Used 2008 HUMMER H3 SUV

2008 HUMMER H3
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2008 HUMMER H3

Pros

  • Serious off-road ability, smooth ride on pavement, stable handling, simple cabin controls, comfortable seats.

Cons

  • Tepid performance with inline-5, poor outward visibility for shorter drivers, subpar cargo space, terrible gas mileage.
HUMMER H3 years
2008

Used 2008 HUMMER H3 SUV for Sale

HUMMER H3 2008 Alpha 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
149,082 miles
Used 2008
HUMMER H3
Alpha
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2008 HUMMER H3 4X4 with powerful V8, 5.3L engine and driven only 149082 miles! ** ALPHA EDITION ** KEYLESS ENTRY ** TRACTION CONTROL ** ANTI-LOCK BRAKES ** CD PLAYER ** Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-445-2277All of our vehicles pass a rigorous Multi-Point Quality Inspection - Buy with confidence. No Credit, Bad Credit, No problem! Tax ID, No Problem! We Finance EVERYONE! Guaranteed Credit Approval! Rates starting at 1.99%. Apply Online at WWW.CAPAUTOVA.COM. - TRADE-IN WELCOME!!! - Extended Warranties Available! Call (703) 445-CARS (2277) to make an appointment or drop by to check out our new Chantilly showroom located at: 25280 Pleasant Valley Rd.Suite 150Chantilly, VA 20152 We are open 7 days a week - Monday thru Saturday ?9am-8pm , Sunday 11am-4pm, and any other time convenient for you - by appointment.
HUMMER H3 2008
84,848 miles
Used 2008
HUMMER H3
Damas Auto
10 mi away
List$15,299
Est.Loan: $279/mo
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HUMMER H3 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 5cyl 5M)
61,184 miles
Used 2008
HUMMER H3
Base
List$15,990
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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HUMMER H3 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 5cyl 5M)
108,176 miles
Used 2008
HUMMER H3
Base
(5)
MaxKar Motors
51.8 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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DURABILITY AND RELIABILITY ALL IN ONE PACKAGE, THIS 2008 HUMMER H3 IS READY FOR ANY OFF ROAD TASK AT HAND WITH ITS HEAVY DUTY STRUCTURE AND BOLD DESIGN!!!!!!!!!!!!**LEATHER SEATS**FOG LIGHTS**POWER WINDOWS**POWER MIRRORS**FRONT POWER SEATS**FRONT HEATED SEATS**ON STAR ASSISTANCE**SUNROOF**REAR FOLDING SEATS**LARGE TRUNK SPACE**AM/FM/CD** The electronic components on this vehicle are in working order. There are no defects present on this vehicle. There is not a door ding present on this vehicle. There is a properly functioning engine in this vehicle. This vehicle has a clean exterior. The interior was well maintained. The mileage is accurate. There is no trouble shifting this transmission. It is priced to sell quickly, CALL NOW. We have custom financing plans for most budgets. Stop by today or schedule an appointment with one of our qualified sales associates. Also, our entire inventory selection is available online at: www.maxkarmotors.com. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO HONOR SPECIAL PRICING. Here At Maxkar Motors We Emphasize On Providing All Customers With Quality Customer Service, As Well As Quality Vehicles At Unbeatable Prices. We Have Over 30 Banks And Lenders Working By Our Side. Let Our Dedicated And Professional Sales Associates Help You On Your Next Purchase. TAKE 5 minutes and submit an online credit application for a guaranteed approval!!!!!When others say no we say Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you ready to Save money on the purchase of your next CAR? If you are call us at 540-370-8888 Today. All WAL-MART AND COSTCO CUSTOMERS WELCOME!!!!!!
HUMMER H3 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 5cyl 5M)
99,709 miles
Used 2008
HUMMER H3
Base
