I'm a Chevy guy, but I think early Broncos are pretty sweet. Do people always come up to you and ask you about your "Jeep"? People always call mine a Bronco, and I was wondering if this happens to you guys. Does anyone ever call them Blazers?
well i am a jeep owner so yeah of course i call mine a jeep. but what peeves me is when people call it a car. "hey i like your car!" shutup, its a jeep, get it right or dont talk at all. i cant stress it enough, its not a CAR. cars are low to the ground, something my JEEP is not. but as far as broncos go....theyre just broncos, not jeeps, not trucks, not CARS...just broncos.
What REALLY pisses me off is when people call them SUV's. Yes the Bronco is a Sport Utility Vehicle by definition, but it should not be referred in the same class as vehicles like the new BMW P.O.S., which really has no place off the pavement. The Bronco definantly does not fit in this new classification of vehicles. It is in a class of its own. Like you said, "they're not jeeps, not trucks, not CARS...just broncos"
I can share in your anger. My ex-girlfriend kept calling my Blazer a car and SUV or a Bronco. I don't need to say why we broke up. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
According to the EPA to classify as a truck the vehicle must meet one of the following critria.
<font color=red>1. Designed primarily for transportation of property or a dririvative of such vehicle.</font color=red>
2. Designed primarily for transportation of people with capacity to transport more the 12.
3. Designed primarily for off-street or off-highway operation.
According to the NHTSA:
1. Transport more than ten people
2. Provide temporary living quaters
3. Transport property in an open bed
4. Provide greater cargo-carrying capacity than passenger-carrying volume
5. Permit expansion for cargo-carrying capacity.
I fould all this today (April 29, 2001) in the Transportaion Section of the Chicago Tribune.
My truck ain't leaking oil it's marking it's territory!