"FYI - it's Sunday, I am tired of looking at cars, and I find marketing ruses particularly interesting. Thought you all might too). Now, I am back to finding an '03 - '06 Dodge 5.7 liter diesel. "
From my point of view, good choice. We have 102,000 on our 07, 5.9 Dodge diesel. Maybe 40,000 of it towing. I sorta like the looks of the Hummers. But the Dodge diesel is a better tow choice in my opinion. You could put a light bar and a front end guard or something on it if you want it more Hummer like. 14 or so towing. 19 or so empty. Ours is 4wd, but is not a truck I would want to drive off road much. To heavy, too stiff, and I keep highway AS tire on it for towing.