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Old 11-09-2012, 05:21 PM   #611 (permalink)
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One of my ski buddies referred to her Toyota RAV4 not as an ess-you-vee, but a "suv".(pronounced as a word)

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Old 11-10-2012, 01:17 AM   #612 (permalink)
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One of my ski buddies referred to her Toyota RAV4 not as an ess-you-vee, but a "suv".(pronounced as a word)
How would that be pronounced ? Sue V ? S - uh - v ?
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Or maybe just like "sub" with a v sound on the end ?
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Or maybe just like "sub" with a v sound on the end ?
That's it! "sŭv"
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Anyone else get a bit agitated when people refer to their SUV as their " car " ?

It's a truck with a top welded on - just like a Ford Bronco.

In my mind SUVs can cross the car truck border. Bronco/expedition, Yukon/Tahoe are firmly in truck territory. Forester, CRV, Rav4, and the like are pretty much cars.
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Arizona Motor Vehicle Division classifies suvs as "station wagons" on the title and registration.
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They are pretty much a lifted station wagon with truck tires. Funny more Red Necks don't drive them !
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They are pretty much a lifted station wagon with truck tires. Funny more Red Necks don't drive them !


AMC was truly ahead of their time. Apparently where they failed with this early SUV was by using the body of a station wagon.

People hated this thing !

Minivans are the station wagons of today, and back when this car came out, no one wanted to be seen in a station wagon.

By simply scaling down a 'manly' truck and adding a welded on camper shell, car makers are able to sell cars just like this early AMC and trick men into buying them without hurting their ego for driving a 'station wagon'.

SUVs are lifted station wagons.

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A few days ago our news said that after the hurricane fuel is being rationed in New York. They showed a long line of cars waiting in line to a gas station. Of the ~20 vehicles visible only one was not a SUV.
Unfortunately, the reporter didn't seize the opportunity to comment on gas addiction.

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