By on April 7, 2010

Have you been secretly lusting for a Hummer? Here is your last chance. GM is definitely shutting Hummer down. The remaining inventory of 2,200 Hummers will go on a big fire sale.

According to Automotive News [sub] “GM is shutting down its Hummer SUV brand for good, taking the last of its four discarded U.S. brands off the market.”

After the deal to sell Hummer to China’s Tengzhong had fallen through, GM said they would entertain other offers. Apparently, there was nothing of interest. Now, GM decided to close the brand, Hummer spokesman Nick Richards said. Hummer CEO Jim Taylor has retired, effective immediately. Hummer’s 153 dealers were told yesterday.

To clear out the remaining 2,200 new Hummers in stock, buyers of the last of the dinosaurs can get 0 percent financing for 72 months or cash on the monstrous hoods. There will be $4,000 off 2010 H3s and H3Ts, $5,000 off 2009 H3Ts and $6,000 on 2009 H2s or H3s.

Beijing was never enthralled with the idea of one of theirs owning Hummer. But the message went over GM’s head.

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33 Comments on “Last Chance To Get A Hummer...”


  • avatar

    I feel bad for anyone who still desires one of these monstrosities.

    I wanted one bad – right up until I actually went to Cadillac/ Hummer and got in one. It was the worst SUV I’d ever seen.

    Despite having interior materials a half-step beyond the 2003 Escalade’s, this car had terrible interior spacing and almostno utility at all besides the ability to get over 20 inch walls.

    • 0 avatar
      FleetofWheel

      It would be an eye opening exercise to have a 2010 Scion xB/Honda Element right next to that Hummer. It would show how you can have amazing interior cabin space in a vehicle with modest exterior dimensions.

    • 0 avatar
      LectroByte

      You talking about an H1, right? That transmission tunnel was pretty horrible. The H2′s I’ve seen don’t seem that horrible inside, but then again, it is basically just a Tahoe, don’t think you’re gonna climb any 20″ walls with it.

  • avatar
    cwallace

    I’m surprised there are only 2,200 left– the poor fellow down the street with the standalone Hummer (now Buick-GMC) shop must have about half that count sitting on his lot.

  • avatar
    gettysburg

    Since when has a Hummer been considered an exotic car?

  • avatar
    Contrarian

    It’s tempting. But if I want to make a political statement, I guess a bumper-sticker is a whole lot cheaper.

  • avatar
    porschespeed

    I too am surprised that there are only 2200 remaining on dealer lots.

  • avatar
    John Horner

    Good Riddance. Soon California will be rid of Hummer Hyping Governator Arnold as well. Things are looking up.

  • avatar
    rudiger

    For normal transportation, I’m not sure a new Hummer is worth buying at half of MSRP. I suspect many of the 2,200 will be there for years to come.

    Ironically, if they’re cheap enough, the few that get sold may actually be used for what would have been their true, intended purpose, i.e., serious off-road duty.

    • 0 avatar
      dagwood

      Growing up on the farm as a kid in the 80′s and 90′s, I remember reading the farm mags and seeing the original AM General Hummers being marketed to farmers. The original strategy was to sell them to people who might be able to use them for utility. Never knew a farmer to buy one, though.

    • 0 avatar
      porschespeed

      Farmers aren’t crazy – it’s far more luxurious in the cab of a combine or a tractor than it is in the cab of a Hummer.

      I had a business associate who picked one up because he couldn’t figure out how to blow some of his bonus money.

      Long story short, we drove it to Monterey from the East Bay. I wish we would have taken a Trabant. Or a model T. Or a freakin’ T-72. It was the most miserable quasi-military vehicle I have ever been in. Lost of full-on military vehicles are more pleasant – and more capable.

      He sold it and got a Gelandewagen.

  • avatar
    psarhjinian

    The thing is, in a few decades, these will probably be worth real money as “period pieces” whose design is “evocative of the era’s collective psyche”.

    • 0 avatar
      dagwood

      I was just about to post the same thing. If you have 40k to spare, buy one of these monsters and park it in a garage for 50 years… who knows, it may do better than your 401k!

