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Unread 06-27-2013, 04:12 AM   #1
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Commander or H3 (comfort question)

I'm considering purchasing either as my daily driver and light trail rig.

Unfortunately I have not been in or around either of them haha.

Simple question, which vehicle has the greatest distance between the top of the seat and the floor?

Im not a huge person only (6') but I prefer to sit more upright rather than spread out like in a small car. A back injury has made it quite uncomfortable for me to sit with my knees higher than my hips for very long.

My current vehicle is a 2003 dodge Dakota with corbeau seats and a custom bracket that puts them roughly 2" higher than stock seats, even that is uncomfortable...

Also, obviously why I came here... What vehicle would you say is a better platform to start an overland build with?


Honestly I'm leaning towards the hummer due to the large wheel wells and ability to maintain a lower cog with larger tires. But the seat thing REALLY is an issue for me.

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Unread 06-28-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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You'd be more likely to get an answer in the commander section. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/

There is no love for the hummer on this forum, the H3 is considered the worst of them, but that is based on it's off-road ability. I've had back surgery and long drives are painful, i use a small memory foam pillow to change things up while driving. sometimes I sit on it to raise my hips other times in the lumbar area.

My new 4dr JK Wrangler with heated leather seats is not bad. I'm 6.1"
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Unread 06-28-2013, 08:25 AM   #3
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i test drove a commander when i was considering a trade in for my 07 chrysler 300. there is nothing about that vehicle that i liked... nothing. i'm 6'5" and about 230lbs.

i have never driven any of the hummers but my ding dong isn't 3" long so i don't need something like an h3 to compensate for in that department.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
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Neither.

Having owned an H3 there was nothing ****tier.
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I'm considering purchasing either as my daily driver and light trail rig.

Unfortunately I have not been in or around either of them haha.

Simple question, which vehicle has the greatest distance between the top of the seat and the floor?

Im not a huge person only (6') but I prefer to sit more upright rather than spread out like in a small car. A back injury has made it quite uncomfortable for me to sit with my knees higher than my hips for very long.

My current vehicle is a 2003 dodge Dakota with corbeau seats and a custom bracket that puts them roughly 2" higher than stock seats, even that is uncomfortable...

Also, obviously why I came here... What vehicle would you say is a better platform to start an overland build with?

Honestly I'm leaning towards the hummer due to the large wheel wells and ability to maintain a lower cog with larger tires. But the seat thing REALLY is an issue for me.

Thanks
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They're both garbage.. Commanders are cool if you don't want to fully commit to a mini van. A Hummer will make you look like a d****ebag.

If you want comfort and the ability to modify for the trail, get a JKU. I'm 6'3" with back issues and have zero issues. However, if d****e baggery is your cup of tea, by all means get a Hummer.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:32 AM   #7
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i test drove a commander when i was considering a trade in for my 07 chrysler 300. there is nothing about that vehicle that i liked... nothing. i'm 6'5" and about 230lbs.

i have never driven any of the hummers but my ding dong isn't 3" long so i don't need something like an h3 to compensate for in that department.
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only hummers that i have ever driven had machine guns attached to them and lots of armor with 2" thick windshields.
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Those are High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vechile (HMMWV) euphastmaclly called "hummer" by us in uniform manufactured by AM General. The consumer cars know as Hummer are produced by GM and in true GM form; suck, and hold nothing in common with the military use rigs. Even the GM H1 is vastly different, it has similar body panels but the tuff underneath is different, the H2 is kinda neat but also kinda eh. The H3, like I owned was garbage. I personally thought it looked ok, but it was a steaming pile of ****.
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Those are High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vechile (HMMWV) euphastmaclly called "hummer" by us in uniform manufactured by AM General. The consumer cars know as Hummer are produced by GM and in true GM form; suck, and hold nothing in common with the military use rigs. Even the GM H1 is vastly different, it has similar body panels but the tuff underneath is different, the H2 is kinda neat but also kinda eh. The H3, like I owned was garbage. I personally thought it looked ok, but it was a steaming pile of ****.
i know the difference. lol. i was being facetious. i was kind of alluding back to the whole manliness thing i had mentioned earlier.
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Unread 06-29-2013, 12:44 PM   #11
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Commander should have been a Dodge, but they're pretty comfortable and at 6'3" 300lbs I have plenty of room in them which is rare for newer vehicles, and especially newer Jeeps.

As for the H3, we've gotten a few traded in at work and they're garbage. They ride like ****, they're uncomfortable and small on the inside, everything is bulky and plastic, and you can't see a damn thing out of them because the interior paneling is so bulky.
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