Anyone have/had a HUMMER H1 ?

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  1. HOF Ferrari

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    I am thinking of trading my H2 in on a 1998-2001 H1, anything special to look for or stay away from? Won't be driving it a ton, just always liked them, and have never owned one.
     
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    pass on a non turbo diesel..... struggle to keep 50-55 on the highway
     
  3. HOF Ferrari

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    Most of the ones I am looking at are the 6.5L Turbo Diesel... Thanks
     
  4. Wade

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    I've always wanted one too. Great examples (low mileage, unmodified) are becoming more difficult to find (of course) and are still pricey (holding their values very well).

    In fact, the same goes for the H2.

    Enjoy the search and keep us posted. :)
     
  5. ProRallyCodriver

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    "If I wanted a Hummer I could just ask your sister."
     
  6. henryr

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    any particular reason you want one ? the novelty wears off real fast.
     
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  8. HOF Ferrari

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    Just because I have never had one........... I would keep it for a year or 2 and then sell it.
     
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    I have a pristine 2008 H2 with only 34k miles for sale, just like it left the factory, Ultra Marine limited edition.
     
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    Do you know my sister?
     
  11. g4titan

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    They are awesome but like someone said the novelty will wear off pretty quick... They are slow and with two gas tanks takes up like 100 gallons when you're refueling. I had the wagon and as big as they are there's really no space and forget about talking to anyone while you drive, is loud :)
     
  12. rdefabri

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    I'd still like one - novelty wears off, I sell it.

    That being said, if practicality were a factor (and it is), I'd get a 1993 Toyota Land Cruiser.
     
  13. HOF Ferrari

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    I have had Land Cruisers in the past...Much more "civilized" than an H1
     
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    Check this out....Just ran across this Ebay ad, The Autocheck listing indicates there is a "Minor Issue" with the title !!

    Hummer H1 Wagon | eBay
     
  16. marknkidz

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    I had one.... LOVED it!! Black Wagon, with Monsoon sound system that ROCKED!!

    never had any issues with it.. Paint was better than on my Ferrari!! loved the Deflate/Inflate on tires.

    passenger sits in a different time zone than driver!! like 4 feet away!! as center console houses all running gear...

    had the extra jump seat installed in back so I could seat 5 (mind you jump seat is for kids.. no leg room)

    you literally feel indestructible when driving it! and if you live where there is weather... you have the confidence of never getting stuck!

    as others have said.. not the fastest.. but who cares!! a thousand times different than an H2, this is a REAL truck (no offense).

    GM diesel, so relatively inexpensive to maintain.

    good luck.
     
  17. ralfabco

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    I drove the Army versions. Good for the field. No fun on the roads.
     
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    The H1 Alphas are a big improvement over the earlier Hunmers. They are not cheap though.

    I have experience in an early version. A good friend of mine had a wagon. It was awesome. Not something you would want to drive on cross country road trips but it's way cool to ride around in. Huge and slow. Like someone earlier said, you sit very far away from your passengers because the drive train is up in the body kinda like a cab over semi truck.

    They're definitely cool to drive around town in.

    I'd love to have one but lately I've been thinking maybe I'd rather buy a bigger military truck if I'm going to have something to just be big and slow to drive around. The complete opposite of my supercharged Range Rover.

    There was a local guy selling his huge m923. I wish I would've bought it.
     
  19. Indyjones

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    I have an H1. Also used to have an H2. Can't compare the two. I would take an H1 over an H2 any day of the week.
    Yes, the H1 doesn't drive like a Merc ML, but that's part of the appeal. For offroad vehicles, it doesn't get much more exotic than an H1/Humvee. Of all the vehicles I've owned, the H1 BY FAR gets the most attention (if that's good or bad is up to you to decide) :)
     
  20. Mondog1

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    Is the OP still looking for a H1?
     
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    Owned a '98 HMCO from '98 to '10, great trucks. '98 is the best year (outside of Alpha); upgraded interior, longer gear ratios (think highway) and last year of BTM locking diffs.

    I'm sure they've all been replaced, but if it's on the original motor, the #8 head is going to crack and you're going to end up doing a Duramax conversion. Make sure you get a turbo truck.

