CNN/Money has published their review of the HUMMER H3. The writer is of the opinion that the new H3 is the "best looking Hummer yet." Excuse me? I say that since best is superlative, then one other would have to at least be pleasant looking. Where is that one?
The reviewer also says that the H3 has "ultra-truck-like ride and handling." What does that mean exactly? To me, that says as bumpy and uncomfortable as all get out. Don't get me wrong, I like trucks. I grew up with trucks, having ridden in many a cab while hauling horses around the country during summers spent on the show circuit. But I like them for their purpose, not for the ego extending, machismo crap. Ultra-truck-like? Is that like ultra suede?
Something else in the review I found more than a bit discomforting: "Visibility, especially out the side and back, is sacrificed for the sake of the tiny-windowed armored-truck look."
I think that speaks for itself.
I know this is just one woman's personal battle with the Hummers -- it's laughable how worked up I get over those things. I also know that one of the best phone calls I received last year was when my friend called from her cell phone to tell me that she'd just passed a Hummer on the side of the road and a couple hundred yards past that was a guy walking towards it with a gas can in his hand. (!!!!) The only thing that would have made it better would have been if she'd had a camera with her. Still though, just thinking about it brings a broad smile to my face.
Oh, back to that review. The last sentence says that the new Hummer is designed for true Hummer fans. If that is true, then I say that the H3 is sure to get the blood boiling of true Hummer foes. Trust me.