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Re: RWD vs 4X4

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Also, better to have AWD when you need it rather than needing it and not having it.

To me buying a RWD Jeep is like buying a 6 cylinder Mustang...why bother?

While I do agree with your thinking, there is also circumstance that getting 2wd makes sense. My situation for example. Live in west Texas. For the very rare time I would possibly need awd my wrx takes care of that duty.
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While I do agree with your thinking, there is also circumstance that getting 2wd makes sense. My situation for example. Live in west Texas. For the very rare time I would possibly need awd my wrx takes care of that duty.
So you never get severe weather, or have situations where traction or control of the vehicle may be compromised?

"Poseur argument" aside, I understand that it might not be often that some people could benefit from 4wd. Heck, here in So Cal there's not much "need" for it as we really don't get severe weather. But if it doesn't cost that much more and it saves you from an accident just once it was worth it IMHO.
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Re: RWD vs 4X4

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Wellp you live in TX so snow should not be an issue. Its your wife's daily driver vehicle that will likely never see an offroad situation. Why buy a more complex and less efficient vehicle that's turning more wheels than needed? If I lived in the south I would absolutely consider 2wd. Im not trying to tell you what to do, but I would certainly consider it.
There may be parts of Texas that don't get snow... others get plastered every now and then, and it is sort fun watchin all those folks skate all over the place.

AWD improves traction in snow, rain, dry, and for the areas without snow, sandstorms.
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Went to the dealer today to buy a diesel GC limited and they are going to have to do a dealer trade to get the one we want. I'm trying to decide between rwd and 4X4 for my wife's daily driver. I have a 4X4 truck that I use 4 wheel drive on occasion and its nice to have when you need it.

Should we go with a 4X2 or 4X4? I think the difference is $26 between the two. Just want to hear other peoples thoughts.

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Really ?...you are in doubt for $ 26.00 ?...I'm not sure if in your post the cost ($26.00) is missing some numbers...or not...but for $ 26.00 it doesnt matter if you have snow, mud, tsunamis or earthquakes...just get the 4x4, period.
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So you never get severe weather, or have situations where traction or control of the vehicle may be compromised?

"Poseur argument" aside, I understand that it might not be often that some people could benefit from 4wd. Heck, here in So Cal there's not much "need" for it as we really don't get severe weather. But if it doesn't cost that much more and it saves you from an accident just once it was worth it IMHO.

Yes we do occasionally. But like i said i have the WRX for those times, it is my daily driver. My wife drives the Jeep and if there is bad weather she doesnt leave the house anyway. Jeep has 2k miles on it bought in October.
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4x4 w/o question. Why?.... BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE WILL HIT!!! And when it does.... just ask yourself... was saving 2k worth my arm?
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Yes we do occasionally. But like i said i have the WRX for those times, it is my daily driver. My wife drives the Jeep and if there is bad weather she doesnt leave the house anyway. Jeep has 2k miles on it bought in October.
So when you're 25 miles from home shopping or something and that snow storm decides to come out of nowhere, how does that work out? Do you just call up the wife and have her bring the WRX for you
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Re: RWD vs 4X4

I lived/drove in NY for 40 years. Most of that time was behind the wheel of a rear wheel drive coupe, or sedan. Never got stuck, except in traffic because somebody didn't know how to drive. I'm not against 4wd, as I now own my sixth. But the idea that they are really needed makes as much sense as thinking you can't survive without a smart phone.

On the topic of smart phones, I think fewer of them and more smart people would be a good thing.


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So when you're 25 miles from home shopping or something and that snow storm decides to come out of nowhere, how does that work out? Do you just call up the wife and have her bring the WRX for you
Actually i would have the WRX and she would call me to pick her and the kids up. And I lol at this freak snow storm. Its almost like you getting one in Florida where I'm at.
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4x4 w/o question. Why?.... BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE WILL HIT!!! And when it does.... just ask yourself... was saving 2k worth my arm?
Is your point that zombie corpses littering the landscape present a low traction surface?

As it could be argued that high ground clearance and power would be effective for driving over them... ?

It appears some folks think a true 4x4 only uses drive to all 4 wheels under impaired
driving conditions--which isn't the case. All else being equal, a true 4x4 or AWD will pretty much beat a 2wd in any condition even with the small extra weight.
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AWD improves traction in snow, rain, dry, and for the areas without snow, sandstorms.

AWD doesn't improve your traction when you're trying to stop.



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