    Watch out for: transfer case vampire, replacing suspension bushings, lift pump (update to a remote one immediately), leaky CTIS, weak A/C and corrosion.

    4 door hard top, 2 door and slant back ('01) are going to be the rarest.
     
  22. cockrill

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    I know that this is an older thread, but I just saw it...

    I owned a '99 Wagon. I absolutely loved it. I hate how bland and similar modern cars have become. Just getting into the Hummer each morning to drive to work made me smile -- everything about the it was different than other cars.

    My kids and wife complained about the Hummer all the time about its lack of comfort, but, deep down, I'm sure that they secretly loved it.

    "White out" pointed out most of the problem areas. Be sure to check out "The Hummer Network" (The Hummer Network :: Index) for a buyers' check list.

    The only big negative I have about the Hummer (and the reason I sold mine) is that it can't really be used as a primary vehicle. It will break down, all cars do, but, unlike other, normal cars, the Hummer can be out of commission for a quite a while as parts are sourced. (Similar to our Ferraris.)
     
  23. JSinNOLA

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    So obviously these things are slow and a pain in the behind. Anyone ever drive a heavily modified one with some actual horsepower?

    Are there any other motors people drop into these things to improve the driveability?
     
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    #22 henryr, Feb 16, 2017
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    i just bought this....
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    I had a 95 H1 open back, bought it new in 1995..... I had no issue's with it, but it did lack power... The alpha with the turbo was a much improved truck from what I was told, I buy another, for the fact you don't see many around... and it was a cool truck
     
  26. NürScud

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    ΙΜΗΟ the H1 is the best Hummer gen the company ever made.

    PS. It looks great!!
     
  27. msdesignltd

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    #25 msdesignltd, Feb 17, 2017
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    I find the worst part of driving the H1 is at night with a flat wind screen the interior reflections from car headlights behind you is a virtual dealbreaker.
    However , being The King is worth the pitfall.
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  28. henryr

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    is that rino lined ?
     
  29. Smiles

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    Now I want one...

    :)

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    #28 msdesignltd, Feb 17, 2017
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    Matte black wrap
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  31. Cotton

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    The ones with the Duramax can be turned up and will really move (for an H1). The Duramax is also a popular swaps the the ealier examples that had the 6.2 or 6.5.
     
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    msdesinltd... that a great looking open top... what year is that? wrap and wheels and tires look killer.... Now I miss mine even more...
     
  33. marknkidz

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    well.... im back in! just bought 2000 4 door hardtop (not the wagon type)... have some big plans for it!! should be too me in 2 weeks, then the build gets started. All cosmetics, im completely fine with power etc...
     
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    I had a 2000 H1 open top. So fun with the top off in the summer cruising around like the king of the hill. Got to take it to the Hummer Homecoming at the factory really cool event.
     
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    Man... that is the most beautiful truck I've ever seen.

    Damn.
     
  37. Smiles

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    I agree.

    How much should it cost to wrap an H1?

    Matt
     
  38. Patrick21x

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    #36 Patrick21x, Mar 21, 2017
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    I had a 2003 H1 Wagon for a couple years. Although it was a blast to drive, my wife and I went out to celebrate the day I sold it, Seriously.

    The H1 was the worst vehicle I had ever owned. I maintained it perfectly but always had nothing but problems. You fix one leak, the next week a new leak. Fix that one, a new one appears shortly after. The damn H1 ruined my new driveway due to all the leaks.

    Forget about long trips. Going anywhere far is almost just begging to be stranded on the side of the road. It just seemed something was always going bad. It cost more than any of my Ferrari's to maintain. One of my mechanics basically says its too old of a vehicle and that all parts are at the end of their life span such as water pump, starter, steering, etc etc etc.

