Teamed with a four-speed automatic transmission, the powertrain will quickly when additional power is needed for highway passing. After complaints of an underpowered engine became deafening, the 2008 Hummer H3 added a new 5. Consequently, it ranks in the bottom half of its class. Hummer says the Alpha can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in about 8 second. Options include a sunroof and rearview camera.
The H3 is a buy. Though it may be worth the price for serious off-road driving enthusiasts, the H3 only ranks in the bottom half of its class when compared to other. The base H3 is powered by a 242-, 3. Then they sell it to someone else because they haven't heard from me? The optional leather front bucket seats are comfortable and feature partial power operation the backrest angle is manually adjustable. The engine is stuffed into a new model dubbed the H3 Alpha. Hummer says the 2008 H3's steering system has been upgraded for improved on-center feel and offroad reliability.
The rear-mounted spare tire, which hampered visibility, has been moved under the bed. All in all, it's a subtle change from the regular H3, which is surprising because Hummer doesn't normally do subtle; just look at its product lineup. The drivetrain boosts the H3's towing capacity to 6,000 pounds. The system's modest power assistance gives the steering wheel just enough heft, which feels appropriate for this vehicle, and the H3 responds readily to turns of the wheel. The base H3 is powered by a 242-, 3.
The thick-rimmed steering wheel and beefy gear selector fall nicely to hand, and while the switches for the power windows and locks look dated, most of the cabin's trim pieces have a nice appearance. Rear parking assist and navigation systems are available, as is OnStar with turn-by-turn navigation. The H3x adds styling notes, such as a chrome fuel door and body-colored grille. The H3 line also gets more standard safety equipment, including head-curtain side air bags and electronic stability control. Took the time to get my family in not only a beautiful vehicle but one that was the best fit for us. The optional front moonroof is among the largest I've seen. Send Mike an Hide full review.
I live 3 hours away from this dealership and he sent lots of pics and was very responsive to my concerns and questions. Agreed to pay full price in full. A rearview camera and a navigation system are optional. Already a competent off-roader, the thirsty V-8 transforms the H3 into a truck that's much easier to live with in urban and suburban jungles, which many H3s call home. It also purportedly is cleaner than many pickup engines.
It's also an ego machine that guzzles gas and is about the size of Liechtenstein. One of the biggest problems with the H3 is its limited side and rear visibility. The new H3 Alpha gets 300 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque, and its dimensions have been slightly revised to accommodate the larger engine from the Silverado. This is the type of company that deserves to expand. Then called 4 days in a row to pay over the phone live out of state and no answer. Thanks Morlan Dodge and Courtney for the new commercial addition to my business! Side curtain airbags have also been added in the Alpha for 2008.
Alpha Male Styling The H3 exudes toughness to the point of being almost ridiculous, what with its bulging fenders, short side windows and massive tires. Safety The 2008 H3 now has side curtain airbags to protect front and backseat occupants. The staff was very kind and down to earth. Signed a buyer order contract and everything. And it gets away with it; despite styling-induced visibility problems and unrefined ride quality, Hummer shouldn't have much difficulty moving the Alpha off the lot. Owners may contact Hummer customer service at 1-800-732-5493. H3 Alpha in the Market It's a bit ironic that Hummer's fuel-conscious model now has a V-8 engine option that drinks more gas than a Chevrolet Suburban.
. For 2008, safety equipment is upgraded to include side curtain airbags, stability control, and tire pressure monitors. While it's rather loud inside the H3, I'm not ready to write this off as a negative, because I can see some Alpha buyers really enjoying the V-8 rumble that invades the cabin when accelerating mildly, not to mention the roar that accompanies full-throttle acceleration. Walked away feeling like everyone was a winner for sure. The recall began February 26, 2016. The extra V8 power has increased the 2008 H3's rugged off-roading performance, and the smaller overall size of the H3 somewhat improves city maneuverability, but highway driving still lacks power, and the rear seats are still cramped. In addition to the improved driving performance, the Alpha's V-8 engine is a boon for towing.
Things got a little better very little when the larger inline-five was introduced. Other features include a climate system that only uses three large dials, says MyRide. These vans in the high roof model are hard to find so I expected to travel to get one. Both engines come with either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed Hydramatic, and the Alpha has taller gears. All H3s come standard with an electronically controlled four-wheel-drive system sporting traction control, underbody shielding, an optional rear locking differential, and the buyer's choice of two tire packages: Goodyear 32-inch, all-terrain tires or Bridgestone 33-inch off-road tires. In fact, because there are so many mouthy should we say naive? I had a buyer order signed, calling frequently to pay full price, and even arranged a car transport company referred to me by the dealer.
The door armrests are plastic, and there is no center armrest. Alpha models include a Chrome Appearance package that consists of chrome door handles and mirrors, as well as 16-inch chrome wheels and a badge on the swing gate. But there is a bright side; all that extra power comes with only a 1 mpg penalty compared to the significantly weaker in-line five. Tie-downs are included, but a cargo cover is extra. While that's sure to rile environmentalists, a V-8 is exactly what the heavy H3 has needed all along in order to make it better suited to everyday driving. Regular H3s with the 3.