Iraqis Importing Civilian HummersMatt Hardigree3/30/09 9:00amFiled to: Irony DeptIraq HummerHummerHummer H3BaghdadIraqIraqi HummersIraqi Hummer Dealership28EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkThe sale of imported Hummer H3 SUVs have, counterintuitively, exploded in Baghdad. Despite representing the occupying American military, the psuedo-masculine appearance and bright colors have made Iraq one of the few booming markets for Hummer.AdvertisementAli al-Hilli and his brother began importing H3s about a year ago. Though sales were slow at first, the two started driving them around as a way to advertise the non-Humvee Hummer product."We couldn't go a block without people stopping us to ask, 'What is it?' " Mr. Hilli said. "We looked like astronauts from outer space." Since then they've sold approximately 20 H3s at a cost of $50 to $60K, compared to the $34K MSRP. Fire engine red and p***y magnet yellow are, not surprisingly, the most popular colors.Instead of buying Hummers, maybe Iraq should just buy Hummer.