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Air Conditioning| Cruise Control| Tinted Windows| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Door Locks| Power Mirrors| Roof Rack| Clock| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Traction Control| Rear Defogger| Fog Lights| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Cloth Interior Surface| Four Wheel Drive| 12v Power Outlet| Compass And Temperature Display| Compass And Temperature Display| Cup Holders| Daytime Running Lights| Off Road Tires| OnStar| Premium Sound| Rear Wipers| Running Boards| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Tow Hooks| Vanity Mirrors - Contact IMPERIAL AUTO Sales at 540-891-6611 or info@myimperialauto.com for more information. -
HUMMER H3 2008 Alpha 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
70,071 miles
List$16,995
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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8-Way Power Driver Seat Adjuster, 8-Way Power Front Passenger Seat Adjuster, Chrome Appearance Package, Chrome wheels, Front fog lights, H3 Alpha, Heated Driver & Front Passenger Seats, Heavy-Duty Handling/Trailering Suspension Package, Monsoon Audio System Feature. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner.
HUMMER H3 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 5cyl 5M)
102,785 miles
Used 2008
HUMMER H3
Base
Bareford Buick GMC
83.7 mi away
List$13,000
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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HUMMER H3 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 5cyl 5M)
105,483 miles
Used 2008
HUMMER H3
Base
List$10,994
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HUMMER H3 2008 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 5cyl 5M)
121,000 miles
Used 2008
HUMMER H3
Base
Carplex
18.9 mi away
ListNot Listed
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HUMMER H3 2008 Alpha 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
92,082 miles
Used 2008
HUMMER H3
Alpha
(5)
MaxKar Motors
51.8 mi away
List$17,998
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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RARE FIND!!!!!!!!!! EXTRA CLEAN!!!!!!!!!!!! DURABILITY AND RELIABILITY ALL IN ONE PACKAGE, THIS HUMMER H3 ALPHA 5.3L V8 IS READY FOR ANY OFF ROAD TASK AT HAND WITH ITS HEAVY DUTY STRUCTURE AND BOLD DESIGN LANGUAGE!!!!!!!!!!!! **DURABLE CHASSIS**PREMIUM SPECIFIC ALPHA LEATHER SEATS**ALPHA STITCHING**PREMIUM AUDIO SYSTEM**SUNROOF**LARGE TRUNK**REAR FOLDING SEATS**POWER SEATS**HEATED FRONT SEATS**ALPHA BADGE STEERING WHEEL**4WD HIGH/LOCK/4WD LOW**REAR CUP HOLDERS**WIDE OPENING REAR HATCH**SPARE TIRE**5.3L V8 ENGINE**AM/FM/CD** ll power equipment is functioning properly. Vehicle is defect free. This vehicles engine is in perfect working condition. The exterior has been well maintained and is in good condition. The interior of this automobile is clean. The odometer reflects accurate mileage. This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission. It is priced to sell quickly, CALL NOW. We have custom financing plans for most budgets. Stop by today or schedule an appointment with one of our qualified sales associates. Also, our entire inventory selection is available online at: www.maxkarmotors.com. PLEASE PRESENT THIS AD TO HONOR SPECIAL PRICING. Here At Maxkar Motors We Emphasize On Providing All Customers With Quality Customer Service, As Well As Quality Vehicles At Unbeatable Prices. We Have Over 30 Banks And Lenders Working By Our Side. Let Our Dedicated And Professional Sales Associates Help You On Your Next Purchase. TAKE 5 minutes and submit an online credit application for a guaranteed approval!!!!!When others say no we say Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Are you ready to Save money on the purchase of your next CAR? If you are call us at 540-370-8888 Today. All WAL-MART AND COSTCO CUSTOMERS WELCOME!!!!!!

