‘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 CarAdvice.com.au