I feel like it would be a great first car but I'm conflicted because I really want my kids to have manuals for their first cars. They're current 9 months and 3 years though, who the **** knows what will be around in 15 years.I want to buy a stripper model for my kid. Wife is afraid "grandma" will be asking for too many inconvenient Home Depot haul runs.
Yeah, true. If I had one I'd probably call it a truck too. I was mostly just surprised at how offended the guy got. I DO think its cool that they made a truck-shaped vehicle on a car chassis, it allows for a lot of the car advantages with a lot of the advantages of a truck, but I guess when I pointed it out the guy thought I was calling him a *****.Yeah, he was being a dud but honestly, I would call the Maverick a truck, too. I wouldn't correct others who didn't, but that's absolutely what it is. Being a car-based chassis really doesn't change that. I'd refer to a Ridgeline or Santa Cruz as a truck also.
At my house, we refer to the Tacoma as "the truck" but refer to the RAV4 as "the Rav" or "the RAV4." We call the Miata "the Miata."
Do people really use classifications like Sedan/Couple/CUV/SUV/etc. in verbal conversation? I don't think anyone in my household has ever said "CUV" out loud in that context.