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Unread 07-26-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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You're welcome, Hummer

Just saw this on MSNBC.com and thought it was funny. Here's the excerpt - the rest of the article is just about Hummers, but read if you must.

"But even in American car culture, the Hummer is an outlier, provoking both love and hatred so intense they can be hard to figure.

That makes it easy to forget the basic scrappiness and necessity that gave birth to the vehicle in the first place. The Hummer traces its DNA to the Jeep, produced for the Army in large numbers during World War II.

"It was something that could go to places other vehicles could not go, yet it was reasonably priced," says Patrick Foster, author of books on Jeep and the company that built the Hummer."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25863697/


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Unread 07-26-2008, 09:11 PM   #2
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lol nice find, hummer=bummer
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Unread 07-27-2008, 07:40 AM   #3
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reasonably priced? Not for the common folks it isnt!!
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Unread 07-27-2008, 09:06 AM   #4
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reasonably priced? Not for the common folks it isnt!!
I hope they're talking about jeeps, since neither would be true of a hummer

"It was something that could go to places other vehicles could not go, yet it was reasonably priced,"
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Unread 07-27-2008, 07:38 PM   #5
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reasonably priced? Not for the common folks it isnt!!
wow dude u need to re read that, their talking about the jeeps being priced fair
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Just saw this on MSNBC.com and thought it was funny. Here's the excerpt - the rest of the article is just about Hummers, but read if you must.

"But even in American car culture, the Hummer is an outlier, provoking both love and hatred so intense they can be hard to figure.

That makes it easy to forget the basic scrappiness and necessity that gave birth to the vehicle in the first place. The Hummer traces its DNA to the Jeep, produced for the Army in large numbers during World War II.

"It was something that could go to places other vehicles could not go, yet it was reasonably priced," says Patrick Foster, author of books on Jeep and the company that built the Hummer."

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25863697/
It's actually a pretty good article, and for most of it, you could simply replace "Hummer" with "Jeep" and have the exact same article. Other than having more disposable income than most of us, there's really not that much difference btwn the Hummer enthusiasts in the article, and us Jeepers.
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Unread 07-28-2008, 06:05 PM   #7
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It's actually a pretty good article, and for most of it, you could simply replace "Hummer" with "Jeep" and have the exact same article. Other than having more disposable income than most of us, there's really not that much difference btwn the Hummer enthusiasts in the article, and us Jeepers.
I agree - I guess I just took offense that it wasn't about Jeeps in the first place.
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Unread 07-28-2008, 07:32 PM   #8
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The problem with an article like this is it makes the general public believe that Hummers have something to do with offroading, when in reality there are very few owners of those vehicles out there, and they are really completely different from us. It would be like presenting the Lamborghini Murcielago as the standard of the sports car world. Well it may be the biggest and the fastest, but it's not the best at being a sports car so much as presenting an image.

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