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2003 Hummer H1

2003 Hummer H1
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The 2003 Hummer H1 has some improvements over last year. A heavier duty brush guard and an optional Eaton Elocker hub system which locks the right and left axle shafts to provide superior low-speed off road performance. Also changed in 2003 is interior styling with features that include a larger faceplate for the sound system that now has a cassette and an in-dash 12-CD changer.

The 2003 Hummer H1 is the road version of the military vehicle but that doesn't mean it is a purely utilitarian SUV. In fact, this is a luxury consumer item. The fact that it has almost twice the ground clearance, at over 16 inches, of just about other production 4x4, and can cross the Sahara-that's just a bonus.

Available Models
The 2003 Hummer H1 comes in an open top or wagon, both with four doors. It is the bigger, brawnier brother of the H2 SUV and it doesn't have rising trim levels, although there are some functional enhancements available as options, like the 12000 lb winch!

Interior Features
The H1 has a high level of interior luxury including air conditioning with additional rear quarter heater, rear privacy glass and openable rear windows. Cruise control and power windows, mirrors and door locks, remote keyless entry and the previously mentioned Monsoon stereo also add to occupant comfort.

However, the H1 is all about function. Many features are in place to increase the practical ability of this vehicle. For example, mirrors and front and rear windshields are heated. An outside temp indicator, analog clock and tachometer are also in place. Front and rear bucket seats, though very spacious, leave plenty of room for a year's worth of canned goods and plenty of ammo. Seriously though, survivalists aside, there is plenty of room and functional ability for all types of adventure seekers and their equipment in the Hummer H1, whether they be campers or simply off-road enthusiasts who want to push the limits into extreme terrain.

Exterior Features
Unique exterior styling has been a big part of Hummer's success as a credible consumer offering. This is not just about a functional off-road king, although that is the case. This vehicle has resonated somewhere in the psyche of the North American car buyer. Corner placed wheels with very little overhang, huge tires, a long wheelbase and a low centre of balance have contrived to give the Hummer its contemporary appeal and that has not changed for 2003.

Put quite simply. There is no better vehicle for off-road performance. First the engine, the H1 has a 6.5-liter turbo-diesel V8 with 195 hp at 3400 rpm and a whopping 430lb-ft of torque at 1800 rpm. The 4-speed automatic transmission gets 14/19 mpg (city/hwy).

The motor is accompanied by a 2-speed transfer case and state of the art independent double-A suspension system with a front stabilizer bar. Bosch antilock braking and traction control (ABS/TCS) and permanent 4-wheel drive. Central air inflation and run-flat LT37x12.50R17 tires supplement the performance package. 7-wire trailer harness and platform hitch are also standard equipment. The winch is extra.

Safety and Security
Technically the H1 is a Class 3 Truck and, as such, does not require airbags. Important to remember though, is that this vehicle is not about speed so much as it is about hard knocks and rough terrain. You don't want an airbag to inflate because you banged into a tree on a tricky descent. The Hummer will not roll over except under the most unlikely conditions and it is a beefy behemoth that will go a long way toward protecting its occupants. Standard emergency/rescue features are an auxiliary fuel tank and the run-flat tires but even without any extras, the Hummer is one truck that instils its riders with a sense of security.

New for the 2003 Hummer H1

Optional rear ELocker locking differential from Eaton
Larger radio face with cassettes and single CD slot, and 12-CD changer
New heavy-duty brush guard
New Torque Track 4 or Torque Track 4 - ELocker exterior badging
New exterior colors: Summit Silver and Black Diamond Metallic

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6.5L Turbo Diesel V8
195 @ 3400
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
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