Do you call your 4wd a truck ?

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:08
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Been hearing this more and more, people referring to their 4wd as a 'Truck' !
Hear a lot of landcruiser & patrol owners do this but was talking to someone today who said he was 'going to get something from the truck' & he went over to his nissan xtrail .

Do 4wds fall into this category ?
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:13

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:13
No,

And that XTrail owner is a tosser.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:37

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:37
LOL Very good Geoff :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:52

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:52
hey Geoff

Kev has an X-Trail.................is he?????
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Follow Up By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:56

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:56
If he calls it a "Truck" Yes, otherwise maybe!

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:08

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:08
Geoff

the only thing he calls is the RACQ :-)))
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:37

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:37
Cause it is a typical Missan always broken down.
Lucky I have the reliability of Darkie AKA "King Off and On the Road"


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Follow Up By: Willem - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:15

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:15
Hey Kev...that half chopped breadbox of yours only sees the bitumine....hahaha


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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:17

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:17
hey Willem

and he has RACQ on speed dial too
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:18

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:18
Willem,

Who asked you??

Mark,

Like I said only for a Missan

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:21

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:21
willem

if Kev wanted a lowlux.....why didnt he just but one???
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Reply By: Davo_60 - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:20

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:20
Mate, you will put the forum into overload. In the past week the diesel/petrol debate, waeco/engel, Ayer's Rock climing. Can't keep up, now the truck debate!

These things need to be spread out a bit across the year :)

Cruiser for me, but who cares what people call them really.

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Follow Up By: The Landy - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:08

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:08
Was just thinking the same....not too mention noise complaints; all we need now is someone to post they are thinking of buying a 'Landy' ... that will stir up the mine is better than yours brigade, not too mention the 'Landy' jokes....

:)))

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:22

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:22
I was waiting for someone to start the Toorak Tractor Jokes Mate.
It's all.
:)
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Reply By: mickf69 - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:23

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:23
i seem to hear the people that own f series fords and chev's seem to call them trucks as well. just got to look at there forums and you will see that.

but in the end it's my truck and i will call it what ever i want.
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Follow Up By: mickf69 - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:47

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:47
when i said in the end it's my truck... i didn't mean the x-trail.
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Follow Up By: Member - Russnic [NZ] - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 06:29

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 06:29
You are onto it.
If it looks like a truck drives like a truck, then I guess that what it is.
Seems to me people buy a 4WD and expect on road handling like a sports car.
I call my Landcruisers and the F250 and the old F100 trucks, because that is what they are, even if the F250 rides more like a car.
I will call them what I please.
Don't think I would call a Niss Trial a truck though!!l
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Reply By: Gramps - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:27

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:27
Sorry ss--ss but not this old chestnut again LOL
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Reply By: Member - xrdave (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:29

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:29
mine has 15" wheels so i call it a ute. :-)

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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:36

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:36
This was done to death less than a month ago

Have a read of this thread.

4wd - Truck Thread

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Follow Up By: Member - Uncle (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:44

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:44
Truck/4wd what ever you want to call YOUR vehicle, is really up to YOU isn't it, and it aint got anything to do with anybody else really has it!?



have another beer, a chill pill, and enjoy life guys, cheers unc
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Reply By: Member - Royce- Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:42

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 16:42
truck
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Reply By: get outmore - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:01

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:01
as before in previos thread

you need a truck license to drive a truck

otherwise its a car,ute or station wagon

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Follow Up By: Ozboc - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:07

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:07
So the vehicles most people refer to as a truck that you can hire from kennards hire ( Hire trucks -- words as per there website)- AVIS truck rental are NOT trucks but vans as they can be driven i standard Car licence >?


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Follow Up By: get outmore - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:00

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:00
yep vans
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:49

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:49
Mine is a car, simple as that.

I would define a truck as a goods carrying vehicle (ie. designed primarily for transporting of goods [by road], but differs from a van because of separate compartments for driver and goods)
A bus is a passenger carrying vehicle (generally more than 12 passengers)
A car is a personal-use vehicle (regardless of the number of wheels driven by the transmission - you don't hear people referring to non-4WD cars as '2WDs'). Mr Harold Scrubby might like to make a distinction and think that 4WDs are inherently more dangerous than 2WDs but if you walk in front of a Holden Commodore or Subaru Outback the outcome is going to be pretty similar, likewise for a Toyota Landcruiser or a Ford Transit

To use get outmore's definition, a tractor would also fit into the definition of a car (class CA licence includes tractors and 'implements') LOL ;-)
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Follow Up By: ShadowRhyder - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 17:51

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 17:51
Could be a Motorbike.
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Reply By: Karen & Geoff - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:04

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:04
I might start a new post...............and it will be.............

Do you call your patrol or cruiser a truck or 4wd???????????????????

That will be something that has not been discussed on here for at least a week!

I'm going to go through all the posts as a matter of bordness and count how many times this topic has come up.

:-)
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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:40

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:40
How about we start a new Thread speculating on whether the people who start Threads about calling 4wds "trucks" are actually the same anal retentive person signing in each month under a different name.

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Follow Up By: Karen & Geoff - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:53

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:53
Mmmmmmmmmmmmm........makes you wonder doesn't it!

This has been discussed 264269 times,,,,,well seems like it anyway.