    They are very fun to drive. But there are a few things I would do differently. First off, the over sized tires are a NO GO. Like the picture above where H1 is coming over the sand. If you tried to take that at an angle, the front wheels would go up into the front fender making an horrible noise as tire almost rips the hood off. I had the same problem. It looked sweet on the freeway with the big wheels, but as soon as I tried to go offloading, tires started rubbing and hitting fender/hood. I had to unlatch the hood just to get out of the off road area with out ripping the hood apart. If I where to do again, I would insist on stock wheel and tire size. What good is a H1 if you can not take it off road and get through obstacles without ripping apart fenders.

    Lastly, If I where to get another one, It would have to be the Alpha with Duramax conversion. This is the only way you will get a reliable drive train that you can actually take on decent trips. But those are selling for $150-200k which is pretty silly for such an older vehicle. If your going to spend that much, just get a GURKHA http://www.terradyneinc.com/


    Lastly, The prices are tanking on the H1 because the goverment is now selling off their old inventory. You can pick up a decent H1 for $5000 now. Put about 10-20k into it and you will have a pretty bad ass h1 that you can take anywhere without spending 60-100k.

    Search Results

    You can buy from gov planet, then send it to Plan B and they will make it and register for official road use. You spend about 20K at plan b and you will have a pretty kick but H1.

    Plan B Supply 6x6 Military Disaster Trucks and Emergency Gear


    I paid $89k for my H1 Wagon and sold it 2 years later for $59k. Thanks to the market changing due to places like govplanet and planB, the prices have come way down and I expect them to go even lower.


    Thats my experience and what I learned while owning my H1 Wagon. Hopefully it gives a little info and helps avoid some of the same pitfalls.


    Patrick
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  39. henryr

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    the parts ones go for 5k... you can hit the sold tab to sell what they sell for...
     
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    #38 msdesignltd, Mar 21, 2017
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    A good shop will charge 5 g's
    A great shop about 7 g's

    Yes , the look is stealth...
    Lots of cameras come out when i roll in
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    I'm into off-roading Jeeps, and I always laugh when I see a "mall crawler" Jeep. One of the things that characterizes them is no consideration for potential full wheel articulation given the tire size and lift fitted. May work fine on road (or on flat beaches, or on smooth dirt roads) but on technical off road trails--no way. Of course, it you don't plan on leaving paved roads then it doesn't much matter.
     
  42. Patrick21x

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    MALL CRAWLER LOL that sums it up perfectly. I learned the hard way. Bought the H1 the way it was shown with the large wheels. Went straight to off road park, began to cringe immediately. Lesson learned, leave those Mall Crawlers for street posers. If you want to off road then go with a proper set up.
     
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    Why?
     
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    #42 msdesignltd, Mar 22, 2017
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    Gonna have to agree with concensus that oversized wheels will rub in extenuating circumstances.
    Its a weekender for me and really only for beaching and outback trails.
    There is a 20 mile stretch of beach from e hampton to montauk.
    Just put a smile on my face every time
    The highest elevation where i am is 6 ft.
    So i can get away with it.
    I have to run slightly lower air pressure for my back to survive.
    I want a duramax next.
    And upgrade dampening

    Its a serious bully of a car
    And the air Train horns just top it off.

    Just a fabulously cool ride
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    I have had a couple H1's and will save you a bunch of headaches. If you are not getting a 2005/2006 with the Duramax/Allison Transmisson then dont buy one. If you can find the H1 Alpha then snag it and keep it forever. The older 6.5L GM Turbo isnt a good motor..if you rebuild it and add about 150hp it came be ok but then you have to rebuild the tranny to handle the power which puts you in the H1 Alpha territory.
     
  47. mike32

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    The word ugly comes to mind, when i see a hummer
     
  48. bocaf430

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    they are cool
     
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    msdesign....what year is yours? it looks great... real nice set up..
     
  50. marknkidz

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    agree!! bad ass!!

    Yes, they are down on power.. but not really the reason to want or have one. Truly awesome trucks.

    and driving on the freeway your pretty much limited to about 60-65mph tops... but again, I could careless...

    its a weekend type vehicle, just like most Ferraris, and you see way less H1's than Ferraris!

    check out Sourcemotors.com these guys completely change the way the interiors look on these rigs, making them so freakin kool!! (note.. lil byass as they are in process of doing mine!)
     
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    1996..
    Suits my needs
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