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Along with its eye-catching looks, the 2008 Hummer H3 provides a surprisingly competent drive both on-road and off. However, competitors offer a better blend of performance, fuel economy and cargo capacity.

vehicle overview

From afar, the 2008 Hummer H3 is hard to discern from its bulkier H2 brother. And that's the idea; the smaller Hummer H3 has all the brand's signature styling cues -- the industrial grille, the massive wheel flares, the armored car-style windows -- that make these life-size Tonka trucks so appealing to so many consumers.

But the whole point of the H3, and the reason why it's Hummer's best-selling model, is that it's much more reasonable in terms of size and cost. The H3 is a little more than half the cost of the H2, and it's easier to park as well. Off-road, the H3 can still rock with the best of them. With its aggressive approach and departure angles, generous ground clearance, standard skid plates and optional 33-inch off-road tires, there's no denying the H3's extreme capabilities on rugged terrain. Hard-core off-road enthusiasts can even opt for a 4:1 low-range gearing that allows the H3 to creep down very steep trails without using the brakes.

However, the smaller H3 also carries on another unfortunate Hummer tradition: a heavy curb weight. Even though it's the junior member of the Hummer family, it still weighs nearly 5,000 pounds. And although its 3.7-liter inline-5 was pumped up last year to 242 horsepower and 242 pound-feet of torque, it's still not enough to move with any verve something that weighs more than a Lincoln Town Car. Alas, a savior comes this year in the form of a new Alpha trim level. Its muscular 5.3-liter V8 engine cranks out 300 hp and 320 lb-ft. Hummer claims a 0-60-mph time of 8.0 seconds for the new Alpha, which is a respectable time but hardly thrill-inducing.

Although it may not be speedy, the H3 is not without its daily charms. In the real world of after-school activities, big box stores and commuting to work, the H3 proves surprisingly adept. The ride is smooth over broken pavement and the seats comfortably accommodate four adults, although as with the H2, rear-seat headroom is tight.

As such, the 2008 Hummer H3 can be a satisfying vehicle to own, especially for those drawn to its distinctive styling and macho image. But there are better overall midsize SUVs out there. Other models like the Nissan Xterra, Toyota's FJ Cruiser and 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee offer stronger performance, better fuel mileage, a nicer interior and more generous cargo capacity.

Trim levels & features

The 2008 Hummer H3 is a midsize SUV that's available in three trim levels: base, the luxury-trimmed H3X and the performance-oriented Alpha. The base H3 features 16-inch alloy wheels, full skid plates, air-conditioning, cruise control, OnStar telematics, keyless entry, full power accessories and a six-speaker CD stereo with satellite radio. The H3X adds a Monsoon audio system with CD changer, leather seating, power and heated front seats, a host of chrome accents and 18-inch chrome wheels. The Alpha adds a V8 engine and the interior luxury features of the H3X, but has 16-inch chrome wheels and lacks the exterior gingerbread of such things as the chrome brush guard and side steps.

Two packages are available for the base H3. The Adventure package adds an off-road suspension, a shorter-geared transfer case for better hill climbing and descending, a locking rear differential, 33-inch off-road tires and a Monsoon audio system with a six-CD changer. The Luxury package comes with the Monsoon system, leather upholstery, power/heated front seats and oversized floor mats. Major options include an in-dash six-CD changer, a navigation system and a rearview camera.

2008 Highlights

A new "Alpha" trim level debuts for the 2008 Hummer H3, giving the pudgy SUV what it needed most -- a serious infusion of power via a 5.3-liter V8. Other notable changes this year include standard side curtain airbags and the availability of a rearview camera.

Performance & mpg

All 2008 Hummer H3 models come with full-time four-wheel drive with a two-speed transfer case. All except the Alpha are powered by a 3.7-liter, inline five-cylinder engine that makes 242 hp and 242 lb-ft of torque. The standard transmission is a five-speed manual, and a four-speed automatic is optional. Although the five makes good power, it's simply outmatched by the H3's near-5,000-pound mass so acceleration is leisurely at best. Towing capacity is rated at 4,500 pounds when properly equipped and EPA fuel economy estimates (using the more realistic testing for 2008) are 14 mpg city and 18 mpg highway with either transmission.

The Alpha features a 5.3-liter V8 (with 300 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque) mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. Towing capacity goes up to 6,000 pounds, and we expect overall performance to be notably better. With this engine, fuel economy drops slightly to a 13/16 mpg rating.

Safety

Antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, the OnStar communications system and full-length side curtain airbags are all standard. In National Highway Transportation Safety Administration crash tests, the H3 scored five stars (out of five) for the driver and four stars for the front passenger in frontal impacts. Side impact testing by that agency resulted in five stars for both front and rear. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the H3 its second-highest rating of "Acceptable" in both frontal offset and side-impact crash-testing.

