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Old 12-19-2006, 01:52 PM   #35
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Range Rovers, Land Cruisers, and Cayennes are SUVs. Being four-door SUVs, they side-step the law. There was a time when regulators made a differentiation between a 2-door SUV and a 4-door SUV where the 2-door models were trucks and the 4-door models were "passenger cars," but Nissan sued and won making all SUVs "passenger cars" under the law.

Pickups of all bodystyles (as long as they have an open bed) are "trucks" and fall under the "chicken tax." I'm not sure how the law treats vans (specifically Kia, Hyundai, and Mazda minivans) since it was originally established to punish Germany who was exporting Volkswagen vans to the US.
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