First up I know a lot of you are thinking HUMMER? Really? Look, this isn’t the bright yellow grocery getter that soccer moms in Jersey drive to Target on the weekends. This is a fucking military vehicle rebranded for the streets and it is awesome! Sure, it’s part of the reason we had to go to war for oil, but it’s also the reason America is awesome. Let’s get down to brass tacks with this one.
The 1993 H1 goes for $23,000 on ebay. It has a 6.2 Liter Diesel V8, which means you should be able to get at least 200,000 miles out of that engine. It has 150HP/250LBS of Torque, which is shockingly low for such a big vehicle and engine, however, you won’t be drag racing the thing so it shouldn’t really affect you and it can still tow 10,000+ pounds!
The inside of this beast is massive, with at least 3 feet between the driver and passenger seat. All this space doesn’t mean roominess though, it’s a military vehicle designed to house big men with lots of gear, so don’t think this will replace the family mini-van.
At this point in time, I would say a Hummer H1 is best used for people who live in the middle of fucking nowhere. Utah. Montana. Wyoming. Nevada. Places where the terrain is rough and the roads are rougher. This is a vehicle designed for a rancher with huges amounts of acreage and no tow trucks in sight. You can pull stumps with it, you can drive it through ravines, you can rockcrawl, and then, every once in a while roll into town and look like a gangster or a polygamist cult leader!
UPSIDES: still a rare head turning car, intimidation factor, best stock offroading vehicle ever produced
DOWNSIDES: 13MPG, $500 per tire, people thinking you’re an asshole, parking, carbon footprint
The HUMMER H1 is the ultimate go anywhere, do anything vehicle. Here’s an H1 driving completely underwater!
This is the shit that blows my mindgrapes!
How many trucks can climb a vertical wall?
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