Is it a truck, though?

Discussion in 'Polls' started by Ulf001, Feb 17, 2013.

Is it a truck?

  1. It's NOT a truck

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  2. It's a truck

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  1. Ulf001

    Ulf001 Member

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    Both the truck enthusiast and the Land Rover enthusiast in me find it offensive when someone refers to a Land Rover as a truck. If you own a Land Rover and you think this makes you a truck guy, you're mistaken. According to Merriam-Webster, a truck is a "motor vehicle designed to carry freight or heavy articles." While a Land Rover is capable of carrying freight or heavy articles, it is not purpose built to do so. It is designed to carry passengers and their gear, especially off road. It does this better than almost any truck. So, what do you think?
     
  2. mbw

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    It is more of a truck than a car. Has ladder frame rails like a truck... *shrug*

    The term SUV is what has really been diluted and mis-used. They call just about anything that has a little more ground clearance an SUV now.
     
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    Not a truck

    My idea is that a land rover regardless of the model is not a truck. It is nothing less that the grandfather of all "suv's".
    Also it is not a jeep.

    Former owner of a 71 land rover
    now own 1999 lrd2 and very happy with it and take offense when someone call it anything but a land rover.

    Mike
     
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    its not a truck. Its the best 4x4xfar
     
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    Its not a truck. Anything as beautiful as an RR is not a truck.
     
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    I agree wholeheartedly, Range Rovers ARE a thing of beauty.
    Fluid lines, just enough rounding of the corners, what more can you ask for?
     
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    When I call am suv a truck, it's because it's easier than calling it an suv.
     
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    Agree its not a truck, however it was to replace the jeep and was inspired by the jeep, the prototype was built from the jeep chassis, but not a jeep. It is one of the last full framed SUVs. I call it my rig...SUV is just much too say.
     

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