Last Chance To Get A Hummer

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

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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  • Dagwood Dagwood on Apr 07, 2010

    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...

  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Apr 07, 2010

    Now that's FUNNY! Hummer humor.

  • YYYYguy YYYYguy on Apr 07, 2010

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

  • PrincipalDan PrincipalDan on Apr 07, 2010

    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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    • GarbageMotorsCo. GarbageMotorsCo. on Apr 08, 2010

      Hold off long enough and you'll probably be able to buy a brand new one for that amount. Dealers will be desperate to get rid of them now that the plug has been pulled.