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Old 06-20-2014, 10:48 PM
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AWD doesn't improve your traction when you're trying to stop.
So? Just because it doesn't help you stop negates all the other situations where it does help?
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AWD doesn't improve your traction when you're trying to stop.
No 4WD can compensate for the idiot behind the wheel.
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Old 06-20-2014, 10:59 PM
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Re: RWD vs 4X4

But it can help compensate for the 2wd idiot in front of you.


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Old 06-20-2014, 11:13 PM
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:43 AM
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So? Just because it doesn't help you stop negates all the other situations where it does help?

In a MN winter I'm not concerned about my ability to start or stay on the road, I'm worried about my ability to stop. I'll take a FWD/RWD car with snows on it vs a 4x4 SUV without.


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No 4WD can compensate for the idiot behind the wheel.

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Old 06-21-2014, 08:52 AM
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In a MN winter I'm not concerned about my ability to start or stay on the road, I'm worried about my ability to stop. I'll take a FWD/RWD car with snows on it vs a 4x4 SUV without.

I'm right next door to you. I certainly agree with the importance of the tires you run.

I have to laugh at the vehicles I see in the ditch when there's a snowstorm. Just about every one is a 4x4. I don't know what's worse...

People who think a 4WD enables them to drive like the road is dry.

Or...

Won't slow down and allow a little more space between themselves and the vehicle in front of them.

This is especially true during the first couple of storms of the season. And this is from people who've driven in winter snow conditions since they first got their license.

I'm like, WTF is there to get used to? It should be automatic, like riding a bicycle.

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Re: RWD vs 4X4

I guess I will pipe in here and say that if you are strictly basing your question on resale value the 4X4 is probably going to bring you more resale value. I bought a RWD and love it, it does exactly what I want it to and performs really well in those pesky West Texas snowstorms. Those that say a Jeep is not a Jeep unless it is 4WD are entitled to that opinion but if like me you tend to keep a vehicle a while why risk the added maintenance of the added complexity of a 4WD system if you don't need it? And really...a rain storm is a reason for having 4WD??
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And really...a rain storm is a reason for having 4WD??
You may find it hard to believe, but yes it is better.

Couple of reasons...

- It helps fight hydroplaning.

- Water has a degree of slipperiness all by itself. Water also has a tendency to make some of the oil in asphalt rise to the surface. That can make a road as slick as driving on ice.

That effect is more pronounced on newer asphalt and in more arid parts of the country that don't get frequent rainfall.
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In a MN winter I'm not concerned about my ability to start or stay on the road, I'm worried about my ability to stop. I'll take a FWD/RWD car with snows on it vs a 4x4 SUV without.
Thats a completely different argument, that I agree with, but thats not what we're talking about.
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Thats a completely different argument, that I agree with, but thats not what we're talking about.

Really, as the OP asked if they needed a 4x4 or not and this post is a continuation of that discussion.

Though someone was responding about keyless start and still can't figure out what that has to do with this thread.




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