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View Poll Results: Which type do you prefer?
American 67 37.64%
European 111 62.36%
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Old March 18th, 2007, 09:56 AM   #1
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European trucks or American ones?

Just wondering which style everyone prefers. Personally, I don't like the American trucks nearly as much, mostly because I don't like their "in your face!" attitude. They're just big, brash, and they don't look all that great in my opinion unless you like that type of stuff, which most Americans seem to for some reason (be big, be brash, in your face "GO BIG RIGS!!!" type of attitude is common in the US).







In Europe and most of the rest of the world(besides Australia and Maybe New Zealand), the trucks are more stylish. They still haul just as much, still do the same work, but look good doing it. I mean, just look at these;







They haul stuff and look good doing it. I dunno, i've just always preferred their look. Less "in your face", and more style, despite the fact that trucks aren't even really meant to be stylish.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 11:47 AM   #2
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In Australia (home of the road train) American makes predominate for long distance haulage, Kenworth, Freightliner, Western Star, Mack etc. (built in Aus in right hand drive). They almost always have sleeper cabs too, which seem to be noticely absent from Euro trucks. Euro trucks are common in urban areas though. Have to say I prefer the American style, seeing one of those roaring toward you towing three trailers, weaving all over the road on a narrow outback highway will put the fear of God into anyone.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 12:48 PM   #3
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American trucks have more presence and bling, European ones are more practical and understated (as trucks should be). But aesthetically, I like American ones better.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 09:31 PM   #4
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Old March 18th, 2007, 09:39 PM   #5
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Great DantXavier, you managed to find pics of the best looking American trucks and the shittiest European trucks.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #6
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I like the styling of the European trucks better, but I think most Americans much prefer the American Style, which is a more industrial look than high-tech style. However, in the US at least, there is a huge preference for conventional cabs - they ride better, you don't have to tile the cab every time you need to access the engine, and they are a bit safer - with a whole lot of engine between you and whatever it is you hit. In the US, where length limits are no longer as strict, most larger trucks are conventional cab.
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Old March 18th, 2007, 10:03 PM   #7
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Old March 19th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #8
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Great DantXavier, you managed to find pics of the best looking American trucks and the shittiest European trucks.
Those were some of my favorite European truck pictures. I've had them on my computer for a while. Sorry if you don't like them
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Old March 19th, 2007, 01:40 AM   #9
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:19 AM   #10
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The words 'out of context' come to mind
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #11
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #12
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Is there a difference in turn radius between US and Euro style trucks?
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Old March 19th, 2007, 02:47 AM   #13
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Talk about baised and one sided this thread is. Look over the types of American trucks again. Thats an old American style you show. Look at kenworths now, Freightliners, and others.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:05 AM   #14
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Some more American Trucks, not outdated ones like shown in first post that has old crummy pictures for American trucks, and fancy high tech images of Euro trucks.

Peterbilt.

Classic American truck style. Peterbilt.

Some modern Frieghtliner trucks.

Freightliner truck.

New Kenworth design for 2007.

A Kenworth.

Kenworth.

Mack Truck.

Older International semi.
Modern American semi.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:13 AM   #15
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A few more American semi trucks.

Freightliner.

Another Freightliner.

Kenworth I beleive.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:20 AM   #16
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They both look kind of cool. But I go with the American Trucks. They do seem to have a lot of room for the passanger and others. They also look so powerful and stronger. I know that is just a look, not that there is any difference in strenght of both trucks.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 03:24 AM   #17
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Overall, I don't like trucks...but the American ones look better.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 06:18 AM   #18
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I like European trucks, espeically VOLVO.
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Old March 19th, 2007, 10:10 AM   #19
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American trucks with long noses are useless in Europe. You can't supply a supermarket with such a long nose, since truckroutes and loading docks have little space.

As i see at my work, they have 1 inch left-over at front, and 2 inches at the backside.
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They both look kind of cool. But I go with the American Trucks. They do seem to have a lot of room for the passanger and others. They also look so powerful and stronger. I know that is just a look, not that there is any difference in strenght of both trucks.
¿passangers? ¿since when a truck is a public mass transport?
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