A system designed to give power to all four wheels of the vehicle to give it traction in adverse conditions (such as in a blizzard, or off road).
A common misconception is that a 4x4, loud, large and guzzles gas, this is not true. There have been vehicles in the history of 4x4s that are tiny, like the Suzuki Samurai.
Some urbanized areas will have 4x4 vehicles that are never actually used in the conditions that they were designed for.
The first practical 4x4 vehicle was the Willy's Jeep, created by the United States in World War 2. It was powered by a Ford flathead inline four engine. Later variations, like the Land Rover soon followed in it's path, sharing it's chassis.
Without Willy's Overland, Ford and the need for a smaller, faster all wheel driven vehicle, the 4x4 would not have been built in a manner that small vehicles can use it.
Some 4x4 buyers use them in constant off road conditions, while other 4x4 buyers choose not to take their investment into conditions where it can get heavily damaged and/or tottaled.
A simple maths equation that equals 16.
Elementary maths equation: 4x4=16
Badass vehicles that can go anywhere, including mud, ponds, or anywhere off road. For some reason usually puchased by suburbians that will never need them. Even though usually with poor gas mileage, still useful when you live off county roads or moving large amounts of livestock feed.
Person 1: hey, nice 4x4
Person 2: yea, i drive it to the my job at JC Pennys every day
Person 1: what, never take it 4 wheeling?
Person 2: of course not! it might get dirty!
a vehicle that if drivien makes you better than any tree hugging fucker
nice to drive past an environmental bastard as they look at you in disgust
as you are bigger you DO! own the road
The ultimate explanation of why hell would be crowded if it actually existed.
We know we are killing the planet by using a small car but lots of us still choose to drive a 4x4 which makes absolutely sure of f*&king it. It's like punching a granny once you have already robbed her. What nasty selfish bastards we truly are.
n. a short fat chick, four feet tall and four feet wide
Check out the 4 X 4, if she trips shes just gonna roll.
Vehicle owned by gullible and stupid people in the mistaken belief that one day supermarkets will only be built with mountainous unmettalled car parks with heards of wilderbeast roaming across them. The ownership of 4x4's is inversely proprotional to the roughness of terrain, the incidence of proper mettalled roads, and the amount of urbanisation - i.e the flatter the county and the better the roads and the less countryside, the more 4x4's there will be (see Surrey
). 99.9% of a 4x4's life is taken up with only four activities;
1. Driving to the supermarket / shops / retail park;
2. Driving to and from a School to pick up / drop off 4x4's owner's offspring;
3. Parked in a Railway Station car park (see Oxted
4. Putting dents in other people's car doors (see 1 and 3 above).
Even though a 4x4 is supposed to give the impression of a tough, rugged all purpose, all terrain vehicle, owners will often adorn them with additional fittings such as bull-bars to ensure that any school children bounce off them without scratching the paintwork and humourous spare wheel covers with animals humping each other to ensure the spare wheel stays nice and clean.
Modern 4x4s are decended from Landrovers used by farming folk who needed a vehicle that could traverse rough ground in all weather, but the modern counterparts are not likely to be foun...
The type of woman who has four children from four different partners, e.g. Ulrika Jonsson.