Originally Posted by M45
if this car was a wrx I'd be a little more concerned about this aspect but given how little power we are putting down to the wheels anyway I'm not too worried about it.
Well, I Iive in Minnesota, where you don't need 300 hp to have traction issues. I'm sure the CVT system works fine, but I like mechanical simplicity and proactive nature of the 50/50 viscous center diff setup. Even in dry conditions, all 4 wheels share engine braking/acceleration duties whereas the CVT's front tires carry almost all of the burden.