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Old 12-24-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Does it bother you

Does it big anyone else when people call Jeeps "cars"? My brother in law has a bone stock TJ that he only bought to say that he has a Jeep. He has literally zero mods except for a stupid light up skull hitch cover. He's had it for 5 or 6 years and has never taken the top or doors off. E calls his Jeep a car. Don't know why it bothers me so. But it does.

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Old 12-24-2012, 04:53 PM   #4
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He calls his jeep a car because that's how he uses it.

Now if jeeps where rare and hard to find and I saw someone abusing it like that. I'd be a bit upset.

But in the end its his jeep, he bought it, its his investment.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:27 PM   #5
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Ok, I'll side with you on this. After all, it's a Jeep thing!
IMHO a Jeep, especially a CJ or a Wrangler is a different class of vehicle. You don't call a pickup truck a car ... It's a truck. Jeep type vehicles (CJs, Wranglers, Land Cruisers, and Samurai's) ARE NOT CARS!
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:39 PM   #6
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Not really, but I do get a little irked when people refer to Toyota FJs, Land Rovers/Cruisers, Samurais, Geos and other similar vehicles as "Jeeps". They use the word "Jeep" as a generic catch all name for these particular vehicles and it just bugs me a little.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #7
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Most around me call it a Jeep, but my boss always calls it a truck. I feel ya on this though. It should be referred to as a Jeep since it's not really "car-like" at all.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:54 PM   #8
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it is a jeep not a car or truck
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #9
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I call it my heep
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Old 12-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #10
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It doesn't bother me at all. It is a car, jeep is only a brand and has nothing to do with the type of vehicle. A car is a very general term that can be used for anything from a go-cart to a train.

That being said, I always refer to mine as a jeep, not a car.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:10 AM   #11
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im with ya also,,,a car is a car, and a truck is a truck,--a jeep is a jeep,,

and yea i hate when other people have jimmy,s,sammies,etc,etc, and call them jeeps..

there is only 1 jeep, and i would like to keep it that way..
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:13 AM   #12
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Yeah it's a Jeep...and people can be wrong...but as long as they are saving that Jeep for someone else......... eventually when they sell it the Jeep will be happy...and so will a new JEEPER!!
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Old 12-25-2012, 05:41 PM   #13
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Im with you speedy espically lately, its been more "Heep" than jeep for me, Im learning my "Little Red" can be a stubborn bi!ch when she wants to be.But I call it my Jeep.
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Old 12-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #14
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I'm with u on this one but my friends as I always call it a joop just a little inside thing
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:38 PM   #15
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Or if you flip over its a deeR
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Old 12-25-2012, 08:53 PM   #16
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:06 PM   #17
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My Jeep is classified as a light duty truck on my registration. Does anyones say anything different?

BTW the only real Jeeps to me are the CJ's and Willys, it should say "Jeep" on their registration cards lol.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:09 PM   #18
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I'm with u on this one but my friends as I always call it a joop just a little inside thing

I think any Jeep that gets repainted becomes a Joop.

As far as the original question. If he's making the payment and uses it as a car then whatever. I find myself calling my Explorer a truck.
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:44 PM   #19
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To Me most of the new Jeeps are Cars, the 87 to 95 YJ, I think is about the end of a real Jeep.
But that said, Yes in Louisiana my 1990 YJ is Titled as a Passenger Car, I said truck and they said, IT"S A CAR!
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Old 12-26-2012, 07:40 AM   #20
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Maybe when he is done driving his car to the mall, and has moved on to a Hybrid or such you can buy it and restore its masculinity!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:13 AM   #21
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It's a JEEP thing for a reason... I have a truck, car, bike, & a jeep and my jeep is always referred to as just that. It's a class of it's own and any true jeeper knows that
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:19 AM   #22
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Yeah it bug me but I dont correct people. Typically these folks do not or ever have owned a CJ or Wrangler. While I do sometimes refer to the YJ as a truck I usually just use the term "Jeep" or "YJ"

Its similar to calling an internal combustion device as a "motor". Motors are electrical devices while the internal combustion device is an "engine"
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:25 AM   #23
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But when you call jeep a class on its own.
People wanna include the lookalikes.
What class do they fall in?
They aren't trucks that's for sure.
Not cars for the same reason a jeep isn't a car.
What are they? Whatever they are they fall in the same catagory as jeep...

Dare I say they are a TRUE SUV?
As in "Sport Utility Vehicle"
Not "Soccer Utility Vehicle"

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(Do they still do that in schools?)
I'm only 25 and I remember doing that.
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:55 AM   #24
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my fla. registration says SW for body, not sure what that means, maybe "station wagon" if so I'd like some of what they were smoking! that would be worse than"car"
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:58 AM   #25
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I know what you mean about wannabes, I had people call my tracker a jap jeep.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:02 PM   #26
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I call mine a truck sometimes, but I use all of mine to haul things and work in the woods and on my property. I use mine like trucks, but I know they are Jeeps.
As far as getting offended by someone calling it a car, I isually keep it to myself and kinda laugh.
Some people are just generally stupid and you really cannot expect much from them.
As for the poster that said the Willys and CJs are the last of the real Jeeps that does offend me, that is not true. But that is for another topic I suppose
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:16 PM   #27
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Doesn't bother me if someone has a Jeep and doesn't call it a Jeep. However, my friend has a Geo Tracker (bone stock 4WD model) and calls it a Jeep. "My Jeep is just like yours, only a little smaller." That drives me bananas!!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #28
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Doghound93, I totally agree. I named my jeep "joop" because the guy I bought it from painted it and didn't cover the decals before he did it so it looks like the jeep on the side says joop. So I named it "joop". But I feel that its not a truck and its not a car. It is its own classification as I call jeep. And should be called that way
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:52 PM   #29
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I would agree. Its not a car, it has a lot of things that make it NOT a car.
Leaf springs
Solid axles F&R
Selectable 4wd
No unibody chassis
Solid frame
etc etc

I dont like it when people call my Jeep a car, and I HATE it when people call my 800lbft turbo diesel pick up truck thats lifted on 35's a car!!!! That just drives me nuts.
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Old 12-26-2012, 03:30 PM   #30
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No, it's his Jeep so who cares? If he doesn't want to mod it, a stock Jeep is still among the greatest vehicles on the road. By not taking the doors and top off, he's missing out but that's his loss and no one else's. A Jeep is the original SUV and the original quad, but since SUV's and quads have evolved into things entirely different than a Jeep, I do agree that it doesn't seem right to lump it in with other vehicles but I don't let it bother me.

Now to touch on another point- to anyone who says "my model Jeep is the last true Jeep", of course you'd make the cut off the model you own lol. Sad thing is, a lot of JK owners will do it too when the next model comes out. However, if the next Wangler has IFS, then there might be a case there. To me, any Jeep that's 4wd, has a solid front axle, a short wheelbase, a removeable top & doors, a folding front window, and maintains those iconic boxy dimensions is keeping the tradition of "true" Jeeps.

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