Seriously Get Noticed

By Emmanuel Narokobi

‘Seriously Get Noticed’, that was the catch phrase in Boroko Motors‘ advert on Friday for the sale of H3 Hummers in PNG. Looks like someone had a brain wave that PNG needs another big car on the roads. Hell if you can go to the trouble of bringing Hummers to PNG, what about trying to bring us hybrid cars that actually save money and the environment?

Sure they look cool if you’re some rap star in California or some politician with a mid-life crises, but seriously do you seriously want to be noticed as driving around a gas guzzler? Okay yes, fuel prices have gone down, but is it worth it?


Smart Car Buyers’ website, ‘Edmunds.Com‘ had this to say about the H3:

Along with its eye-catching looks, the 2008 Hummer H3 provides a surprisingly competent drive both on-road and off. However, competitors offer a better blend of performance, fuel economy and cargo capacity.


Serious off-road ability, smooth ride on pavement, stable handling, simple cabin controls, comfortable seats.


Tepid performance with inline-5, poor outward visibility for shorter drivers, subpar cargo space, terrible gas mileage.

the 2008 Hummer H3 can be a satisfying vehicle to own, especially for those drawn to its distinctive styling and macho image. But there are better overall midsize SUVs out there. Other models like the Nissan Xterra, Toyota’s FJ Cruiser and 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee offer stronger performance, better fuel mileage, a nicer interior and more generous cargo capacity.


See here for a detailed review from

7 thoughts on “Seriously Get Noticed

  1. E,

    My two bob’s worth on the subject of “Hummers” arriving to the shores of PNG:

    1) As we get closer to the 2012 elections they’ll become more popular.

    2) We might even get to see the odd “on the payroll” landowner cruising around in one of these.

    3) Back at home it’s either short men or blokes with small dicks that gravitate towards this style of automobile.

    4) The 1st Highlander to own one will be…

    5) And the 1st Sepik…

    6) It must devastate the poor locals on K100/fortnight to see “others” driving vehicles of such high cost.

    7) If I had enough spare dough I’d buy one of these beasts tomorrow ! (I’m taller than 6ft!!)

    8) The odds of someone owning a “Hummie” and a “piece”… very high.

    9) Vehicles for the “chaps” (The meek shall inherit the earth – but only if it’s OK with the chaps).

    10) I’m a “list of 10 things” type person.

    Cheers bro,


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  3. Manu, I don’t know if you’ve watched the documentary “Who killed the Electric Car?” The film investigates the events leading to the quiet destruction of thousands of new, radically efficient electric vehicles.

    Through interviews and narrative, the film paints a picture of an industrial culture whose aversion to change and reliance on oil may be deeper then its ability to embrace ready solutions.

    There’s also a criticism of the H3 Hummer that emerged from the death of the electric cars

    Here’s the link:

  4. Thanks Solo, yeah I have watched it. One of the reasons why I wrote this post. But I guess my thoughts were why can’t businesses in PNG try to be ground breaking for once?

  5. ppl, the H3 is actually a cheap car in america, only 30000 dollars, evry1 in america can buy it, the only reason that its so expensive in png is becus it is imported with tax etc. to buy the h3 in png is a total rip off, if u think its expensive u nid to get out of dis country

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