too much typing—since 2003


what's the old saying about the only thing you find in the middle of the road?

I really don't understand the Hummer H3 (the smaller knockoff of the Hummer H2, which still looks to me like an industrial refrigerator mounted on wheels). I mean, as far as I can tell, the whole appeal of the Hummer (both the original and the slightly domesticated H2) is that they're the bulkiest, ugliest, most aggressively obnoxious and pointlessly wasteful vehicles on the road. The H3 seems as if it's aimed at folks who are envious of the appeal of the Hummer brand even if a little bit squeamish about the more no-neck aspects of that appeal, but who, unable to conceive and propose a viable alternative, are hoping for a bit of me-too charisma to tag along after them.

In other words, the H3 is the Democratic Leadership Council of the automotive world.

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