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.
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!
It's a Jeep Thing ... I do understand!
1993 Jeep Wrangler - 2.5" RC Suspension Lift, 31" Mud Tires, powered by 4 angry squirrels
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.
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!
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"
*Hides under table*
*Head between legs*
*Kisses butt good bye*
(Do they still do that in schools?)
I'm only 25 and I remember doing that.
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
wherever you go there you are..........
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!!!
Denis A. Baldwin
1991 YJ 99 Vortec 5.7L, SM465, NP205, 14 Bolt Rear, Dana 60 Front, 5.13 Gears, Detroit Lockers, 395/85R20 46" Michelin XML tires on 20" XD Wheels, Cherokee Offset Springs (10" front to back stretch total), Bilstein 5150s, 1in. BL, custom cage, Warn M8000, Double D Dash/OHC, 4Low Front Stinger Bumper, DirtWorx Rear Bumper WTC, Tube Fenders, Comp Cut, 1 Ton HD Kingpin High Steering and PAID FOR.
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
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.