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Old 07-20-2013, 10:03 PM
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Re: 4x2 or 4x4 for family camping? no trailer

4x4 also makes for better launches at stoplights . If you are buying a jeep why would you not get 4x4?
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Not even a discussion IMO. If your going to buy an SUV that is this capable I think it is worth sacrificing 6% fuel Econ,y to make the vehicle safer, more capable, and more useable. Just my .02
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:45 PM
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Re: 4x2 or 4x4 for family camping? no trailer

If you can comfortably afford it, like Padgett said, "It's better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it." Now, if you get stuck with the 4x4, always blame the copilot.
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Re: 4x2 or 4x4 for family camping? no trailer

The vast majority of JGC are 4x4 and for the types of things you speak about, that will be an advantage to you. There is minimal fuel economy difference between them, too.
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Re: 4x2 or 4x4 for family camping? no trailer

IMO anyone that enjoys the outdoors should have a 4x4 in the garage! With that said our JGC is 2wd and is very capable for a 2wd vehicle, I wouldn't hesitate going in places you mentioned with it! We already have a 4x4 and got a great deal on something that was already on the lot plus my wife has been driving a car so 4x4 wasn't a concern with this purchase.
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Re: 4x2 or 4x4 for family camping? no trailer

I like it how the originial poster is not partaking in the discussion. I think he should just buy a Toyota Sienna AWD minivan.
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I'll Never buy anything but 4x4.

even if you don't off road the traction and safety benefits are great!.

the JGC will never spin the tires in the rain just 4 wheels powered all the time hydro planing is less

I mean you don't have to get ORA1 or ORA2.

Just get all weather package it is a single stage 4x4 that will do more than you think!
The all weather package comes with select terrain and quadra trac 2.

I do agree with the fact a jeep should not even be available with 2wd but that is just me...

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So what would you suggest people buy when they need a bigger vehicle for kids etc, love suv's, never go off-roading/tow, and won't drive/buy minivans & station wagons? Actually the 4x2 is perfect, it saves money & weight. Making a heavy vehicle a bit more nimble.

I don't understand why people say it should always be a 4x4. Like a previous poster said, "i buy for me and don't care about resale." The JGC is a pretty sweet ride and a great bang for the buck, one of my favorite suv's!
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So what would you suggest people buy when they need a bigger vehicle for kids etc, love suv's, never go off-roading/tow, and won't drive/buy minivans & station wagons? Actually the 4x2 is perfect, it saves money & weight. Making a heavy vehicle a bit more nimble.

I don't understand why people say it should always be a 4x4. Like a previous poster said, "i buy for me and don't care about resale." The JGC is a pretty sweet ride and a great bang for the buck, one of my favorite suv's!
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I like it how the originial poster is not partaking in the discussion. I think he should just buy a Toyota Sienna AWD minivan.
He is very smart. He will learn more by "listening" than "talking".


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