If you’re making a list of SUVs that you most definitely should not own in the year 2015, this Humvee-based civilian off-road vehicle should go at the very top.
It was only when AM General teamed up with GM to make the Hummer H2 that they thought to give the original Hummer its H1 designation. The rest is, of course, history.
While the H2 and then the H3 were designed to be a little more socially acceptable, the H1 remains the only true blue Hummer out there. But make no mistake, there’s a huge difference between the H1 and say the H3 – which I drove when it first came out and thought that it was bulky, with poor interior quality yet somehow cool.
But the H3 was a bona fide SUV, while the H1 is just a ‘dumbed-down’ military vehicle that, at least design-wise, remains one of the manliest cars ever made, even if you’d look like you’re crazy for owning one nowadays with how gas prices are.
This particular H1 looks really interesting and I reckon that if you checked it out from a distance, you probably wouldn’t be able to tell that those are matte black ADV08 Truck Spec HD.1 wheels. They have a simple, clean design and measure 22×12 all round.
The interior doesn’t look half bad either, though I’m not talking about build quality, obviously. I like the fact that there’s so much room inside and that the layout is very utilitarian.
As I’ve said before, you’d still have to be somewhat eccentric to make this your daily driver, but if you happen to own an H1 that you only drive from time to time to and from places where you don’t get in the way of regular cars, then by all means, lucky you!