AM General Research & Reviews

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5 Total Reviews
Make Overview:

A specialist in heavy-duty transportation for such long-forgotten car companies as Kaiser-Jeep, AM General is remembered for briefly morphing into a car company when it produced the AM General Humvee for civilian use, a vehicle best remembered as the Hummer H1.

The company in South Bend, Indiana, grew from a bicycle company at the turn of the Twentieth Century into Willys-Overland by the 1930s and ultimately became one of the primary manufacturers of the World War II military vehicle known as the jeep. It became Kaiser Jeep after the war and ultimately merged with the Studebaker division devoted to manufacturing military vehicles.

It produced busses, military vehicles and jeeps as part of American Motors Corporation in the late 1970s when it was contracted to develop the High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV or "Humvee"). The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq in 1990 and the subsequent military action by the U.S. popularized the Humvee and AM General began to manufacture street-legal versions of the off-road vehicle. Powered by a GM-built diesel engine, it was known as the Hummer.

General Motors bought the rights to the Hummer brand name in 1999, and AM General continued to produce the Humvee for GM as the Hummer H1 until June 2006. AM General also built a special factory to assemble the Hummer H2, which was based on a GM pickup truck. The H2 was produced from 2002 until GM’s bankruptcy forced the end of the Hummer brand in 2009.

AM General continues to build military vehicles in South Bend, Indiana, the town where Studebaker once built Conestoga wagons.

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  • HUMMER NOT A bummer - 2000 AM General Hummer
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    Vehicle is a beast. I dont recommend HUMMER H1 if you are bigger than average. You cannot get this thing stuck. Believe me Ive tried. Top speed is rated at 83 and when you reach it you will swallow your seat cushion if you know what I mean. 0-60 in 16.9. But thats OK cause who needs speed when you can run over anything!

  • What a waste - 2000 AM General Hummer
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    I have owned this car for a year and a half now and it is not reliabile at all. I have driven it through everything and it stalls on me all the time. I would never buy this car again. and trying to sell it is like trying to sell fire in hell, just wont happen.

  • AWESOME HUMMER - 2000 AM General Hummer
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    Hummer is unstoppable. May only get 12 mpg but who really cares. Not anyone that matters anyway. I cant get it stuck. I love the standard 12000 pound winch. 83 mph is "rated" top speed but I have experienced 87. It handles great at that speed. It is a little loud though.

  • H1 Review - 2000 AM General Hummer
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    The truck is incredible. I have a long history of 4x4 vehicles and nothing comes close to the abilities of this truck off road.

  • a true ride - 2000 AM General Hummer
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    this beast can go through just about anything you through at it. water, fire, brick wall, glass ,ice , you name it. i like my toys to be tough enough to handle what i through at them. and this toy has NOT let me down and i do not think it ever will!!!

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