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Truck, SUV, Or Station Wagon

View Poll Results: Truck, SUV or Station wagon
Truck 21 15.44%
SUV 11 8.09%
Station Wagon 3 2.21%
It's nothing but "the Explorer" 7 5.15%
Who cares? 94 69.12%
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:36 AM   #21
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Registered as a station wagon, with the option of registering it as a truck. I still call my expy a truck?
Here in WI, you can license an SUV, fullsize van, or minivan with either car or light truck license plates. All are titled as trucks. The only stipulation on vans is with cargo vans, they need to carry a truck plate. Passenger vans can go either way.
My Explorer has car plates on it just because I've kept transferring them from one vehicle to the next, and they originally were on a car. If I would have had to purchase new plates when I bought the Explorer, I'd have gotten light truck plates just because they're a couple bucks cheaper. $48.50 compared to $55.00.
This is going to change on 1/1/08 when both go up and will be equal at $75 either way.

Edit: I see lots of IL titles too, and there, SUVs are denoted as "carryall".




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Old 12-15-2007, 01:02 PM   #22
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It's a truck based SUV, so you can call it either one. There are also car based SUVs. It's not a station wagon, like the crossover vehicles. I have one of those, too, the Ford Freestyle(now called a Taurus X). Of course my Sport Trac is a truck and it's got the truck bed to prove it.




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Old 12-30-2007, 08:27 PM   #23
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I always call mine a truck, even though its registration says station wagon.




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Old 12-30-2007, 09:24 PM   #24
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In California there registered as Passenger Vehicles
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Old 07-26-2011, 12:50 PM   #25
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US "That's not a truck. These are trucks!"

Damn - I'm reviving a 4 year old thread...! Well, I call my X a truck, but my insurance calls it a station wagon. Yee haw! I pay less for insurance, with a LOWER deductible, than I did for my Taurus.

OK, remember the line from Crocodile Dundee, "That's not a knife. This is a knife."? Well, That's not a truck, these are trucks (that I used to drive - about 14 years ago!)



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I think this will define what a truck is: http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...6&postcount=11

Oh, and I voted station wagon. Only the second one. Luckily Wisconsin is quite a distance away.




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Old 11-14-2011, 09:06 AM   #26
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It's an SUV, but colloquialy call it the Explorer or an Explorer, you will never go wrong. I will tell you this though, I prefer an AMC eagle (4wd stationwagon, for those that don't know) all day over a truck or SUV. I miss my sx/4.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:32 PM   #27
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Ranger based Explorers=truck
New Taurus based Explorers=car




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Old 03-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #28
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Rangers and F150s aren't trucks either. They are light trucks or pickups.

This is a truck.





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Old 03-29-2012, 12:33 PM   #29
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Rangers and F150s aren't trucks either. They are light trucks or pickups.
This is true. If "light multipurpose open cargo transportation vehicle" wasn't so hard to say, i'd call vehicles by their proper name all the time!

In all honesty, the Explorer is an SUV, but that's lengthy, too. Truck is just so much easier to say.




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Old 03-29-2012, 12:49 PM   #30
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I call mine a truck. I believe they are truly Sport Utility Vehicles by definition. They were well adapted to both Sport and Utility.

As for the 5th gens, I don't believe they are either. I call the 5th gen a CUV.




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