I'm gonna call my Bronco Bronco or my car. It's not a truck to me, my Taco is a truck. Don't like that? Don't care. It's my car and I'll call it what I want. It's also never ever going to be a 'she', LOL.
Some people get wound up about the silliest things, hope to never run into them on the trails or anywhere else...
I hope this thread gets submitted to a psychiatric publication as an example of cognitive dissonance.
I had a TJ. I put 160,000 miles on that thing before I traded it in on a pickup (truck). I got lots of comments such as “nice truck”, “I love your truck”, “cool truck”. Occasionally “nice rig”. No one ever referred to it as a SUV. I never heard “love your SUV” or “your SUV sucks”. The new Bronco may be classified by some or even most as a SUV. I will mostly refer to it as a truck. Even before I take the rear seats out. But to each their own.Alright, man. I ignored your first comment, but you doubled-down.
Lot of past tense here. I'm not here to argue the past. I'm here talking about a very specific vehicle: the 6G Bronco.
I feel like you're just adding to my argument. You're talking about previous Broncos being trucks. I didn't debate that, other than maybe the 1G. And by removing the back/passenger seats (to create... alas, what I've said all along: a bed for hauling things), then yes, you have a truck.
To simply end this back-and-forth, I'll put it in a sentence: The Bronco name/heritage isn't enough for the 6G to be grandfathered into a "truck" name. It's whatever a Jeep is, which is unanimously referenced to as an SUV.
So I'm hoping that "the Bronco name is a truck" isn't your argument. If it is, I would like to point you to the seemingly countless repurposing of old names/makes into something new, whether after years of discontinuation or redesigns for new generations. Lots of these around, even just within Ford (Bronco Sport seems to be a sore spot for everyone alone.)
(Sidebar: can we talk about how the Ford Escape went from a solid vehicle to some weird-looking Nissan Juke? What the hell happened there? I had a 2010 2G XLT that was awesome. I can't in good conscience call modern Escapes and mine the same vehicle. Mine was a rugged SUV. New one is... I dunno. A crossover?)
I'm not bothered, but you certainly seem to be. Wasn't here to ruffle any feathers. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But since you called me, a 33 year old, a kid...