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Old     (sanddragon2004)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-21-2008, 8:39 AM Reply   


Old     (sanddragon2004)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-21-2008, 8:45 AM Reply   
Dave can u move this I posted in wrong thread sorry
Old     (njskier)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-21-2008, 9:08 AM Reply   
Get the newest one with the 5.3 liter V-8 (H3 Alpha). Good power for towing. The basic one only has a 5-cylinder engine with no power.
Old     (stephan)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-21-2008, 10:05 AM Reply   
A friend was towing an X-1 with the 5 cylinder and it was just not enough umph. Look at the v-8 or you will have a hell of a time.
Old     (buzz_grande)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-21-2008, 10:07 AM Reply   
I talked to a guy a few months ago who has one, and he said it is a piece of crap. Been in for several recalls, and has had MANY trips in for repairs. He said he has had over 20 different problems with it. Just his opinion.

No idea on towing capabilities. Many other options out there that have been around a few years and probably have better reliability.
Old     (eas)      Join Date: Nov 2001       04-21-2008, 10:23 AM Reply   
they're right....stay away from the 5-cyl!
Old     (kingskrew)      Join Date: May 2004       04-21-2008, 10:23 AM Reply   
And they are hideous and the polar opposite of a cool tow vehicle. IMHO

Old     (sanddragon2004)      Join Date: Jul 2005       04-21-2008, 11:19 AM Reply   
WOw. thanks for the posts guys.

good to know
Old     (mox369)      Join Date: Jan 2008       04-21-2008, 11:31 AM Reply   
I valet and drive these things all the time, i would not buy this vehicle, it is ugly, nothing luxurious about it, tons of blinds spots. There are a lot of vehicles out there that you should consider instead of this one...
Old     (srh00z)      Join Date: Jun 2003       04-21-2008, 3:37 PM Reply   
I have a Trailblazer which has an inline 6 which is essentially the same engine as the inline 5 of the H3 with the exception of one less cylinder. I can't imagine that the H3 would have enough power for towing unless it was geared properly. Braking could be an issue too unless your trailer has good brakes.
Old     (bartush)      Join Date: Jan 2007       04-21-2008, 4:09 PM Reply   
just get an H2 like me... its got the UMPH

but i only get about 9 mpg while towing
Old     (supradoug)      Join Date: Dec 2001       04-21-2008, 6:40 PM Reply   
tows like crap runs like crap. I have a buddy who has one and he had to be getting 3-4 mpg , died going up hills and couldnt stop going down the hills.....
Old     (nickdakoolkat)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-21-2008, 8:01 PM Reply   
get a ford truck man!
Old     (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-22-2008, 7:34 AM Reply   
Rented one for a few days. Visibility sucks. Tight quarters inside, feels like you're locked in a box. The 'nerf bars' from the factory are in a crappy place and they are just in your way when getting in and out. The flat windshield is a bug magnet that you have to wash twice a day.

We were on a recon trip in so-cal desert areas looking for solar sites, and it did a good job in the sand and ruts. Seems like an appropriate vehicle if you need that kind of utility, but probably not the ride and experience that you're looking for in a daily driver.Upload
Old     (sbt3)      Join Date: Jun 2002       04-22-2008, 2:17 PM Reply   
I also rented one snowboarding this year. Same thing tons of blind spots, poor gas mileage with the 5 cylinder, biggest complaint was the windshield was constantly dirty. I bet I had to squirt the washer fluid every 1-2 minutes or more often and thats not exaggerating at all. It was fun to drive for the weekend but I would never own one.


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