Hummer to be sold to Chinese firm

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  1. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    BBC.

    Hummer, owned by the Chinese!? Did you ever think you'd see the day that happened? :eek:
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Sad... very sad, but not totally unexpected
    The trends toward the Chinese are difficult to ignore, and there is more to come

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  3. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Yep, I have worked for 2 companies what are in the process of setting up shop over there.
    People I have talked to from both companies say it is horrible over there. Safety is a low priority.

    Teh powers to be over in china are living large.
    As are the executives in this country.
    The company i work for has not shown a profit yet but the uppers seem to be making 600k and up every year?:rolleyes:

    How far will we go to just destroy this country
     
  4. MacDawg macrumors P6

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    Sadly, we are committed to doing whatever it takes.

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  5. iPhoneNYC macrumors 6502a

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    Hummer was the worst of trends for the American industry. When it should have gone to fuel efficient it went to Hummer.
     
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    Don't let the door hit you on the way out, Hummer.
     
  7. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    "A fool and his money are soon parted." - Thomas Tusser
     
  8. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    chinese humsters?
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  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    so do the Chinese supply our military humvees now? lol
     
  10. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    yep, and they are so nice to include multiple anti-theft solutions, such as continuous GPS-tracking and remotely-controlled engine-shutoff functions
     
  11. zami macrumors regular

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    China really must have money to burn. Either that or they're insane or drunk.

    First MG/Rover and now Hummer? For the life of me I can't think of anything worse to buy!

    Still, it's their money and they are welcome to spend it how they see fit. I for one welcome our New Overlords.:)
     
  12. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I can't imagine why anyone would waste their money on a crappy brand like Hummer.
     
  14. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I can't believe anyone actually wants to buy a Hummer anymore. I've never liked them.
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    No. The military version is and always has been made by AM General.

    http://www.army.mil/-news/2009/06/03/22042-humvee-still-made-in-america/

     
  16. quagmire macrumors 603

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    What is so wrong with having a brand compete against Jeep?
     
  17. BanjoBanker macrumors 6502

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    I have several friends who own H2s and I never fail to be amazed at the greif they get from total strangers. We were gassing up on the way to hunting camp and this clown in a Prius was practically screaming at us! The H2 is a great off road vehicle, but kind of a bear around town. They are built on the Yukon/Tahoe platform and are mechanically the same. However, Yukon/Tahoe owners don't catch the crap Hummers do. I guess the Hummer is the target of choice for the enviro-nazis.
     
  18. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    At least around where I live, Hummer's are seen as more of a status symbol then anything else, never to be used off road. If you want off road, buy a Jeep. It's ridiculous people think this way, but that's how it is and I see it as a huge waste to drive a vehicle like that if it's not going to be used for what it was built for.
     
  19. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Jeez, then don't blame the brand for people buying Hummers for not using them for what they were designed for. It is just like the people who call for the death of truck and SUV's punishing people like our family who need a vehicle like a Suburban for towing and hauling stuff because the majority bought them for image and status.

    And Jeep eh. Daimler really screwed Chrysler up. The Compass and Patriot are complete jokes and hurts Jeep's image. Cherokee should have never been killed. Look what they are trying to do now with the Liberty and Commander trying to get Cherokee buyers to come back..... The only real Jeep remaining is the Wrangler and GC.
     
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    Believe it or not, I actually saw a yellow Hummer swanning around on a city street in Tbilisi yesterday. It was so hideous it was actually breath-takingly indescribably horrible, a monument to execrable taste.

    Cheers
     
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    wow. hopefully they'll have a redesign soon. the current hummer needs to be redone
     
  23. benflick macrumors 68020

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    I like Hummers. The H3 gets 13-14 MPG in the city and 16-18 highway, so not really that bad. Many do worse.
    I don't see why everybody hates them.
     
  24. Sargiel macrumors member

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    I hope the Chinese involvement turns out better for them than it did for Rover.
     
  25. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Great. Now when you drive a Hummer, you'll feel like you never did in a half hour.
     

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