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Buying a H2, What Color?

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  1. dream cars

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    Im buying a H2 for my company, we rent exotics in Orlando,FL. Im torn between the colors.

    Yellow-Flashy, Bright, the right color for my company to get noticed from the street, but Im thinking some will turn it down because its yellow. they do our yellow Porsche.

    Puwter(SP?)-Elegant, will blend in with any event, generic, hides scratches, but nothing special

    Sunset Orange - Different, flashy but not as much as yellow, will show scratches, when taking a reservation some may be reluctant when they are told Orange.

    Black & White is out of the question

    Red looks bad

    Green-no

    What do you think if you where renting it from us what would turn you off or what would you like?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I think the popular color for rent would be yellow. It's the color they marketed (that people see it on TV as), and when people rent a Hummer they want the flash --not fuel economy or conservative looks!
     
  3. tifosi69

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    My dad just bought a black one and it looks AWESOME, especially at night with all the running lights on top. That or yellow.
     
  4. parkerfe

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    My wife bought a 2004 H2 in red and loves the color. We see very few other red ones in our area. But, since you think the red looks bad, I would suggest you go with the pewter or orange.
     
  5. SrfCity

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    If you don't want the yellow I'd go for the pewter.
     
  6. Alxlee

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    That burnt orange looks good too. Seems to be a good mixture between flashy and graceful.
     
  7. Ike

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    If I were going to rent one I would go for the yellow.
     
  8. dherman76

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    Just wondering why black is out of the question?
     
  9. tifosi69

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    Black is a good looking color on the H2.
     
  10. 96impalaSS

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    Id go for the invisible if I could, I dont really like the looks that much, but if I was going to get one I think Id go for black with alot of chrome trim. I think that looks the best.
     
  11. dream cars

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    Black is just to hard to keep up, being a rental it would look like crap in a year.

    Im leaning to the yellow no that I just came from the dealer to see the colors in person.
     
  12. LAfun2

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    People would probably rent a car like that because they want to show off or something. Hm that is probably an ignorant statement, but I am too lazy to hit backspace.

    I say go for yellow. Great color!
     
  13. Chiaro_Slag

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  14. Tyler

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  15. TSMIV

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    Yellow or Sunset.

    Why do your customers not like the yellow Porsche?

    Is is not a Cayenne, is it?

    That is the Porsche that I can think of that does not look good in yellow.
     
  16. LAfun2

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    I did not think the Cayenne even came in yellow.


    Hmm yellow is the way to go on any 911 IMO
     
  17. TSMIV

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    From the factory they do not, but people paint them yellow.
     
  18. LAfun2

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    oh LOL, yeah. SPeaking of, saw a pink Lambo yesterday on the 405!
     
  19. Teenferrarifan

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    I work at a hummer dealership and for 2004 you couldn't and can't buy a sunset orange metalic(sp) H2. They stopped production of the color. BTW my moms is orange and it is like a rust color very sharp but doesn't hide scratches that well at all. Also, being around Hummers pretty much every day my favorite color right now would have to be the green. It is just so uncommon that it looks cool. We only order about 2 green ones a year. But, if I were you I would also opt for the new H2 upgraded dealer installed black leather interior it is better quality and more unique than the standard wheat color. IMHO.
    Erik
     
  20. ryalex

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    I just found out tonight my uncle traded in his 3500 Duramax and bought a yellow H2 last Friday... and he came by and let me drive it for an hour or so. Some thoughts:

    - It is a HIGH driving position! I've driven some minivans and pickups, but this was really awkward for the first few miles. The angles on the inside of the cockpit enhance the feeling of looking down on the road. You feel like you own it. Was a little nervous getting used to my left tires being 6ft to my side, but got used to being in just one lane after a few miles (we were on rural roads :).

    - I was surprised at how light the steering was. For such a huge machine, it was easy to steer... very Cadillac-like feel and ride I thought (maybe a little on the light side). It had the air suspension option package, which gave a nice cushy ride. Seats very comfortable.

    - Love the tank-inspired shifter. Stereo was solid too (comes with a sub). The bars over the front grille are nice and hefty too (like Carreaper's battering ram setup!).

    - With the huge spare in the back, not a lot of space for stuff, really. But you can remove it and the 7th seat (a rear-facing jumpseat) and have plenty of room.

    - Yellow is the color for it. When you're in it and around it, you want the yellow "flash" factor. You're not in something like this to be a wallflower.

    - Problem: when you're in it, you're very likely to have an ego trip. Especially with a loud rap/R&B CD playing (who knows where my uncle got it- the dealership??). I was possessed by the uber-testosterone-titan spirit of the machine and felt like yelling down to passersby: "WHO *OWNS* THIS ROAD!? WHO'S YO DADDY!!?" You almost feel like a vehicular bully, peering down on all the 'nerdy' economy cars as you drive down the junior high hallway.

    Conclusion: I like it. Although if I bought one, I might be a real jerk ;-)! I think it will rent very well, BTW. In yellow.
     
  21. dream cars

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    Teenferrarifan-my local dealer has about 10 sunsets in stock.

    After all this input, I think im going with YELLOW
     
  22. LAfun2

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    Good CHoice :D
     
  23. Teenferrarifan

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    Dream if your dealer has any sunset orange metallic otherwise known as Rust H2's in stock they have all been sitting on the lot a while. If you don't believe me go to www.hummer.com and build your own H2. Sunset orange can no longer be order. We haven't had an organge one in almost 6 months and we are pushing almost 18 a month. Congrats on your purchase did you get a lux or adventure package?
    Erik
     
  24. Nibblesworth

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    How about **** brown? After all, it's a sh!tty car, driven by sh!tty owners.

    Sorry to offend anyone, but you got bit by the "fad bug" and never looked back. I laugh anytime I see some tool driving one of those idiotic vehicles. I guess if you really, REALLY want to get noticed, and really, REALLY want to make people think you are important and wealthy, an H2 is truly the way the go (sarcastic!).

    Have fun!
     
  25. Uberpower

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    Black is the only way to go on that car or any car with ugly body panels that do not match the cars color.

    When will this grey plastic look on cars (including the Murci) go AWAY?

    I hate it. Blah.
     

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