2009 Hummer H3T Production Starts

2009 Hummer H3t

With production of the 2009 Hummer H3T pickup starting this week, workers at GM's plant in Shreveport, Louisiana, have another product to build.

Built alongside the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, and the Hummer H3 (all of which share basic mechanicals), the H3T is Hummer's first all-new model since the advent of the H3 in 2006, and is Hummer's first true pickup.; PickupTrucks.com notes the H3T is the only midsize pickup equipped with full-time four-wheel-drive, 32-inch tires, and skid plates as standard equipment.

A base H3T, equipped with a 239-hp 3.7-liter I-5 and a five-speed manual transmission, starts at $31,495.; Alpha models, which eschew the I-5 for a 5.3-liter V-8, begin at $36,760.

Source: PickupTrucks.com

I own a 2010 H3T, bought it used and I love it. Its not because its a hummer or that it looks kinda cool, I bought it because it offers lots of room in the interior for me (I'm 6'6") and my family, is an amazingly safe vehicle to drive, and I needed something for the back country and something capable to carry my gear, be it tools or toys. What I didn't expect is that its not big on the outside, but has more room than my old full size 4 door chevy pickup. It also gets better fuel mileage than what is reported (yes, I do drive the speed limit generally). It seems better built and it certainly works better than a 2008 Toyota tacoma I had on lease as well. This is a simple truck and it does everything I ask of it and more. The inline 5 cylinder engine is pretty quiet and easily handles anything I drive it through. The auto tranny doesn't shift like crazy like the Taco did and I have more clearance underneath than the Taco or Chev. So far with 40k on the clock, this truck has won me over and I don't intend on selling it in the next 10 or so years. Too bad these didn't come in a diesel!!! w.

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