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Aw, comeon, you're a technical editor you have to get the techical points right.
What's a Hummer supposed to be? A military Humvee? A civilian H1, which is vaguely similar? Or the H2 or H3, which step down to being a Checvy pickup truck with a highly modified suspension?
The real military surplus critter is a real brute, if you read up on what it can handle, including the armor plated engine air intakes, there's nothing else wuite like it and 6mpg would be a bargain. Personally I'd like a Cadillac-Gage V-150 which gets even lower mileage, but the dang gummint won't sell me one, I'd have to bring it back from the Phillipines. I mean, honest, am I any more of a threat to my gummint than some foreigners in the Phillipines?!
Of course if you try to get acceleration out of any H# you'll kill the gas mileage, they ain't built for speed. But, if you've ever been stuck someplace and wished you cold just cross right over that guardrail and get out? Yeah, a real Humvee will do that, and you may not even feel it as you go over the top.
But someone at West "Corporate" is obviously drinking the funny Kool-Aide, they keep telling me that my local West Store is the former Goldberg Marine in midtown manhattan...yah, right, it IS the closest one, and I'm STILL not going by there. Damn Mainlanders, don't they know they can't get they-ah from he-ah?