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How many SUVs?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MNorby, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Well, how many SUV models do you suppose is out on the market now? Take a guess?

    Aargh!
    http://autos.msn.com/Browse/SUV.aspx
     
  2. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    too many, i tried counting but it's overwhelming. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
  3. BranndonC

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    must be somewhere near 69 by now /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    They stick the SUV name on way too meny vichiles that should never be taken off road. Some moron will buy one thinking it's a badass, and go roll it.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    They stick the SUV name on way too meny vichiles that should never be taken off road.

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    SUV doesn't mean it's an off-road vehicle, it means it's a sport utility vehicle...I've never seen an add where they show a suburban, tahoe, excursion etc... off-roading. mostly they are shown towing horse trailers, family stuff etc...

    Brandy
     
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    Z3PR Banned

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    True, true. But look at the Kia commercial for the Surento. The one with the race off road. Arn't they calling them SUV's ???
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    A Blazer and Sub are SUV's, aren't they? /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Nope...my blazer is a station wagon /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     
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    mines also a station waqon. lol. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif later.

    jacob
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I know. /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    My Sub would be the same as your Blazer. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    Anything that starts off as a frontwheel drive (Escape Rav 4) ect. ect.) I don't concider an SUV. Now if they have a conventual set up with a t-case then yes they are a SUV. As far as real world fourwheel drives about the only ones left are the Jeeps. Now before you start to bash me Do you need to do a strait axel conversion on a new 2002 Jeep? How many bad a$$ 2002 Tahoe's and Expidition's do you see out on the trail?
     
  12. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    All the Land Rovers are SFA except for the new Freelander...

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    If it is on a truck chassis, it's a truck. if it is on a car chassis(C-RV is on Civic chassis) it's a car. There is no such thing as an SUV. Only big, ugly cars and little worthless trucks.
     
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    Yeah those are some very capable rigs. There is a new Land Rover or Range Rover(not the Freelander) that has gone to full independent suspention and BMW power and it's only a matter of time before they go compleatly independent.
     
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    If people call my Burb and SUV I get pissed and inform them that it is a truck. Any domestic 4x4 does not deserve to be called an SUV, except ferds, I hate all ferd SUV's /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    My mom's company vehicle is a Jeep Liberty. It's a nice ride but it seems kinda girlish. The other day, I was explaining to her the off-road virtues of having a true low and high range 4x4 transfer case. She replied "Will 4-low help me if I get stuck in the snow in a parking lot?" I love my mom, but this is the typically attitude of about 90% of SUV owners. These folks should be driving Front wheel drive station wagons for half the price. SUV's are for image only.
     

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