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  •  Those SUV Commercials - Reality Time Again (1+ / 0-)
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    That first winter snow during when the state of MA hits Rts 93 and 89 to head for NH and VT ski areas in their shiny new 16mpg $50,000 4WD SUVs only to end up mired in the ditch (or god forbid worse).  Meanwhile the rest of the world putter by laughing in their 30mpg $18,000 - $24,000 FWD Malibus, Accords, Camrys, etc.   Ha, ha, you bought the bullshit football game commercials and now the joke's on you!

    All the 4wd gimmicks in the world are for shit when there's no traction under those wheels, same as all the anti-lock braking tech when you're going into that off ramp too fast.  You're going down and nothing will help.  I'm just as comfortable in an old RWD sedan on snow because the front wheels still steer even if the backs are sliding.  Dropping off the gas while correcting a slide is sort of second nature because I've been driving since long before FWD was common.  But damn, FWD is so much better for starting traction, hands down.

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