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09-02-2013 07:00 PM
Zedr2 Tuff Truck Challenge , mostly Jeeps, just sayin

09-02-2013 01:41 PM
Hexiled Razz Jeeps are jeeps, that's why

Well, technically i guess you could call it a truck. It can haul, pull, push, and hit all like a truck
But recently I've been alternating my jeep and my Nissan altima going to work, and I've accidentally said "my car" a few times referring to my jeep. I get this dirty feeling deep inside my soul.
09-02-2013 11:09 AM
TJ-Chuck New guy--first geeky post.

Ok..I'll go along with "its a jeep". After 70 years of history, it has created its own unique identity.

But--if you had to classify it as either a car or truck, (under threat of dying kittens, or some such).....its a truck.

If you look at just the pure definition of the word, or at least, its roots:
"a small heavy rectangular frame supported on four wheels for moving heavy objects"

A "truck" is simply the rolling framework upon which you can mount various other equipment.

When I was in the Army, way back in the dark ages when the Army still used what is commonly referred to as a "jeep", no one actually called them "jeeps". They were always referred to as "quarter-tons". (I always thought that was odd).
Everything the Army issues is officially referenced by its object name, then a comma, then a description. The jeeps were classified as: Truck, 1/4 ton, general purpose. (pickups were 3/4 ton, then there were the big 2.5 ton heavies, affectionately called "deuce and a half"...a nick-name for those, but 'jeeps' were called quarter-tons? {shrug}).

So. From that perspective, its a truck.
09-01-2013 10:14 AM
boon4376 Just the other day I was driving with my family to Boston - and my sister asked "So what do you call a Jeep? A truck?" and my Dad and I sitting in the front promptly turned around, looked her dead in the eyes, and synchronously said "You Call It A Jeep" - and turned back around.
09-01-2013 07:53 AM
Jeep Dreamer
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Originally Posted by flipmeover View Post

I'm thinking somewhere around here...
Ha!!! Perfect example
08-31-2013 06:15 AM
harleydragon
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Originally Posted by flipmeover View Post
I'm thinking somewhere around here...
that is a good example but what about in stock vehicles..at what point is a jeep not a jeep ??
08-31-2013 01:04 AM
flipmeover
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Originally Posted by harleydragon View Post
no argument there..military jeeps were simple and easy to maintain..willys,kaiser and amc civilian jeeps pretty much continued that tradition..So,at what point is a jeep not a jeep ??
I'm thinking somewhere around here...
08-30-2013 08:59 PM
1jeeplvr When my wife or myself refers to either one of my Jeeps we call them Jeeps."Are you taking the JEEP today?"
08-29-2013 09:02 PM
harleydragon
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Originally Posted by Vin View Post
A Jeep, is a Jeep. Pure and simple. If you look at it's history it was created to be a specialty vehicle for the military.

"Sports Utility" was a name developed WAY after Jeep was born. If anything a Jeep would be considered a "Utility Vehicle", just like the Military had them created for.

The funny part is that a Hummer should be considered the same, but not the H2 since it were built on a Truck platform, and should considered as such.
no argument there..military jeeps were simple and easy to maintain..willys,kaiser and amc civilian jeeps pretty much continued that tradition..So,at what point is a jeep not a jeep ??
08-29-2013 04:41 PM
Vin A Jeep, is a Jeep. Pure and simple. If you look at it's history it was created to be a specialty vehicle for the military.

"Sports Utility" was a name developed WAY after Jeep was born. If anything a Jeep would be considered a "Utility Vehicle", just like the Military had them created for.

The funny part is that a Hummer should be considered the same, but not the H2 since it were built on a Truck platform, and should considered as such.
08-29-2013 06:26 AM
UnlimitedRubicon Most part listings classify the Wrangler as a "Jeep Truck". I classify the Wrangler as a "Jeep".

