The mighty ute

The mighty ute

Going across cultures you sometimes experience things you find odd.  In Australia I had a hard time getting over the ute.  Updated versions of the car/truck hybrids that we knew as “El Camino” or “Ranchero” back in the 70’s.  There are lots of these around Melbourne.  The only people in North America that drive these vehicles are about as current as the Aussie “Bogan” and as stylish as  the North American “Chotch.”

In Australia’s defence they do drive more fuel efficient cars, and there aren’t any Chryslers on the road!  In fact the word “dodgy” means “below standard, awkward, suspicious or underhanded. Similar to the American ‘Cheesy'”.

  1. #1 by Kevin Harms on February 19, 2005 - 8:01 am


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