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Why to people call their "SUVs" a Truck? Argh!

Old 02-14-05, 01:49 PM
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Why to people call their "SUVs" a Truck? Argh!

Ok ok technically it can be classified under "truck" from the dictionary.

Any of various heavy motor vehicles designed for carrying or pulling loads.
A hand truck.
A wheeled platform, sometimes equipped with a motor, for conveying loads in a warehouse or freight yard.
One of the swiveling frames of wheels under each end of a railroad car or trolley car.
A set of bookshelves mounted on four wheels or casters, used in libraries.
Nautical. A small piece of wood placed at the top of a mast or flagpole, usually having holes through which halyards can be passed.
Chiefly British. A railroad freight car without a top.
But SUV has it's own entry there also. I don't know. Maybe it's just a peeve of mine but I've also noticed that people that live further north tend to call their Tahoe, 4-runner, Blazer, H2 a truck. Come on people a truck has a bed to haul things in. And no the El Camino doesn't count Or that RATT thing that was out years ago.

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Here's something that will blow your mind: I call my truck a car.

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my reaction is your avatar

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People have been doing it for years (actually I think they referred to them as RVs in the 80s).

They're all "cars" I think, then subclasses therefrom.

Either way, I am not bothered even slightly by it. LOL
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Originally Posted by Toad
People have been doing it for years (actually I think they referred to them as RVs in the 80s).

They're all "cars" I think, then subclasses therefrom.

Either way, I am not bothered even slightly by it. LOL
Since I'm in a pissy mood. I JUST had read a post by you where you said

Mike - You live in Tallahasse? ME TOO!!
http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showpos...62&postcount=8

Why does your location say Montana? LIAR!!!!!!!!

ARGH!!!!

That buzzing noise neeeeeeeeds to stop.
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I interchange calling my TrailBlazer a car or truck.

If that bothers you that much.. I think you need a vacation..

There are far worse things in the world to be upset over or get annoyed by...

Here's a cold one for you.. Relax a bit..


Just having a little fun with your pet peeve... No actual malice intended..

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I don't like saying SUV
I alternate between truck and car when refering to mine, or I get real specific and say "my Trailblazer"
considering the decent ones have truck frames, truck suspensions, truck engines, truck transmissions, truck tires, etc. it makes sense to call them trucks
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I know I know.

Actually I hardly ever get irked by anything. Ever. But there is just something about calling a SUV a truck. I dunno. Just one of those things ya know :\
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I call my explorer a truck. Mainly because it's faster than saying SUV.
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Because most SUV's were based on trucks. At least my Durango was. It's based on the Dodge Dakota Pick up TRUCK.

Also, SUV has become a dirty word thanks to douchbag hippies and envirofascists.
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Most SUV's actually are trucks. Truck frames at least. All they usually are is a truck framework with a different body attached. The Ford Excursion, for example, is basically the same as their F-Series pickups. They're even made in the same plant in Louisville, KY.

This depends on the particular vehicle, of course, but most SUVs are basically modified versions of trucks.
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Because they're the same people that call their pets, their "kids."

Kill. Them. All.
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takes too long to say

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I knew a woman who called her Geo Tracker, her "truck". I laughed in her face.
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yadda yadda....it is what it is. A truck is a truck and a suv is a suv.
No matter what frame it's built on or based after.

so :P on all of ya!!!
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
Since I'm in a pissy mood. I JUST had read a post by you where you said


http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showpos...62&postcount=8

Why does your location say Montana? LIAR!!!!!!!!

ARGH!!!!

That buzzing noise neeeeeeeeds to stop.
Dude did you just threadcrap on your own thread?





No, my "location" isn't Montana. I just wish I was there.

Do you think I'm really a toad too?
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http://www.esuvee.com/flash.html

This went from a stupid commercial to something worse.
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Originally Posted by kantonburg
Ok ok technically it can be classified under "truck" from the dictionary.



But SUV has it's own entry there also. I don't know. Maybe it's just a peeve of mine but I've also noticed that people that live further north tend to call their Tahoe, 4-runner, Blazer, H2 a truck. Come on people a truck has a bed to haul things in. And no the El Camino doesn't count Or that RATT thing that was out years ago.

--rant off
I was looking for a good definition from the government but didn't find one. However, this also covers the traditional breakdown of the light vehicle market. Note that vans (including mini-), SUVs, and pickup trucks are all "light trucks"
http://www.smartmotorist.com/typ/typ.htm

In spite of having a bed, the El Camino is a car, 'cause it's built on a car platform.

Edit: http://www.sdearthtimes.com/et1199/et1199s10.html
"Light vehicles" include those vehicles that US EPA and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) classify as cars or light-duty trucks (sport utility vehicles, minivans, and pickup trucks with less than 8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight ratings).

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because it is a truck?
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Originally Posted by Giantrobo
Because most SUV's were based on trucks. At least my Durango was. It's based on the Dodge Dakota Pick up TRUCK.
Exactly. Plus, some states give you truck plates for SUVs. I call my wife's Blazer a truck and she calls it a car.
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My automobile insurance classifies my SUV as a truck. I sometimes refer to it as a truck, especially when the context calls for it. For example, if someone says "I need help moving this big box across town", I might say, "I'll go get my truck".
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Because it is.
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It's a truck dammit!

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Originally Posted by grunter
Because they're the same people that call their pets, their "kids."
Agreed. People should call their kids "pets" instead.

"It will be alright, my pet. Yesss." (strokes kid's back like a cat)
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SUV's are trucks. They take up as much room as a truck and they get in my way.

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