08-29-2013 05:53 AM
pi55edoff Id be more apt to call my girlfriend my wife before I'd call mine a truck. Not to mention every kid in the neighborhood (mine to) wont call it anything else either. Oh you can try but it ain't no fun when ur surrounded by the midget mafia!
08-28-2013 11:24 PM
azure
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Originally Posted by pig77 View Post
After reading this whole thread I can say this. There is no other vehicle on the road that will affectionately be known by it's model name as the Jeep CJ/Wrangler. For no other vehicle will you hear it's a CJ (followed by number of series), or YJ, or TJ, or JK. For no other vehicle will you get such loyalty to and fun debates about the different series and which is better as though they were made by different companies. We fell in love with them on MASH and the Dukes of Hazard (cause we all loved Daisy and her Jeep). They are Jeeps. They were an integral part of our military, they are a lifestyle, and they are an American icon. The saying should really be, "as American as apple pie, baseball, and Jeeps".
And on Rat Patrol.

My '13 2 door has a front bumper so far. And I haven't yet gotten rid of all the Wyoming red mud.
It is the Jeep, nothing else.
08-28-2013 11:04 PM
pig78 After reading this whole thread I can say this. There is no other vehicle on the road that will affectionately be known by it's model name as the Jeep CJ/Wrangler. For no other vehicle will you hear it's a CJ (followed by number of series), or YJ, or TJ, or JK. For no other vehicle will you get such loyalty to and fun debates about the different series and which is better as though they were made by different companies. We fell in love with them on MASH and the Dukes of Hazard (cause we all loved Daisy and her Jeep). They are Jeeps. They were an integral part of our military, they are a lifestyle, and they are an American icon. The saying should really be, "as American as apple pie, baseball, and Jeeps".
08-28-2013 10:47 PM
pig78 I wouldn't even call it an suv. When we got ours last week it was because I was tired of filling up the HEMI, and I don't pull trailers like I used to. My wife and I both knew I wouldn't be happy with a car and that I always wanted a Jeep. Now we can roll with the top down, and still drive over things. It's not a truck and by no means a car. It is a Jeep. A time and trial tested name. There is no other.
08-25-2013 12:08 PM
MountainMan96
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Originally Posted by Jeepin Jim View Post
Well let me throw my 2 cents in here.
I may be wrong because you cannot believe everything you see on TV, but I was watching an article I think it was on either the Discovery channel or the History channel, but it was all about the Jeep and how it came to be.
Back when they came out with the Jeep they were calling it a General Purpose Vehicle, or GPV, (see where I am goin with this?) when you are saying GPV or shortened to GP it sounded like "JeePee" and in no time it evolved into Jeep, a simplified name.......and it stuck.

This brings to my conclusion that it is NOT a Car, NOT a truck, NOT an SUV, but in all actuality it is a .....GPV, a GENERAL PURPOSE VEHICLE!

Makes sense, dont it? it is the perfect acronym for just such a vehicle, to me General Purpose means it can do ANYTHING!......like I said......just my 2 cents....
Nice i like it
08-25-2013 10:17 AM
TJZ Just saw the New Jeep Line of SUV's commercial on TV.
Call em what ya want but, they are Jeeps ! Not Ca.......... Ooops. Almost killed a Kitten right there. Lol
08-25-2013 07:58 AM
MountainMan96
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Originally Posted by TJZ View Post
A Kitten Dies ! Lol. That's freakin Awesome. ROFL ! That's goin on a shirt or bumper sticker for me.
I think this is funny because most of us are probably dog people and dont like cats so idk why we dont call our jeeps cars more often... Yes im happy i just killed a kitten
08-25-2013 07:31 AM
SmugglersBlues I always refer to it as the Jeep. If I had to choose between car/truck I would have to go with truck. I dont remember many 4X4 cars. Ok maybe the Eagle but even that was made by Jeep.
08-25-2013 07:12 AM
Jeepin Jim Well let me throw my 2 cents in here.
I may be wrong because you cannot believe everything you see on TV, but I was watching an article I think it was on either the Discovery channel or the History channel, but it was all about the Jeep and how it came to be.
Back when they came out with the Jeep they were calling it a General Purpose Vehicle, or GPV, (see where I am goin with this?) when you are saying GPV or shortened to GP it sounded like "JeePee" and in no time it evolved into Jeep, a simplified name.......and it stuck.

This brings to my conclusion that it is NOT a Car, NOT a truck, NOT an SUV, but in all actuality it is a .....GPV, a GENERAL PURPOSE VEHICLE!

