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Hummer H2 dies while I am at the wheel

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by jackhart, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. Mar 1, 2012 at 4:57 PM
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    jackhart

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    My inlaws have a 2005 H2 with 175K on the clock. It's been very well maintained, but starting last fall began having serious issues. Check engine light coming on, car dying and leaving people stranded, catalytic converter leak, heater stopped working, etc...

    Time to trade it in. Like most of you, I am the "car guy" in the family, so they leave it up to me to make the best deal on a new vehicle of their choice. I'm driving to the new car dealer to trade in the H2, about a 20 mile drive, when I am stopped at a light about 500 yards from the dealer entrance.

    Bzzzt. Bzzzzt. Bzzzzzt. What the F&%$# is that noise? Warning light comes on the dash. "Low Oil Pressure Warning." Bzzzt. Bzzzzt. Bzzzzzt. WTF is going on? Great, had to happen while I was driving it...

    So I quickly pull over and shut er down to assess the situation. I call the dealer service shop who tells me if I made it that far, another 500 yards isn't going to matter. So I drive it into the dealer lot and they take it into the back.

    Bottom line, at 175K the engine is toast. Had it verified by another mechanic. Regular oil changes, nothing was ever ignored/put off/not repaired. The vehicle was babied. This is the 6.0 liter engine found in the H2's. What a turd, I think.

    I look around this site and see folks turning 200K, 300K and still rolling. I dunno, I love reading those threads. I know there are no guarantees in life but it makes me feel kind of good for driving the Taco. It's not my only vehicle, and I don't know how long I'll have it, but I feel pretty secure knowing I can keep it along time if I want and it will probably deliver.

    That is all.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2012 at 5:02 PM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    Hummers suck, hopefully they get a 4runner or something.
     
  3. Mar 1, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    Dude, how is he trolling? :laugh:
     
  4. Mar 1, 2012 at 5:09 PM
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    BS, well maybe in a bling or mall crawling contest perhaps!
     
  5. Mar 1, 2012 at 5:10 PM
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    H1's don't suck. But the H2 always was more about appearances, rather than guts. I'm still a little surprised the engine gave up the ghost that early, given the care it received, however.
     
  6. Mar 1, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    90YotaPU

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    Actually the H2's suck. I know someone with one and he always has problems. I'll put my Taco up against it any day. I had 125k trouble free miles on my '99 and there's 16k on my 2010. Also have 96k on our Camry. Still on the original battery. Only thing done is brakes, wipers, and a set of tires (knocks on wood).
     
  7. Mar 1, 2012 at 5:12 PM
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    Agreed, I actually wouldn't mind a milispec H1.
     
  9. Mar 1, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Hummer H1 could "own" just about any Toyota (stock vs. stock at least).




    Not too sure about the H2 though. Soccer mom SUV. :eek:
     
  10. Mar 1, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    I think he is smoking something lol
     
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    4.0 still runs in this case :)
     
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    This is a joke right.....all they are is a GM 2500 chassis with a big body put on top of them. Pretty much junk and this is coming from a person who has worked at a Chevy dealer and driven a bunch of them.
     
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    Starting with price. Actually, in a contest of price versus performance, darn near anything beats the Hummer, with the Toyota Tacoma far out ahead. This is why the Tacoma is selling well while the Hummer is no more.
     
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    :violent:

    Hummer lover
     
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    "Was" being the key word here, if they were so great, how come they went the way of the dinosaur?

    It was the worst concept for a vehicle ever in my opinion.
     
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    H1 was a whole different animal, the H2 and H3 (especially the H3) are typical GM prices of shit.
     
  18. Mar 1, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Are we comparing performance or reliability? I can't say for performance, but I'll take my Taco's reliability over a Hummer any day.
     
  19. Mar 1, 2012 at 5:37 PM
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    I am going to assume you have never driven one of them before....
     
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    I don't really understand what you're saying the H2 is "better" at. Power? Hell yeah it's going to have more power than a V6 midsized pickup. Reliability? I'd say Taco hands down. Off road ability? I guess it depends on the situation but I think a Taco could get into and out of a lot more places much more easily than an H2.
     
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