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They do look good though!
CTC: is that you, Christian? (this is Swiss)

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Have driven Hummers in Aus and they don't seem particularly good. Whilst they are capable of some interesting offroading, the load capacity seems to be fairly limited due to the high transmission tunnel and I think 80 mph is probably unrealistic.

Currently have a 110 Defender which we have driven round Aus / from UK - Cape Town. Its fully kitted up and its quite good. However I think we are going to head in two directions.

As far as major expeditions go, we are lookin at a Bedford TM, these come in both 4x4 and 6x6 format. They have full diff locks and are quite capable. Whilst not as capable as a mog, they have a lot more load space than most mogs and cost less.

As far as replacing the Defender goes, we probably won't do it for a couple of years but looking at a 100 series Landcruiser. They are all over the world, so fixing them should be relatively easy including getting parts. They have way more power and comfort than a Defender and similar offroading capabilities. The two downsides are they cost more (although One can spend a lot more modifying a Defender to get it to perform in a similar manner, eg improving 300TDI engine, fitting cross axle diff locks where they can come as standard on some 100 series, etc). The other obvious downside is looking like you are worth more than you do in a Defender and potentially attracting the wrong type of attention. However lots more comfort, easy cruising, just as capable offroad. Defender would be my second choice ahead of the 78 series.
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Checkout www.hummin2london.com

My mate used a h1 for a 4 week trip back from bahrain

I agree with alot of the other correspondants about the hummer - its tiny inside for passengers - i found it quite uncomfortable on a trip to scotland recently

Load space is not massive over other vehicles, you share the inside with most of the engine and the gearbox

Spares and tyres would be difficult to locate out of north america

and they make buying and running a unimog look cheap. They do not have big fuel tanks and with the mileage thay do to the gallon very little range as standard (well they were designed to be followed literally by a fuel tanker)

I'll stick to my forward control thanks



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