Peter Caliendo can recite the three words General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner used to describe GM's future with Hummer: "review," "revamp" and "sale."
Caliendo, general manager of a Hummer dealership in central Massachusetts, said the problem is that "sale" is the only word anybody hears.
Dealers say they don't want Hummer to go, even if it means keeping the brand for the shrinking number of niche customers who want Hummer vehicles for hauling and off-roading — and even if it means turning green a brand that makes environmentalists see red.
Caliendo said dealers want vehicles that let them take part in GM's turnaround efforts, as some dealers have done with Cadillac and the CTS.
"To think that they can't do that with Hummer is a mistake," said Caliendo, of Long Cadillac-Hummer-Saab in Southborough.