QOTD: What's Your Take on the Hummer?

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

It’s been Hummer week around these parts, as the GMC Hummer EV finally made its debut on Tuesday night. We’ve had a whole slew of stories up — but I wanted to get a sense of what you, the B and B, think of it.

Yes, many of you chimed in on the main news post — now you can do so again, or chirp up if you didn’t before. Yes, Jalop also asked their readers this, but I want to hear from you. Nothing against the competition, but some of our readers don’t comment over there. I want to hear from our B and B.

As for me, I’m indifferent towards the truck. Not in the pejorative “meh” way in which “meh” has a negative connotation. It’s just that I don’t really love/like it or hate it.

I like some things about it. It looks cool, the specs are impressive (assuming GM comes close to the estimates), the CrabWalk feature seems useful for off-roading, it brought back T-tops (big hell yeah from me), and the EV tech looks impressive on paper and could trickle down to other GM products. If lessons learned on Hummer allow GM to better mass-market cheaper EVs that are meant for commuters, that’s a good thing.

All that said, I am not daydreaming of one, nor would I put a poster of one on my wall if I had a room dedicated to car stuff (living in a small condo, I do not have such a room). It’s cool, I guess, but perhaps not my cup of tea.

I’ll review it fairly whenever I get to drive it, but till then, I want to know: What do you think?

[Image: GMC]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Old_WRX Old_WRX on Oct 25, 2020

    Yeah, but what is the replacement for a jerry can for this?

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    • Old_WRX Old_WRX on Oct 25, 2020

      @TimK, Ok, I'm sorry I asked:-) Though what you describe does sound like a model of efficiency. When you mention year-old gasoline it brings back to me the smell of many half rotten gas tanks with gasoline that was quite mature from cars, etc. of my youth. Aah, I can smell it still... And, why do so many men feel more comfortable around the smell of old machinery than in more elegant locations? You know, that garage smell of a mixture of old gasoline, miscellaneous lubricants, and carcinogenic cleaning solvents.

  • Buickman Buickman on Oct 25, 2020

    this company couldn't market generators in a power outage. anyone who thinks they somehow got a clue is a fool. same outfit that went from over 50% share to a weak hold on 15% which exists only because of retirees and the dealer body. Hummer is reminiscent of SSR, all hype, no sales. just another boondoggle on the way to the second BK. Buickman Founder GeneralWatch.com DollingerDifference.com

    • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Oct 28, 2020

      I was shocked to see an SSR in the wild the other day. The Hummer EV will do better, but I wouldn't be surprised to see the name retired again in less than 10 years.

  • Flipper35 Flipper35 on Oct 26, 2020

    So, the interior is one of the least attractive I have seen in a long time. As far as the crab walk, they should have chosen a better place to show it as the overhead video has it going through a canyon a Power Wagon could have just made the turns through it is so wide. It probably is a handy trick, just show me where it works and the vehicle behind has trouble because it doesn't have that feature. At least it isn't a glorified Suburban or Colorado/Canyon this time.

  • Jaffa68 Jaffa68 on Oct 26, 2020

    I like it, but I also liked the H2 I drove through 2006.