Makes sense, dont it? it is the perfect acronym for just such a vehicle, to me General Purpose means it can do ANYTHING!......like I said......just my 2 cents....
08-20-2013 03:44 PM
Jeep Dreamer Ironically this came up when I went for photo inspection. The lady had to check a box for car, truck, etc. She didn't know which was correct and the guy running the shop had to tell her to put SUV. She said to me, "There should just be a separate box called 'Jeep'".

My previous vehicle was a GMC Envoy. I never referred to it as anything other than "The Envoy", when the kids would ask which car we were taking. So same goes now, I say, "The Jeep". I have recently named her June though, so I'm sure once that catches on, that's what we'll say.
08-19-2013 08:42 PM
CSAND74 Now I'm new to Jeeps, my first one. Loving it btw... I've always had trucks so I still catch myself every now and then calling it a truck, but hey, at least I'm not killing kittens.
08-19-2013 07:56 PM
bdemps17 No way is it a car has to many capabilities, it's not a truck as it can tow you need a trailer to carry anything but the minimum tools need for a job need a trailer and its not an SUV there built to carry 6 plus passengers and unless you have a JK with four doors not carrying more then 4 maybe 5 if small enough a jeep is a jeep or as posted further back it can be called a ORV (off road vehicle) that my opinion
08-18-2013 10:59 AM
Raiderfan001
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Originally Posted by JDsDream View Post
It is a Jeep. There is no other like it.

No car or truck let's you go topless and doorless and has the ability to take you anywhere you want to go all rolled into one.

No car or truck can be modified in so many ways that it would be possible for no 2 to be the same.

As far as I know there is only one thing that a Wrangler can't do...Win a Race.
I could easily win a race against the fastest cars in the world. I'd even let them pick the first 9 miles of the 10 mile course
08-18-2013 10:55 AM
10to10
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Originally Posted by flipmeover View Post
Nah... a Jeep can't be a car because cars can comfortably transport people, go fast, get good gas milage, or exhibit other car-like qualities.

It can't be a truck because trucks can pull boats, carry loads of mulch, fly rebel flags, or do other truck-like tasks.

It can't be a SUV because although it's great for sport, there's no utility (my kid has to sit on the spare if I pick up a gallon of milk from the store).

It just has to be a Jeep because it's completely impracticable yet still bada$$. I mean how many other vehicles can do this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Nv_4ZEtm0
Now that's funny and oh so true!
08-14-2013 09:06 PM
flipmeover Nah... a Jeep can't be a car because cars can comfortably transport people, go fast, get good gas milage, or exhibit other car-like qualities.

It can't be a truck because trucks can pull boats, carry loads of mulch, fly rebel flags, or do other truck-like tasks.

It can't be a SUV because although it's great for sport, there's no utility (my kid has to sit on the spare if I pick up a gallon of milk from the store).

It just has to be a Jeep because it's completely impracticable yet still bada$$. I mean how many other vehicles can do this...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9Nv_4ZEtm0
08-14-2013 01:56 PM
harleydragon
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Originally Posted by tabber02 View Post
i don't know about you guys... but my registration vehicle type says - lifted bad arse jeep - don't effing screw with this guy...

the font's just real small
very small evidently..I just bought one with a Florida title a few days ago and under body type it just says "2 door"
08-14-2013 12:47 PM
tabber02 i don't know about you guys... but my registration vehicle type says - lifted bad arse jeep - don't effing screw with this guy...

the font's just real small
08-14-2013 12:45 PM
GoldenSahara00
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Originally Posted by whetstone View Post
I've never owned an older (pre-'80) jeep but I did have several Scouts and early body style Broncos. They were classified as station wagons on the registration and I wouldn't be surprised if the CJ's were the same.
The reason that most people don't call them cars or trucks is due to the group-think mentality that enthusiasts, especially Internet enthusiasts, are predisposed to. I'm really enjoying watching people make the case that their Wrangler isn't an SUV, even though it says it is right on the registration...

You put into words what my frustrated thoughts were thinking
08-14-2013 11:32 AM
whetstone I've never owned an older (pre-'80) jeep but I did have several Scouts and early body style Broncos. They were classified as station wagons on the registration and I wouldn't be surprised if the CJ's were the same.
The reason that most people don't call them cars or trucks is due to the group-think mentality that enthusiasts, especially Internet enthusiasts, are predisposed to. I'm really enjoying watching people make the case that their Wrangler isn't an SUV, even though it says it is right on the registration...
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