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You Can Now Buy a Humvee from the U.S. Government for $4K

Need a new vehicle? For the next few days, the United States Department of Defense will sell you a military Humvee for a real bargain. The surplus inventory needs to go, so they’re priced to move.

In fact, most surplus Humvees and trucks cost between $4,000-7,000 in an auction-style format. Even better? Most have extremely low mileage. As in, somewhere between 10,000-35,000 miles. A lot of them come from the 1990s.

 You can check out all the available inventory at GovPlanet.com. That’s the official site sanctioned by the U.S. Government for selling military surplus. But you better get a move on.

So far, the site has moved about 3,800 military Humvees altogether. Fewer than 100 remain, and given their price, it won’t take long to move them all. And since they’re so cheap, feel free to search the surplus site for trailers and other goodies.

The Humvee in many ways embodies the U.S. military image. The nickname actually comes from the full name of the vehicles: High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle. Adapted from World War II-era Jeeps, Humvees first came into prevalence in the early 1980s.

These light tactical vehicles have been used by the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and National Guard. Most vehicles were distributed by AM General or Oshkosh, and feature a v8 diesel engine and three-speed automatic transmission on a troop carrier body (sorry, machine guns are not included).

Before they were demilitarized, the Humvees were used both in the USA and in countries like Iraq. Now, these military vehicles are located in sites across the country, including California, Utah and Georgia. You’ll have to pay a little extra if you want your new vehicle shipped to your home.

Nowadays, the average cost of a fully-equipped military Humvee is over $220,000, which makes the one you’re about to drop a couple thousand on a real steal! Of course, modern military Humvees have a few more upgrades (and armor) than those available at surplus.

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