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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    I love the look of the H2. I have never driven one but I think they look really cool and unique compared to the escalade. I didn't consider buying one because of the terrible mileage, the fact that they are wide and would be hard to get around in traffic, parking, etc.... and also they are much taller than the escalade and wouldn't fit in many undergrounds or in my garage.

    If I had a ton of money I would buy an H2 just because it would be a cool toy.. but for practicality the escalade is the way to go. And the escalade is way faster!!

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    I like them both the same even though the hummer looks like a washing machine on wheels though.

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    Quote Originally Posted by Redgiem
    Hey Machine, Do you have the link of the video your talking about?

    Escalade all the way !!

    http://www.4x4movies.com/download/pa...ion=file&id=74

    I found the last part of the video that does not show the Jeep make the run. OK, so maybe it's a little more severe than a class 2 trail , but still, the H2 owner does at least 2 things wrong:
    1) Neglects to deflate his tire pressure to gain better traction
    2) Instead of backing up and repositioning his beast, the H2 driver gives it the gas and stresses the components.

    This video was shot in Moab and the trail was designed for 4WD vehicles with modifications that surpass stock specs - it ironically proves that because the vehicle has the Hummer name, owners really think itís a Hummer. In all reality, it's a Tahoe. Do a Google for "H2 tie-rod video" - the results push several videos and pictures of H2's getting stuck, broken and rescued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machine
    http://www.4x4movies.com/download/pa...ion=file&id=74

    I found the last part of the video that does not show the Jeep make the run. OK, so maybe it's a little more severe than a class 2 trail , but still, the H2 owner does at least 2 things wrong:
    1) Neglects to deflate his tire pressure to gain better traction
    2) Instead of backing up and repositioning his beast, the H2 driver gives it the gas and stresses the components.

    This video was shot in Moab and the trail was designed for 4WD vehicles with modifications that surpass stock specs - it ironically proves that because the vehicle has the Hummer name, owners really think itís a Hummer. In all reality, it's a Tahoe. Do a Google for "H2 tie-rod video" - the results push several videos and pictures of H2's getting stuck, broken and rescued.

    Thank you Sir Machine

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    Quote Originally Posted by Machine
    http://www.4x4movies.com/download/pa...ion=file&id=74

    I found the last part of the video that does not show the Jeep make the run. OK, so maybe it's a little more severe than a class 2 trail , but still, the H2 owner does at least 2 things wrong:
    1) Neglects to deflate his tire pressure to gain better traction
    2) Instead of backing up and repositioning his beast, the H2 driver gives it the gas and stresses the components.

    This video was shot in Moab and the trail was designed for 4WD vehicles with modifications that surpass stock specs - it ironically proves that because the vehicle has the Hummer name, owners really think itís a Hummer. In all reality, it's a Tahoe. Do a Google for "H2 tie-rod video" - the results push several videos and pictures of H2's getting stuck, broken and rescued.
    That video says it all, and it wasnt even a hard hit, it looks like it snapped as soon as it got traction..No Good!!! Thanks for the clip...

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    Quote Originally Posted by fast66
    I like them both the same even though the hummer looks like a washing machine on wheels though.
    But what a Good Looking washing machine..

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    For as much money as the Hummer ect, you should be able to kick ass offroad (even though for a luxury suv I will never take it offroad) and you should be able to use it as a daily driver. For 50,000+ you should be able to go over anything!

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    the problem is, it's not built to go off-roading. and that's why it's cheap compared to what it use to be and what the h1 costs. you have to look at what it's built for. a jeep wrangler is built for off-road, but it'll look funny when you pull up to a 5-star restaurant in one. you have to decide what you want to do with it before you buy it.

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    Quote Originally Posted by T_Dogg8
    the problem is, it's not built to go off-roading. and that's why it's cheap compared to what it use to be and what the h1 costs. you have to look at what it's built for. a jeep wrangler is built for off-road, but it'll look funny when you pull up to a 5-star restaurant in one. you have to decide what you want to do with it before you buy it.

    I agree with most of what you wrote but you must take in to consideration the marketing and sales approach H2 dealers are instilling into their owners. When you visit a Hummer dealer they immediately show you their manmade proving ground that they built behind the facility. They take you up and down some steep hills, through some 1' water, over some obstacles, etc. By the time you're done you have a full-blown erection and are ready for Moab...thatís when the true capabilities of the H2 show. I like the H2; I just think itís way over hyped by the Mfg.

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    The H2 kicks ass offroad. The Escalades are nice if you want to look like you push dope for a living.

    Check out this video:

    http://www.thehummerclubinc.com/even...t%20Attica.wmv

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    Kinda funny seeing a bunch of Escalade owners chatting about H2 off road performance

    That tie rod video is almost 2 years old now and I feel I can comment on it since I was there. Actually I was driving, it's my H2. Yes it was driver error, I had only wheeled a couple of times before and I hit the skinny peddle at about the worst possible moment. That will happen off roading, it's part of the deal, I am quite confident I could break any rig . All off road vehicle will break from time to time btw.

    I almost bought an Escalade and was waiting for the Suburban sized one to come out, then I saw an H2, liked it and bought it. Somewhere I decided since I live in Colorado I should try it out off road and have been off roading regularly since. I run trails because you can get to some places to camp etc. that say an "Escalade" can't, also the driving is fun and challenging and something to do on the weekend.

    Is an H2 as good as an Escalade? Nope they are two different vehicles.
    Would an Escalade have been better for running around town, absolutely, it's a trade off, my last truck was a Suburban and I miss the space and usability.
    Does one look better than the other, I like them both, it's subjective and irrelevant.
    Is an H2 the best off-road truck out there, nope, however they do better than most stock rigs and I am sure you guys can appreciate the need for leather heated seats and 6 cd changers etc. :coolgleam


    So there is my 2 cents.

    I just came back from my 3rd Moab trip, here is a link to a video I made. It's 70 megs (not small, but you guys are wealthy and have fast internet connectivity). Check it out, I got a bit better since the unfortunate tie rod incident. Mine is the Pewter rig with the rack and tier on the top (not the one with the chrome wheels).

    http://elcova.com/eve/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=...51&m=966104458


    Laters.


    Alec

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr SUT


    The H2 kicks ass offroad. The Escalades are nice if you want to look like you push dope for a living.

    Check out this video:

    http://www.thehummerclubinc.com/even...t%20Attica.wmv
    So only dope dealers can afford a 50K SUV.... Hmmm !!! thats an interesting concept..

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    That video was great, you wont see any tahoe doing that (because there not capable), I would take a H1 over an escalade anyday.

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    Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    Quote Originally Posted by cadillacchromer
    So only dope dealers can afford a 50K SUV.... Hmmm !!! thats an interesting concept..
    You misunderstood. It's not the cost, its how it looks.

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    Exclamation Re: Hummer VS. Escalade

    Here, you choose.
    CHrysler, Hummer & Cadillac - all rolled into one (er, two)!
    Now that's thinking!!
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