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Old 08-06-2015, 05:57 PM   #1
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Ok, granted, I'm an old school bastid, having growing up on a farm, anything less than 10,000 pounds gross and rear duals is a pickup truck, in fact many farm state DMV'* used that classification. Burns my butt when I hear city folk refer to a SUV or especially a crossover as their "truck". So, unless I see a 1 ton or better with duals, it'* still a p/u if that.

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Ok, granted, I'm an old school bastid, having growing up on a farm, anything less than 10,000 pounds gross and rear duals is a pickup truck, in fact many farm state DMV'* used that classification. Burns my butt when I hear city folk refer to a SUV or especially a crossover as their "truck". So, unless I see a 1 ton or better with duals, it'* still a p/u if that.
p/u = pickup = pickup TRUCK

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A matter of semantics or simplicity, I guess, so maybe I should refer to a crossover/SUV simply as a SUV, even though they are uni-body and not full-framed. Of course I have heard Mustangs referred to as muscle cars or sports cars when in actuality they are a pony car.

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I drove a rust bucket version of this Chevy to high school in 1980-1982. The state I lived in made this vehicle be classified as a truck and I had to pay extra for truck plates AND get a truck inspection annually (the state did not have car inspections at the time). I pulled into the truck inspection lane next to Peterbuilts.... lol
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A few facts on the Ridgline, originally made in Ontario Canada, later made in Alabama, and now discontinued. It had very good reviews. I know it is taboo to say here- but Honda makes good stuff. I just bought a Troy-built lawn mower with a Honda engine and it starts much better than any Briggs and Stratton or Tecumseh engine that I ever owned.
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For many years, I've always thought the definition of "truck" was the specification of more than one drive axle on a single unit. In this case, a semi-truck that has 1 steer axle, and 2 drive axles. I just Googled the dictionary'* and come to find out now, "trucks" are referred to anything of the p/u style all the way to the full size semi now. But no reference to an SUV being in the same category. I think it was coined that term back in the early day when big trucks were the only thing around hauling freight. Pickups did not evolve until afterwards I believe.
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A matter of semantics or simplicity, I guess, so maybe I should refer to a crossover/SUV simply as a SUV, even though they are uni-body and not full-framed. Of course I have heard Mustangs referred to as muscle cars or sports cars when in actuality they are a pony car.

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Crossover/SUV versus SUV has nothing to do with uni-body versus full frame. A crossover is an SUV built on the same platform as a car. For example, the new Jeep Cherokee is built on the same platform as the new Dodge Dart, and is therefore a crossover. My Grand Cherokee is not full framed, but it is an SUV, not a crossover.

As vehicles evolve, so do the classification categories. Trucks are not just multiple drive axle vehicles, and SUV'* are not just full framed vehicles.
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