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HUMMER News: H3 Deemed Fuel-Efficient, H1-Spawning Humvee Dies
HUMMER News: H3 Deemed Fuel-Efficient, H1-Spawning Humvee Dies

We haven't heard a lot about HUMMER lately. The closing of its sale to Chinese firm Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery has been delayed several times, vehicle sales have fallen, and U.S. production of its H3 is at a halt though it has announced 2010 updates. So we thought a couple of...Read More»

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HUMMER Granted Reprieve, Sale Deadline Extended To February 28

Just as plans were announced for Saab's bright, shiny future, one of General Motors' other orphans -- HUMMER -- has been granted a stay of execution. GM previously set a deadline of January 28 for completing the sale of HUMMER to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Co., but both companies...Read More»

Artist Jeremy Dean with half a Hummer H2 for his work, "Back to the Futurama," January 2010
HUMMER-Hating Artist Hacks H2 Into Horse Cart, Cites Hoover

Ah, conceptual art. Clearly our country would be less colorful were it not for the efforts of, say, New York artist Jeremy Dean, who got inspired reading about horse-drawn "Hoover carts" made during the Depression from old car bodies. From there, it was just a short leap to buying a used HUMMER...Read More»

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HUMMER On Hold Until GM Seals The Deal

It's official: at the end of this week, General Motors is sending HUMMER to the bench. Spokesman Nick Richards said that GM will stop producing new HUMMER vehicles until the brand's sale to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machinery Company is finalized. Once that milestone has been reached, GM's...Read More»

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TrueCar: 2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2010 Mini Cooper Are Haggler's Delight

Here at TCC, we aim to help shoppers make informed decisions when they're looking for new (and used) vehicles. If you're in the market for a car or truck right now, you might want to supplement TCC's news and expert reviews with a visit to TrueCar.com, which scans and interprets data from U.S. auto...Read More»

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Chrysler Borrowing Fiat Tech, Infiniti Turns 20: Today’s Car News

Chrysler will be borrowing Fiat’s powertrain technology to help make its future vehicles more fuel-efficient, including Mutliair valve technology and dual-clutch transmissions. [Detroit Free Press] On November 8, 1989 Infiniti first opened up for business. Since its inception, Infiniti's goal...Read More»

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2010 Hummer H3 And H3T Treading Water Before Real Change

Hummer is in the midst of a move—from General Motors to China's Sichuan Tengzhong—but the brand has announced details for its 2010 H3 SUV and H3T pickup, which are slated to go on sale next month. Changes are minimal. The standard engine is still a 239-horsepower, 3.7-liter five-cylinder...Read More»

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Ugliest Cars Of The Past 50 Years? You Might Be Surprised.

Think that the design of the Volkswagen New Beetle is more hideous than iconic? Apparently you're not alone. Business Week has posted its "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years," including a number of models present and past, and the New Beetle is just one of the newer and still-produced models...Read More»

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Michael Pollan Eats Words: Prius-Driving Carnivores Are OK!

Last week, author Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, etc.) made headlines when he said, "A vegan in a HUMMER has a lighter carbon footprint than beef-eater in a Prius". This week, predictably, Mr. Pollan is eating those words: although studies have shown that meat-eaters generate two tons more...Read More»

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HUMMER H3, H3T Production To Restart By November?

HUMMER's sale is all but complete--though there are some worrying details left to be handled with the Chinese government--and talk of production resuming in the Shreveport plant where the H3 and H3T are built is already starting to leak out from the company. Dealers will be glad to hear the news...Read More»

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HUMMER Sale To China's Tengzhong Official

The saga of GM's sale of HUMMER has finally come to a close. With the sudden collapse of the Penske-Saturn deal last week, many feared a similar fate would befall HUMMER, but today's announcement of the sale agreement between GM and China's Tengzhong puts those fears to rest, at least for the...Read More»

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Hummer Auto Insurance: What To Know Before Buying America’s Hippest Road Hog

They get less than 15 miles per gallon. Just over six thousand units were sold in 2007 (sales have been dropping since 2002). Tough new emissions laws and a bad economy have made it expensive for GM to keep up. The Hummer SUT holds the number 6 spot on the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...Read More»

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Whatever You Did To Your Car, Mother Nature Did Worse

We have friends who are weather fans, or weather fiends. They reload storm maps obsessively, and converse in the language of descending fronts and scattered sprinkles. We are not those people. We just get rained on occasionally. But even we were drawn into the Weather Channel's website by its...Read More»

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Would YOU Crush a Bentley? (No, NOT a Cash-For-Clunkers Tradein!)

Most of the United States now require that you insure your vehicle before you can register it. Enforcement, however, varies considerably. As we learned recently, in New York state, you can be arrested for driving an uninsured vehicle if you incur a moving violation in it that would otherwise net...Read More»

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Tough-Lux: 2009 Hummer H2 And 2009 Range Rover Among Most Expensive To Insure

You might be able to swing quite a deal today on one of the most luxurious off-road-worthy barges, but be prepared to pay extra—over and over again—in your insurance premiums. The 2009 Mercedes-Benz G-Class, 2009 Hummer H2, and 2009 Range Rover rank as the most expensive SUVs to insure...Read More»

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HUMMER Update: Chinese Derision, Cajun Au Revoirs and A Big Tennessee Howdy?

The drama at HUMMER rages on this week--if anyone still cares about the unloved brand that GM's sawing off its corporate family tree and adopting out to the Chinese. (What would Madonna say?) The details of today's moves start in Louisiana, home of the HUMMER H3--apparently, not for long. The local...Read More»

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Electric HUMMER H3 In Washington: Any Impact?

  I first saw the 2009 HUMMER H3 by Raser Technologies at the SAE World Congress held last month in Detroit. The vehicle uses a powertrain similar to vehicles from Fisker Automotive; an electric drive motor that takes power from a large battery pack. The batteries are charged via a plug-in source...Read More»

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42-MPG Standard: Does Obama's Rule Make Family Cars Better?

 Let's face it: SUVs are fabulous family vehicles. They fit car seats well, and it's easy to get kids in and out of them. They haul stuff. They haul even more stuff overhead. SUVs tow stuff. Families, after all, seem to have a lot of stuff. Of course, the drawback to SUVs is that they don't get...Read More»

Tom Kennedy and his wife, Haideen Anderson, in Kennedy's Hippopotamobile
Link Love From The Car Connection: Leno Picks The Hits, Madoff Standoff Ends, And What Ho, Bring On The Dancing Girls

On the black list -- You know how when you go to the DMV, they have a list of naughty, no-no words for vanity plates? Well, Saudi Arabia has a similar list. At the top of it? "USA". Daaaaamn. [Autocar] Better than Walter Mercado-- Jay Leno is a multifaceted kind of guy--part entertainer, part...Read More»

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