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Compared to its H2 sibling, the H3 was nearly as competent, especially when equipped with the optional off-road suspension package that included specially tuned springs and shocks, low-range transfer-case gearing and a locking rear axle. The standard five-speed manual transmission was a popular feature with hard-core off-roaders (a four-speed automatic was optional). A quiet and well-proportioned interior offered sufficient room for five passengers plus their gear.