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.
"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.
"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.