• Apr 5th 2010 at 3:32PM
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Not so fast, Captain Planet. Hummer may be on its last leg at the moment, but fans of the brand aren't going to let their favorite earth-roaming SUVs go down without a fight. Capital & Labor International Coalition, a newly-minted organization, thinks it has all the answers to the brand's woes, and has scheduled a summit to help save Hummer here in the states on April 11.

This assemblage could be more than just a few fans with posters. CLIC has invited everyone from shareholders to Hummer's CEO and United Auto Workers leaders. Thane Ritchie, chairman of the organization, said CLIC has taken a good hard look at the General Motors/Hummer issue and there may be another option out there other than just turning off the lights for good.

Members of the group have even invited Senator Rolland Burris (D-Illinois) to help out as well. Burris will be acting as a liaison between the coalition and the federal government, especially when it comes to getting any aid for the brand. In the meantime, the Save Hummer in America rally will be held next week in Chicago. Hey, it worked for Saab, right?

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      • 5 Years Ago
      You can't kill the hummer, when will GM the hummer is invincible, nothing can kill it
      • 5 Years Ago
      i'll be there with a GET A BRAIN MORANS!!! sign.

      but seriously... kill it! kill it with fire!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is actually my first post on any of these aol forums.
      For the record.
      I owned an H2. We got it right when I finished law school as I was in the sports law business and wanted a flashier type of vehicle when I picked up clients at the airport. I enjoyed the H2 for the post part. It handled well for an SUV and was as comfortable as an Escalade. I took the family snowboarding one time at a huge downfall of snow came on the way home. That H2 was the best handling vehicle in the snow I have ever driven.
      Cons: I took the H2 for one single light trip to Pismo Beach and climbed a few small dunes. The transmission started slipping in the dunes and then brutally on the way home. The front window leaked. The seat warmers went out.
      I had the first year H2 and maybe some of these problems were corrected.
      The H2 was traded in on a Caddilac in 2008 (the Caddy has also had transmission problems and I DID NOT take it to the dunes).
      Late 2009 and early 2010 I went to purchase another H2 solely for the experience I had of driving it in the snow. Dealer attitudes, the GM/UAW politics, etc ultimately stopped my decision. (I will now never buy another GM/UAW vehicle again period. But this is a topic for a different day and really isnt the point of the writing.)

      I ended up with a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon (yes I am aware it is a UAW vehicle, my decision was finalized after the Jeep purchase and my family has joined as well, I just wanted to save the people who like to jump on that sort of thing the time of writing me to point it out). The Jeep is a groovy little vehicle and will probably be fun in the summer. My teenage daughter loves it. It is uncomfortable and does not have the fit and finish of the H2. The Jeep probably performs off road as nice as can be from off the assembly line. The Jeep does not handle the snow all that great and easily gets "squirelly" on the dry windy road. One thing to know about the Jeep is that the Jeep does not get that much better MPG than the H2. Seriously. When you factor in the size/weight, full time 4wd, seating capacity, and enginepower, the +6/7 MPG of the jeep is quite pathetic.

      I looked at other SUV's and, aside from the Escalade, none were as nice to drive as the H2. Every SUV seemed to be overpriced on the scale. The H2 is no exception but neither is the Jeep. Crossover type SUV's seemed a little less inflated but they never made me feel confident that they were a druable vehicle (though I could be wrong).

      I am for the free market and dont believe anybody has a duty to build something that wont sell. I just wanted to chime in as an owner of both vehicles what I experienced owning each one and the inherent qualities of each. Absent politics, I would buy another H2. I am not unhappy with my Jeep but probably would like it better at 28 than I do at 38. It isnt comfortable but is more of a play car that you can easily acessorize and off roads well. Politics absent, I would buy another H2. Again, these were just my experiences. Both the Jeep and H2 were inflated in price and in each you got what you paid for as the price went up. In each vehicle I am sure that they could have done better on the MPG but didnt.

      I hope the H2 can be salvaged because I liked it. If it cant, I am not going to cry, but inherently it wasnt the demon it is often made out to be. My .02.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hummer SUVs were a huge trend during the early part of the 2000's, but now that we know better, and a truck like that is a total waite of fuel, they should still be available, but for the military, or those who really would take it off the road. It is not necessary to drive a war truck to work, the mall, etc.
      Either way, Americans have to be more supportive of their own economy and buy American made cars only. Maybe not the Hummer, but any one that will keep people employed, bring revenues to our own companies, and soon enough, we will be seeing financial progress.
      • 5 Years Ago
      4 door pickups with thos tiny beds are nothing but grocery getters. the small bed isn't good for much else.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They should fold the Hummer line into GMC.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Get off your delusion of 4x4 superiority guys...they are not very good looking and no better then a majority of the 4x4 out there...including the Tahoe platform they sit on.

      I can see saving something special but there is nothing interesting about these things. Saab had more redeeming value as a line that at least had R&D that gave something back to society!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's an ugly, gas-guzzling piece of junk. Let it go... Buy a Jeep :D
      • 5 Years Ago
      I heard they are serving Chinese food for them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      HUMMER should be allowed to die with some dignity, like Saab should have.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't understand why GM and Ford have many brands?
      They just need 2 brands only. mediocre and luxury.
      Toyota/Lexus, this 2 brands are enough to be a world no.1 auto company.
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        Toyota has three brands, as has been said Nibcrom mentioned Scion. Not to mention they own majority stakes in Hino Motors & Daihatsu; along with minority stakes in Isuzu, Subaru, and Yamaha Motors. So Toyota is far from a small company.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So... where is the link to find more info on the Hummer summit? Wouldn't that be a central piece of information for your post? Nice work.

      A happy H3 customer and will buy another one... and if it performs as well as our first H3 we'd likely buy another after that. It would be nice to see the brand survive. I'm a supporter.

      And to all the bashers who know very little about the brand... our H3 gets 19mpg on the road. Better than a full-sized pickup and the same or better than most other SUVs. Awesome vehicle in the snow. I feel my family is safer when they are in the H3, and to me family is everything.
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