Hummer on Life Support - SaabCentral Forums
* site search:  
Home Saab Pictures Saab Classifieds Saab Dealer Listings Saab Forum Saab Forum

Go Back   SaabCentral Forums > Saab Cafe > The Lounge
The Lounge For general discussions

SaabCentral.com is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 20-02-09
DavidMorgan's Avatar
DavidMorgan DavidMorgan is offline
Saab on the Brain!
 
Join Date: Oct 2004                                                
Location: SaabLand
My Saabs: My SAAB
Posts: 9,088
Default Hummer on Life Support

I realise no-one hear is crying about this news but it is the way some of GM is going..

Hummer beginning to run out of road

Published: February 20 2009 18:44 |


In spite of its muscular image, Hummer is now on life support.

General Motors has virtually stopped marketing and advertising the brand long synonymous with gas-guzzling excess. Production of the big H2 model has stopped, with no sign of when it might restart.

Thirteen US Hummer dealers have gone out of business in the past four months, and many others have folded their Hummer showrooms into other GM brands, notably Cadillac.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bace111a-f...nclick_check=1
__________________
.Cheers from a little town 3 hours Saabing SW of Huy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 20-02-09
SaabScott's Avatar
SaabScott SaabScott is offline
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2003                                                
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
My Saabs: 2006 9-7X 5.3i
Posts: 9,873
Default

The Hummer brand is supposed to be put to rest sometime in March, 2009.

Not sure how it survived as long as it did to be honest.
Its not like any of them ever do much except burn through fuel at a rate that our environment just loves.

Oh well, each to his own.
I bet some Hummer owners don't like Saabs either.
__________________
President,
The Saab Club of Canada
www.SaabClub.ca
2006 9-7X 5.3i
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 20-02-09
JeeperJay JeeperJay is offline
SaabNut!
 
Join Date: Jun 2008                                                
Location: Bellingham, MA
My Saabs: '05 9-5 Aero
Posts: 429
Default

I'm a Saab driver who loves Hummers.


In all fairness, the H3 is a pretty decent SUV. Lots of factory parts designed for rugged off-road use, and gets about the same gas mileage (or better) than my wife's Jeep.

I've had 3 different ones as either rental cars or loaners. The I5 engine is a dog on the highway, but I hear the 5.3L V8 really moves them.
__________________
Jason
'05 9-5 Aero: Black w/two-toned sport seats & tint. For sale.
'04 Jeep Grand Cherokee: 2" lift
http://www.cardomain.com/id/MourningWoody
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 20-02-09
TC's Avatar
TC TC is offline
SaabNut!
 
Join Date: Mar 2004                                                
Location: Lil Rhody
My Saabs: T5 9-3, 9000 Aero, 9-7X
Posts: 278
Default

Don't be surprised if GM announces a buyer for Hummer very soon. Insider info says there are 2 buyers seriously interested. I wish Saab had 2 serious buyers
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 20-02-09
boon94's Avatar
boon94 boon94 is offline
Saab on the Brain!
 
Join Date: Mar 2006                                                
Location: Maine
My Saabs: '09 Forester XT
Posts: 7,112
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JeeperJay
I've had 3 different ones as either rental cars or loaners. The I5 engine is a dog on the highway, but I hear the 5.3L V8 really moves them.
LOL if a 5.3L V8 cant move it good, nothing will

I bet someday in the future, the hummer name will be resurrected when they figure out how to make an SUV that is both Off-Road Capable AND fuel efficient.

Hummers don't HAVE to be gas guzzlers... Gm just made them that way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 20-02-09
SaabKen's Avatar
SaabKen SaabKen is offline
 
Join Date: Aug 2004                                                
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
My Saabs: '06 9 2.0T SportCombi |'93 9K CSE (RIP)
Posts: 27,164
Default

GM should put it out of its misery (the marque and the vehicles only, not the people employed in the division)

__________________
"Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense." - Steve Landesberg

Saab Club of Western Canada FB
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 20-02-09
valbowski1980's Avatar
valbowski1980 valbowski1980 is offline
Saab on the Brain!
 
Join Date: Jun 2003                                                
Location: Chicago IL
My Saabs: None now
Posts: 5,774
Default

It will be a good riddance!
__________________
There is a "replacement for displacement".... It's called "forced induction".
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SaabCentral Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:35 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

top of page | sitemap | email us



copyright © 2003 - 2011 saabcentral.com, All rights reserved http://www.whiter.co.uk - valid xhtml - valid css
SaabCentral is an independently run website and is not affiliated in any way to Saab Automobile AB.


Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.