Monday, March 13, 2017
The H3 Might Be Going Bye Bye
Now it's 2017 and I did none of those things. All I did do was drive it to work and twice a year to the States. It certainly lived up the my first assumption that it would do well in the snow. It hardly acknowledges any weather exists at all. It effortlessly climbs through any snowstorm or flooding I encountered. But I never did the cool off-roading or backwoods camping or anything. I just ground away on those expensive tires commuting.
I grabbed a pen, paper and calculator and was pretty shocked to discover that just in gas the Hummer was costing me $520 CAD a month! Just in gas! That's approximately $67 each time I fill and I was filling twice a week. Pile on insurance and other expenses I was just $200 short of a Ford Focus RS payment.
Imagine a Ford Focus RS as a daily driver rather than an H3. I figure it would at least cut the gas in half. Most of my commute is highway and while the Focus isn't spectacular at fuel economy the H3 is awful. Okay maybe I'm just trying to justify buying a Focus RS but it is better gas mileage than my Hummer H3. It is AWD for snow, and it does come with a set if winter rims and tires along with summer rims and tires.
I've already talked to one Ford dealer that could get me the deal I wanted but only had a Nitro Blue care available and I'd rather have the Stealth Gray. Today I spoke with a different dealer that says he can get me a Stealth Gray Focus RS. If he can give me what I want for my Hummer I could be driving a Focus RS around as a daily driver.
The Hummer was awesome for what it was and I'm probably going to miss it but the expense and the fact that I never used it how it was meant to be used make me feel this is for the best. I'm a speed guy, my brother is the offroad guy.