstate New York, and down to Lake Whitney in Texas. There is no vehicle I’ve found (and I’ve owned every American SUV type vehicle there is excluding Jeep products) thats better for long distance driving, comfort, or reliability - which is a direct contrast to Consumer Reports ‘ratings’ which after reading I’ve realized is politically based. (It has to be, I own one and none of the ‘negatives’ they cite have come up at all).
Its a lease, better tax wise for us, but even with the increased fuel costs since I got it (2005) I’m still leaning towards a new H2, as opposed to the H3.
‘Like Nothing Else’ is the single most accurate marketing slogan I’ve ever personally experienced, in short.
posted on 05/04/2007 9:46:07 AM PDT
(Hiding the kooks in the biker bar won't help, Sally)
Dittos here. Here are a few pics of my H2 decked out for last year's 4th of July Parade. I pulled a "float" for two of our local Republican clubs as a parade entry...
posted on 05/04/2007 9:53:00 AM PDT
("Loose lips sink ships")
Try putting 5 guy’s - who are all 6’ plus - and their bicycles INSIDE your H2. No way. MY 1995 GMC Suburban has alot more comfort, leg room, useable cargo space, and power - a 400hp L7 motor.
And if you want a REAL vehicle try my 2006 F-250 4door with a turbo-charged deisel. Best damn truck I’ve ever owned.
Ive driven it to upstate New York, and down to Lake Whitney in Texas. There is no vehicle Ive found (and Ive owned every American SUV type vehicle there is excluding Jeep products) thats better for long distance driving, comfort, or reliability - which is a direct contrast to Consumer Reports ratings which after reading Ive realized is politically based. (It has to be, I own one and none of the negatives they cite have come up at all).
There's some truths that consumer reports simply doesn't take into account. First of all, CR is politically motivated. They hate anything domestic, or not perceived as "Green". You can tell with the incredulous voice of their article writers when they, with great distaste, report that the highest rated car for consumer satisfaction in 2005 (I think; it could've been 2006) was the C6 Corvette.
Car companies do different things better. Granted, I think most import companies have an edge against domestics in compact cars and family sedans. However, I think the domestic makers have a significant leg up in trucks (which includes SUVs) and a huge leg up in sports cars over imports. I once had a 1988 Pontiac Grand Prix that had been severely abused by its previous owner and carried the bad reputation of 80s GM products. Nevertheless, I still squeezed 140k miles of it before it became untenable. Frankly, it should've been in a junk yard when I bought it (that's what you get when you buy a car for $1,000) but it continued to hold up even after the poor treatment it received. The same year vehicle was noted for its low cost and for going about 200k miles before it became more trouble than it was worth. And it was darned fun to drive too.
Most vehicles whether Japanese, Korean, or American, will last pretty well if you take good care of them. You can abuse and destroy anything. The one exception I list is European cars. The newest crop of Mercedes and Volkswagens are notorious for poor build quality. My friend's fiance had a VW New Beetle that went to crap at a bare 98k miles, and she had taken good care of it.
posted on 05/04/2007 10:10:23 AM PDT
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