Archive | May, 2005

Hummer Trademark Infringement

31. May 2005

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A Hong Kong toy company now has to pay Hummer 1.3 million US dollars for selling the trademarked Hummer in American Kmart and Toys-r-us stores. The Hong Kong company announced that “extensive legal action will be taken, using all possible means, in the case of encroachment on intellectual property rights.” Good luck–I’m pretty sure Hummer […]

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Avis adds Hummer H3 to rental lineup

29. May 2005

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Rent-a-car company Avis announced they’re going to ad the new Hummer H3 to some of their rent-a-car markets. The decision came after customers requested more ‘fun’ vehicles to drive.

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Hummer H1 Alpha

28. May 2005

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This isn’t new info, but the Washington Times just had an article about the upgrades for the 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha. I drove an H1 Alpha Wagon earlier today–The biggest difference I noticed was the sound of the engine. The new Duramax is slightly more subtle (if there is such a thing as ‘subtle’ for […]

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New Hummer Competitor?

25. May 2005

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A Romanian company which manufactures the Cross Lander 244x–dubbed the “Poor Man’s Hummer“–is trying to get their $20,000 product into the US market–without much success. They’ve failed to meet the US safety regulations, and production has just about stopped. This just may be the best vehicle out of eastern Europe since the Yugo…

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Hummers = Daring

25. May 2005

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GM spends about $3.2 billion a year in branding and advertising, and is now starting a new branding technique (Which is good, since even GM said their biggest problem was all their vehicle lines were starting to look alike). Part of their new strategy is to come out with words or phrases to coincide w/ […]

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Bat Hummer?

23. May 2005

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They are calling the new Batmobile the “Bat Hummer“… no idea why. Does that look like a Hummer to you?

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Phony Hummer Clone

19. May 2005

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The latest scam, according to USA Today, is to cover up the fact that a vehicle is stolen by changing its Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to a legitimate one that is registered someplace else. The article describes a couple in Warsaw, Indiana (just an hour away from Mishawaka, home of the Hummer), who found out […]

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Hummer Quality Soars

18. May 2005

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Hummer fans may have questioned last year’s J.D. Power and Associates survey which ranked Hummer dead last for quality, but they might like this year’s survey better. According to Autoweek, Hummer was the most improved brand in the 2005 quality rankings. Hummer defects dropped from 173 to 110 per 100 vehicles, tying it for tenth […]

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Welcome to HummerGuy.net!

16. May 2005

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Hi, welcome to HummerGuy.net – a place for Hummer owners (and Hummer-owner-wannabes!) to hang out and share ideas on what’s happening in the world of Hummers. I’m Brian Dooley – I’ve been a Hummer fan for years. I started off driving Hummers as an off-road instructor at Hummer University. HU was a program held close […]

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