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I don't really classify this as a car, nor a truck, what do you call it?
 

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It's easier for me to call it a Truck than SUV. So I call it a truck.
I don't like calling it a car because of it's clearance, 4X4, etc..

But if i have to get it serviced, like rustproofing, then you will hear me say CAR!!! It's cheeper :lol:
 
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I need to hear about the something else's. I commonly refer to mine as a car, but sometimes I slip and say it's a truck.

It's too new to have a sexy name and since I am married, and this is our only vehicle, I would have to go for something like Alex or Pat, which isn't really sexy at all...
 

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I call mine generally "my baby", but sometimes i call it SUV although it isn't really, but that's what pops into my mind when i'm trying to explain someone who doesn't know what a RAV4 is. Normally at the dealership i call it my car.
 
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Mine (Freda) just gets called 'The Rav' - it's the only adjective to describe it, as you say, not a car, but definitely not a truck either.............it's a Rav - simple as that!
 

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Here, the Rav is generally considered an SUV. When we use the Rav, my sweet young wife would refer to it as "Ravie", as would my sister. So what the heck, it is now our "White Ravie" Hehe. :D
 

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Mine is known as "a piece of junk", as in "Come on you piece of junk!", "No, not now you piece of junk!", "Give me a good price, and I will take this piece of junk off your hands" etc.


No, I love her really, even if some friends consider the Rav to be a "hairdressers' car".
 
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Naaaaaaaah..................isn't that the Suzuki Vitara?
 

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Call mine "Mr. Easter Bunny", since I picked it up the day before Easter, and it's Pacific Blue!
(Sorry, I thought I was posting under the 4.3 topic.)
 
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I call it a combination of things....

I call it a truck, friends call it a truck...

Its name is THOR...yes THOR

THOR the RAV4
 
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We call it "The Rav".

Mostly because my husband kept his truck for hauling wood, going to the dump, etc,etc... he couldn't get rid of his truck.

I kept my car because it was worth more to me than as a trade in or selling it.

The Rav is for going on trips, or driving for fun!

So we have a truck, a car and "The rav".
 

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I think of my Rav as a truck, and I often refer to her as "my truck", so I chose that in the poll. I never call her an SUV because of all the negative connotations that go along with that term in my mind (soccer moms, women who never haul anything but groceries but drive behemoths anyway, gas guzzlers, etc.). Even though the Rav IS an SUV, I have no negative thoughts toward it since it is reasonably fuel efficient and not so huge that people wonder why anyone would drive it just going to the grocery store or post office. Why don't I associate all these negative ideas with the term "truck"? I have absolutely no idea! Maybe a psychologist could figure that one out for us! :lol:

Anyway, I also sometimes refer to my Rav as "my car", simply because "car" is usually the first word that comes to mind when talking about four-wheeled motor vehicles, even though I've been driving what I really think of as "trucks" for the past 14 years (the two Ravs and a Suzuki Sidekick)!

And like lots of others, probably most often I call her "the Rav".

Her actual name is "Boston" though, after the lovely city where I bought her!

Becky
 
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Kinda funny... when people see me with my RAV4, they all say, "Hey, you got a nice truck!" I respond with a "Thanks", but then I look at the RAV4, I think to myself "a truck??? really???":shock:.

I guess I'm just used to referring to vehicles with four wheels in general as "cars", regardless of whether they are a Smart Fortwo or a Ford F-350 Crew Cab Long Box.

Hmmm... If I had to give it a nickname, I'd call it a Mini Cruisier.
 
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The RAV; when referred to in the company of the dog, it is "Mama's car".
 
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I call it my little bulldog. I think it looks like a bulldog puppy, and is just as stubborn and tough!
 
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