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Posted: 7/19/2010 1:23:51 PM EDT
My former boss has one of these:    But today her husband took it, and she was driving his Mustang.

She kept referring to it as her "truck".  It took a lot in me not to correct her and call it an SUV.

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:25:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:26:51 PM EDT
SUV.   I call my suv a truck all the time.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:26:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Quintin:
It's an SUV.

IMO, no bed and/or no frame = not a truck.


Well of course.  

She used to have a Sport Trac, that is a truck.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:27:04 PM EDT
I call it an SUV.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:27:18 PM EDT
A station wagon is a station wagon, regardless of marketing terminology.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:28:18 PM EDT
It's an SUV, but when I am talking about my Suburban I refer to it as a truck.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:28:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Burban89:
It's an SUV, but when I am talking about my Suburban I refer to it as a truck.


My sister used to call her S10 Blazer a truck all the time.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:29:11 PM EDT
In the Army we called M1114s trucks (or gun trucks), and I still call SUVs trucks.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:29:24 PM EDT
A station wagon.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:32:06 PM EDT
That's an SUV. I'd hesitate to call it a truck because it's a unibody. A Tahoe would be different, IMO. But, let her call it a "truck". It's closer to that than a car.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:32:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 1:33:00 PM EDT by Seabee_Mech]
Truck(s)



Pickup Truck










That thing in the OP = Not a truck.


Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:32:17 PM EDT
cute yute...
no frame probably no 4x4 either
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:33:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 1:34:02 PM EDT by Deej86]
Originally Posted By fosters:
cute yute...
no frame probably no 4x4 either


Hers isn't.  Which makes no sense, because we live somewhere where there's WINTER.  It does have traction control, which makes some sense but 4WD>traction control, IMO.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:39:29 PM EDT
I have an suv too but I still call it my truck. Besides it has truck plates on it.  Cheaper than car plates for some strange reason.

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Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:40:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 1:42:13 PM EDT by thelaw09]
I am always annoyed when people call something like that a truck.  It's an SUV.  It annoys me in the same way as people calling a small SUV that is not a JEEP product  a "jeep."


ETA: I am less annoyed when its a full size SUV built on a truck frame.  However, it's still a SUV.  
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:41:00 PM EDT
Clearly a rig

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Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:41:50 PM EDT
Well, it's built in a truck plant that is under the truck division, but it really doesn't meet the definition of a truck.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:42:22 PM EDT
SUV

Although I always hear people refer to them as trucks
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:42:46 PM EDT
I guess if she is paying for it she can call it a whatever she wants.  But the proper term for that thing is SUV.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:42:53 PM EDT



Station Wagon
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:44:42 PM EDT
As a side note, my Chevrolet Avalanche sure looks like a truck, it's sister vehicle the Tahoe sure looks like an SUV, but the title says station wagon.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:45:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:46:19 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 1:46:47 PM EDT by Deej86]
Originally Posted By mongo001:
As a side note, my Chevrolet Avalanche sure looks like a truck, it's sister vehicle the Tahoe sure looks like an SUV, but the title says station wagon.


The registration on ANY Chevy product we have had with the phrase "Blazer" in the name(Blazer, TrailBlazer) says "Carryall."

Explain that to me.

Originally Posted By Forest:
SUV.

Unless it's made by Jeep - then I call it a Jeep.


My girlfriend's family has a Grand Cherokee and she calls it a Jeep.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:49:03 PM EDT
Truck - 2010 Freightliner Cascadia
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:49:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 1:50:34 PM EDT by happycynic]
I call mine a "cruck."  



FYI, when I bought mine it came from the Ford Truck Division, so I think calling it a truck is perfectly fine.  



 
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:50:04 PM EDT
Sport Utility Vehicle.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:53:43 PM EDT
Soccer-momwagon.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:54:00 PM EDT
Thats not a truck, can do what a truck can do.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:55:07 PM EDT
It says truck back there so thats what I call it

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:56:21 PM EDT
Truck
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 1:59:05 PM EDT
I figure if it was built on a truck frame then it is technically a truck.

