What species of four-wheel-driver are you?

WE asked our Facebook followers what sort of species of four-wheel-driver they were and it turns out we're a bunch of happy lunatics.

We offered the options of:

A. I'm a Clayfield Cowboy! My machine never gets dirty

B. My 4WD just gets me to my happy places

C. Packed to the Rafters! I carry my home with me

D. Off-road maniac! Give me tracks to shake my bones

It was no surprise that very few admitted to being a Clayfield Cowboy.

Apparently, four-wheel-driving is all about the happy - more  than half chose B (though some of those slipped in a D as well for when they're chasing a bit of excitement).

And D was a close second. We love to rough it. 

Only a handful were "packed to the rafters" - possibly because the grey nomads who would fit this perfectly are enjoying themselves somewhere out of internet range.

Other followers suggested we had missed categories, including work:

"Used 4WD's for work which is what they were originally intended for.......they are just 'Toorak Tractors' these days...urban shopping trolleys," said one.

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"You forgot the 'black top Cowboys' .... the ones that have the big jacked up hiluxs or the like, and all the mod cons yet are only on their p plates and got their license from a cereal box. Maybe if they actually went off road instead of (doing laps) they may actually learn how to drive," said another.

Others said: 

"You forgot 'Urban Warrior'!"

"E: I want a 4WD"

"We also need it to tow"

"You need an E for us caravan people"

And then there's:

"4wd are basically bogan arent they?"

"hate 4wd, they should be banned except when they are actually 4wding."

So not everyone is happy…

  • We'll be doing more of these highly unscientific surveys over the next few weeks as part of a Getting Out series. Watch for the questions by "liking" our Facebook page.

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