Driving

At low speeds with the inline-5, there is sufficient punch to handle the cut and thrust of city driving. But when faced with freeway merging and inclines, the H3 grows winded, a product of insufficient power for its 4,700 pounds and aerodynamics of a brick. The 2008 Hummer H3 Alpha fares better. The low, muscular hum from the V8's exhaust is just about right for a butch SUV like the H3, and compared to the raspy sound of the standard inline-5, the Alpha sounds like Bigfoot. Throttle response is a little better with the V8 and 1st gear has some real push to it, but it's not the massive transformation one might expect.

Off-road, the smallest Hummer is basically unstoppable. With 9.1 inches of ground clearance, loads of wheel travel, aggressive approach and departure angles, oversized all-terrain tires and standard skid plates, the H3 can pretty much go anywhere without taking damage. The H3 also does fine on the blacktop. While there's no hiding its considerable curb weight in the corners it feels surprisingly stable, with predictable body roll. The ride is smooth and comfortable, making this tough truck ideal for active families who indulge in the occasional road trip.

Interior

Although the overall design is fairly handsome, the H3's rather plain interior doesn't quite match its macho exterior. Build quality is OK, but its competitors utilize nicer materials. Still, the versions with the leather seating have an attractive two-tone color scheme that spruces things up and contrasting piping on the seats. The seats are comfortable, though shorter drivers may take issue with the high beltline and low-profile window design, as they lead to lousy outward visibility. Rear-seat passengers enjoy ample legroom and decent support, but taller folks may find themselves uncomfortably close to the roof. Cargo capacity, at 29.5 cubic feet (seats up) and 55.7 cubes (seats folded) is below average for this class, though the side-hinged cargo door provides easy access.


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LuvsHummers,11/02/2010
As a previous owner of an Escalade and BMW X5 I am impressed. The Alpha has plenty of power when you need it and cruises smooth at 85-90. This thing is build very tough and think it is the ideal vehicle for anywhere. If the term MPG is even a worry keep looking, while I do get 15-16 hwy it isn't pretty when driving in traffic. Overall I think this is a nice all around vehicle but not quite the space of larger suvs. Went between this and a H2 and chose the smaller, and am happy with that choice.
H3X ALPHA
EGK,10/11/2007
This is a loaded 2008 H3X Alpha. My wife shopped all the 'current' updated SUVs - Mazda CX9, Acadia/Enclave, Mountaineer (we've leased five of these in a row). She also decided to look at HUMMER. The dealer let us use a 2007 H3 for a weekend - and she was sold. We also waited to test the H3 Alpha - and that did the trick. The V8 is much smoother, better acceleration and the ride and comfort are excellent. It's still a truck - so don't think it will ride like the other SUVs. But that's part of the reason to buy a HUMMER to begin with. This is one sweet ride. It's too new to assess gas mileage, but again, we know it's not a 23MPG vehicle. Put an H3 on your short list!
H3 Makes this Big Guy Smile!
garywmd,11/11/2007
I am a 6'6" man who has struggled for years trying to find a vehicle that will keep me comfortable during my 1- 1.5 hour commute (each way). A month ago I bought my H3 and I ride in comfort. I was concerned about gas mileage, but it turns out that my old "small" suv only gets 1 mile per gallon more than my H3 (I drive in Los Angeles and it is all stop and go, gas mileage suffers greatly for all vehicles). I find I don't stop as often now because everyone gets out of my way! This is a great vehicle and I ride in comfort!
ALPHA gets an "F"
ER in Cali,05/08/2008
First off,this car looks awesome! Just sit inside and look really cool, just don't turn it on. Had serious problems from day 3. I've had this car 6 months and it has been in the service department 4 times. The engine however seem more powerful than the regular H3 (my loaner cars) but I'm having a difficult time rating it due to the fact I don't have it most of the time!!! Inside is "space challenged" no room for anything other than the people in it. No backpacks, purses, phones etc... Vision is impaired, be very careful no one is in the crosswalk because you can only see directly in front of you and thats it. In the canyons I find myself leaning to the side so I can see the curves.
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Features & Specs

MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
242 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
242 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
13 city / 16 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
300 hp @ 5200 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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