Frontier - Xterra

Silverado - Suburban / Tahoe

S-10 - Blazer
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:05:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 2:11:27 PM EDT by HardShell]
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:07:45 PM EDT
There are different levels of vehicle description-

Kingdom: Motor Vehicle
Phylum: Car, Truck, Bike
Class: Wagon, Coupe, Sedan, SUV, Pick-up, etc...
Order: Sports Car, GT, Crossover, Luxury SUV, etc...
Family: Ford, etc...
Genus: Mustang, etc...
Species: GT, etc...


I would argue that a vehicle on a truck chassis without a bed, like an Expedition, could be called a truck or an SUV, while a boxy vehicle on a car chassis without a trunk, like a Rav4, could be called a car or an SUV.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:07:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By eracer:

Station Wagon


Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:20:33 PM EDT
We call my wife's Suzuki XL-7 a truck, but it's 4WD. As in 2H-N-4H-4L.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:41:55 PM EDT
This here be one of them newfangled things called crossovers.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:47:52 PM EDT
Front wheel drive hatchback
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:48:17 PM EDT
It IS an SUV, but I guess that the owner's use determines their mentality towards it (in terms of truck vs. SUV)
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 2:48:20 PM EDT
I'd call it an SUV.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:05:55 PM EDT
The Technical term is SUV however I call my SUV a truck all the time, Has the same engine as the truck, has the same frame, and 4x4/towing so why not?

a "Cross over" is NOT a truck it is an SUV or Car because its built on a sedan frame.

Think of an SUV with a truck with a permanent topper and seats that people can sit in! You can still fold the seats down and use it just as a truck (some people even have rubber liners for them to make sure they don't get all muddy.)
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:07:56 PM EDT
I would call it a crossover because it isn't manly enough to be an SUV.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:10:04 PM EDT
Much quicker to say truck than pronounce Ess-You-Vee. Regardless of what it is (you might even call it a tall station wagon), I would probably refer to it in conversation as a truck, the same way I refer to my Xterra. (which I acknowledge is also an SUV)
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:12:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deej86:
My former boss has one of these:  http://image.trucktrend.com/f/9450445+w750+st0/163_news080401_02z+2008_ford_hybrids_tax_credit+2008_ford_escape_hybrid_rear.jpg  But today her husband took it, and she was driving his Mustang.

She kept referring to it as her "truck".  It took a lot in me not to correct her and call it an SUV.



Come on, here in IL, trucks have truck plates; not even a Suburban is a truck according to the S.o.S. Office.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:12:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/19/2010 3:18:30 PM EDT by monkeyman]
My full size van is a truck and so is my wife's  small SUV. Pickups are trucks, so are vans and SUVs because they aren't cars.

If someone wants to call it a truck, it's a truck.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:13:05 PM EDT
Trucks have a body mounted on a frame.  

That vehicle does not.

Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:23:18 PM EDT
That's an "Off-Road" vehicle that will never see the Off-road...
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:29:40 PM EDT
But then I call my SUV a truck all the time too! ..so I say both an SUV and a Truck.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:30:13 PM EDT
SUV. Why is this a question?
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:38:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Gone_Fission:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
My former boss has one of these:  http://image.trucktrend.com/f/9450445+w750+st0/163_news080401_02z+2008_ford_hybrids_tax_credit+2008_ford_escape_hybrid_rear.jpg  But today her husband took it, and she was driving his Mustang.

She kept referring to it as her "truck".  It took a lot in me not to correct her and call it an SUV.



Come on, here in IL, trucks have truck plates; not even a Suburban is a truck according to the S.o.S. Office.


When my sister bought her '96 Blazer, my mom asked the dealer what kind of plates it needed.
Link Posted: 7/19/2010 3:40:24 PM EDT
In my vocab, I'll refer to an SUV as a truck casually, never had any misunderstanding

I guess, all SUV's are a type of truck, but not all trucks are SUV's
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