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    chevy el camino

    what do you think is it a car or a truck??


    i think it is a truck because it has a bed and a tail gate.

    It is your money spend it how you want, not how other want you to. If you want to see what RC\'\'s i have check My Models.

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    RE: chevy el camino

    It's a CRUCK!hahaha
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    RE: chevy el camino

    I personally think its a "crack",either that, or the guys who designed it were on crack...
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    RE: chevy el camino

    Its a Chevelle with a bed, trucks have the option of a diesel engine and 4X4. BTW a rim change would make that car look a lot better.

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    RE: chevy el camino


    ORIGINAL: nitrohog

    Its a Chevelle with a bed, trucks have the option of a diesel engine and 4X4. BTW a rim change would make that car look a lot better.
    Nissan titan, Toyota tundra, Chevy Colorado, dodge Dakota, and ford ranger arn't available with a diesel
    It is your money spend it how you want, not how other want you to. If you want to see what RC\'\'s i have check My Models.

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    RE: chevy el camino

    Its a Chevelle with a bed
    i voted car
    Let's go Pens!

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    RE: chevy el camino

    ORIGINAL: wlind05

    It's a CRUCK!hahaha
    I like what he said! LOL

    I think they designed it to be a little of both on purpose. Because what if you like having the bed of a truck for storage and the looks and handling characteristics of a car, but you can't affors two vehicles? Thats why they made the El Camino.

    Edit: Yea a wheel change would be nice.
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    RE: chevy el camino

    It's a coupe utility. No I'm not making that up, that is a real class of car.

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    RE: chevy el camino

    I've always thought of them as trucks but they are coupe utilities:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coupe_utility

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    RE: chevy el camino

    i dunno but with the right engine they are FAST. my uncle was restoring 2 camino's about 6 mo. ago and i got to drive one. wow, big block
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    RE: chevy el camino

    When that auto was originally designed the distinction was not as important. In this age the classification is meaningless anyway.

    Plus, I agree with the rim change observation. The factory SS wheels with beauty rings are gorgeous, especially with the 'Chevrolet Motor Division' knockoffs in the center.
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    RE: chevy el camino


    ORIGINAL: Stampede Killer
    Nissan titan, Toyota tundra, Chevy Colorado, dodge Dakota, and ford ranger arn't available with a diesel
    Those aren't real trucks . The Dakota used to have a 4 cylinder diesel as an option though.

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    RE: chevy el camino

    I dont think its iether a car or a truck. Its just an el camino. Like a ford rachero but better.
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    RE: chevy el camino


    ORIGINAL: So Cal Nitro Basher

    I dont think its iether a car or a truck. Its just an el camino. Like a ford rachero but better.
    lol +1 thats always a good description, someone asks "what kind of car you drive" you say "its not a car its an el camino"
    It is your money spend it how you want, not how other want you to. If you want to see what RC\'\'s i have check My Models.

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    RE: chevy el camino

    Its a car because that is what it is classified as for insurance and registration purposes.

    But just like the ford version, its butt ugly.
    Anyone in the midwest check it out greatlakesrconline

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    RE: chevy el camino

    I see it as a car, based on what is underneath. Also of interest is this section of Wikipedia's entry on the BRAT:

    Similar in concept to the Chevrolet El Camino and the Ford Ranchero, American versions also had carpeting and welded-in jumpseats in the cargo area that served to reduce import duties. Although the Brat could fairly be called a truck, the seats in the cargo bed allowed Subaru to designate the BRAT as a passenger car. Passenger cars imported into the US were charged only a 2.5% tariff, compared to 25% charged on trucks.
    It's interesting to see what small things will switch a designation from truck to car.
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    RE: chevy el camino

    you can't haul a new atv home in your a car so I vote pickup, most pickups sold in america are not 4 x 4 or diesel so that is a pretty bad measuring stick for a trucks definition. I though it was a bygone era until I saw some australian mags, they just call them UTEs over there and they still sell alot of them, its like a el camino, a car frame and chassis with a bed.
    My cousin had a thing for these cars, he had several older ones and still has a choo-choo conversion one, like this but black





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    RE: chevy el camino

    Wasnt one of the advertising points of the El Camino was that it was "The car that hauls"


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