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**DONOTDELETE** 01-11-2000 07:37 PM

advice on buying a hummer
Hey guys, I'm currently in the market for a hummer. I'm looking for a used one in the $30 to $40,000.00 dollar range, What are the common problems i can expect or things i should look for? Whats the opinion on the gas motor? I think it would be easier the maintain and "hop up" for more performance. I'd appreciate any input.

Jay Anger 01-11-2000 08:55 PM

Re: advice on buying a hummer
I don't know about the civilian models, but in the military models the geared hubs like to go out, as well as the clutch brake in the auto tranny. I have smoked an alternator from time to time too. Make sure you replace the CV boots when they get torn, and if one is torn when you purchase it, get it checked immediately. Replacing the boot is cheaper than replacing the joint itself. If the boot gets torn, and water and gunk get in - you'll be replacing it. It is pretty much like any other vehicle, but it just costs a lot more to work on when it does break. There isn't a Hummer dealer on every corner you know - and there certainly is not a stock pile of them in the junk yard. If you got the 40k and want a project, go with the military hummer at one of the USMC contractor/supplier auctions. You'll have a load of work to do on it, but you will also have an endless supply of new/used parts at your nearest DRMO site.

**DONOTDELETE** 02-11-2000 02:13 PM

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I live in the Barstow CA area and there is a shop who has 2 hummers out front for sale, Email me if you would like me to get more info for you, at [email protected]. They look in decent shape to me, and I live on an army base and used to drive hummers as well, just email me if interested!

z50k2 02-12-2000 05:01 PM

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I know where there are 2 ex-military models in South Carolina. He is probably looking to get 25k each.They are the 6.2 diesel versions. e-mail me if you are interested. [email protected]

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H2 Mark 12-26-2005 11:24 PM

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Try Mark Christopher Hummer in Ontario California. Ask for David Bell, or Mark Hicks. They will take real good care of you. I saved $13,000.00 on the purchase of my 2005 H2 from them and that was with several add ons that are not factory. It was a LUX model which is all they offer for the H2 loaded from the factory. They have H1's, H2's and a couple H3's in the used area. I laughed when they told me the H3's were trade ins for 2006 H2's.


Humthis 01-06-2006 08:52 AM

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I bought my H1 off of ebay. You can find them as well at

I agree with the guy who says to check cv boots, and how the transmission shifts.

Definately buy the Diesel......the torque output is higher, you'll get 10 times more life out of a diesel and their are lots of modifications you can do to diesels , these days.

Don't buy a H2 or even dumber an H3. I call H2's "Hahoes" because their a Chevy Tahoe frame, engine, chassis, suspension , with a funny body on them. Their in no way a real "Hummer". H3's are even less of a tahoe, they're
formed off the old small Jimmy & S-15 blazer etc.

I would steer away from a Humvee ( military hummer ) , because you know that 1. it's been beaten to death before the government wants to sell it, and 2. unless you only want it for hunting , etc. their are no creature comforts ( leather seats, airconditioning, stereo's , etc.

I bought my H1, for $ 65k then sunk another $42k into it, with the custom paint, engine mods, snorkel, McIntosh Stereo, 3 DVD's, racks, etc...

**DONOTDELETE** 01-06-2006 09:58 AM

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Wow, that's an investment. Would you even consider that suspension lift that's being made now for them? (I made a thread about it on this forum a while ago) I saw pics of one at SEMA that had been lifted, damnit...

Humthis 01-06-2006 06:02 PM

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No I don't need a lift, since I don't need more clearance than I already have with the 38's. I also use it mostly for pulling my other toys, and playing a little in the mud and snow.

Yeah I've heard of the susp. lift being $ 5,000 , I think that it's an intelligence test to buy one, unless you can't make do with the stock suspension. Mine motors right through anything I go through , and because theres absolutely no articulation with a Hummer, whats the point, unless all you want is bigger tires for looks. I know of a guy in Northern Cali, that has an H1 with 49" Iroks, but it's too tall and way to top heavy, plus he only uses it to "Crawl the Mall" could eat off the undercarriage , if you know what I mean.

Plus I get Crap for fuel mileage as it is , like 8 mpg and with the prices of diesel and a 40gal. main tank with a 20 gal. aux. tank....... lift it higher, and put those heavy a$$ 49's on it and I bet that guy , gets 4mpg... no thanks

hmcoleap 01-31-2006 08:55 AM

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If you are only getting 8mpg on a diesel Hummer, you may want to check out your truck... I get between 11-14mpg depending on the type of roads/speeds I am driving on.

Humthis 02-07-2006 08:59 AM

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I checked my mileage after reading this the other day, and I'm getting 10-12 mpg

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