      You’d have to pay me 40k to actually drive one, though.

    • 0 avatar
      rudiger

      I don’t know about that one. Consider that the last Desotos, Studebakers, or Hudsons, even a pristine one with extraordinarily low miles, isn’t exactly breaking the bank as one of the most valuable of collectable autos.

    • 0 avatar
      dagwood

      You’re right. The most valuable collectibles are usually the original innovators that were continually coveted. Kind of like rookie cards of baseball stars. Hummers were highly coveted at first, but despised and shunned over time. It would be the baseball card equivalent of a Jose Canseco rookie card.

  • avatar
    YYYYguy

    I am always willing to entertain a deal.

    But, as the owner of an aging Honda Fit those things would have to get mighty cheap to make it worth while for me to snatch up a new one. I’d still need to keep the Fit for utility as I believe it has more usable interior space than these things…and sport.

    • 0 avatar
      Ryan

      Brother,

      I would willingly drive a 2001 Jazz/Fit for five years vs driving a small penis syndrome – engineering mistake – aka any Hummer for a year. Congratulations General, we are so proud of you for riding the taxpayers back.

  • avatar
    bmoredlj

    $6,000 off sounds good, but the base price of an H2 (according to the US website) is $63,000. So that huge incentive adds up to less than 10% off the sticker. They’re not that desperate yet, are they?

    • 0 avatar
      educatordan

      Dang I almost spit coffee all over my screen after reading that. I had never priced a Hummer before. Honestly I could buy a gently used full size ‘Burban for a little over 20Gs and spend 40Gs on upgrades and end up with something more unique and desirable than a Hummer. (I’d never do that cause I believe a truck is born to work, not to swaddle me in comfort or be a showpiece, but to each his own.)

    • 0 avatar
      Ryan

      I would pass up a new Hummer for $6,300.00. Seriously…

  • avatar
    Verbal

    With Hummer gone, how will I compensate for my shortcomings?

    • 0 avatar
      srogers

      There’s still the Escalade.

      Actually, around here the Hummer has become a lady’s car anyway. These days the erectile dysfunction crowd drive diesel 4x4s pickups.

  • avatar
    reclusive_in_nature

    Oh well. Something else gratuitous will come along, people will want it, others will whine about it’s existence, and the auto cirlce of life will continue.

  • avatar
    GarbageMotorsCo.

    SO did the accident cause the wheel to fall off or did the wheel falling off cause the accident?

    http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2006/07/hummer_wheels_f.html

    • 0 avatar
      YotaCarFan

      I watched the Hummer crash compilation video linked to this TTAC article, as well as Vol 2 of the video, and noticed quite a few Hummers with wheels + bearings completely ripped off the vehicle. I’ve not seen too many crash pics of cars with wheels ripped off. I wonder if the Hummer has an under-engineered chassis or if the damage is due to some type of hooning unique to Hummer drivers. Do they drift these things?

    • 0 avatar
      LectroByte

      Maybe the extra weight and larger tires of the H2 are too much for the Tahoe underpinnings?

  • avatar
    dagwood

    In my former line of work we had a wealthy client (a business owner) that drove a Hummer. Apparently, it’s a common thing as a Hummer driver to randomly get flipped the bird, and he would tell us stories of these occurrences.

    In righteous indignation, he’d say, “THEY MAKE ME OUT TO BE SOME VILLAIN! I PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH JOBS! I’M PULLING MY WEIGHT IN SOCIETY, AND THEY THINK I’M THE JERK FOR DRIVING MY VEHICLE OF CHOICE!

    Laughing just thinking about it…

  • avatar

    Now that’s FUNNY! Hummer humor.

  • avatar
    YYYYguy

    When you think about it…he’s actually got a point. Pro-choice.

  • avatar
    educatordan

    FYI there’s over 5,000 Hummer’s for sale on AutoTrader right now but the cheapest one’s are at an asking price of $15,000 for vehicles with over 100,000 miles on them. Completely ridiculous.


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