Hummer ads fight 'misconceptions' (or, if you don't have a Wall St. Journal subscription, see the original press release).
It's enough to break your heart. GM brings out the Hummer H3 as a way to broaden the affordability and appeal of the Hummer brand, but at a lower price point. Gas goes to $3 a gallon, and suddenly there's a Hummer backlash. Now the 'affordable' ($30,000+) and 'economical' (20 MPG, if you get the lame 5-cylinder motor) Hummer is left out in the cold.
I mean the thing sure looks economical, compact, and environmentally friendly to me:
Plus you get the gunsight windows, high step height, and an interior that's so cramped there's no place for a spare.