I dont think I have seen ss-ss before, so maybe you could be right Gone Bush, hopefully they will lock this thread or delete it.....

Karen
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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:42

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 11:42
G'day Karen,

You're not related to Truckster by any chance - he alway use to quote these type of numbers!

Kind regards
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Follow Up By: Karen & Geoff - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 17:27

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 17:27
lol, no I am not. But speaking of him does he not get on anymore?
Or does he get like me and gets sick of the nonsense on here and has to have 12 months away from the site..............lol

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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 at 08:33

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 at 08:33
G'day Karen,

I think he pops up every now and then and wouldn't suprise me if he started this original post! I think we all need a break every now and then AND occasionally these breaks are work imposed (like mine).

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:42

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:42
Dont bother the last one got locked by the mod squad after about 60 posts squabbling about it.

New year, move on, who cares its yours, call it DOLLY or Sue or Bill or Bob whatever.






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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:12

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:12
haha I was going to call mine DOLLY!
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:21

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:21
Has it got a large pair of bulbous headlights


LOL


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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:27

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:27
Graham

dunno about the lighting but Bonz does have a saggy rear end i'm told.
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:33

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:33
yep its got both
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:29

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:29
Hello Dolly wheres your wig



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Reply By: Wilk0 - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:43

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:43
Ute, but I guess it doesnt really matter there are more important things to debate like which is the better fuel to use Diesel or petrol and why is diesel so good lol.

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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:56

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 17:56
ss--ss,
I thought that only Juice or milk came in 3 liters.
Do they make 4wd's with less than 4.2lt engines these days do they?

Well there ya go, I've learnt something else today LOL with a big grin :)


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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:18

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:18
Jon

do they still make parts for your old jinka?????
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:28

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:28
Don't you worry about that Old Mate.
It'll still be going strong well after yours as seen it's last days.
AHAHAHAHAHAH

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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:35

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:35
Jon

is it true that 98 % of all Landcruisers ever made are still on the road??











only 2 % made it home :-P
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:39

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:39
Tic

Tic

Tic

Tic

Tic

;)
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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:47

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:47
gday all

thats the sound of Jon's lifters
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Follow Up By: landseka - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:56

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:56
Ha ha, reminds me, was at couisin-in-laws home at the weekend and we (I) were watching a car channel on foxtel and something about engine size was mentioned......

Cuz-in law is far, far from being motor oriented innocently asked "do americans talk of engine size in litres or pints"?

He couldn't figure why I cracked up. lol
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:08

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:08
landseka,
I do know that some Americans think the The Star-Spangled Banner ends with,
Now Gentleman, Start Your Engines. :)
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Follow Up By: The Landy - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:13

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:13
C'mon Mark...that is plagerism.......it's a 'Landy' joke..
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 17:59

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 17:59
It's okay, I'm sure there are plenty of them to share around!

(the Landy jokes that is)
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Reply By: howesy - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:21

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:21
Interestingly I recently updated the insurance and thought I would compare so got some other quotes.
Was having trouble locating my HZJ75 on their database and eventually found it listed as a truck.
here it is pasted from the NRMA the organisation we like to believe tells us the way it is.


Please select your car
Toyota Landcruiser Truck, 1992, 4.2LD
Toyota Landcruiser Truck, 1992, DUALCAB MO HZJ80 4.2LD
Toyota Landcruiser Truck, 1992, HZJ75 4.2LD

Go figure.
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Follow Up By: howesy - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:22

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:22
Having said all that I dont usually ever refer to it as a truck.
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Reply By: Tonyfish#58 - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:57

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:57
I call my truck/Car/4x4 whatever I want when the occasion suits

ss--ss who has no name....... what do you drive when you are not posting rubbish on ExploreOz
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Follow Up By: Member - Old Girl (QLD) - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:56

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 22:56
Mine is old girl cause she is. Cruiser mostly and Mongrel when it wont do what I want it to.
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Reply By: landseka - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:58

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 18:58
My Triton 4x4 dual cab ute rides and drives like a car, so I call it my "CAR"
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:10

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:10
Where's DIO...he might have something Biblical to say about this....LOL




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Follow Up By: Member - Mark G Gulmarrad - Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:30

Sunday, Jan 17, 2010 at 19:30
ONYA WILLEM.........NOW YA DUNNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reply By: Top End Explorer - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 07:15

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 07:15
I have 3 cruisers that are 4wd's that are registered as a bus, I call them trucks, I have 2 buses that I need a truck license for and I call them trucks to, so now I am confused. LOL

I wish some people would do a search, just to see how bored we get with this rubbish, but then again we can't go off topic so the same rubbish will just circulate over and over and over and over.

Cheers Steve.
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Follow Up By: Member - Timbo - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 18:04

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 18:04
I can understand your confusion! Perhaps you could start a new thread so the helpful folk on EO can help you decide what to call each vehicle :-)
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Reply By: D200Dug- Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:05

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 13:05
Rodeo is Truck

Peugeot is Pug

that is just their names
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 15:43

Monday, Jan 18, 2010 at 15:43
Hi All

If the 4by has a Chassis and front and rear Diffs you can call it a Truck, if it has no Chassis or front Diff you can call it a CAR.

Cheers
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Reply By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 at 23:59

Tuesday, Jan 19, 2010 at 23:59
Who cares?
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