• 4 Wheel Drive vs AWD

    From Jim Haight@1:322/757 to All on Sat May 23 07:31:39 2015
    Awhile back I posted a question as I am shopping around for a truely 4wd car/truck vs an AWD SUV. Last winter I drove around visiting patient in the most horrific weather. I have a Ford Escape, the older boxy one which is
    based on the Mazda Tribute. I have some agressive tires on it for some
    offroad etc and it has pretty fair grown clearance in comparison to the other SUVs but, when it comes down to it, a selectable 4wd vehical would be great because of those really tough situations. I also live near lots of beaches that have off road access. I was leaning towards a Jeep Grand Cherokee with
    a diesel but what are the other choices? It seems that most have terrible mileage. I had leased a Nissan Frontier when my car was in the shop once and found it had true 4w drive and it did well in 2wd unless you really needed
    it. This is a nice feature. The Frontier gets less than 17 mpg however. Economic choices are limited. What else is out there? is my question.

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  • From Mark Hofmann@1:261/1304 to Jim Haight on Sat May 23 17:29:24 2015
    be great because of those really tough situations. I also live near lots
    of beaches that have off road access. I was leaning towards a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a diesel but what are the other choices? It seems that most

    I have a few friends that have a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and they really like them. I have ridden in one and was impressed. Then again, I am partial to Dodge since I really like many vehicles they have on the road these days.

    The new Durango and RAM trucks are also nice. I took our old 2001 Durango out in one of the larger snowstorms this past winter and had a blast! Went through
    about 6-9" of snow on roads like it was nothing. As long as the snow isn't significantly higher than the bumper, I'm good.

    - Mark

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