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Turn Out the Lights: Final Hummer H3 rolls off the line... for Avis

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Would the last one out the door please switch off the lights? The long strange trip that has been the Hummer brand is just about over for General Motors. The final ever production H3 rolled out of GM's Shreveport, Louisiana factory on Monday May 24, 2010 on its way to an Avis rental car outlet. As you may recall, GM had actually stopped assembling H3s in mid-2009 as it went through bankruptcy, but it resumed production recently in order to fill an 849 unit special order.

GM tried to sell the Hummer brand to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co., Ltd but the deal ultimately fell apart last February. A subsequent offer from Raser Technologies also went nowhere. Now that production has ceased, 200 of the 900 remaining employees at Shreveport will be laid off by July and the rest of the Hummer staff back at headquarters in Detroit is either leaving or being reassigned.



[source: The Car Connection]

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END OF THE LINE: LAST HUMMER BUILT

By Andrew Ganz

General Motors’ short-lived Hummer brand officially came to a close earlier this week when the last H3 rolled off the automaker’s Shreveport, Lousiana, assembly line.

The last H3 faces an less-than-glamorous start to its life as part of Avis Rent A Car’s fleet; the car rental giant ordered 849 H3s from General Motors after the Hummer brand was officially phased out.

GM had actually stopped building H3s earlier this year, but the company restarted production after Avis placed its order. The Shreveport plant also assembles GM’s Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon small pickups.

The automaker hasn’t ruled out production of more Hummer H3s in the future, but a GM spokesman told the Shreveport Times that production has likely ended.

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The final ever production H3 rolled out of GM's Shreveport, Louisiana factory on Monday May 24, 2010 on its way to an Avis rental car outlet.

How unceremoniously fitting.

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I wonder if the last Hummer will some day be found and restored...

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As far as I'm concerned, the last real Hummer produced was the H1.

And the worst...the H1 was an ugly POS, horribly cramped inside, with the cheap assembly of a kit car.

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i think the H2 was a bad joke but the H3, if underpowered, was still an ok offroader

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I love my H2 and H3 Alpha. Personally I keep hoping someone in GM will realize that the Hummer DNA needs to go into GMC division and you can have your Luxury Denali editions and your Offroad bad ass Hummer edition. The GMC Hummer edition would compete against Jeep.

RIP to Hummer and may all Greenpeace find a hole in HELL. Not everyone needs the POS Prius family or needs to send their hard earned money over seas.

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I love my H2 and H3 Alpha. Personally I keep hoping someone in GM will realize that the Hummer DNA needs to go into GMC division and you can have your Luxury Denali editions and your Offroad bad ass Hummer edition. The GMC Hummer edition would compete against Jeep.

RIP to Hummer and may all Greenpeace find a hole in HELL. Not everyone needs the POS Prius family or needs to send their hard earned money over seas.

Camino and I have been stating this for over two years now. We're always happy to welcome more onto our wagon :)

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The fact that Wrangler sells well and that 'blu wants one is proof enough that GMC might do well with a hummer-esqe vehicle.

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On that note, Horse, there's no reason GM couldn't reintroduce this as a GMC (with a more GMC-themed frontend):

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Sign me up for one!! :smilewide:

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Me too...I've been having Jeep Fever as of late, and I would love that in a GMC!

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Keep emailing GM about having a GMC Hummer version, we might just get our wish some day. I was hoping at the auto shows this year that we would see something that could compete with Jeep. RIP to Hummer till your reborn like a Pheonix!

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